Tag Archives: Canadian Northern Pacific

Mile 49

British Columbia. Railway point
Near Tête Jaune Cache
Not currently an official name.
Mile 49 buildings, 1913. Henningville (Mile 49), Tete Jaune area. Jowett Collection

Mile 49 buildings, 1913. Henningville (Mile 49), Tete Jaune area. Jowett Collection
Valemount & Area Museum

Tête Jaune Cache magistrate William A. Jowett noted in his diary in June, 1914: “To 49 for Henning’s surprise party on his return from being married with Bel and had a good time!”
The mileage is reckoned from Yellowhead Pass along the railway.

The construction company of Palmer Brothers & Henning were contractors on the construction of the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, and had a siding on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway line at Mile 49, near Tête Jaune Cache, to service their camps on the Canoe River. In the years after 1912, Henningville grew into a small hamlet with a Canadian Northern Pacific warehouse and some dozen other buildings, including the Austin Brothers store, Cox’s post office, and a pool hall. The name Henningville was rarely used, because the railroaders all called the location “49.”

References:

  • Walker, James Alexander [1887–1959]. “South fork of Fraser River, Dore River to Clearwater River. December 15, 1913.” Report of the Minister of Lands, (1914). Google Books

McCabe

British Columbia. Railway Point
CNR, between Valemount and Tête Jaune
52°56’20” N 119°24’25” W — Map 83D/14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1989
Official in BCCanada

G. S. McCabe was Canadian National Railroad trainmaster at Jasper. He had previously been rules inspector at Prince George and general yardmaster at Kamloops.

References:

  • CN (Canadian National Railway). Transportation planning branch, Edmonton, and historical office, Montréal. 2000