1893 Jigger Details

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By Gas Engine Magazine readers

Read this reader's letter about a photo of a gas-engine operated jigger.


While performing a recent search of events in Gleichen, Alberta, I came across a photo of a gas-engine operated jigger. The photo is in the Glenbow Museum Archives, image number: NA-448-5. The date is listed as 1893 and the title states the jigger shown is the first to be run on any railroad in the world.

Gleichen was the Canadian Pacific Railroad western headquarters at that time as Calgary was little more than a fort. Does your group have any information to add to this? Duryea is listed as selling gas-powered vehicles that year.

Any help or directions are appreciated.

James E.

Thank you for sharing this unique photo, James. Perhaps one of our readers can shed some light on this topic.
– Editor

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Updated on Jul 1, 2021  |  Originally Published on Jun 22, 2021

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