Men of the GTR/CNR Back Shops in Stratford

A pictorial view of some of these men.
This was the familiar insignia found on the side of steam locomotives in the 40s and 50s.
As many as 1800 people worked in the Locomotive shops in Stratford at one time.
The following are pictures of some of the men who worked in the locomotive back shops over the years. They came to Stratford to work from all parts of the world. Most of the men's families still live in Stratford.







The front of the shops as viewed from Milton Street in the 1950s










There are too many men in the pictures above to name them all. If you know any of them or would like their names, please drop me an email and I will try to get them for you. CD




     Picture above show Daniel J. "Boat" Hurley & Patrick J. Hurley in the GTR shops in the  early      1900s Other members of the Hurley family worked there till the late 1950s..Courtesy Bruce Hurley



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