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Guelph Junction Gallery part Two

Westbound freight with headend at end of double track. August 1959.


UP_2904_2903 with Dynamometer Car 62. Bruce Mercer.

Units operated from Montreal - Toronto - Windsor May 23rd. returning through London May 24th. to Toronto Yard.
Then went out west and tested in the Rockies, came back east then went to CNR before delivery to UP.
CPR demo 5/20/1966 - 6/20/1966 Note: CPR bought 37 units. CNR bought 44 units.

2236 and 2235 coupled running as Extra East to Obico. These are two push engines that had assisted two west trains
for Quebec Street yard London from Lambton Yard to Orrs Lake. They would have backed down to Galt
and turned on the wye there. Note both order boards are displayed at red.

Note: These assist engines were all assigned to Lambton and manned by engineers working the "Cockney Pool"
so named for the many immigrant English engineers after World War II working this junior pool.
Firemen were called off the fireman's B spareboard (B= B rule card) Fireman with A card worked
a separate pool and could be called as an engineer if no engineers available on their spareboard.
No conductor was required (BTC) for light engine account less than 25 miles on single track.
From here eastward is double track (39 miles) to Toromto Union.
Longest assisting grade (55 miles from Lambton, 61 miles from Union) in Canada..

Hooping up! Extra 5752 West trailing 6030 and another unit. Note both train order boards at yellow.

Hooping up! 8785 carrying green.

No. 90 engine 2332 eastbound to Lambton. May 14, 1959. James A.Brown Collection

2214 assisting 5406 at the Junction. Engines have been cut off the train possibly to go for water since it looks like the fireman is on the back of the tender while a conference is being held by the rest of the crew! Paul Meyer/L.B.Chapman Collection

Extra 2214 East returning to Lambton likely off the train above. L.B.Chapman Collection

Extra 2206 East is light engine move off Assist to Orrs Lake going back to Lambton Yard. It will be a fast ride!
August 1959 Bill Thomson


Guelph Junction Gallery part one

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