A number of employees near Donald, B.C., 107.5 miles east of Eagle Pass, were waiting for a train to take them east on
the day that the Last Spike was driven. To commemorate the event, they staged their own "last spike" ceremony for a photographer,
whose camera recorded two North West Mounted Police officers among the spectators. These pictures illustrate the character of completed main
line track, with ties laid square on the right, but ragged on the left because of unequal tie lengths. Tie plates were not used, and ballast
peaked at track center, above the ties. This track had been in place just about a year when the photograph was taken - 1974 Omer Lavallee
"Van Horne's Road" Railfare Enterprises Limited Box 1434 Station B Montreal Quebec H3B 3L2.