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Alberta Coal Branch and area, c1964-c74, Elmer Holm, photographer


Note that not all images were taken in the Alberta Coal Branch, although all are west of Edmonton and relate to either coal mining or the locale (eg Hinton's pulp mill). The details of signs, trackside equipment, etc., are especially useful for modellers.

A PDF listing with contact sheets) is also available. Basic caption information supplied by photographer, details from photos. E&OE


Link to Coalspur image

Coalspur, town view with station in foreground; 1964


Link to coal skip image

Coalspur, 4 wheel coal skip (Lynn Zelmer 'pushing'); 1964


Image: CNR trestle west of Edmonton, later converted to fill; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN 4337 and 4322 with ballast train, c 1975. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN 4337 and 4322 with ballast train, c 1975. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN 5246, 5117 and ? hauling coal, c 1977. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN 5246, 5117 and ? hauling coal, c 1977. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN caboose with ballast train, c 1975. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN gondolas [with coal load?], c 1975-7. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coal Branch, CN gondolas [with coal load?], c 1975-7. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur area?, CN 53133; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur or Mercoal; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur yard limit sign; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, 4 wheel coal skip coupling; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, 4 wheel coal skip; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, 4 wheel mine skips; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, CN 4332 and 4344 with gravel [ballast?] train, c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, CN 4332 and 4344, gravel [ballast?] train with spreader; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, CN 4332 and 4344, gravel [ballast?] train with spreader; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, CN 4332 and 4344, gravel [ballast?] train with spreader; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, CN 4332 and 4344, gravel [ballast?] train with spreader; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, CNR 50942 spreader, pulled by CN 4344 and 4332; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, garage; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, mine building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, mine building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, mine building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, mine building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, mine entry; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, roundhouse remains; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, standard switch stand; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, station; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, store; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, town view with station in foreground; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, trestle bridge; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, wye; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, yard; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Coalspur, yard; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Foothills, 4300 series loco sign; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Foothills, loco water stand; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Foothills, loco water stand; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Foothills, loco water stand; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Forestry Road, road grader with concrete wheel; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Hinton, Abandoned mine off road near; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Hinton; nd. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Hinton?, CN 125648; c 1974. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Hinton?, CN 880200; nd. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal line, coal loading; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, 4 wheel mine skip; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, 4 wheel mine skip; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, building [school or church?]; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, CN station; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, Coal Branch Motors [still in use]; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, coal dump at mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, coal dump at mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, coal dump at mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, coal dump at mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, grocery store; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, house; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, house; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, house; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, house; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, large mine building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, large mine building; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine entry; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine entry; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine entry; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine hoist cable; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine hoist cable; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine hoist machinery; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine hoist machinery; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine hoist shed; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine shed; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine track and 4 wheel skip; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, mine trackwork; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Mercoal, store; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Robb tunnel; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Robb tunnel; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Robb tunnel; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Robb tunnel; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, drag line for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, drag line for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, drag line for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, drag line for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, drag line for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, drag line shovel for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, large and small drag line shovels for open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer
Image: Wabamun, open pit coal mine; 1964. Elmer Holm, photographer

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