Here are a few more photographs that I took while visiting our hometown of Kingston, Ontario. The photo above has an old train in the background known as the ‘Spirit of Sir John A.” It is located by the waterfront in a location that used to be a train yard and station. Kingston was once home to the Canadian Locomotive Company for over 100 years! CPR 1095 is a steam locomotive built in Kingston in 1913 by the Canadian Locomotive Company. At the end of a long service with the Canadian Pacific Railway, it was rescued from the scrapyard by the Kingston JayCees in 1966 and presented to the city as a gift for Canada’s centennial in 1967.
Most of the older homes that have a “pass through” (like where the window has filled in the spot is in next photo) it used to be where the horse and carriages would go through.
The image above shows the gas lamp on the west corner of Lower Union and King Street East. Gas street lighting just about ended with the 19th century, but one lamp remains and is still maintained by Utilities Kingston. (can you see it on the street corner?)
Wouldn’t it be cool to go back to the late 1800’s and see the streets all aglow with lights from gas lamps?
If you enjoyed my photographs of our beloved hometown of Kingston Ontario, please check out these other photos I have taken!