Item 2020.08.88 - Railway workers on Pacific Great Eastern #52 locomotive

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Railway workers on Pacific Great Eastern #52 locomotive

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  • [between 1913 and 1923] (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w

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Photograph depicts Pacific Great Eastern Railway #52 locomotive with railway workers posed on the locomotive for a posed portrait.

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Pacific Great Eastern #52 locomotive was built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1913 and delivered to the PGE in November of that year together with a second identical locomotive, Pacific Great Eastern #51. They were relatively light road locomotives of the Consolidation type (2-8-0 wheel arrangement) and, prior to dieselization of the railway in the late 1940s - early 1950s, were the only Montreal-built locomotives the railway owned. All subsequent steam locomotives built new for the Railway came from the Canadian Locomotive Company in Kingston, Ontario. There were also two earlier second-hand locomotives which the PGE acquired when it took over the Howe Sound & Northern Railway (previously the Howe Sound, Pemberton Valley & Northern Railway) and two additional steam locomotive purchased second-hand from the U.S.

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      Item is digitized and available in high-resolution TIFF and JPEG formats.

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      Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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      Part of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Region Photograph Collection

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      Information provided by Greg Kennelly, amateur PGE historian

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