Ties to Communities

E&N at Courtenay Station, c. 1919 CDM 972.233.1

E&N at Courtenay Station, c. 1919
CDM 972.233.1

Ties to Communities

This exhibit in our second floor gallery touches on the tremendous influence of rail to the history and development of the Comox Valley from the late 1800s to mid-20th Century.

The “ties” in the title reflects a play on words. Of course the actual railway physically connected people, settlements and industry. And a “tie” in railway terms historically refers to the wooden supports for the tracks which lay perpendicular to the metal rails.

The exhibit is curated by museum staff and features maps and photographs from our archives.