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The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH) existed from 1894 to 1987. Based in Hamilton, the old station was at the corners of James and Hunter, with the track running at ground-level.

The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH) existed from 1894 to Based in Hamilton, the old station was at the corners of James and Hunter, with the track running at ground-level.

15.George Hunter Dofasco and Stelco steel mills, Hamilton, Ontario 1954 Dye transfer print 31.2 x 42.1 cm Gift of George Hunter, R.C.A, 2010 Image courtesy the Art Gallery of Ontario / AGO Image Resources © 2011 Art Gallery of Ontario

Hunter Dofasco and Stelco steel mills, Hamilton, Ontario 1954 Dye transfer print x cm Gift of George Hunter, R.A, 2010 Image courtesy the Art Gallery of Ontario / AGO Image Resources © 2011 Art Gallery of Ontario

In the basement of a McMaster Univ dining hall in the 1940s. Nuclear physics researchers would meet in a makeshift shop, machining together metal parts that would create Canada’s first mass spectrometer. It was one of several nuclear firsts for McMaster. The university’s researchers were the first in the world to study fission products. In the mid-1950s, it would also become home to the first privately-owned nuclear reactor in Canada. — Margaret Houghton Hamilton Public Library archivist

Famous inventions out of Hamilton

In the basement of a McMaster Univ dining hall in the 1940s. Nuclear physics researchers would meet in a makeshift shop, machining together metal parts that would create Canada’s first mass spectrometer. It was one of several nuclear firsts for McMaster. The university’s researchers were the first in the world to study fission products. In the mid-1950s, it would also become home to the first privately-owned nuclear reactor in Canada. — Margaret Houghton Hamilton Public Library archivist

Stinson Elementary School - in the process of being converted into condominiums. The cornerstone was laid in September of 1894. Designed by Alfred W. Peene, the building measured 93 by 88 feet, being built of brick and brown Credit Valley stone.

Stinson Elementary School - in the process of being converted into condominiums. The cornerstone was laid in September of Designed by Alfred W. Peene, the building measured 93 by 88 feet, being built of brick and brown Credit Valley stone.

Incline Railway, Hamilton Mountain view

Old Hamilton, Ontario photos - the incline railway. This was still there apparently when we first arrived, but not for long.

The former site of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board education centre will relaunch in 2014 as the $85 million McMaster Health Campus. Originally opened in the 1960s, the site located at the corner of Bay and Main was sold to McMaster in 2011 and torn down in early 2013.

The former site of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board education centre will relaunch in 2014 as the $85 million McMaster Health Campus. Originally opened in the 1960s, the site located at the corner of Bay and Main was sold to McMaster in 2011 and torn down in early 2013.

Delivery boys and their bicycles on Charlton Ave West. 1940s at the Hamilton Amateur Athletics Grounds. Hamilton Library Archives.

Delivery boys and their bicycles on Charlton Ave West. at the Hamilton Amateur Athletics Grounds.

City of Hamilton film 1983. So many changes since then.

City of Hamilton: Talk about a Great Place. Originally produced in 1983 on film by Hill's Video Productions. Why would you want to live anyplace else?

Queen Victoria Statue Dedicated – 1908 It was a major occasion, witnessed by thousands – the first statue in the British Empire dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria Statue Dedicated – 1908

Queen Victoria Statue Dedicated – 1908 It was a major occasion, witnessed by thousands – the first statue in the British Empire dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria.

Sherman Falls

Sherman Falls