Surviving Railway Infrastructure

RoundhouseRoundhouse at Cranbrook, 1998


Today, Cranbrook boasts perhaps the only yard left on the CPR system with its original octagonal wooden water tower, plus operating turntable, roundhouse, and a two-story wooden station from the turn of the century (albeit modernized). This might be explained by the fact that the town was never considered a "major" railway center, such as those located on the main line. Therefore, much of its infrastructure was repaired only as necessary to make do, thereby escaping major upgrading.

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