First C.P.R. Train to Pass Through Fort William and Port Arthur (1886)
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- Crew at the Westfort roundhouse with decorated locomotive awaiting arrival of the train from the east, on June 30, 1886. Fort William was one of more than two dozen locations between Montreal and Port Moody at which locomotives were changed. The shop crew at this point, under the direction of their foreman J.C. Fregeau, spared no effort to decorate 4-4-0 No. 33 for such an auspicious event as the first scheduled transcontinental train. The locomotive is shown at the engine house while awaiting arrival of the train from the east on June 30, 1886.
Joe Ryan (washer); Wm La Boois (wiper); Dan Whisieup (wiper); Angus McLauren (wiper); Harry Poole (fireman); Issac Maxwell (fireman); W McLeod (painter); Wm Manahan (Mac helper); J Baxter (wiper); H Johnston (car repairer); Malcolm Doherty (wiper); J.C. Fregeau (wiper); W Lewis; Ed Foreman; Joe Moore; Thos Hamer; John Kennedy; George Asquith; Wm Gardner (cleaner); A Mathewson; Joe Denby (fireman); Jas. O'Hagen (engineer); Wm McMurtrey (boss)
- Additional copies of this photo are held by the Thunder Bay Museum and the Canadian Pacific Archives.
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Width: 7 in
Height: 5 in
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Latitude: 48.4001 Longitude: -89.31683
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