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London Division Power

Steam Locomotives Assigned to London Division: July 1957

The assignment of motive power (locomotives) on the Ontario District saw London at the bottom of the pile. Old well-worn P1's (5100 series 2-8-2's) and slightly newer P2's, along with old G2 (2500 4-6-2's) plus D-10 class 4-6-0's on the branches, made up the bulk of the steam locomotives. Old M4 class 2-8-0's in Windsor and London yards and a couple of 0-6-0's at Goderich and Guelph. Only a handful of newer steam engines were allotted to London.



Here temporary. Duplicated in numerical order below.

882 Push engine returning downgrade from Hyde Park 3.9 miles Windsor Sub. 10/1953 Bud Laws Collection

1087 Quebec Street roundhouse. 10/1953 Bud Laws Collection

Numerical order


882 Push engine returning downgrade from Hyde Park 3.9 miles Windsor Sub. 10/1953 Bud Laws Collectio

1087 Quebec Street roundhouse. 10/1953 Bud Laws Collection


D10g 887 displaying signals (green flags) running as a section at Chatham. D'Arcy Furlonger Collection

986 dead at Quebec Street roundhouse. Paint on engine and tender looks fresh however, the dirty side curtains,
drivers and rods indicate it was not fresh out of the backshop. It is listed in the assignment list for July 1957.
It was also on the pit check October 20, 1959. Later still it became the last steam engine in New Brunswick
its last run returning to McAdam from St.Andrews on April 4, 1960 near the end of the steam era.

D10h 1048 MLW 52065 12/1912 London October 20, 1953 C.T.Felstead/Bud Laws Collection

1087 Quebec Street roundhouse. 10/1953 Bud Laws Collection

G5b 1221 Chatham March 16, 1946 D'Arcy Furlonger Collection

G5b 1223 engineer oiling around while the fireman takes water at Chatham. D'Arcy Furlonger Collection

G5c 1270 sitting outside the shop on a radial track off the table. September 2, 1956 Howard Davis

E5 2116 a high drivered (70") Ten-Wheeler downgraded to freight service.
Galt. July 1940 Stan Styles/Bruce Chapman Collection

2200 one of only three G1's modified with mechanical stoker.
Quebec Street 12/29/1959 James A. Brown

2200 assisting 2415 on a time card train (notice no signals displayed). Possibly westbound at Galt.

G1s 2214 on the shop track possibly being dispatched on a Hyde Park assist.
. September 2, 1956 Howard Davis

Extra West 2228 5405 about to pass under Highway 5 overpass at Cooksville. 10/21/1959 Bill Thomson

2234 assisting Extra 5414 West leaving Toronto c.1955 Max Miller/Yves St-Hilaire Collection

G3 2332 London 5/11/1959
W.V.Russell/Ken MacDonald/Joseph Testagrose Collection

2410 getting hot water and steam cleaning allows fitters to work on moving parts etc. and, it looks nice!

G3g 2414 "just outside of London" in 1958 CLC 2018 1/1943 Bud Laws Collection

Note: Roof of station. Where?

2525 Note the spare shovel. Standard practice is to place well worn shovel at back of coal bunker
to trim spilled coal from walkway beside upper extention allowing fireman to reach water hatch.
This spare shovel protects loss of shovel in cab that might accidentally get thrown into the firebox!

London 10/23/1953 Bud Laws Collection

2559 still with open cab and small tender! London 10/23/1953 Bud Laws Collection

G2s class 2582 with standard size tender. (Three years earlier it still had a small 5,000 gallon tender)
London August 4, 1958 Ray Deschenes/Bruce Chapman Collection


G2u 2646 Chatham D'Arcy Furlonger Collection

G2u 2664 on the table at Windsor. c.1940's Harry Hart/Robin Hart Collection

H1c 2827 MLW 68964 10/1937 June 02/1959 Bud Laws Collection

Undated photo2926 may be soon after its delivery (2/1938) possibly public display for passenger service.

Engine crew 5103 looking at photographer during stop. Haycroft March 7, 1951 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection
Poor boiler water condition evident by white overflow.

P1d 5111 displaying signals (green flags) and running as a section of an eastbound Third Class train.
Engineer oiling around at Galt. May 1943 Bud Laws Collection

5160 London August 13, 1939 Robert Olmstead/Bud Laws Collection


5169 all coaled up. London 9/26/1956 Joseph R. Quinn/Bud Laws Collection

Class P1e 5178 23" x 32" cyl. 63"drv. 190 lbs. pressure 43,400 t.e. Rebuilt CPR Feb.1927
(ex 5078 MLW #52765 Sept. 1913)
London, September 2, 1956 Howard Davis/Bud Laws Collection

5180 displaying green signals has been stopped by the train order signal at Haycroft on the Windsor Sub. near Tilbury.
October 1951 Bud Laws Collection

5335 westbound at tiny Puslinch just beyond end of double track at Guelph Junction. 1956 Bud Laws Collection
Note; Looks like a 2200 assisting as usual on this long helper grade.

P2e 5370 on the shop track at London.

Class P2e 5375 23" x 32" cyl. 63" drv. 57,100 t.e. 250 lbs. pressure. CLC #1789 Nov.1926
London May 23, 1959 Howard W.Ameling/Bud Laws Collection
Apparently this engine has a tender off another engine since it is a 12-wheel tender of 12,000 gallons of water and 21 tons coal capacity which were normally on P2a and P2d sub-classes only. P2e's normally had 16 ton, 10,000 gallon 8-wheel tenders while other P2's had tenders of 14 or 18 tons and 10,000 gallons. 5375 was previously a Lambton engine.

Typical drag freight with 3701 (a Lambton engine) assisting 5403 on the Galt Subdivision. Circa 1952
Bruce Chapman Collection

P2g 5414 with 275 lbs. and 57,500 t.e. 18-ton, 10,000 gals. MLW 69284 8/1940
London. Collection of Harold K. Vollrath
Beginning with 5405 the P2's took on a more modern appearance with semi-streamlining that distinguished CPR steam locomotives. CLC and MLW would continue building these engines until P2k 5473 in October 1948.


Photograph Galleries

Gallery 1 ........ steam and diesel
Newton Rossiter
and Randy Masales
Gallery 2
.........steam Bob Shaw
Gallery 3
..............steam colour
Gallery 4
.........old diesel colour
Gallery 5 ........
CP Rail diesel colour
Yard Engines - Steam
Yard Engines - Diesel


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