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Photograph showing the  railway line, with huge walls of rock on either side

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Canadian Pacific Railway tracks, cut through the rock, near Winston's, Ontario

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"Because the railway is right in the mountains, rising sometimes over five thousand feet in altitude, with the mountains themselves towering four and five and even eight thousand feet above your head. How in the world any engineer ever had the courage to plan a railroad in such a country is what amazes me."
A Holiday Trip: Montreal to Victoria and Return, Via the Canadian Pacific Railway, by James Carmichael. Montreal: Gazette Printing, 1888, p. 15-16

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