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1940-1949
  
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  • C.P.R '2925'
    Image       One of the twenty locomotives of this type designed in the 1930's for CPR's fast intercity passenger services and completed in 1937-38 by the Canadian Locomotive Co. in Kingston, Ontario. Also, referred to as Class Flas 4-4-4, steam locomotive.
    Image     One of the twenty locomotives of this type designed in the 1930's for CPR's fast intercity passenger services and completed in 1937-38 by the Canadian Locomotive Co. in Kingston, Ontario. ...
  • Port Arthur Ore trestle - vertical bents
    Image       Vertical bents are being lifted into place on the second level of the trestle. The crane doing the lifting is stationed behind the first level.
    Image     Vertical bents are being lifted into place on the second level of the trestle. The crane doing the lifting is stationed behind the first level.
  • Trestle construction - (May 4,1945)
    Image       Work on the ore dock approaches the final stages. A huge crane sits more than 80 feet above the water on the ore dock platform. Workers in the photograph appear diminutive in comparison.
    Image     Work on the ore dock approaches the final stages. A huge crane sits more than 80 feet above the water on the ore dock platform. Workers in the photograph appear ...
  • Port Arthur Ore Dock - Final Stages (May 4 1945)
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  • C.N.R. Trestle Under Construction
    Image       The trestle begins to take shape as the wooden bents are set in place.
    Image     The trestle begins to take shape as the wooden bents are set in place.
  • Port Arthur Ore Dock - Track Laying Equipment(Oct.26th 1944)
    Image       Track laying equipment begins to lay down track on the CN ore trestle.
    Image     Track laying equipment begins to lay down track on the CN ore trestle.
  • William James Abercrombie (~1940)
    Imagecomment       Portrait of William James Abercrombie, 1st manager of the Fort William T. Eaton Company Limited. Mr Abercrombie assumed management of the fledgling Eaton's Foodateria on Victoria Avenue in 1929 and remained with the firm until his retirement in 1961. During his years in Thunder Bay, he was the founder of ...
    Imagecomment     Portrait of William James Abercrombie, 1st manager of the Fort William T. Eaton Company Limited. Mr Abercrombie assumed management of the fledgling Eaton's Foodateria on Victoria Avenue in 1929 and ...
  • The Lake Superior Regiment (1940)
    Image       The Lake Superior Regiment leaving Port Arthur, Ontario on October 1, 1940. Thousands were on hand as the troops departed.
    Image     The Lake Superior Regiment leaving Port Arthur, Ontario on October 1, 1940. Thousands were on hand as the troops departed.
  • VJ Day, August 1945
    Image       The scene on South Cumberland Street when the news came of Japan's surrender. On August 14th, 1945 Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had agreed to surrender. VJ Day stood for 'Victory over Japan'. Residents of Port Arthur responded with blaring automobile horns and impromptu parades. Newspaper reports say that ...
    Image     The scene on South Cumberland Street when the news came of Japan's surrender. On August 14th, 1945 Harry S. Truman announced that Japan had agreed to surrender. VJ Day stood ...
  • Port Arthur Ore Trestle - Steel Viaducts (March 21 1945)
    Image       Black and white photo showing the C.N.R. trestle at an interesting angle, showing part of the steel viaduct and the East Trestle.
    Image     Black and white photo showing the C.N.R. trestle at an interesting angle, showing part of the steel viaduct and the East Trestle.
  • CNR Field Engineering Staff (April 9 1945)
    Image       Black and white photo of the C.N.R. field engineering staff. From left to right are: Arnott; Syd Harper; D.B McKillop; E. Naslin; MacIlroy and Morphet. No first names were listed on the photograph.
    Image     Black and white photo of the C.N.R. field engineering staff. From left to right are: Arnott; Syd Harper; D.B McKillop; E. Naslin; MacIlroy and Morphet. No first names were listed ...
  • Port Arthur Ore Trestle Construction (March 8 1945)
    Image       Photo of the massive trestle with two people standing on the ground to the left. The base of the trestle at the right is composed of fir timbers from British Columbia. On the left, the trestle displays a steel viaduct of towers and plate girder deck spans.
    Image     Photo of the massive trestle with two people standing on the ground to the left. The base of the trestle at the right is composed of fir timbers from British ...
  • Port Arthur Ore Trestle ( Feb 27th 1945)
    Image       Black and white photo showing the first girder of the second 78' span in place.
    Image     Black and white photo showing the first girder of the second 78' span in place.
  • Port Arthur Ore Trestle (1945)
    Image       Placing second 78' span - six down, two to go. (February 27, 1945)
    Image     Placing second 78' span - six down, two to go. (February 27, 1945)
  • Port Arthur Ore trestle - traveling crane (March 8 1945)
    Image       A Hamilton Bridge crane placing a steel girder for the approach to the Canadian National Iron Ore dock.
    Image     A Hamilton Bridge crane placing a steel girder for the approach to the Canadian National Iron Ore dock.
  • CNR Staff - Ore Dock Construction
    Image       Black and white photo of C.N.R. staff members. From left to right: the chief - D.B. McKillop ,W.B. Moore, B&B foreman, steel bridge foreman - E.Naslin and inspector - Syd Harper.
    Image     Black and white photo of C.N.R. staff members. From left to right: the chief - D.B. McKillop ,W.B. Moore, B&B foreman, steel bridge foreman - E.Naslin and inspector - Syd ...
  • Derrick car on Ore Trestle
    Image       Photo of a Hamilton Bridge Derrick placing the first girder of the second 78 foot span.
    Image     Photo of a Hamilton Bridge Derrick placing the first girder of the second 78 foot span.
  • Men in Front of CNR Cars (July 17, 1945)
    Image       Two men, Mike Arnoth and Mr. Baeder are shown standing in front of one of the first ore cars to arrive from the iron ore mines at Steep Rock.The CN trestle and ore dock were newly completed. At 9 a.m. the previous morning, the first of the ore cars opened ...
    Image     Two men, Mike Arnoth and Mr. Baeder are shown standing in front of one of the first ore cars to arrive from the iron ore mines at Steep Rock.The CN ...
  • Port Arthur Ore Dock (1945)
    Image       Looking west - Hamilton Bridge Derrick Car erecting posts, for first span. (February 20, 1945)
    Image     Looking west - Hamilton Bridge Derrick Car erecting posts, for first span. (February 20, 1945)
  • Port Arthur Ore Trestle - Construction (1945)
    Image       Black and white photo illustrating the massive nature of the trestle construction site. The trestle would run from the harbour all the way to Memorial Avenue (over two miles in length, not including the ore docks themselves).
    Image     Black and white photo illustrating the massive nature of the trestle construction site. The trestle would run from the harbour all the way to Memorial Avenue (over two miles in ...
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