Photograph depicts a 0-6-0 diesel switcher locomotive, built by Hudswell Clarke & Co. in Leeds in 1949. It still bears the number when owned by Samuel Williams of Dagenham, Essex, U.K. It is located at the Pacific Coast Bulk Terminals on the North Shore, and 1 mile east of Lions Gate Bridge.
Photograph depicts 3-truck Shay locomotive #114 at the Vancouver Wharves Ltd. in North Vancouver. It was built in July 1928 as #3320. The ability of geared locomotives to exert maximum traction at low speeds was an asset when moving loaded grain cars to dockside elevators. The shay did this work until its boiler certificate expired. The hut at night contains a vertical steam boiler which appears to heat the fuel oil for locomotives coming from a fixed rail tank car.
Photograph depicts a 3-truck Shay locomotive #115 , Railway Appliance Company, Vancouver Wharves Ltd. in North Vancouver. It was built by Lima Locomotive Works Inc. in October 1929 as works #3344. The 11 and the 5 of 115 are different castings, and the holes in the plate suggest the locomotive was #11 before.
Photograph depicts the B.C. Electric Railway trestle bridge over False Creek looking north at the fixed span. The fixed span can be removed by floating it onto a scow on rising tide to allow large and newly launched ships to get out to sea.
Photograph depicts the B.C. Electric Railway trackage at Kerrisdale in Vancouver. The photo was taken from 49th Ave. and West Boulevard, looking north. The second track used to lie to the right of the existing one.
Photograph depicts the realignment of track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. New track was linked up and graded while old track was removed all within 7 days of the date the photograph was taken.
Photograph depicts the realignment of track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. Track was laid as far as the rail mounted truck and was merely covered by ballast. New trackage put into use and old track was removed within the week the picture was taken.