Transportation and Utilities

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  • Act of means of transporting from one place to another
  • Act of means of providing water, power, sewage, etc. to communities
  • Facilities and infrastructures (eg. harbours, highways, airports, hydroelectric projects)
  • Vehicles, rolling stock, aircraft, equipment, ships and boats, ferries
  • Accidents (eg. highway crashes, derailments, air crashes, ship wrecks)
  • Rescue services (eg. towing, coast guard)
  • Businesses and corporations (eg. motor associations)
  • Professional organizations and unions
  • SEE ALSO: Agriculture; Business and Commerce; Industries; Military

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0-4-0 Porter saddle tank locomotive located in Fernie

Photograph depicts a 0-4-0 porter saddle tank located in a public park in Fernie. It has a 4' 8 1/2" gauge and 170lbs of pressure. It was probably used with the car behind it to feed the 70 coke ovens situated just above Fernie, on the south side of the C.P.R. tracks. The three trams to the rear are 3' gauge.

0-4-4 "Dunrobin" locomotive built by Sharp, Stewart, & Co. Ltd. In 1895

Photograph depicts the 0-4-4 "Dunrobin" locomotive in the B.C. Electric Railway locomotive shed in New Westminster. The front buffer beam has been removed, exposing 2 inside cylinders 13x18". Total weight = 25 1/4 tons. Working pressure = 150 lb./sq. inch. Coupled wheels= 4'6" diameter, bogie wheels = 2'6". It was built by Sharp, Stewart, & Co. Ltd. in 1895 at Atlas Works, Glasgow and formerly owned by the Duke of Sutherland. It was steamed for the first time in B.C. on Tuesday, 19th April 1966, and probably for the first time in 2 years.

0-4-4 "Dunrobin" locomotive built by Sharp, Stewart, & Co. Ltd. In 1895

Photograph depicts a 0-4-4 "Dunrobin" locomotive built by Sharp, Stewart, & Co. Ltd. in 1895 at Atlas Works, Glasgow and formerly owned by the Duke of Sutherland. It was taken inside the B.C. Electric Railway locomotive shed at New Westminster where it was receiving a check-over for steam running and a paint job. The cover to steam dome has been removed.

1961 - Plantsite

Photograph depicts various buildings in plantsite, vehicles and electricity lines throughout. Equipment garage stands in left background behind tank farm, carpenter shop in right background, machine and electrical shop in building semi-visible on far right. Mine road can be seen at foot of mountain in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Power House

Photograph depicts a large shelter over building believed to be power house. Electricity lines cross midground and run to power house. A man can be seen crossing the foreground by steel frame supplies, and a second building is partially visible on right. Mountains stand in background and a crane can be seen operating in front of power house. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Tramline & Plantsite

Photograph depicts tower and bucket tram in left foreground, plantsite in midground, mountains across valley in background. Dry rock storage building, mill, tailings pile, and many other buildings visible in plantsite. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Tramline Crossing in Plantsite

Photograph depicts a gravel road passing under crossing. Sign posted to pole reads "CAUTION TRAMLINE CROSSING CAUTION AVIOD PASSING UNDER MOVING BUCKETS". Garage stands in left midground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1965 - Mine Bus parked at old Mine Dry Change House

Photograph depicts unknown men entering back of bus, second bus on left. Old Mine Dry Change House in right background; power lines, vehicles, and trees in left background. These buses transported workers from the plant to the mine. Small pickup trucks called "crummies" with cabin mounted in box were used when traveling on the steeper road to the South Peak.

1971 - Tramline on Plantsite

Photograph depicts tramline buckets and tower on plantsite. Vehicles, building materials, and unidentified buildings also visible on plantsite (including what appears to be a water tower). Mountains and valley in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock

Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"

2-6-0 locomotive in Blairmore, Alberta

Photograph depicts 2-6-0 locomotive #1 in Blairmore, Alberta, approximately 15 miles east of the B.C. border. It is disused and inoperable. Built by the Canadian Locomotive Company #1245. There are no dates or ownership names, but it was possibly owned by West Canadian Collieries Ltd.

3-truck Shay locomotive #114 in North Vancouver

Photograph depicts 3-truck Shay locomotive #114 at the Vancouver Wharves Ltd. in North Vancouver. It was built in July 1928 as #3320. 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.

3-truck Shay locomotive #115 in North Vancouver

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.

4-wheeled wagon

Photograph depicts a 4- wheeled wagon that was designed to hold 'pay dirt' or 'rubbish' with a drop bottom worked by a ratchet and chains.

5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C.

Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”

A Bridge

Image depicts a truck on a bridge, possibly crossing over the Peace River.

A Camper

Image depicts a camper and a man and woman at an uncertain location, possibly somewhere near Meldrum Creek, B.C. The woman in the image is Sue Sedgwick.

[A Ferry?]

Image depicts what appears to be a ferry crossing a river at an uncertain location.

A Highway

Image depicts a stretch of highway, possibly Highway 29 or 97.

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