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Craigellachie, British Columbia (2005)

Craigellachie, BC Craigellachie Station, west of the Eagle Pass summit between Salmon Arm and Revelstoke, B.C. is where the last spike was driven to join the eastern and western portions and to mark completion of construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

 

Craigellachie, BCCraigellachie Station was named after the village on the River Spey in Scotland , the ancestral home of Sir George Stephen and first president of the CPR. The "Last Spike" was driven by Sir Donald Smith, a director of the CPR, on Nov, 7, 1885 six years ahead of schedule.

Photos: Shawn Smith


 
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