Monday, February 25, 2013

The Very First Steam Locomotive Ever Built in Canada

This is the "Toronto", the very first steam locomotive ever built in Canada. It was made in 1853, in a foundry near Queen Street & Victoria, and ran from here to Aurora and back. It was massive by 1853 standards, 25 tons, specifically built to withstand the punishing Canadian climate. (This is another photo I'd posted on Facebook a while ago, but hadn't gotten around to sharing here.)

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