Canadian Pacific Railway
London Division Power
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.
Engine crew looking at photographer during stop. Haycroft
March 7, 1951 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection
5169 all coaled up. London 9/26/1956 Joseph R. Quinn/Bud Laws Collection
Extra 4215 is making a move to either lift that A
unit or has just set it off. See man handling
m.u. jumper cable.
5599 brand new out of GMD! Part of second order of SD40-2 5589-5628 (40 units). A-2643 5/1972
PNC 3445 GP9u rebuilt PNC 1971 (12/1970 ex SP 3445 nee 5608) GP9 EMD 20133 1/1955
D10h 1048 MLW 52065 12/1912 London October 20, 1953 C.T.Felstead/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,
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.
2200 one of only three G1's modified with mechanical stoker.
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.
G2s class 2582 with standard size tender. (Three
years earlier it still had a small 5,000 gallon tender)
G2u 2646 Chatham D'Arcy Furlonger Collection
G2u 2664 on the table at Windsor. c.1940's Harry Hart/Robin Hart Collection
Undated photo may be soon after its delivery (2/1938) possibly public display for passenger service.
P1d 5111 displaying signals (green flags) and running
as a section of an eastbound Third Class train.
5160 London August 13, 1939 Robert Olmstead/Bud Laws Collection
Class P1e 5178 23" x 32" cyl. 63"drv.
190 lbs. pressure 43,400 t.e. Rebuilt CPR Feb.1927
5180 displaying green signals has been stopped by
the train order signal at Haycroft on the Windsor Sub. near Tilbury.
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
P2g 5414 with 275 lbs. and 57,500 t.e. 18-ton, 10,000
gals. MLW 69284 8/1940
Diesels came to the yard first, with "Made in London" GMD SW8 800HP yard switchers along with ALCO S2 1000HP switchers 7062 and 7063 in Windsor. The last 0-6-0 anywhere on the CPR, 6275 finished up in Goderich yard at 12 noon Saturday December 6, 1958 and was replaced by MLW S3 6589 until delivery in early May of 1959 of a new, tiny 500HP CLC diesel-hydraulic switcher, number 17.
Road freight diesels came in the form of MLW RS-3's and FA2 "covered wagon" A and B units, later MLW RS-10's and RS-18's all of which were maintained at St.Luc (Montreal) as roundhouses everywhere were scaled back or closed down.
8163 SW1200RS Quebec Street roundhouse London October 1969 Bob Heathorh Collection
Woodstock area branch lines were operated by SW1200RS 1200 HP units, a Canadian-only GMD model designed specifically to replace D-10's and other light road engines. The CPR referred to these small road switcher units, and MLW RS-23 1000 HP road switchers officially as BLU's, Branch Line Units. Un-officially they were called "pups"! After their week's work was done on the branch they would be gathered up and sent out on a main line freight to Toronto and back. This increased wear-and-tear on the units which were on a lower maintenance schedule in consideration of their lighter duty compared to the more typical round-the-clock service of the bigger main line road units.
GP35 5024 (GMD A2123 1/1966) and FB2 4468 MLW 79161 9/1953
Old diesel, new small Multimark paint scheme.
This is the second use of the number 4016. The first one was an FA1
MLW 77311 8/11/1950. It was wrecked August 8, 1957 at Attean, Maine
when running as 908 hit 951 engine 8460 due to a dispatcher error.
It was rebuilt 11/21/1957 by MLW as 8824 an RS-10s with short hood
forward. Later, RS-10 8557 had an electrical fire January 28,1966
near Thamesville Mile 46 Windsor Sub. and its components were used
by Angus to be installed in the carbody of 4014 (which was repurchased
by CP including other parts) part of a trade-in program to MLW for
C-424 4249. Outshopped March 14, 1966. The new paint job didn't last
long. It was retired 9/15/1977.
4720 MLW M-636 M6031-20 6/1970 Windsor April 1973
8131 first unit of second order 8131-8146. 26-L air
brake SW1200RS GMD A1731 4/1959
RS-18 8737 MLW 81612 4/1957 Windsor 4/19/1987 John Lameck/Sam Beck Collection
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steam and diesel
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