Galt, Preston and Hespeler Street Railway
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Galt, Preston and Hespeler Street Railway #8181 crossing over the Grand River on the Freeport bridge. In the background can be seen part of the Freeport Tuberculosis Sanitorium (later Freeport Health Centre).

Beginning in 1907, train cars for this line were manufactured by the local company, Preston Car and Coach.
Notes
The electric railway began operation between Galt and Preston on July 21, 1894. The Freeport bridge over the Grand River was built in 1903.
Date of Original
[after 1903]
Date Of Event
[after 1903]
Dimensions
Width: 18 cm
Height: 13 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 18cm
Image Height: 13cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
C-2-17
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.421835 Longitude: -80.409794
Copyright Statement
Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Waterloo Public Library
Email:askus@wpl.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

35 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 5E2

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Galt, Preston and Hespeler Street Railway


Galt, Preston and Hespeler Street Railway #8181 crossing over the Grand River on the Freeport bridge. In the background can be seen part of the Freeport Tuberculosis Sanitorium (later Freeport Health Centre).

Beginning in 1907, train cars for this line were manufactured by the local company, Preston Car and Coach.