Item WHFA-RR-0002a - The “Peanut”

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The “Peanut”

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WHFA-RR-0002a

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  • ca. 1955 (Creation)
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    Virna Thompson
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    Wolseley (Saskatchewan)

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1 photograph: col. ;10.8 cm x 8.9 cm

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There was a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) ‘Spur Line’ that ran between Reston, Manitoba and Wolseley, Saskatchewan from 1908 to 1961. It was affectionately named “Peanut” as its whistle resembled the sound of a peanut vendor’s cart. Many attempts to shut it down were resisted until 1961.

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Virna Thompson

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For more information regarding the CPR's 'Peanut Line', see:
Stephen Scriver's article "Trolling for History - "The Peanut" in the Indian Head-Wolseley News, December 4, 2014 edition, see here: http://pdfedition.swna.com/members/ihw/2014-12-04/ihw_20141204_a12_12.pdf
"The 'Peanut': Reston-Wolseley C.P.R. 1906-1961" by Gilbert McKay; see here: http://manitobia.ca/resources/books/local_histories/410.pdf

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