In 1964, the second Super Continental was the only train to travel through the Rockies in daylight. This route has several unusual features. For example, most, but not all, stations were built on the north side of the track. This placed their waiting rooms facing east or south, allowing for a southern exposure. This made the uninsulated buildings easier to heat. Grain elevators were, therefore, located on the opposite side.
Another custom on the former Grand Trunk Pacific was the practice of naming all of its stations and operating points in alphabetical order for almost 700 miles from Portage la Prairie, MB, to Kinsella, SK. The railway went to exraordinary lengths to retain this sequential listing of stations. One was named Yonker after the maiden name of the mother of a general superintendent and another Zumbro after his dog.
The Alexandra was the first suspension bridge in British Columbia. Built in 1861, it featured wooden towers and wire cables woven on the site.