Locomotives/Trains on Money

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, December 01, 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 01, 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 01, 2018 2:47 PM
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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, December 01, 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 01, 2018 3:40 PM
Same reason Australia does?
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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, December 01, 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 01, 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 03, 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 04, 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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