Non-common carrier railway 3 miles narrow gauge (36"
?) serving mine near York
Research by Jean Farquharson courtesy of David O'Reilly.
The Martindale Mine was opened about 1846-7 by Thomas
Martindale on his farm ½ mile below the village of York,
In 1908 it was reopened by Crown Gypsum Company. A narrow gauge railway
3 miles in length was built from the mine
Earn Peart remembers having two teams working on the grading of the
The last gypsum processed at the plant came from Squire Peart's farm
(later, Jack Styma's)
Crown Gypsum 2 one of two unidentified narrow gauge 0-4-0T dinkys.
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