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Engine 374 at the RoundhouseA special display for Expo 86Engine 374 was set up on the original turntable at the Yaletown Roundhouse. Just like it would have been back in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The locomotive that brought the first intercontinental passenger train to Vancouver, helped bring even more visitors as part of the five-month exhibition.
CPR workers posing outside the original RoundhousePhoto taken in 1888 or 1889This group photo of the workers that kept the CPR steam locomotives running shows the type of people that were working for the railway company at the time. Bowler hats, pocket watches, and waistcoats were standard fashion for everyday men in the late 1800s.
Yaletown Roundhouse as it was in 1986Exhibitions celebrating human ingenuityA competition was launched to see what the Roundhouse building would be used for. A Czech team won with their idea to turn the old building into an exhibition of innovation from the turn of the 20th century. There were exhibits of imaginative machines and the inventors that dreamed them up.
The original wooden repair shedsYaletown Roundhouse in 1888This old photo shows the original structure of the Roundhouse a bit better. Wooden walls and rough dirt floors were all that were needed to house the locomotives as they were being repaired. The brick structure came much later.
ABOUT VANCOUVER'S YALETOWN
Explore the history of the Yaletown neighbourhood in Vancouver. From its origins as a train yard and industrial centre for the new province to the luxurious trendy residential neighbourhood of today. See community spaces, the health studios that keep residents on trend, the restaurants where local food is taken to a whole new level, and the other features that set this neighbourhood apart.
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