Foot of Grandview Cut, Vancouver
Leaving Vancouver on a fine spring evening, CN’s Continental Limited is about to enter the lower end of the Grandview or Great Northern cut, excavated by that railway in 1904. Nearly 100 years later, CN trains still reach the city via this route from New Westminster. Engine 2509 was typical of the power employed on this part of the run and would be replaced by a passenger engine at Port Mann. The train is about to pass under the Clark St. overpass, the first of six bridges over the cut. Except for the North Shore Mountains and the Terminal Avenue overpass, this view from the corner of Clark and Sixth Avenue is very much different today.