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David Davies Railway Collection Industries With digital objects
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Coal miners near Buckley Bay

Photograph depicts coal miners near Buckley Bay. The afternoon shift (3 p.m.) is going down the Tsable drift mine, which is the only working coal pit on Vancouver Island in 1964 and has a total of 70 employees. It is run by the Comox Colliery Co. ...

Vancouver Iron Works built steam donkey

Photograph depicts a Vancouver Iron Works built steam donkey in use until the early 1950s. It was purchased for $800 by an enthusiast in 1963 , set up beside home and roadside at Sayward near Kelsey Bay on North Vancouver Island.

Shingle mill in North Vancouver

Photograph depicts an abandoned brick burner now used to take excess steam blowing off from the wood fired double boiler. The burner is at the Horne Bros. Ltd. Shingle mill on #305 West Esplanade Rd. in North Vancouver.

Steam crane in yard of Lions Gate Lumber Co.

Photograph depicts a steam crane in the yard of the Lions Gate Lumber Co. at the foot of Lloyd St. in North Vancouver. The crane was made by the Brown Hoisting Machinery Co. in Cleveland, Ohio and is undated. It has a 20 ton capacity, is well mai...

Steam crane in yard of Lions Gate Lumber Co.

Photograph depicts a steam crane in the yard of the Lions Gate Lumber Co. at the foot of Lloyd St. in North Vancouver. It is used to load scows from stacks shown to left and right of track. Thick baulks of timber on edges of pier are part of a saf...

Steam crane at lumber yard in Sechelt, B.C.

Photograph depicts a steam crane in a lumber yard on the north side of Porpoise Bay in Sechelt on the Sechelt Peninsula. The steam crane has been converted to diesel and was made by the Brown Hoisting Co. from Cleveland, Ohio. It lifts 21 tons at ...

Oxen powered log carrier

Photograph depicts an oxen powered log carrier with wheels that are approximately 10 feet in diameter. It is at Pioneer Park and Museum near Totem Lake, 3 miles north of Yahk and 30 miles east of Creston.

Old booming boat on seashore

Photograph depicts a once used booming boat made of log sections at a log dump on seashore about 5 miles north of Powell River, and opposite Harwood Island. Stern at left with prop guard.

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