Item 1986.1.199 - Laying of Street Railway Tracks on 10th Street and Rosser Avenue

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Laying of Street Railway Tracks on 10th Street and Rosser Avenue

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Construction for a municipally owned streetcar system in Brandon began in 1910. Managing the construction were the City Engineer, Mr. Speakman, the Master Tracklayer, Mr. David Heately, and the Timekeeper, Mr. William Wakefield. The majority of the construction crew consisted of recent immigrants from Poland and Galicia. The mayor at this time was John W. Fleming. The street railway was completed in June of 1913 time for the last Dominion Fair in Brandon. The Brandon Municipal Railway ran until 1931 when its operation was suspended. It was shut down indefinitely in 1932.

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CA DHM 1977.1-1986.1.199

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  • October, 1911 (Creation)
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    Frank Gowen
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    Brandon (Man.)

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12.5" x 14.5" (b/w)

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by the City of Brandon in 1986.

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Photograph of the Street Railway tracks being lain on the corner of 10th and Rosser Avenue (looking east), October 1911. Businesses in the photograph include the Bank of Montreal, W.H. Howey & Co. and Christie's.

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