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Engine 2 arriving at Scotland on the Waterford branch before the horseless carriage era! Circa 1909.

Cyl. 18"x24" Drv. 66" Press. 170 lbs. t.e. 17,490 Schenectady 4255 1894. Scrapped 1912.

Digital restoration; Walter Pfefferle.

Hand-coloured postcard.T. H. & B. Express leaving the Tunnel, Hamilton.
Old Time Trains Collection

Certificate for shop boiler from 4-6-0 locomotive 27. Old Time Trains Archives

A fourth class stationary engineer's license would be required to operate such a boiler under Ontario law. My grandfather held one from when he worked at Viceroy Rubber and a large school (where the closed hot water heating system operated on FOUR pounds pressure!) when laid off during the Great Depression by the CPR with a long service pass (20 years) in his wallet. He maintained his qualification renewing it almost until he retired. Just in case!

Slide-valved Standard type 4-4-0 number 4 worked the two-car passenger train on the Dunnville Branch
Hamilton December 1932

Photographs: Bud Laws Collection

15 Buffalo November 1939 Bud Laws Collection

15 Chatham Street 3/18/1949 Bud Laws Collection

Pacific type 4-6-2 15 at the new Hunter Street station still under construction in the depth of the Great Depression
December 1932

15 on #772 eastbound on CNR Oakville Sub. at Lorne Park. January 12,1954.

K-1s Class 15 and 16 sitting at same spot picking up passengers at Sunnyside (Toronto) westbound to Hamilton.
Dated around September 1, 1935.

Cyl. 24" x 28" Drv. 69" Presure 200 lbs. t.e. 39,736 hand-fired! eng. wt. 263, 500 MLW 65359-60 1923

Note: 15 scrapped 12/1955, 16 scrapped 7/1952.

16 Toronto 1932 Bud Laws Collection

Ten-Wheeler 30 Hamilton June 10, 1924 Bud Laws Collection

30 and another derelict locomotive await their fate. December 1932

40 when it was just another 0-6-0 yard switcher. . Chatham Street 5/30/1948 Paul W. Prescott

Sold 1959 STELCO 40

Preserved 1969 at NMS&T in Ottawa as STELCO 40 where it operated on a very short piece of track.

Presently displayed in Lindsay, ON and more recently renumbered back to its original TH&B number 42.

41 Welland 8/03/1949 Bud Laws Collection

43 Hamilton 1938 Bud Laws Collection

47 simmering away just outside the house. Don't back up! One door is closed. Chatam St. 1947 Bud Laws collection

48 Chatham Street. 7/21/1948 Bud Laws collection

0-6-0 50 (above) and 51 (below) with stock car in Brantford. Note the pilot for road service from Hamilton. June 1932

51 at Brantford September 1932

51 Waterford 1938 Bud Laws Collection

Extra THB 102 West, on CNR Oakville Sub. at Long Branch. 2/29/1956 Al Paterson

CPR frequently borrowed TH&B steam engines on weekends for use of CPR Ham trains.
These trains were operating on CPR Joint Track rights using CPR Bruce Div. Hamilton Pool Crews.

102 center of attention for NRHS Convention. Hunter Street station 9/1958 Bud Laws Collection.

TH&B placed their last two remaining serviceable steam locomotives on display at Hunter Street Station for the attendees.
#102 and #42 were both still in service. #102 was frequently used in Work Train Service up until its retirement
in September 1959 and #42 was held for stand by yard service until it was retired in December 1958.
You can just see the edge of #42’s tender in the lower left of the photo. Lance Brown

103 inside Chatham Street roundhouse. Bud Laws Collection

Gage Park next to Kinnear Yard. (acq. 10/1956) relocated 1/1977 Wentworth Pioneer Village, Rockton.
Note: Property sold 1968 to Wentworth County and renamed 1981 Westfield Heritage Village.
Displays include TH&B 56 van and Jerseyville station.

Extra THB 106 West on Joint Section in 1948.


Extra THB 107 East arriving at CPR Lambton Yard having just crossed over the Humber River.

Only two 2-8-4's were ever built in Canada for any railway.
Cyl. 28" x 30" Drv. 63" Press. 240 lbs. 69,000 t.e.
MLW 67574 July 1928

201 in a rare daytime scene.

202 in rare daylight scene. Most often these two Berkshires worked nights on the Kinnear.

Rods-down pose.

C&NW 2801 one of 12 built 1927 by the Brooks plant of ALCO after which the patterns were sent to MLW.
TH&B had been waiting since before the C&NW engines were built since neither MLW or ALCO had
patterns for 2-8-4 Berkshires which had only been built by Lima whose engines were much larger.

NYC 5311 at Harmon, New York. April 8, 1946 Donald T. Hayward Sr./Bud Laws Collection
This engine later became TH&B 501. 5313 became 502. Both acquired January 1948.

501 sitting on the shop track at CPR John Street in Toronto. August 15,1948

501 Buffalo, NY 6/01/1952 Bud Laws collection

THB 502 with CP 2816 at John Street roundhouse. July 26, 1948 Bud Laws Collecfion

502 (ex NYC 5313) Hamilton 12/1950 Dick George

Note: Tender converted to steam generator car 500 to protect passenger diesels.

CPR Passenger Service Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, New York.
CPR NYC TH&B steam, diesel and RDC era in Canada and USA.



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