Craigellachie, British Columbia (2005)
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 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