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Rail section [unknown]

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Part of the last rail laid at Craigellachie, BC Nov 7, 1885. Souvenir was cut from the end piece of the final sawn rail after the ceremony - part of the newly laid rail that the train full of dignitaries passed over and on through the mountains for the first time to Port Moody :"All aboard for the Pacific!".

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