Hamilton and Dundas Railway with very old ex New York City car

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Hamilton and Dundas Railway with very old ex New York City car
Posted by Miningman on Monday, November 06, 2017 4:51 PM

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, November 06, 2017 5:04 PM

Picture above is of the Hamilton and Dundas Railway, the one on top being a blow up of the larger scene shown below it. Apparently old #51 was aquired from New York City and began life as a horse car. 

The H&D started construction in 1875, first run and regular service 1879. They used Baldwin "dinky", steam dummies, as below:

Steam dummy locomotive 4 a Baldwin compound engine.
Aberdeen Avenue, Ainslie Wood, Bambergers. above coach windows.
Old Time Trains Digital Archives/digital restoration: Gordon Kennedy

This photograph includes engineer William (Billy) MacDonald. 1887 Note link and pin coupler! 
Old Time Trains Digital Archives/digital restoration: Gordon Kennedy

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, November 06, 2017 6:51 PM

Just fascinating!

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