Nanaimo RCMP hope to return old photos found on the railway tracks near Fitzwilliam Street with their owner. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP hope to return old photos found on the railway tracks near Fitzwilliam Street with their owner. (Photo submitted)

Police want to find owners of old photos turned in at Nanaimo RCMP detachment

Photos found on railway tracks in Old City Quarter date back to 1915

Police are looking for the owners of a collection of photographs, some more than 100 years old, that were turned in at the Nanaimo RCMP detachment.

The photos, which include one image from 1915 during the First World War, were brought to the detachment Oct. 27 for safe keeping after they were found on the E&N Railway tracks that cross Fitzwilliam Street.

“We were quite fascinated with them as each tells a story from a distinctly different time and place,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in the release.

Anyone with information about who the pictures may belong to, is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner of old photos found on the railway tracks near Fitzwilliam Street. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP hope to find the owner of old photos found on the railway tracks near Fitzwilliam Street. (Photo submitted)

Several other photos found show two women who appear to be standing on stone stairs near Nanaimo city hall, a man in uniform with a bicycle, possibly from the 1940s, a young woman in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a young sailor, and a man with a caught fish, possibly from the 1970s. (Photos submitted)

Several other photos found show two women who appear to be standing on stone stairs near Nanaimo city hall, a man in uniform with a bicycle, possibly from the 1940s, a young woman in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a young sailor, and a man with a caught fish, possibly from the 1970s. (Photos submitted)