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Canadian Pacific Railway

The Atlantic Limited

Dieselization of trains 42 and 41 between Montreal and Saint John, NB
brought with it a new limited stop service The Atlantic Limited
September 25, 1955 maintaining numbers of previous service
while covering the 482 miles in only 12 hours.

Note: Saturday, September 24th 2397 handled No.42.


Number 42 Atlantic Limited engine 4073 with two container cars behind baggage car has arrived at Union Station.
Late 1960's Saint John, New Brunswick Byron Thomas.

Three views at Montreal West and Westmount.
January 2, 1978. David Morris

1403_8576 baggage 2703, sleepers DOUGLAS MANOR, DRAPER MANOR,
HEARNE MANOR, Skyline 515, coaches 123, 2257.
Conductor George Draper, engineer Harold Griffin.
Stopping at Montreal West.

Brief stop at Westmount for two passengers and then ...........

........ on their way again!

Two views just west of Delson.

No. 41 eng. 8571_8480 with 2 express container flats, 2 baggage & express cars, coach, Skyline, coming .......

... and going! Three Business Cars on the rear! March 1, 1959 Phil Mason


This was the old CNR Union Station opened March 8, 1933 to replace the old 1884 ICR Union Station first used by CPR June 3, 1889. Mileage 87.0 CNR Sussex Subdivision. CPR reached this station using trackage rights of 0.17 miles from their Saint John Sub. (Mc.Adam Sub.) until 1970 when they moved to their own station within a new office building three miles to the west. CPR used that station from October 25, 1970 until October 28, 1979. CNR used this station until June 6, 1973 after which it was demolished and trains used a modern new CN station two miles to the east until October 1979 when VIA opened a new station near the old Union Station. Canada Science and Technology Museum/CN Collection

4074 Number 41 formerly The Atlantic Limited (two views) arriving at Windsor Station. Spring 1971
CPR/Steve Morris Collection

Note the container flat converted from a passenger car.

CPR was an intermodal pioneer.


VIA Rail massive cut backs in 1981 ended this long serving train. It was restored in 1985
and once again cancelled in 1994 as the federal government changed back and forth.




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