Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway
Publication:
Toronto Daily Star (1892-1971), 31 October 1923


Description
Media Type:
Image
Object
Item Types:
Photographs
Clippings
Negatives
Description:
Black and white negative of an unidentified newspaper clipping highlighting the the construction of the Toronto and Eastern Railway. Whitby Mayor, Norman Bassett, prepares to drive the first spike. E.W. Oliver (right), manager of the Canadian National Railway electric lines, holds the nickel plated spike. In the background Whitby and Canadian National Railway officials are assembled.
Notes:
The Toronto and Eastern Railway was built along Mary Street starting in 1913. Work was suspended during the First World War and resumed in 1923. The railway was never completed and the rails were torn up in 1927. It was intended to be a commuter railway from Toronto to Oshawa.
Inscriptions:
Printed underneath the image 'Driving the First Spike/Mayor Bassett, of Whitby, on the LEFT, ready to strike the first blow, driving home the first spike on the Toronto Eastern Railway yesterday. E.W. Oliver, manager of C.N.R. electric lines, holding the nickel plated spike.'
Date of Original:
31 October 1923
Date Of Event:
31 October 1923
Dimensions:
Width: 4 in
Height: 5 in
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
14-003-001
Collection:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8811912011524 Longitude: -78.9443206787109
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway, October 31, 1923, Toronto Daily Star. Whitby Archives 14-003-001.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from copy negative.
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Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway


Black and white negative of an unidentified newspaper clipping highlighting the the construction of the Toronto and Eastern Railway. Whitby Mayor, Norman Bassett, prepares to drive the first spike. E.W. Oliver (right), manager of the Canadian National Railway electric lines, holds the nickel plated spike. In the background Whitby and Canadian National Railway officials are assembled.