Sunday, April 22, 2012

We used to make things in this country. #83: Canadian Locomotive Co. Ltd., Kingston Ontario

In this case, locomotives.  The Canadian Locomotive Company, located on the waterfront of Kingston, Ontario built about 3060 steam, electric and diesel locomotives between the years 1854 to 1968. The D10 steam locomotive (#1095) in Kingston's Confederation Park is all that remains of that era.

Ads from the 1870s and 1960

CPR #71. Built July 1882.
A 4-6-2 Pacific for India Government Railways

Fairbanks Morse C-Liner A unit being lowered onto the trucks.

80 ton Diesel Hydraulics on the shop floor in 1967

Most of this info came from the 1999 book by Donald McQueen and William Thomson; Constructed in Kingston in which the entire history and roster of the company is described.

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