Scenes at Delta - A Very Productive Weekend
Here's two photos that we're looking for more information on. I'm looking for all of the details on the builder, who first bought it, when, numbers, when did it become a CNoR loco, What was it CNR number, when was it scrapped. Can you help?
It was sold to the CNoR in July 1906 as CNoR #40, but after a month
in CNoR service, it was relettered #40 for the Canadian Northern Quebec
Railway and remained so until 1912. In the 1-1912 renumbering it
became CNoR class A-9-A #27 and in 1919 was
So this would place #27 on the Brockville & Westport (now under
CNoR ownership) at Delta between 1912 and 1919. Information in a
book on the local history of Delta shows the date as 1921 - possibly and
transposition of numbers? Note the grimy paint job on the station
compared to the fresh paint in the photo below.
CNoR 4-4-0 #59 was originally Bay of Quinte #8 (the second loco to have this number?). Builders info is sketchy but it may have been rebuilt by Rathbun using a Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co boiler (CL&E later became Canadian Locomotive Company, Kingston, Ont). The rebuilt loco went into service sometime after February 1893. It became CNoR class A-27-A #59 in January 1912 and was retired for scrap at Trenton March 27, 1919. What we are looking for is the origin of this engine.
This next one isn't on the B&W. It's a bridge, newly constructed. I got the photo from a friend who lives in the Chelsea QC area (it's actually a postcard). The lettering on the bridge girder on the right reads "Dominion Bridge Co Ltd" so this confirms that it was taken in Canada, notwithstanding that the workers look very East European. Note the gentleman sitting down with the dog at the front right of the photo. Obviously, he's the head honcho. Given the loose girders and rail on the bridge, I'd guess that the bridge has been newly constructed. I haven't a clue where it was taken. I'd only be guessing if I said it was the Prince of Wales bridge.
If you can help solve some of these mysteries, I'd like to hear from you.