Lambton Road Engines
Also, London Division engines at Lambton.
Lambton road engines can also be seen in the various
feature articles for the
D4g 439 assigned to Camp Borden an outpost terminal of Lambton. Dead in the bone yard. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
807 and 1018 on the shop track 1:00 P.M. March 23, 1959.
Bob Shaw/R.L.Kennedy Collection
D10g 891 CPR 1/1911 Bunkhouse hidden behind tender next
to water tank. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
891 equipped with combination
pilot on rear of tender as well as front pilot. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
892 not long out of West Toronto backshop, previously
a London engine working Woodstock branches.
D10h 999 (ex DAR 999) MLW 50973 5/1912 sitting outside
the roundhouse near a small overhead crane just out of view.
D10h 1004 (MLW 50978 5/1912) Note the ash hoist in right background. June 27, 1959 Bob Krane
D10h 1017 MLW 50991 6/1912 Lambton shop track c.1935 Bud Laws Collection
D10h 1038 MLW 52055 12/1912 Lambton shop track c. 1949 Bud Laws Collection
1057 (before it became famous!) leaving Lambton on 82
to Havelock. Tuesday, November 10, 1959
D10h 1058 MLW 52075 1/1913 Lambton c.1938 Bud Laws Collection
1058 Now equipped with modern combination pilot and
cut down style tender.
Extra 1087 West has just arrived West Toronto from Havelock
on Monday, November 9, 1959.
D10h 1088 (1087-1111 25 engines and last D10's) CLC 1124 9/1913 Toronto 1953 Walter Pfefferle Collection
G5c 1252 London engine working 73 Lambton to St.Thomas
2203 CPR 1483 9/1906 class G1c rebuilt 6/1927 as G1r
with 22 1/2" x 28" cyl. and a new boiler of 200 lbs. pressure.
Note: The table "boy" was a labourer although
unlike a call boy this was not an entry level position.
G1a 2212 still with open cab and small tender.Toronto June 4, 1939 Bud Laws Collection
G1s (CPR 12/1907) 2214 off an Orrs Lake push on the
inbound shop track over ashpit. Note markers.
G1s 2220 (MLW 49481 2/1911) with old OCS box car in background. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
2228 off an Orrs Lake assist. Note the climbing
pegs on the pole, once common on streets everywhere.
G1t 2228 (CPR 8/1911) a fine looking engine and very
capable. They were well-liked by enginemen.
2231 Built CPR 6/1914 G1g r/b as G1v 1/1923 with 22
1/2" x 28" cyl. retaining old boiler 200 lbs. t.e. 32%
Note: This engine was used on a Royal train in 1919 carrying Edward Prince of Wales on a tour of Canada and the United States. His Royal Highness would later become King Edward VIII in January of 1936 only to abdicate in December living out the rest of his life as the Duke of Windsor. Edward ran 2231 from Flavelle (Mile 20.9) through Brighton (Mile 9.9) to Trenton with engineer Harry Flood guiding him and accompanied by Bernard "Monty" Montgomery who would go on to fame in World War Two defeating Rommel in North Africa, a decisive battle that led to the fall of Germany. When approaching Brighton Flood told Edward to blow the whistle for Brighton. He called across the cab "Hi Monty, Brighton, dear old Brighton-by-the-Sea". "Blow the whistle" yelled the engineer as they raced towards tiny Brighton nothing like the famed resort in England. Upon arrival in Trenton Edward climbed down from the cab and handed the fireman back his gloves whereupon the shop labourer sent to clean the fire offered him $5 (about a day's pay back then) for the gloves which he turned down. This story was related to me many years ago by my grandfather J.H. "Johnny" Jackson who was a CPR fireman at the time. R.L.Kennedy
Here is 2231 years later eastbound at Peterboro with the Havelock Way Freight. May 4, 1956
G1v 2234 on the shop track at Lambton. Circa 1939-40's Bud Laws Collection
2306 and 2320 (below) were both asigned to Lambton in the 1950's and are believed to be the only G3 class engines that did not receive the modification of a sidepanel with engine number. Guess they spent the budget before these two got done! Compare this to other engines farther down.1/03/1956 Bruce Chapman Collection
G3d 2332 (MLW #66770 8/1926) on the shop track. Note
the 6-wheeled trucks on 12,000 gallon tender.
G3d 2333 painted Tuscan red with 6 wheel trucks large 12,000 gallon tender. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
G3d 2334 (MLW #66772 9/1926) with smaller tender. Painted
2414 was one of the very last engines at Lambton roundhouse in 1960.
G3h 2424 one of a small number of engines equipped with
Worthington Feed Water Heater.
G2s 2559 (MLW 46052 5/1909) being lined up on an outbound
G2e 2664 (MLW 52680 6/1913) backing onto its train,
the Trenton Pick Up.
2800 first of the H1 class 4-6-4's on outbound shop track likely being dispatched to Trenton. 9/04/1957 L B Chapman
Two views of H1a 2807 with inboard smoke deflectors. Lambton shop track.
2807 with inboard smoke deflectors. Harry R. Wales/Bud Laws Collection
Here is 2807 again, this time with the more traditional
style of smoke deflectors.
H1b 2810 another engine with trial inboard smoke deflectors. Walter Pfefferle Collection
2810 with standard style smoke deflectors. Lambton 7/1949 Stan Styles/Bruce Chapman Collection
2815 sitting quietly steaming on track 38 beneath the light duty overhead crane. 1958 Chuckman's photos
2818 in full passenger paint including silver builders
plate and armoured cable to headlight and number board.
H1b 2819 (MLW #68538 12/1930) likely on an east train
(possibly 902) sitting in (track 3 ?) Lambton yard waiting to go.
2825 newly transferred from Quebec District to Ontario
District in July fresh out of Angus.
2839 in off a push on one of its last runs. Bill
H1d 2855 transferred 3/1957 from John Street to London downgraded from passenger service. Bud Laws Collection
N2b 3704 switching at Oshawa July 17, 1940 MLW 51551 10/1912 Bud Laws Collection
Mudhen 3714 on the shop track at Lambton 1946. Note old style slanted number boards. Bud Laws Collection
3722 headed west on shop track with 6603 (heavy 0-8-0) hidden behind. c.1952 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection
London Division assigned 5111 showing signs of poor
P1d 5114 appears to be heading Fourth Class train from
London just east of the Humber River
5114 one of several P1's assigned to London which power only worked home from Lambton. Bud Laws Collection
A filthy 5116 won't likely get cleaned at Lambton since
it was probably a London engine. Bud Laws Collection
5143 likely a London engine, appears to be coupled to
another similar class engine and could be a doubleheader.
5154 likely a London engine and coupled to another engine,
possibly 5143 (above) although exposer does not match.
P1n 5214 on inbound shop track at ashpit. London Division engine. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
P2b 5316 on the Lambton Yard shop track next to what
appears to be the dismantled wooden coal tower.
P2c 5328 (20 engines 5325-5344) taking water on the shop track. Bud Laws Collection
P2d 5357 (15 engines 5345-5359) MLW 65453 4/1924 Toronto
3/23/1947 L.B.Chapman Collection
P2e 5368 (20 engines 5360-5379 CLC ) Bud Laws Collection
P2e 5375 CLC 1789 11/1926 Bud Laws Collection
5375 a regular engine on the Starlite to Aberdeen Yard in Hamilton. 1958 R.L.Kennedy
P2f 5394 with plenty of steam engines around it! 1958 R.L.Kennedy
(P2f 5380-5404 25 engines MLW 1928)
Hostler slowly puts 5394 away in the house entering 23 pit. 1958 Chuckman's Photos
5402 carrying green arriving Lambton Yard from London
passing Lambton Park after crossing the Humber River. 7/1949
5403 second last old style engine before semi-streamlining. Lambton 7/1949 Stan Styles/Bruce Chapman Collection
What is unusual is the main rods are off for a dead engine move. Looks
pretty clean therefore not long out of a
P2g 5410 (5405-5416 12 engines built MLW 1940) with London engine 2827
which normally worked west to Windsor.
P2h 5417 (5417-36 20 engines CLC) a filthy London Division engine in
off its train. CLC #2022 4/1943
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