Kemano & Kitimat,
British Columbia, Canada
 ca 1953-1957
 Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker
 Pictures / Memorabilia

 Kemano- M-K Construction Tramway, The "7"

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Kemano Beach
Kemano Tunnel
M-K Tramway
Kemano Powerhouse
Kemano Townsite, Camp 5
Wachwas Camp

Company Phone Book 1954
Workers in Memoriam

Alcan Smeltersite
Labour Management Committee
Kitimat Townsite

Nechako Reservoir
Ootsa Lake Lodge

Ray Edwin "Rep" Powell

McNeely "Mac" Dubose Jr.

G.G. Massey's Visit 1954
T.R. "Bud" Walker
Morrison-Knudsen Co.
Crawley & McCracken Co. Ltd.
Horetzky (Peak, Creek, St,)

Jeff Watts Photos
Jeff Watts Bio
Kemano Boy Scout Troop
Various Photos, ca 1954-56

Jim Hanna Photos
Various Photos ca 1954-56

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There were 5 fully equipped mining camps
 for the construction of the tunnel alone,
one each at the 2600 ft, and 1600 ft level, of Mt DuBose,
One at Camp 5 at Kemano, for Powerhouse, and Tunnel exit,
one at Horetzky Creek, for the Horetzky Adit entry,
and then one at West Tahtsa Lake, for the Tunnel entry

Morrison-Knudsen constructed a
20 ton Cable Tramway, to the 2600 ft level
up the side of Mt. DuBose,
 just a few mtrs to the right of the powerhouse portal,
if you standing in front of the portal opening.
Built at a 30 degree angle up the mountain face.
It was big enough to carry
an International Harvester TD-24 crawler dozer!
These were huge bulldozers,
with an inline 6 cylinder, 200hp diesel engine.
The world's largest tractors in 1952.
Spec sheet says it weighed 21 tons, bare!
so how they got it on a 20 ton tramway, is beyond me.
The tramway is impressive by itself, never mind the tunnels etc.

Photo from 1600 ft level
looking down Mt. DuBose, to the west

20 ton Tramway, (called the skip way)
and Camp 5, the Main Kemano Townsite below
great photo, has a bit of everything in it.
the tramway brought all the men, material, etc
to build the Penstock tunnels, through the mountain.
The steel liners were hauled up the tramway,
then lowered down into the tunnels drilled out of the solid granite.

The photo above and below
shows the side of Mt. DuBose
the "7", which is the construction tramway
built from the powerhouse entry
up 2600 ft.
heading off to the right Horetzky Creek
Main Townsite, Camp 5, is visible bottom left, next to the Kemano River

the turquoise arrow points to the 1600 ft level of the tramway, and tunnel
The 2 Penstock tunnels drop from the 2600 ft level, then level off
where the arrow is pointing,
then down to the powerhouse.
There was an Adit at the 1600 ft level.

The flat top part of the "7" is called the 2600 ft level.

When viewed from the valley, the Tramway
and Camp, and Adit areas off of it,
formed a perfect number 7.
Therefore the locals referred to it as the "7"

Here you can see the "7"
in the background of these 2 photos,
from other areas on this site.

Mt Dubose- elevation 2144 meters

All photos courtesy Grant Walker,
from his father, Thomas Raymond Walker's collection.
Some look like they came from a company newspaper, or company pamphlet,
I do not know if Thomas took these photos or not.
If they are copyright, contact me, and I will remove them asap.
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and my only interest is preserving history.



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