Item 2002. - PGE pile driver 6040 replacing a washed out section of track with a new trestle

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PGE pile driver 6040 replacing a washed out section of track with a new trestle

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Photograph depicts PGE pile driver 6040 replacing a washed out section of track with a new trestle. The photograph is believed to have been taken after 1949, likely in the 1950s.

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Personal or academic use of photographic 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 Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection (PGRFM Collection)

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Information about this photograph provided by Greg Kennelly, amateur PGE historian, based the following sources:

  • A document entitled "Equipment Record, March 1, 1949", attributed to Eric P. Stathers, which was obtained by the late William H. Hewlett, and now in Kennelly's private collection, indicates that pile driver 6040 was built in 1919 by Bay City Foundry (likely located in Bay City, Michigan) and purchased second-hand by the PGE in 1945. The pile driver tender was originally the tender for the 6-wheel switch engine, #3, built by Davenport Locomotive Works in February 1914.
  • Photographs held in Kennelly's private collection show the locomotive, sans tender, in Squamish in 1949 before being sent to Lillooet to serve as the stationary boiler for the Lillooet roundhouse.

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