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CPR Trenton Division

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D10h 1049 MLW 52066 12/1912 in Oshawa October 21, 1936 Doug Cummings/Bud Laws Collection

Extra 891 (CPR 1/1911) Pontypool, ON. August 8, 1957 Al Paterson/Bud Laws Collection

2807 eastbound time card freight passing a local job.
Belleville 3/16/1946 Donald M. Wilson/James A. Brown Collection

3722 would later go on to "fame" as the last Lambton steam engine to work freight out of Port Mc.Nicoll April 30, 1960.
Belleville 12/01/1945 Donald M. Wilson/James A. Brown Collection

D4g 428 CPR 12/1912 Tweed 12/24/1945
Donald M. Wilson/James A. Brown Collection

2390 is "displaying signals" (green flags) and running as a section of a time table freight.
Fireman appears to be looking back for signal from conductor or brakeman to proceed.
Trenton July 1949 Bud Laws Collection

Here we see Lambton's only G2 class engine 2664 backing onto its train the Trenton Pickup in Lambton Yard. Ordered around 9:00 A.M. Usually a G1 class engine the 2203 worked this assignment with engineer Alf Moore. 2664 was long dispatched on the Fraxa (frax-ee) Pickup, the afternoon Lambton-Orangeville assignment ordered around 3:00 P.M.
Monday, November 9, 1959 Bob Shaw

2664 Trenton Pickup, a regular assignment, (running as a Fourth Class freight) departs from Lambton Yard eastbound to Trenton doing setoffs and lifts at various locations along the Oshawa Subdivision as far as Trenton a terminal point. The crew will then go off duty and right back on duty for two days pay per roundtrip! No wonder it attracted senior men!
Monday, November 9, 1959 Bob Shaw

Extra 999 West crossing the West Don River between Donlands and Leaside. 2/11/1959 James A.Brown
Note the combination pilot. The CPR's answer to providing yard engine footboards on a road engine.
This D-10 is a one-time DAR engine.

Second Class (likely 902) eastbound from Lambton with 2408 a St.Luc engine being assisted by 2659 a London engine!
Sunday, July15,1956 Toronto Public Library/James V. Salmon Collection

This was an unusual situation as normally both engines would be Lambton power.
The train (displaying no signals) was ordered as "Push Out" meaning it would be
waiting at Leaside having already assisted an earlier train "Up Wexford" to Agincourt.

Extra 5161 East (from Trenton) passing Leaside yard. Saturday April 9, 1955
Toronto Public Library/James V. Salmon Collection

G3h 2427 brand new just out of Canadian Locomotive's works in Kingston having arrived on the CNR mainline since the old K&P out of Kingston could not handle such heavy locomotives to reach Tichborne the CPR Belleville Subdivision. Shown here on the interchange track at Belleville just before entering CPR track at the diamond on the CNR city spur to the harbour running southwest from Belleville Station involving street running on Pinnacle Street. Looks like two men are inspecting the journals on the tender trailing truck. Note that this engine (one of 20 ordered) has the Worthington Feed Water heater in place of the usual Elesco. October 1944 Donald M. Wilson/James A.Brown Collection

2224 hustling through Sharbot Lake displaying green signals.

P1e 5142 eastbound is likely Fourth Class No. 90 due Peterboro 10.10 Daily.
Saturday, March 16, 1957 Raymond F. Corley/James A. Brown collection

Extra 5142 West blasting through Leaside toward West Toronto yard. The station is out of view to the right far side.
This train may have come from Havelock as the return movement of Number 90 (see above). c.1957 Jim Parker

G5c 1262 looking fresh out of Angus! Less than 12 years old. CLC 2358 11/1946
Smiths Falls August 1958 Aubrey Mattingly Collection

G1f 2230 Cyl. 20" x 28" Drv. 75" Press. 250 lbs. new boiler. (Rebuilt 8/1922) CPR 3/1913
One of eight 2200's assigned to Smiths Falls. September 3, 1951 Smiths Falls Doug Wilson Collection

2219 one of only three G1's retrofitted with a stoker after the end of new steam locomotive construction.
It is Easter Sunday, 4/17/1960 and the end of steam is very near. Edward J. Ozog

D10b 686 (685-699 15 engines) MLW 39366 1/1906 Smiths Falls 1932 Walter Pfefferle Collection

H1a 2807 complete with smoke deflectors. MLW 68065 12/1929 Belleville April 1945 Bud Laws Collection

2816 with smoke deflectors (elephant ears). Lawrence Stuckey/L.B.Chapman Collection

P1d 5113 working in Oshawa. CPR 9/1912 September 15, 1941 Bud Laws Collection

D10c 774 on a local freight switching in Oshawa, Ont. May 21,1940. CPR #1451 3/1906 Bud Laws Collection

Nothing glamourous about this old 3400 downgraded to a yard engine but, it got the job done.
M4d 3427 58" drivers 36% t.e. Schenectady 30279 10/1904
Trenton, July 1947 Al Paterson/Bruce Chapman Collection

Another yard engine, 3507 finished up steam yard service in July of 1959. Robert Curry Collection.


2231 eastbound with the Havelock Way Freight at Peterboro May 4, 1956
This engine hauled a Royal train in 1919.

Extra 1087 West has just arrived West Toronto from Havelock on Monday, November 9, 1959.

Inbound engines were left at the coal chutes when going off duty at Lambton.

The next day's train 82 to Havelock, leaving Lambton with another D-10, one that was to become famous; 1057!

Above three photos by Bob Shaw, CPR Retired.

G1 class 4-6-2 2224 backing onto its train after making a lift from the yard in Perth
while working the Havelock-Smiths Falls Way Freight. Fall 1958. Bill Sanderson

Trenton Pick Up, eastbound at Agincourt, switching International Waxes. 9.30 a.m. January 7, 1959.
2662 is a G2 class 4-6-2 Pacific type. Photo by Bob Shaw

Extra 2206 West just west of Leaside with Automobile box cars (CP 294893 next to engine). These are 40 foot cars with
15 foot double doors, hundreds of which were just built in 1957, those with white stripe on door indicates equipped with
Evans Auto Loader device which raised an automobile up towards the roof in each end of car to doubledeck them.
This is likely the Trenton Pickup returning home. 2206 was the regular engine on this assignment with engineer Alf Moore.
August 22, 1957 W. G. Carruthers

Last steam powered freight train leaves Lambton.

For more than 20 years, 815 was the yard engine at Peterboro. When MLW delivered 6589 a new 660 HP S-3 diesel on
July 19, 1957 it was sent to Peterboro to replace the 815. Shown in 1960 at Lambton shop track, in charge of a hostler,
with contractor's employee about to coal her up. Made her last run Sunday, May 1st.1960 on the Tripleheader excursion.
Dick George photo/Al Paterson Collection.

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