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European & North American Rly. Staff, 1861

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Staff of the European & North American Railway, 1861, Complete with Wages

The Intercolonial Railway was intended to connect Halifax with the Canadas, passing up the east coast of New Brunswick through Moncton, Newcastle and Campbellton. Such a link had been discussed for around twenty years but by the early 1860s it had not been built.

The Intercolonial was controversial. Business interests were concerned because it would bypass Saint John, Fredericton and other centers on the Saint John River. Still, it seemed that it would probably be built as planned, and the response was to build another line from Saint John through Sussex and Moncton to Shediac and all of the way to Pointe du Chêne to intersect with the Intercolonial. This railway was built, and it was called the European and North American Railway.

Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales’ train from St. John to Rothesay, 1860, from the Canada Science & Technology Museum website.

Following is a staff list for the European and North American Railway from the Report of the Railway Commissioners of the Province of New Brunswick for the year 1861. The list appears to be quite complete, except that it excludes management and does not name the Trackmen.

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Name

Occupation

Remuneration

Robert Marshall Accountant $600. per annum
William Forster Clerk and Operator $500. per annum
James E. Trites Clerk $300. per annum
 

Saint John Station

J. Henry Beck Station Agent $2.00 per day
Alexander McNaughton Ticket Agent, &c. $1.50 per day
John Doherty Clerk $1.50 per day
H.B. Baldwin Clerk $1.00 per day
Samuel Watson Storekeeper $1.30 per day
George McKillegan Baggage Master $1.25 per day
Alexander Brewster Switchman $1.15 per day
Thomas Pierce Watchman $26.00 per month
Owen Sullivan Labourer $1.00 per day
James Rolliston Labourer $1.00 per day

Rothesay Station

S.E. Davison Station Agent $240. per annum
Michael Shea Woodman 90 cts. per day

Ossekeag Station

George Flewwelling Station Agent $400. per annum
Andrew Gibson Switchman $1.00 per day

Norton Station

Richard Davidson Station Agent $340. per annum

Apohaqui Station

A. Johnson, Jr. Station Agent $300. per annum

Sussex Station

H.D. McLeod Station Agent $500. per annum
Thomas Burns Watchman $26.00 per month
Robert Anderson Watchman $1.00 per day
John Lord Pumper and Labourer 90 cts. per day

Penobsquis Station

William S. Stone Station Agent $240. per annum

Anagance Station

J. Jodrey Station Agent $340. per annum
Thomas Corbett Switchman and Pumper 90 cts. per day

Petitcodiac Station

W.W. Price Station Agent $300. per annum

Salisbury Station

John S. Trites Station Agent $400. per annum
William Miller Switchman 90 cts. per day

Moncton Station

William Steadman Station Agent $320. per annum
James Robertson Freight Agent $480. per annum
James Cummings Watchman $24.00 per month
James Connell Switchman $1.00 per day
John Flooks Labourer 90 cts. per day

Shediac Station

H.W. Baldwin Station Agent $500. per annum
B. Cleveland Switchman $1.10 per day

Point du Chene Station

Samuel McKean Freight Agent $50.00 per month
Alexander Davidson Switchman $1.00 per day

TRAINS

James H. Bartlett Conductor $2.00 per day
William B. Deacon Conductor $2.00 per day
William Gonce Conductor $2.00 per day
Rendol W. Clinch Conductor $2.00 per day
James M. Decker Conductor $2.00 per day
Robert Bustin Baggage Master $1.25 per day
William Humbert Baggage Master $1.25 per day
Nelson Cannon Baggage Master $1.25 per day
Alexander Patterson Baggage Master $1.25 per day
A. Rainnie Baggage Master $1.25 per day
Andrew W. Scoullar Brakeman $1.25 per day
Robert Rainnie Brakeman $1.25 per day
John McGinley Brakeman $1.25 per day
John Purvis Brakeman $1.25 per day
John Munro Brakeman $1.25 per day

TRACK

William Rainnie Track Master $2.50 per day
C.F. Olive Deputy Track Master $1.50 per day
James Rafter Foreman $1.40 per day

Four

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
Michael Dwyer Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
Jesse Bennett Foreman $1.30 per day

Two

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
James S. Brown Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
Richard Driver Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
Daniel McPherson Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
James B. Williamson Foreman $1.30 per day

Four

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
Thomas Sizer Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
William Smith Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
John Hewlett Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
William Stewart Foreman $1.30 per day

Three

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
William Stimson Foreman $1.30 per day

Four

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
James Ponton Foreman $1.30 per day

Four

Trackmen 90 cts. per day
Z. Lord Locomotive Foreman $80.00 per month
John Hunter Car Foreman $2.00 per day
Henry A. Whitney Engine Driver $60.00 per month
Robert M. Stevens Engine Driver $60.00 per month
William Aitken Engine Driver $60.00 per month
David Sinclair Engine Driver $60.00 per month
Joseph H. Moore Engine Driver $60.00 per month
Philip Logan Engine Driver $56.00 per month
Allan Rand Engine Driver $56.00 per month
John Stewart Fireman $30.00 per month
William Witherall Fireman $30.00 per month
Thomas Thorp Fireman $30.00 per month
Robert McAphee Fireman $30.00 per month
James Watson Fireman $30.00 per month
Charles Sloan Fireman $30.00 per month
Robert James Fireman $30.00 per month
James Wright Cleaner $27.00 per month
James McDermott Cleaner $27.00 per month
John Jenner Cleaner $27.00 per month
H. Thompson Cleaner $27.00 per month
John Benson Cleaner $27.00 per month
Thomas Ford Cleaner $27.00 per month
James Gaynor Cleaner $27.00 per month
A. Stronach Machinist $1.90 per day
C. Perkins Machinist $1.50 per day
James Sayer Machinist $1.66 per day
Joseph Ruddick Machinist $1.25 per day
J.B. Taylor Machinist $1.60 per day
William Bacon Machinist $1.25 per day
George Smith Machinist $1.50 per day
George Wayne Machinist $1.00 per day
J. Holland Turner $1.90 per day
Thomas Broadman Coppersmith $1.80 per day
Nelson Rand Driving Stationary Engine 70 cts. per day
X. Cleveland Painter $1.25 per day
P. Mahan Blacksmith $1.50 per day
William S. Chapman Blacksmith $1.50 per day
John Jones Blacksmith $1.50 per day
H. Cochran Blacksmith $1.25 per day
William Ayers Helper $1.00 per day
Michael Hays Helper 90 cts. per day
Samuel Milligan Helper 90 cts. per day
John Fogarty Carpenter $1.25 per day
James Orr Carpenter $1.25 per day
Henry Hunter Carpenter $1.25 per day
John Sloan Carpenter $1.25 per day
James Dawson Carpenter $1.25 per day
Joseph Henderson Carpenter $1.25 per day
William McKilvey Carpenter $1.25 per day
George Taylor Carpenter $1.25 per day
James Hilson Labourer 90 cts. per day
James Milligan Boy 70 cts. per day
John Knowles Car Cleaner $1.00 per day
John Clayton Labourer $1.00 per day
William Duncan Car Repairer $1.25 per day
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September 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

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