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.
This bound photo album comprises 122 photographic images featuring the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, boats, machinery) and First Nations Peoples on the Nass & Skeena Rivers and North Pacific Coast. Images also include warships, freighters, automobiles, railway stations and trains, and some photographs of Yokohama, Japan and California ca.1924-25. Includes photographs of the 1924 Special Service Squadron World Cruise in Vancouver. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten description glued below or beside the image and each image is glued to the album page at its corners. The verso of front cover has a handwritten name plate:
Images within album consist primarily of fishery industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast, ca.1924-1926. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten description glued below or beside the image.
Photograph depicts one of the entries in the Nanaimo-Vancouver Bath Tub Race. Thre were 2112 entires and there was 32 mile crossing. Only 46 reached the finish line, of which this was one.
Photograph depicts ballasting re-laid new track at the Pacific Great Eastern yards in North Vancouver, beside the Vancouver Wharves Ltd.
Photograph depicts the B.C. Electric Railway crossing 3rd Ave. with the first intersection at the immediate left. Note the abandoned double trackage at left. The view is looking north.
Photograph depicts a B.C. Electric Railway locomotive #902 crossing the False Creek trestle, travelling north.
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 False Creek Trestle bridge open and the Granville Bridge looking east.
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 "Queen of Victoria," in the Burrard Dry Dock. It was being lengthed by an addition of a new midships section.
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.
Photograph depicts ballasting of realigned track due to the redevelopment of the south side of False Creek, Vancouver. Existing trackage lay to the north, just behind the front end of visible loader.