Monday, September 17, 2018

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

I recently noticed a massive revisitation, more than 100 viewers, of "Shoebox #1, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd #17."

Written in March 2008, I have updated "404" broken links, resized photographs and edited story copy.

When we returned to Seattle from Prince Rupert in 1959, I learned about the Puget Sound Railway Historical Associaiton.  Monthly meetings were held in a retired interurban car — I believe from Vancouver BC —  parked alongside Northwestern Glass on East Marginal Way, in Seattle.

That was how I came to to a member of the rescue mission to Union Bay, B.C., (south of Courtney on the Island Highway) to prepare Baldwin 4-6-0 #14, for shipment to Snoqualmie, Washington.

The headline photo is of CC(D)L #17, shown here as a 2-6-0T saddle tank — with a tender, operated by the Northwest Railway Museum.

• CC(D)L a#17 was originally built as an 0-6-0T locomotive by Baldwin for Union Colliery as #3, and later, became Wellington Colliery #17.

• CC(D)L was incorporated in 1910, and rebuilt #17 as 2-6-0T in 1918, replacing the dreadful leakiy saddle tank with a tender, and adding a pony truck for greater stability.


• 1957. Puget Sound Railway Historical Associaion (PSRHA) founded in Seattle.
• 1999. Reorganized as Northwest Railway Museum, in Snoqualmie, Washington.
• Operates various restored trains over a five mile plant.

Railroad Stuff:  0-6-0T built for Union Colliery, Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1891, SN 12344. Rebuilt with a tender as 2-6-0T. Designed for 180 pounds pressure driving 50" wheels.  Sold to Puget Sound Railway Historical Society and shipped to Snoqualmie, Washington.

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