P7814

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Details

ID Number

P7814

Item Name

image

Title

Construction locomotive, Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. / Transport ferroviaire - la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Title (Fre)

Transport ferroviaire - la société canadienne d'acier Canadian Steel

Date

ca 1918

Description

Photo of a steam locomotive, within or nearby the construction site of the Canadian Steel Corp. Ltd. plant, Ojibway (Ont.), possibly part of the construction equipment belonging to the Great Lakes Dredging Co. Ltd.; the small construction locomotive is hauling building materials to their destination.

History

The Canadian Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Company, purchased an 1800 acre site about 1917 and an elaborate town was planned to house workers at the plant. Roads were built and fire hydrants installed before the town itself was started and a four-lane divided highway separated the plant site from the town and connected it to Windsor, four kilometres away. The recession of the 1920s led the company to reassess the Canadian plant. Some mills were erected but the residential areas were never started. The depression of the 1930s finally killed the project, although the buildings which had been erected were used for war work in the 1940s. The town, which had been incorporated in 1913, remained a municipality although its population never exceded 100. It was annexed by Windsor in 1966, by which time natural regeneration had created a forest on the town site. Part of the site is now Windsor's nature park and the land planned for the Carnegie steel plant was developed for industry and is now known as the Morton Industrial Park. The residential area is now used by a harness racing complex, a new subdivision and the nature park.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor

Subjects

Building materials / Matériaux de construction

Canadian Steel Corporation Ltd. / Société canadienne de l'acier Canadian Steel ltd.

Construction industry / Industrie du bâtiment

Dredging / Draguer

Great Lakes Dredging Co. Ltd. / Compagnie de dragage Great Lakes Draguer

Iron & steel workers / Ouvriers métallurgistes

Ojibway (Ont.)

Railroad freight cars / Wagons de frets

Railroad locomotives / Locomotives

Steam engines / Moteurs à vapeur

Steel industry / Industrie sidérurgique

Waterfronts / Quais

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