Albert Bowman Rogers

Albert Bowman Rogers, railway surveyor, engineer (b at Orleans, Mass 28 May 1829; d at Waterville, Mass 4 May 1889). Discoverer and explorer of Kicking Horse Pass and discoverer of Rogers Pass through the Rocky and Selkirk mountain ranges in BC.

Rogers Pass
The all-weather Trans-Canada Highway opened over the pass in 1962 (Corel Professional Photos).
Rogers Pass (Painting)
John A. Fraser, 1886, watercolour (courtesy NGC).

Rogers, Albert Bowman

Albert Bowman Rogers, railway surveyor, engineer (b at Orleans, Mass 28 May 1829; d at Waterville, Mass 4 May 1889). Discoverer and explorer of Kicking Horse Pass and discoverer of Rogers Pass through the Rocky and Selkirk mountain ranges in BC, he surveyed the route along which the Canadian Pacific Railway line was built through these passes in the 1880s. Rogers was a graduate of Yale University and did location work for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad. He was hired in 1881 to do the mountain location work for the CPR. After completing his work in Canada, he did further work as a locating engineer for the Great Northern Railroad. Suffering a serious injury in 1887, he eventually died of cancer.