Picture St. Marys
Train Crew of the "Cannon-Ball"


Description
Creator:
Milton Reesor, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This photo features a freight train in St. Marys along with the crew, including what appears to be the engineer on the far right and a fireman on the far left. This style of locomotive was commonly referred to as an American locomotive due to its popularity in the United States. The locomotive is number 590, seen on the headlight casing, on the steam dome, on the sides of the tender and on the brass plate below the headlight. This steam engine was likely built in either Montreal or Kingston.

Local photographer Milton Reesor captured this image. Reesor referred to this specific train as the "Cannon-Ball"; however it was not a term applied by the Grand Trunk Railway. It was possibly in reference to a late 19th century folk song about a fictitious fast passenger train; the song was titled "The Wabash Cannonball".
Notes:
Condition: Excellent - Image is very clear. Little discolouration and no other visible damage. Album page is in excellent condition with only slight wear along edges.
Inscriptions:
Train Crew of The "Cannon-Ball."
Dimensions:
Width: 18.3 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 13.4cm
Image Height: 8.1cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
Reesor201
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:
"Train Crew of the 'Cannon-Ball'", St. Marys Museum, Reesor201.
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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Train Crew of the "Cannon-Ball"


This photo features a freight train in St. Marys along with the crew, including what appears to be the engineer on the far right and a fireman on the far left. This style of locomotive was commonly referred to as an American locomotive due to its popularity in the United States. The locomotive is number 590, seen on the headlight casing, on the steam dome, on the sides of the tender and on the brass plate below the headlight. This steam engine was likely built in either Montreal or Kingston.

Local photographer Milton Reesor captured this image. Reesor referred to this specific train as the "Cannon-Ball"; however it was not a term applied by the Grand Trunk Railway. It was possibly in reference to a late 19th century folk song about a fictitious fast passenger train; the song was titled "The Wabash Cannonball".