Steam Engine 391, 1908
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- This photograph features the CPR Locomotive 391. The photo is dated on the back: May 23, 1908. Currently, the photographer is unknown; however, it is possible the photo was taken by Webster & Co., a local studio.
Men dressed smartly in suits are posing around and on top of the steam engine. Some of these men would have been a part of the railway crew for this locomotive. Boys have also gathered around the engine, some standing barefoot. The steam engine is located at some point along the track that formerly ran beside the Thames River, where the Riverview Walkway is today. This rail line opened in 1908 as a spur of the CPR from the Zorra Station to St. Marys.
The stone piers and iron structure to the left of the photograph has been identified as the Park Street Bridge. "C.P.R. 391" is printed on the locomotive beneath the cab window; the number is also emblazoned on the tender at the back of the engine as well as on the round brass plate at the front of the smokebox beneath the headlight. This locomotive was built in Montreal in 1891; its use discontinued in 1922.
For more information, see the Historic St. Marys interpretive plaque on the Riverview Walkway at approximately the same spot this photograph was taken in 1908.
- Condition: Good - Image is clear. Significant amount of orange staining on the top centre half of the photograph. Two small tears on the top right corner.
- "May 23, 1908"
- Date of Original:
- 23 May 1908
- St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
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- Geographic Coverage:
- Larry Pfaff
- Copyright Statement:
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Recommended Citation:
- "Steam Engine 391, 1908", St. Marys Museum.
- Location of Original:
- R. Lorne Eedy Archives
- 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.
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