Steam Trains at Work in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canada 1957

This YouTube is edited from a post by with images from Port Coquitlam, in British Columbia of Steam Trains working in the yard and steaming past the station.

Having worked on railways I have an appreciation for the impact railways have had on the building of Canada. Railways have played a significant role in the development and growth of the country, connecting communities and industries across vast distances. CP Rail and CN Rail are two major Canadian railways that provide coast-to-coast services, transporting goods and commodities across the country.

The pictures below are then and now

The West Coast Express, a commuter rail service from Mission BC to Vancouver BC, also stops at Port Coquitlam, which is a historic location with a rich railway heritage. The steam trains you see in the video are a reminder of the early days of rail transportation, when steam locomotives were the primary mode of transport. Today, trains are powered by a variety of engines, including diesel and electric locomotives, which are more efficient and environmentally friendly. Nevertheless, railways continue to play a vital role in the Canadian economy, providing a reliable and cost-effective mode of transportation for goods and people. The railways also help reduce traffic congestion on highways and contribute to a more sustainable transportation system. Overall, it’s great to see that railways, old and new, continue to be an important part of Canada’s transportation infrastructure, connecting communities and businesses across the country.

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