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When the railway was completed in 1893, motive power consisted of four locomotives. Other locomotives were added at a later date.

Road Number: 1

“Rogers”
Type: 0-4-0/4-4-0
Built: ?
Serial Number: N/A
Manufacturer: ?
42″ drivers
Scrapped: 1912
Notes:
Delivered in 1889; first engine on the line (possibly from the Kingston & Pembroke Ry).
Wood Burner
Nicknamed “Black Auntie.” There was an image of a woman carved on the fire box door, and apparently the image resembled that of a African-Canadian woman who ran a brothel in Port Arthur.

Road Number: 2

“Kingston”
Type: 4-4-0
Built: 1890
Serial Number: S/N 386
Manufacturer: Canadian Locomotive Company, Kingston, ON
17″ x 24″ cylinders
62″ drivers
140psi boiler pressure
Scrapped: Trenton, ON September 24th, 1918
Notes:
Purchased new from CLC. Renumbered: Canadian Northern Railway 1; August 1897

Road Number: 3

“Grand Trunk”
Type: 4-4-0
Built: 1891
Serial Number: ?
Manufacturer: Canadian Locomotive Company?
16″ x 26″ cylinders
62″ drivers
140 psi boiler pressure
Scrapped: c. 1910
Notes:
Probably purchased from the Grand Trunk Railway.

Road Number 4

“Kingston”
Type: 2-6-0
Built: October 1889
Serial Number: S/N 365
Manufacturer: Canadian Locomotive Company
18″ x 24″ cylinders
58″ drivers
150 psi boiler pressure
CN Type Classification: D-1-a
Haulage Rate: 17%
Scrapped: June 1927
Notes:
Renumbered: P.A.D & W 1; Canadian Northern Railway 19, August 1897; Canadian Northern Railway 107, 1912; Canadian National Railway 470, 1920.
Purchased second-hand from the Qu’Appelle, Long Lake & Saskatchewan Railway in 1892.

Road Number: C.N.o.R 108

Type: 2-6-0
Built: Oct 1889
Serial Number: ?
Manufacturer: CLC
18 x 24″ cylinders
58″ drivers
150 psi boiler pressure
CN Type Classification: D-1-a
Haulage Rate: 17%
Scrapped: June 1927
Notes:
Renumbered: Canadian National 471, 1920

Road Number: C.N.R 1050

Type: 4-6-0
Built: 1902
Serial Number:
Manufacturer: CLC
CN Type Classification: G-10-a
Haulage Rate: 26%
Scrapped: 1937

*Portions of this information were taken from the article, “Poverty, Agony, Distress & Want!”, Canadian Rail Magazine, Nov 1974.

Rolling Stock, as of June 30th, 1891

2 Locomotives
2 Box Cars
45 Flat Cars

Rolling Stock, as of June 30th, 1895

4 Locomotives
2 First Class Cars
4 Second Class Cars
2 Baggage, Mail & Express Cars
10 Box Cars
85 Flat Cars

Rolling Stock, at the time of Sale

4 Locomotives
2 Passenger Cars:
1 Capacity 50, Miller coupler, air brake
1 Capacity 56, Miller coupler, hand brake
2 Baggage, Mail & Passenger Cars:
Capacity 20 each, link & pin coupler, hand brake
4 Vans:
Link & pin coupler, hand brake
10 Box Cars:
1 Capacity 10 tons, link & pin coupler, hand brake
9 Capacity 20 tons, link & pin coupler, hand brake
80 Flat Cars:
Capacity 20 tons, link & pin coupler, hand brake
1 Flange Car
1 Snow Plow
6 Hand Cars
2 Velocipedes

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