Canadian Pacific Railway
The CPR's self-propelled cars were listed under Passenger
Car Equipment as Automotive Equipment.
9004 with trailer 9002 on Maniwaki-Ottawa train 292 southbound.
9003 at Fredericton Junction lifting a reefer off tailend
of No. 42 The Atlantic Limited from Montreal.
Note: Markers on No. 42 already
moved to Chateau sleeper.
Detailed description of movements.
9003 (ex 46) Combine 72' 50 seats 70 ton EMC 444/St.Louis
Car 1537 6/1930 (Two car order 9003, 9004).
Note: 9003 was the last gas car to operate (anywhere)
finishing up Saturday, April 28, 1962 with trailer coach 3051.
9003 #109 on the wye arriving from Fredericton Jct.
5114 moving up with the freight train to Chipman NB 3/15/1957
Gas-electric 9005 has just arrived at Ottawa Union on
track 1 from Maniwaki. He has cut off the old trailer 9002 and is crossing
over to track #2. CNR will move the 9002 with one of its yard engines
to the coach yard south of the Laurier Avenue bridge and will clean
it in preparation for its next use. The trailer car was used on weekends,
holidays, and any other time that the CPR figured that the car would
be required. 9005 will run light to Ottawa West for servicing prior
to a return run.
9005 is right at home here since it was built in 1931 by Ottawa Car Company.
These trains were re-equipped with RDC's after the change of time October 26, 1958. 9005's last run was No. 293 to Maniwaki on Monday, October 27, 1958. (9004's last run was No. 293 Friday, September 28, 1958) 9004, 9005 were immediately transferred to Montreal. Later 9005 went as a spare to 9003 in Fredericton, NB. (Fredericton-Fredericton Junction) although not 9002 which was a trailer car converted from an old self-propelled car powered by batteries. Instead lightweight combine 3051 was used.
There is a lot to be seen in this interesting photograph
taken from the Laurier Avenue bridge over the Rideau Canal including
the green roof of the famed Chateau
Laurier hotel over the roof of Union Station.
Note: These gas cars were only in Ottawa from 5/20/1957
until 10/27/1958 however, CNR freight shed seen in the background was
relocated to a new facility in April 1958 which narrows down the date
of the photo. Heavy traffic on Holiday week-ends required conventional
equipment hauled by a G2 or G5 class steam engine.
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9005 (ex 48) Combine 72' 50 seats 71 ton (Two car order
9005, 9006) EMC/Ottawa Car 8/1931
9008 leaving Mc.Adam, New Brunswick 9/1957 Jim Buckley
9008 same place, different date (August 1957) no smoke! L.B.Chapman Collection
9008 and wooden coach off #155 from Chipman to Woodstock,
sitting at North Devon NB 7/05/1952
9009 all mail and express car. No caption or date for
these two photos. Believed to be Winnipeg. Scrapped 1950.
9009 with two car train of wooden equipment.
London Division . 9002 9004 9007
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