Picture St. Marys
Robert Blundell on a Railway Velocipede


Description
Creator:
Milton Reesor, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A photo taken by local photographer Milton Reesor featuring Grand Trunk Railway baggage man Robert "Bob" Blundell operating a velocipede. The railway velocipede, also known as a "jigger", was used by railroad workers such as station agents and track foremen for trips between local stations.

Velocipedes were powered manually by pushing and pulling the handlebars. On this particular style, there was no space for the carrying of freight or packages. As a result, many rail lines preferred the use of the four-wheeled flatcar style with pump action propulsion as opposed to the type seen here.

The limestone engine house, once located at the Junction Station, is visible in the background. The engine house accommodated six steam engines and had a turntable in the centre. A baggage cart can also be seen to the left of the photo.
Notes:
Condition: Very good - Image is very clear. Little to no discolouration of photo. Wear along bottom edge of photograph. Album page is in very good condition.
Inscriptions:
"Bob" Blundell and "The Jigger."
Dimensions:
Width: 18.3 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 9.7cm
Image Height: 6.8cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Robert Blundell
Local identifier:
Reesor222
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.25009 Longitude: -81.13304
Donor:
Dan O'Toole
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"Robert Blundell on a Railway Velocipede", St. Marys Museum, Reesor222.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal research or study; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
Contact
St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Robert Blundell on a Railway Velocipede


A photo taken by local photographer Milton Reesor featuring Grand Trunk Railway baggage man Robert "Bob" Blundell operating a velocipede. The railway velocipede, also known as a "jigger", was used by railroad workers such as station agents and track foremen for trips between local stations.

Velocipedes were powered manually by pushing and pulling the handlebars. On this particular style, there was no space for the carrying of freight or packages. As a result, many rail lines preferred the use of the four-wheeled flatcar style with pump action propulsion as opposed to the type seen here.

The limestone engine house, once located at the Junction Station, is visible in the background. The engine house accommodated six steam engines and had a turntable in the centre. A baggage cart can also be seen to the left of the photo.