Transportation, Roads & Rails
Stories from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Archives
LUNDBRECK CPR FAMILY GEORGE AND ELIZA PENN
George and Eliza Penn resided in Lundbreck for close to twenty years following their 1914 arrival here. Closely connected with the railway industry, they also were very active in community affairs.
LOCAL RAILWAY PERSONNEL CONNECTED WITH THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Constructed in 1897-98, the Crowsnest Branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway has had a lasting impact in southwestern Alberta. Perhaps two of the better remembered pioneers connected with the C.P.R. link were the husband and wife team of Clarence Johnston and Elfreda (Freda) Graham Bundy.
STAGE COACH DRIVER MAX BROUILETTE
A truly wild west aspect of Pincher Creek's frontier past was the local stagecoach line run by Maxie Roulette
A LOOK BACK AT A FEW OF THOSE PIONEER LIVERY STABLES
Before the automobile, the most popular means of local or long distance transportation was by horseback or horse-drawn wagon. Just like the automobile, the equine industry required support businesses. In Pincher Creek, no less than six livery barns served that role.
THE MECHANIZED HISTORY of PINCHER CREEK: THOSE EARLY GARAGES
As transportation and agriculture mechanized away from horse-drawn equipment, motor garages were the successors to the traditional blacksmith shops.
RAILWAY TRESTLES A CHALLENGE!
Few geographical challenges faced the engineers, surveyors, and labourers along the Kootenay & Alberta Railway. There were two major exceptions, the two big wooden trestles for which the K&A Line truly became feared.
RAILWAY CONTRIBUTIONS: A HOT TOPIC OF DEBATE
Chronicles of the railway industry in the Pincher Creek area presents a controversial chapter from our pioneer history.
FRONTIER ADVENTURES: CHRONICLES OF THE KOOTENAY AND ALBERTA RAILWAY
During those early days of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Pincher Creek area, our frontier ranching settlement indeed had a very tenuous connection with the rail industry.
ADVENTURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE KOOTENAY & ALBERTA RAILWAY
One of the most fascinating chapters from our local heritage has been that of the Kootenay and Alberta Railway, that truly frontier spur line that bisected the Pincher Creek area as it connected Beaver Mines with the Crowsnest Line of the Canadian Pacific Railway.