CPR Brockville Subdivision
Train order 1955
No. 59 eng. 6551 at Smiths Falls waiting to depart for Brockville.
Note: 6551 one of several yard units modified for road service on
6551 Brockville yard. CN 2516 passing by. Two views 11/23/1973 Hugh Strobel
Tight fit on the Loop Line!
This is likely Brockville-Ottawa Number 562 (Daily exc. Sun.) returning
early afternoon after three hour layover.
Note: 2202 one of only three 2200's (2200 and 2219) equipped with
stokers, spares following termination of
No. 263, afternoon pool train from Ottawa to Brockville, with connections
there to Toronto on CNR #15, is arriving at Carleton Place with engine
1267, and the usual consist, CNR baggage car, 3 CP coaches, CN diner
and CP parlour car.
No.261 engine 8474 enroute to Brockville at Ottawa West (station
out of view at far left) delivering
OCS mail. 1961
2927 and 2200 doubleheading Number 559 the Ottawa-Smiths Falls-Brockville Pool train passing Ottawa West roundhouse. Although not a big train (7-10 cars), on Fridays and Sundays it was doubleheaded due to the difficult Nepean hill grade in both directions on a light branchline prohibiting heavier engines. This line, the Brockville Subdivision was built on a big swamp! What is also unusual is the fact F1a 2927 (built 2/1938) is hand-fired while the much older (4/1906) G1p class 2200 was equipped with a stoker around the time of this photograph. c.1950 Addy Schwalm/Bruce Chapman Collection
G5b 1219 (MLW 10/1945) leaving Ottawa Union with #559/263,
the afternoon Pool
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