Hamilton-Port Rowan Mixed
A railfan trip
in 1955 by Anthony H. Perles
Note: For more photos and history of this mixed train
and others refer to Ian Wilson's excellent book
Hamilton-Caledonia-Hagersville-Jarvis-Simcoe-Port Rowan-Port Dover.
Map of southwestern Ontario CNR lines 1954.
Employee time table
E-10-a class Mogul 80 (ex 902 nee GTR 1000 CLC
After street running on Ferguson Avenue a stiff grade
up the Niagara Escarpment (a.k.a. Hamilton mountain) will challenge
Switching freight at Caledonia the fireman relaxes to watch the photographer!
A stretch of main line running (just under 11 miles) over the Cayuga Sub. from Jarvis to Simcoe.
Back on the branch again. This time the unusual two part
Simcoe Sub. from Simcoe Jct. to Port Rowan and back to
On the turntable
at Port Rowan. Two crewmen having a discussion!
Here is branchline railroading at its confusiing best!
Direction of train is actually
towards the photographer!
Sitting with its short train at Port Dover. From here it is back to Hamilton.
A meet with Mixed 219 engine 5595 running between Fort
Erie and Brantford on the Dunnville Subdivision.
Some other trains on another day.
Mixed 218 engine 3547 eastbound on the Dunnville Sub. leaving Ridgeway, Ontario. 4/12/1958
Mixed 233 engine 1541 westward (southbound) crossing the
NYC diamond Hagersville Saturday, August 10, 1957.
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