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Canadian National Railways
Predecessors

 

Postcard cancelled 3.30 PM March 20,1911 in Galt, Ontario.
Promoting International Limited between Montreal, Toronto, Detroit and Chicago.
"The finest and fastest train in Canada"
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Great Western Ry

 

Grand Trunk Ry of Canada Gallery

 

GTR Erecting shops with 209 Trevithick with namesake F.H.Trevithick standing by front driver.
Outshopped in 1859 this locomotive hauled the Royal train of the Prince of Wales in 1860.
Trevithick was the son of Richard Trevithick of British steam locomotive fame.
The Prince later became King Edward VII.


Grand Trunk Pacific

GTP 101 Last of 20 (81-100) engine order. Cyl. 18" x 24" Drv. 69" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 19,200 CLC 928 3/1908.
These fine looking "gentlemen" are obviously the train crew!

GTP 112 4-4-0 with first train Edmonton-Prince Rupert April 7, 1914. Mattingly Collection
Part of 25 (101-125) engine order. MLW 46089 7/1909

H1 class 4-4-0 GTP 123 Cyl. 18" x 24" Drv. 69" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 19,200 MLW 46100 7/1909
Prince Rupert Island c.1910 Joseph Testagrose Collection

 


 


Canada Atlantic

Three Atlantic type 4-4-2's were built for the Ottawa - Montreal raceway against the CPR's Atlantics.

One-only Vauclain compound 4-4-2 with 84.5" drivers built after earlier 619 and 620.
Cyl. 13.5" and 23" x 26" Pressure 200 lbs. t.e. 14,181 Baldwin 18977 5/1901
Scrapped 4/1917

CAR 619 (619-620 two engs.) a Vauclain compound 4-4-2 Atlantic type built by Baldwin 16678 4/1899.
Cyl 13 & 22 x 26" Drv. 78" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 15575 Scrapped 3/1919
Keith Mc. Court Collection

Canada Atlantic and Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound both owned by J.R.Booth amalgamated 1891 as CAR.
Acquired by Grand Trunk Ry. of Canada October 1, 1904


Canadian Government

CGR 2922 one of 190 engines of this class built for CGR (160 CLC 30 MLW) MLW 58369 1917 Became CNR 3322

 


Canadian Northern


Intercolonial Railway of Canada

The Maritime Express, tarvelling through the Wentworth Valley near Truro, Nova Scotia, 1901.

ICR 69, 4-6-0 built by Manchester Locomotive Co., Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (later part of ALCO). #1746 built 1901. Cyl. 20"x26", Drv. 72", Press. 200 lbs., T.E. 24,000. ICR 69 became 612 following take over in 1913 by Canadian Government Railways. Later still it became CNR 1522 (Class I-3-c), when Canadian National Railways took over. It was finally scrapped in May 1925.

Hand coloured postcard. Old Time Trains Archives

ICR 76 Cyl. 20" x 26" Drv. 72" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 24% Manchester Locomotive Works 1751 1901
Became CGR 620 and CNR 1527. Scrapped 4/1927 Old Time Trains digital archives

ICR 130 Cyl. 17" x 24" Drv. 69" Flemming Foundry, St.John, New Brunswick 1881.
Unknown location 1902. Walter Pfefferle Collection

ICR 249 Cyl. (compound) 23" + 36" x 28" later, simple 22" x 28" Drv. 56" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 37%
Richmond Locomotive Works 3167 1901 Became CGR 5, and 11/1919 CNR 1809. Scrapped 11/1938
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Intercolonial 313 with Ocean Limited running along the Bedford Basin outside of Halifax.

First Pacific type 4-6-2 in Canada. CLC #1652 1905.
313-324 (12) Cyl. 21" x 28" Drv. 72" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 29,000
Became CGR 401 in 1913 and later CNR 5500 K-1-a class. Retired December 1947.

This painting was commissioned by the Intercolonial to mark the inauguration on Saturday, July 3, 1904 of the Ocean Limited.
This is a CGR version of an earlier ICR issued large lithograph that hung framed in railway stations.


National Transcontinental

National Transcontinental's tri-weekly The National-Atlantic eastbound leaving Parent, Quebec. c.1916
This train operated between Winnipeg and Quebec City. Its westbound counterpart was The Western-Atlantic.
Wm.Notman & Sons

CGR public time table 1918 ... Condensed time tables ... Detailed time tables .... Equipment table

Time table scans courtesy of Phil Mason


Northern Railway of Canada

(Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union)
1850-1858

Built to Provincial broad gauge of 66 inches (5 foot 6 inches). Converted to standard gauge in 1881.

NRC 3, Josephine posing on the turntable in Toronto. Built 5/1853, New Jersey Locomotive and Machine Co. 28.
Passenger engine with 72" drivers were the largest on roster. Scrapped 1881.
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Northern Railway of Canada 33 at Meaford circa 1870.


Ottawa Arnprior & Parry Sound

Ottawa Arnprior & Parry Sound 701 Compound 2-8-0 Baldwin 8/1899
Became parent company Canada Atlantic 701. CAR sold 1905 to GTR and amalgamated with GTR 1913.

 


St.Clair Tunnel Company

St.Clair Tunnel Co. 1304 (ex 601) 0-10-0 Decapod with side tanks removed (1898) and tender added.
Cyl. 22" x 28" Drv. 50" Press. 160 lbs. t.e. 58,500 One of four built as 0-10-0T Camelback by Baldwin 1891

St.Clair Tunnel electric operation


 

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