Locomotives/Trains on Money

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:03 PM

 


Bank of Toronto banknote $20 issued 1935. "old No.1" depicted 1887-1940. 

Bank of Toronto 1937 banknote.

The Traders Bank of Canada 20 banknote

Sterling Bank of Canada $5 banknote 1914.

One contemporary new 

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:37 PM

Miningman

Bank of Toronto banknote $20 issued 1935. "old No.1" depicted 1887-1940. 

Beautiful young Queen and a 4-4-0 with large diameter drivers and short wheelbase pilot truck. Very nice incentive to save the banknote.

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Posted by NDG on Saturday, December 1, 2018 2:47 PM
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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, December 1, 2018 3:36 PM

Those are some beautiful old bank notes!

A question, anyone know why Canada uses dollars and not pounds?

 

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Posted by Dug Fin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 3:40 PM
Same reason Australia does?
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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, December 1, 2018 4:30 PM

Firelock--.Its a bit of a long story, but an easy read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_pound

NDG-- Not sure but I think that's a 2-10-4 on the bridge.  

The Mercury guy must have been modelled after myself of course, but I don't drape myself much these days, especially that way! Toga, toga, toga! ) 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:59 PM

Thanks for that Miningman, that makes sense.  It was just easier for all concerned, especially since the "Mother Country" was an ocean away compared to Canada's next door neighbor.

It was for the same reason that when the Mounties were formed they armed themselves with Colts and Winchesters instead of Weblys and Enfields.  The American guns were a lot closer and easier to obtain.

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Posted by Backshop on Monday, December 3, 2018 5:48 PM

Canadians also drive on the correct side of the road. Smile

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Posted by Jones1945 on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 3:49 PM

https://www.ncpedia.org/media/north-carolina-10-dollar-note

A banknote during Civil War (1861)

http://www.civil-war.net/cw_images/files/richmond.htm

Damaged 4-4-0 in Civil War.

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