Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway
Publication
Toronto Daily Star (1892-1971), 31 October 1923
Description
Media Type
Image
Object
Item Types
Photographs
Clippings
Negatives
Description
Black and white negative of an unidentified newspaper clipping highlighting the the construction of the Toronto and Eastern Railway. Whitby Mayor, Norman Bassett, prepares to drive the first spike. E.W. Oliver (right), manager of the Canadian National Railway electric lines, holds the nickel plated spike. In the background Whitby and Canadian National Railway officials are assembled.
Notes
The Toronto and Eastern Railway was built along Mary Street starting in 1913. Work was suspended during the First World War and resumed in 1923. The railway was never completed and the rails were torn up in 1927. It was intended to be a commuter railway from Toronto to Oshawa.
Inscriptions
Printed underneath the image 'Driving the First Spike/Mayor Bassett, of Whitby, on the LEFT, ready to strike the first blow, driving home the first spike on the Toronto Eastern Railway yesterday. E.W. Oliver, manager of C.N.R. electric lines, holding the nickel plated spike.'
Date of Original
31 October 1923
Date Of Event
31 October 1923
Dimensions
Width: 4 in
Height: 5 in
Subject(s)
Local identifier
14-003-001
Collection
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8811912011524 Longitude: -78.9443206787109
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway, October 31, 1923, Toronto Daily Star. Whitby Archives 14-003-001.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from copy negative.
Contact
Whitby Public Library
Emailarchives@whitbylibrary.caWWW address
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway


Black and white negative of an unidentified newspaper clipping highlighting the the construction of the Toronto and Eastern Railway. Whitby Mayor, Norman Bassett, prepares to drive the first spike. E.W. Oliver (right), manager of the Canadian National Railway electric lines, holds the nickel plated spike. In the background Whitby and Canadian National Railway officials are assembled.