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Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway: Carloads

980.65.5  Left to right: Tom Simms and Herb Venables

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Left to right: Tom Simms and Herb Venables

CDM 980.65.3  Left to right: Sam Watson, Herb Venables, Tom Simms, Scotty Johnson.

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Left to right: Sam Watson, Herb Venables, Tom Simms, Scotty Johnson.

Cars transporting cars. That would be railway boxcars transporting 4-wheeled automobiles.

Over its long history the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway carried everything from mail to Christmas trees to livestock and more.

In the case of these photographs, the year is 1924 and Model T cars for Corfield Motors Ltd. are being unloaded at the railway station. Some assembly required.

You can learn more about the history of rail by visiting the Ties to Communities exhibit in our second floor gallery.