December 7, 1914

Kootenay Central is Completed

First Passenger Train Over New Road Friday—Officials Inspect Road

The Kootenay Central is finished! The first through passenger train over the new road of the C.P.R. arrived in Golden on Saturday. The train consisted of two private cars and a caboose, and left Colvalli at 7 o'clock in the morning, and was in charge of Conductor Shackleton, with Engineer Atchison at the throttle. Occupying the private cars were several prominent officials of the company, including D. C. Coleman, general superintendent; A.C. Harshaw, superintendent of the Crows Nest Pass division, and Gus Erickson, superintendent of construction.

The residents of Golden turned out to celebrate the arrival of the first train over the new road.

Branch Lines Return to Kootenay Central