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The Lac du Bonnet CPR Steam Train Water Tower


Written by Marcel R Pitre 



In the early “steam-engines-train-years” huge water tanks accompanied and partnered with train tracks to quench and dispel a passing “steam-engines-driven-train” of its thirst as it makes its way across our country. And so it was that the CPR positioned their water facility…  just a part of a kilometer past Lac du Bonnet on the way to Great Falls.


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