Douglas Parker collection of photographs of Nova Scotia Light and Power Co. trams

Sweeper no. 5 Sweeper no. 6 Sweeper no. 7 Tram car no. 76 Birney no. 100 Birney no. 101 Birney no. 109 Birney no. 110 Birney no. 117 Birney no. 119
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Douglas Parker collection of photographs of Nova Scotia Light and Power Co. trams

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  • Statements of responsibility: Taken by a Halifax transit aficionado (possibly Fred Steeves) for the collection of Douglas Parker, streetcar historian
  • Source of title proper: Title supplied by archivist.

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CR 60

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  • [194?] (Creation)

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28 photographs (b&w negatives )63.5 mm × 108 mm (2.5" × 4.25") (size 616)

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Collection consists of photographs of Halifax trams (also called Birneys or streetcars) of the Nova Scotia Light and Power Co. who operated Halifax's transit system. Images show drivers/motormen, car barns, passengers, street-scapes and billboards. Streetcars include numbers 5, 6, 7, 76, 100, 101, 109, 110, 117, 119, 129, 130, 134 (running the no.5 Forum line), 135 (Oxford and Armdale lines at the Oxford Theatre stop), 138, 140, 141, 142, 148, 152, 158 (Buckingham St. line), 159, 160 (Agricola - South Park line), 161 and 162 at the No. 2 car barn, 173, 175 at the Nova Scotian Hotel, 176 with motorman changing poles at the end of the lne.

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Collector arranged photographs by car number.

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