Last runs of Nos 35 and 36
Photos by an 18-year-old Bill Sanderson
I apologize for the quality of these photos but I believe them to be historically significant. April 23, 1960 (a Saturday actually), the final runs of CPR passenger trains #35 and #36 took place. For those of you who don't know, #35 and #36 were the daily-except-Sunday passenger trains which ran between Montreal and Toronto and operated during the daylight hours over the old Havelock and Peterboro subdivisions. As a young lad hanging around the station in Perth, Ont., I grew up with these trains - they were part of my life. So I wouldn't normally have occasion to take pictures of them unless the moment was notable.
The first two pictures show a 4-car #35 led by RS-10
#8466 stopped at Perth at around 1:15 pm on April 23, 1960. Except
for Christmas and other holidays, this was the normal consist for
the trains - 1 express, 1 baggage/mail and 2 coaches.
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