A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Sunday, September 2, 2012


2 September

One of two abandoned donkey engines (a steam powered winch) on the West Coast Trail. There is one at either end, each about 5km in.

From Wikipedia: "If a donkey was to be moved, one of its cables was attached to a tree, stump or other strong anchor, and the machine would drag itself overland to the next yarding location." For the life of me I cannot fathom how this happened considering the terrain!

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