Rogers Pass

ROGERS PASS, el 1,323 m, in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK 70 km east of REVELSTOKE through the SELKIRK MTS, is named for A.B. ROGERS, the CPR surveyor who located it in 1881. Construction of the railway over the pass in the summer of 1885 was plagued by FOREST FIRES, mud slides and AVALANCHES of snow, which forced closure of the line during the first winter of operation. In 1886 construction began on 31 snowsheds to protect the track, and in 1916 the CPR built the 8-km CONNAUGHT TUNNEL to reduce the...

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