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CA BI 77-169-303 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photograph of the first steam locomotive in Nova Scotia, built by Timothy Hackworth in1839. The train ran from Abbron Mines, Stellarton, to Abercrombie.

Gisborne Bridge
CA BI 77-315-449 · Item · 1879

Item is a photograph of the Gisborne Bridge with a train crossing it, over the Mira River. There are sailboats visible on the river.

CA BI 77-847-981 · Item · ca. 1888

Item is a photograph of passengers on an open passenger car, part of the first train to cross the bridge at Grand Narrows.

CA BI 77-167-301 · Item · 1893

Item is a photograph of a coal engine passing under Charlotte Street. Originally the Glasgow & Cape Breton Railway, by 1893 the Fairlie narrow-gauge locomotive was operated by the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway.

Umlah Studios
Sydney Railway Station
CA BI 77-68-202 · Item · 1891-1895

Item is a photograph of the original railway station just after it was built. Staff members are in front of the station.

Charlotte Street, Sydney
CA BI 77-486-620 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Charlotte Street with the railroad running under a bridge.

CA BI 79-1163-4143 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the bankhead and colliery buildings at Inverness Railway and Coal. Co..

Gypsum Quarry at St. Ann's
CA BI 79-472-3452 · Item · 1906

Item is a photograph of a group of miners, horses and carts, and boxcars at the St. Ann's Gypsum Quarry.

Steam Engine
CA BI 77-819-953 · Item · ca. 1908

Item is a photograph of trainmen on an engine at Mulgrave.

Limestone Quarrie
CA BI 77-67-201 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of railcars, tracks, and miners at the limestone quarry in Point Edward.

Railway Station, Louisbourg
CA BI 80-198-4378 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of two women posed by a cannon in front of the Louisbourg Railway Station.

Railway Car, Dominion
CA BI 86-325-16523 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of a railway car in a Dominion railyard containing soldiers of World War 1. Children are in the foreground on the tracks.

CA BI 77-65-199 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of an engine and box cars on the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway.

CA BI 80-774-4954 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a railroad car equipped as a hospital. The car ran between #3 and #7 mines and Town of Sydney Mines. It was discontinued in 1922. The photograph shows the car with the rescue crew in the foreground.

Mira Gut, R.R. Station
CA BI 77-431-565 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the Sydney and Louisbourg railroad station at Mira Gut.

S. & L. Railroad
CA BI 77-481-615 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of coal miners and families en route to Louisbourg for an annual picnic on the S. & L. Railroad.

CA BI 77-127-261 · Item · 1954

Item is a photograph of the #26 locomotive of the old Sydney Collieries railway used for pushing coal on High Pier. Four men pose in front of the engine, P. H. Hall, Engineer; Mike MacInnis, Conductor; Cliff MacLean, Fireman; and Duncan Whalen, Brakeman.

Canso Causeway Construction
CA BI 77-29-158 · Item · 1954

Item is a photograph of the construction of the railway at the Canso Causeway.

Old Sydney Collieries
CA BI 77-832-966 · Item · ca. 1965

Item is a photograph from the last day of operations at the Old Pier in North Sydney.

Cape Breton Steam Locomotive
CA BI 77-1425-1560a · Item · 1973

Item is a photograph of the first trip of DEVCO's steam locomotive #42.

Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine
CA BI 77-58-192 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine, featuring E.P. Archibal and three employees.

Mira Gut Bridge
CA BI 77-434-568 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway Bridge in Mira.

Mira Gut Bridge
CA BI 77-435-569 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway Bridge in Mira.