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Canadian Pacific Electric Lines

Grand River Railway
Lake Erie & Northern Railway

Gallery interurbans

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William Miller Gallery

LE&N Brantford station

Taking the Red Eye Home
Inc. Galt and Glen station photos
Personal story by Al Howlett

Preston Car & Coach Co. Ltd. plant (1908-1923)
633 Margaret Street, just east of the Speed River, Preston, ON

Galt, Preston & Hespeler car 51 crossing the Speed river leaving Preston for Hespeler.

Interurban car built by Preston Car & Coach, Preston, Ontario. Rumsey & Co.

Preston and Berlin car on Freeport Bridge, 1905. James Esson

Grand River Ry. car on Speed River bridge, Preston. c.1910. Rumsey & Co.

GP&H and P&B station and car barn, Preston, 1904. Old Time Trains Collection

GP&H Idylwild Park on the Speed River. Opened 1899 closed 1916 Old Time Trains Collection


The Preston & Berlin was leased October 11, 1903 by the Galt, Preston & Hespeler. In 1905 it was extended to Waterloo. January 1, 1908 the GP&H and the P&B were amalgamated and re-named Berlin, Waterloo, Wellesley & Lake Huron. On June 1st it was leased to the CPR for 99 years. July 7, 1914 it was again re-named, this time, Grand River.

Canadian Pacific Staff Bulletin June 1945

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Here is how the GE 70-tonners might have looked.
Prepared especially for Old Time Trains by Roland Ruesch

Many railway diesel drawings are at Engine Shop.

Read more in Canadian Pacific's Electric Lines by George Roth and William Clack.
Another of the many excellent books published by the BRMNA

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