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Tie Camps in Edson

The railways’ race to west created a large influx of settlers in the western provinces, pressuring the government for railway access

in the early 1900s.

 

The need for railway ties in

western Canada continued

well into the 1900s, and as a

result, many tie camps appeared both in Alberta and across the country, following the railway lines.

Erith Tie Camp
Erith Tie Camp

Photo by Galloway Station Museum & Archives.

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Loading ties onto railway cars
Loading ties onto railway cars

Photo by Galloway Station Museum & Archives.

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Portable sawmill south of Erith, 1940's
Portable sawmill south of Erith, 1940's

Photo by Galloway Station Museum & Archives.

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Erith Tie Camp
Erith Tie Camp

Photo by Galloway Station Museum & Archives.

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