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Engine #51

Francis Schenk, Jr. is the fireman on Engine #51 with Lloyd Garrison as the engineer.

Last Steam Locomotive on the N.A.R.

Last Steam Locomotive leaving Northern Alberta Railways at Dawson Creek on May 14, 1960. From left to right, Engineer Neil Doherty, porter George Dalton, conductor Ed Chausse, locomotive foreman Francis Schenk, fireman W.S. "Slim" Wearmouth, trainman George Kopt, and Express messenger Nick Krawchuk.

Last Trip of Engine #73

Engine #73 was purchased in 1927. In 1955 it made its last trip back to Edmonton with (left to right) Sam Jones, fireman; Francis Schenk, locomotive watchman; and Carl Gage, locomotive engineer.

Railroad Crew

L-R: Clarence Comrie, master mechanic; Christine Schenk; Joe Newman, fireman; Art Gibbons, engineer; and F.W. Schenk, locomotive foreman.

Schenk family fonds

  • CA GPR 0256
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1977

The fonds consists of .5 cm of textual records and 103 photographs: a collection of early Grande Prairie belonging to Jack Mantle; a series of railway scenes and train accidents belonging to F.W. Schenk; and a series on working for the Forestry Service in the south Wapiti belonging to Dave Schenk. There are 15 documents, all relating to F.W. Schenk.

Schenk family

Steam Locomotive

Steam Locomotive on the Northern Alberta Railway Line in the south Peace River Country of Alberta.

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