|Notes prepared by David Jeanes supplemented by research of Maj. Robert Elliott provided by David Knowles|
|No.||Name||Mfgr ||c/n||wheel||weight (ton)||driver (in)||cylinders ||In service||Out of service||CPR No.|
|1:1||Oxford||Hinkley||515||0-4-0||18||48 (46)||11.5x20||8 May 1854||1875||-|
|Ottawa Citizen 13 May 1854. Heads Up.|
The first locomotive for the Bytown and Prescott Railway company arrived at the depot in this village last evening. The name of this locomotive is the "Oxford", and it was manufactured at the "Boston Locomotive Works" of Hinckley and Drury. It is a beautiful piece of workmanship and we long to see it hitched on to a train of cars, steaming and whistling away between Ottawa and the St. Lawrence. Republican (Ogdensburg) May 9. Also in the Brockville Recorder 18 May 1854.
Ottawa Citizen 27 May 1854 On the 19th inst the new locomotive "Oxford" for the Bytown and Prescott Railway crossed the St. Lawrence and was placed upon the track. It is said that this iron steed is one of first rate workmanship and those who are competent to give an opinion and who have seen the other engines and cars now at Ogdensburgh, declare that they are superior to anything in America. A number of gravel and lumber cars have also been ferried over and the iron is being laid as fast as circumstances will admit of. In the month of August next we shall have the iron coursers snorting and pawing the Bytown.
First train to Ottawa, Christmas Day 1854 (as reported in 1954), replaced later by "New Oxford"
|1:2||Oxford||Portland||327||0-4-0||24||44||13x18||May 1875||May 1895||328|
|Sold ($1,000) to J.W. Howey & Son, Fenelon Falls.5/1895. To Victoria Harbor Lumber #2:1. Presume scrapped|
|2||St. Lawrence||Hinkley||526||4-4-0||30||54||14x22||8 July 1854||December1887||327|
|Ottawa Citizen 15 July 1854.
On Saturday, two splendid locomotives, named St. Lawrence and
Ottawa, together with several gravel cars, were brought over the river
and placed upon the track of the Bytown and Prescott Railway.
Ottawa Citizen 26 August 1854 Detailed account of an excursion to Kemptville 16 August 1854, exerpt:
At the depot at Prescott, we found the locomotive St. Lawrence most gaudily dressed in holiday clothes, trimmed with flowers, evergreens and flags. The stars and stripes, on equal footing with the cross of St. George, floating on either side of engine and tender. Three passenger and three platform cars, capable of carrying over one hundred passengers each constituted the train.
First engine across the Rideau River after the bridge had been stabilized. Brockville Recorder26 April 1855 . The railway bridge over the river at the east end of the city is now in a condition to allow the trains to pass over it. The "St. Lawrence," one of the Company's heaviest locomotives, passed over it several times yesterday. The work is firm and secure. The passengers by the mail train this evening will be landed in the city, near Carleton street, and hereafter, passengers will not have to pass over the Rideau to get to and from the cars. Citizen.
|3:1||Ottawa||Hinkley||525||4-4-0||30||54||14x22||8 July 1854||1881?|
reported in service12 May 1881. Ottawa Free Press 12 May 1881 The
headlight of the locomotive "Ottawa" caught fire last evening at the
St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway yard, owing to it being overfull of
oil. The blaze was extinguished before any damage of consequence
See also Ottawa Citizen note for No. 2
Desribed wrongly in 1924 as the first engine on the Bytown & Prescott, (erroneous report in 1979 that #2 was first to McTaggart Station on Christmas Day 1854).
Lavallee says disposed December 1887
LAC C 5288
The man standing beside the engine is Robert Graham, the engineer. A brother of Robt. Graham was proprietor of the old Grand Union hotel, the well known John Graham. The figure standing between the engine and tender is Mike Mahar, the fireman. The picture was taken in August 1861 near the King street crossing in Lower Town. It was taken by G. W. Edmondson.
Picture from Mr: J. E. Dolman. 78 Elm street. (Ottawa Citizen 6 September 1924)
|3:2||Grenville||Portland||?||4-4-0||?||62||15x24||17 December 1881||Dec 1887||325|
|Named for county of Grenville? Scrapped October 1894. Boiler to Windsor for heating|
|4:1||Bytown Later Colonel By||Hinkley||541||4-4-0||30||66||14x20||October 1854||1875||-|
|The Times, Ottawa, 22 February 1875, A new locomotive arrived on Saturday for the use of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway. It will replace the "Col. By," and will retain the same name.Last reported in service November 1880?|
|4:2||Colonel By||Portland||?||4-4-0||?||68||16x22||February 1875||May 1895||323|
|Ottawa Free Press, 6 February 1875 The St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway Company, with their wonted enterprise, are having a new passenger engine built at the Portland Locomotive Company's works. It will be called the "Colonel By" and will take the place of the old engine of that name.|
|5:2||Countess of Dufferin||Portland||?||4-4-0||?||69||16x22||9 September 1875||28 March 1891||324|
|Named after the wife of the Governor General 1872-1878|
Ottawa Free Press, 9 September 1875 A fine new passenger locomotive, called the "Countess of Dufferin," was placed in the St. Lawrence & Ottawa R.R. this morning. It is a handsome piece of workmanship and was attached to the ten o'clock train.
Ottawa Free Press, 8 October 1881 The splendid locomotive Countess of Dufferin, belonging to the St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway, which has been in the Grand Trunk workshops for some time past, getting reconstructed, returned to the city last evening, bringing in the 855 train from the east. Engineer Hiram Loomis assumes control of the Countess once more.
Sold ($3,000) to Great Eastern Railway No. 4.
|6||Thomas Reynolds||Kingston||53||4-4-0||?||60||15x22||5 September 1869||December 1887||330|
|Ottawa Citizen, 6 September 1866
Another new locomotive has been turned out of the Canadian Engine and
Machinery Company's Foundry at Kingston, which for beautiful
construction is not equaled in Canada. It is named the "Thomas
Reynolds" after the manager of the Ottawa and Prescott Railway.
This engine makes the tenth completed in the foundry this year.
We had a look at the locomotive yesterday at the station here and must
pronounce it a beautifully constructed one and apparently of great
Converted as first coal burner in August 1875,
Royal Trains 1869, 1878
Ottawa Free Press 1 June 1881 The Countess of Dufferin, Hi Loomis' locomotive, is still in the G.T. shops in Montreal, but will be on the road next week.
Scrapped in Montreal
Photo Kemptville 1874 (LAC PA-207337)
|7||Jos. Robinson||Kingston||54||4-4-0||?||62||15x22||26 October 1866||December 1877||329|
|Ottawa Citizen, 27 October 1866
Yesterday, Mr. T.S. Detlor, superintendent of the Ottawa and Prescott
Railway, along with Mr. Dame of the locomotive department of the road,
came in from Prescott with a new engine, the "Jos. Robinson",
manufactured at Kingston, for the purpose of testing her power and
speed. They expressed themselves as highly satisfied with the
trial. They left with her again for Prescott at four o'clock in
the afternoon, having twenty-eight loaded freight cars attached.|
Named after major shareholder of Ebbw Vale Company, mortgage holder of the railway which aquired the railway at auction in November 1865
Scrapped in Montreal. Lavallee says disposed December 1887
|8||Lady Lisgar||Taunton||520||4-4-0||?||63||16x24||20 December 1870||23 December 1889||321|
|Named after wife of the Governor General 1868-1872|
The Times, Ottawa, 16 December 1870 The Taunton locomotive and new car will be placed on the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway track on the 20th instant, and we believe the event will be celebrated by a dinner. The car will be entitled "The Ottawa" and the engine "Lady Lisgar"
Ottawa Free Press 1 June 1881 The St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway locomotive Lady Lisgar, has been entirely reconstructed at the Kingston workshops, and is now one of the best on the road. The Lady Lisgar in charge of George Brackenbury, a practical engineer.
|9||Lucy Dalton||Taunton||596||4-4-0||?||63||16x24||15 January 1873||21 July 1890||322|
|Ottawa Citizen 14 February 1872
A new locomotive has been ordered for the St. Lawrence and Ottawa
Railway, to be named "Lucy Dalton", as a mark of respect to Lady
Lady Lisgar was the wife of the Governor General
The Times Ottawa 12 February 1872 A new locomotive has been ordered for the St. L. & O.R. It will be named "Lucy Dalton".
The Times Ottawa 15 January 1873 A new engine for the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway arrived at Ogdensburg and will be brought across the River today. It is named the Lucy Dalton, and was built in Taunton, Mass. It is a splendid piece of workmanship, and will be running in the course of this week.
Canadian Tribune 8 Februart 1873 We have much pleasure in noticing the new Engine just arrived for the St. L. & O. RR., which is very appropriately named "Lucy Dalton" after Miss Dalton, the Governor-General's niece. It is a very fine looking engine and promises to be a very good one.
Rebuilt at Kingston 1880-1881
Sold to Parry Sound Colonization Railway as No. 1
First locomotive on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.
Photo Kemptville 1879 or 1881.(LAC MIKAN #3623266)
Ottawa Citizen 29 November 1924 Steamboat Express
The picture of the steamboat express (photo also enclosed by Mr. Dolman) was taken at Kemptville about the year 1879. The engine was a wood burner of the later type and was considered a great engine. It was built at Taunton, Mass. in 1872 and was all covered with brass and beautifully painted and varnished, as all the engines were in those days. This engine was named Lucy Dalton.
The engineer standing between engine and tender is Geo. Wallace, who afterwards ran on the C.P.R. and is now dead.
Fireman Norman Bertrand is in the cab window; conductor, Con. O'Leary.
|10||Calvin Dame (not Darne)||Kingston||208||4-4-0||?||62||15x24||8 July 1876||November 1881||326|
|Calvin Dame was superintendent of the locomotive and car works at Prescott.|
Scrapped at Montreal Laballee says disposed December 1887.
|11||Chaudiere (not Chaudleie)||Slaughter||438||4-4-0||40.7 (45)||64||17x24||19 November 1881||May 1892||320|
|Built 1861 as North London Railway No. 101|
Ottawa Free Press, 21 November 1881 The new freight engine, built in England for the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railway, arrived here yesterday morning, having made a satisfactory run.
Scrapped in Montreal, boiler to McNeill coal mines, Alberta, 23 May 1892
|Ottawa Free Press 12 December 1881 The new St. Lawrence & Ottawa Railway locomotive, Turtle, built at Kingston came into the city the first time today. She will draw freight.|
|11 locomotives on the roster at the CPR acquisition in 1882.|
Hinkley and Drury, Boston, MA
Canadian Engine and Machinery Company, Kingston, ON
Portland Company, Portland ME
Slaghter, Gruning and Co. Bristol England
Taunton Manufacturing Company, Taunton, MA
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