Canadian Pacific Railway
Headend traffic was handled on a separate un-named train
not in the public time table.
First diesels on The Dominion were GMD demonstrators 7001_7002_7003.
GMD 7001-7002-7003 with dynamometer car on The Dominion.
GMD 7001-7002-7003 demonstrators are EMD FP7A and F7B
units #11015-17 11/1949,
GMD 7001 FP7A leads two F7B units 7002 and 7003 on The
Dominion arriving three hours late. Two views.
Checking things out!
The Dominion was discontinued in January 1966 as
approved by the Board of Transport Commissioners for Canada.
The large amount of mail and express traffic carried on The Dominion had been switched to fast freights 954 out of Montreal and 965 out of Toronto and to The Canadian leaving only a baggage car and four passenger cars as a typical consist. Prior to this similar reductions were made to Number 5 out of Toronto and Number 7 out of Montreal resulting in their elimination along with No. 6 and No. 8 in opposite direction.
The last No. 4 eastbound from Vancouver departed January
6th. due out 7:30 P.M.
Number 4 engine 1418 with 8502_8473 with 16 cars. Ottawa
No. 4 due to leave 7:40 A.M. departed at 10:05 A.M. with
1418's steam generator safety valve popping off. CN yard engine switching one coach.
Single RDC being held to add to train later that day.
Here she is just a little east at Hurdman with 16 cars of both trains.
A Look Back at The Dominion over the diesel years.
Christmas is fast approaching and travellers are heading
east on No. 8 The Dominion led by 4036 stopped at
1401 leads No.8 The Dominion eastbound at Portage
La Prairie, Manitoba Circa late 1950's.
No.8 Eng.1402 The Dominion eastbound due through Glacier at Noon on Sunday April 14, 1963. Peter Cox
Hooping up orders to No. 8 eng. 4033 at Banff.
1405 leads eastbound passenger train at Banff, AB December
25,1960 Ron Visockis
FP7A 1420 (ex 4062) leads No.8 The Dominion at Montreal West coming and going (below) 6/21/1959 Bob Krone
Tweedsmuir Park brings up the rear.
The Dominion No.8 with its regular mixed consist of standard and stainless steel equipment. Lake Louise August 1961
1402_1408 The Dominion at Westmount on a winter day. February 16, 1965
No.6 engine 8564-8679 (RS-10 GP9) crossing Stoney Creek
eastbound. 1958 Nicholas Morant
E-8 1800 No.10 Sudbury-Montreal local train connecting
at Sudbury with Vancouver-Toronto No. 6.
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