All About Builder's Plates!
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Traditionally, builders plates have been attached to locomotives which serve to provide key information about the locomotive, its builder and when it was built. In the pictures above we find first the original builder's plate for our 120 foot turntable which was removed and repainted by Western Mechanical during the restoration of the turntable bridge. Western Mechanical also produced a matching builder's plate to document the rebuilding as shown in the second picture above. The third picture shows the two builders plates attached to the turntable today.
As shown in the right hand picture, TRHA has commissioned the production of a pair of Builder's Plates in aluminum for our CLC Whitcomb switcher which was a product of the Canadian Locomotive Company in Kingston in 1950.
Story by Russ Milland; Pictures by Michael Guy