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Pere Marquette Engine 801 – 1919

A neat old photo postcard of Engine 801. One the backside of the card is a ton of info about the engine.

It was built in 1904 by the Kingston Locomotive Company, it was construction number 401, and was originally owned by the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway. That was Hiram Walker’s railroad that ran throughout Essex County.

The photo was taken at Walkerville, May 21, 1919 at the station looking north.

Interesting to see the Walker Power Building in the background. The City Inventory has the date of construction on that building as 1911-1913.

So either the date on the postcard is wrong, as the 4th floor is clearly under construction and being added to the building… Or the top floor was added later than originally though…

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