Friday, March 7, 2008

Shoebox #1, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd #17

Years ago I bought a shoebox full of locomotive photographs at a bookstore at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. For the most part it was a boondoggle – a lot of out of focus or poorly exposed photos – with little or no information on the backs of the photos.

Taken by god-knows-who at the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association’s Puget Sound & Snoqualmie Valley Railroad at Snoqualmie Washington, CC (D) Ltd #17 running live!

Number 17 was originally built as an 0-6-0T by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1866. She was later fitted with a front pony truck, becoming a 2-6-0T.  Indeed, the saddle tank leaked so rightously that a water tender was added!

There, sailing ships, steam ships, tugs and barges loaded coal, not only for bunkering, but destined to heat the houses and buildings of San Francisco, and other destinations.


Railroad Stuff: Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd #17, Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1886, 2-6-0T, nee 0-6-0T.

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