Picturing the Past
 

Collections

Use the search feature to look for pictures from the following collections.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RAILWAY COLLECTION

Explore over 36 000 pictures spanning 120 years, compiled by more than a dozen hobbyists with a passion for trains. The collection covers Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, earlier companies such as the Grand Trunk Railway, as well as most of the provincial and short line railways that have operated in Canada. Pictures in this collection are identified with the letters STR.

MATTINGLY COLLECTION

Discover the collection created by Aubrey Mattingly, who loved trains and had a lifetime fondness for taking pictures of them. From the 1920s to the 1980s, he photographed thousands of trains in Canada and the United States. Adding pictures by other railway hobbyists, Mattingly collected more than 8 500 photographs and postcards. Pictures in this collection are identified with the letters MAT.





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