Memories of Riding Behind a Jubilee
by Peter Cox
No. 137 engine 2914 at Kemnay, Manitoba just west of
Brandon where the Estevan Subdivision leaves the double track Broadview
Subdivision. Train sits at the platform behind the station at the
end of the west to south curve.
That view of 2914 sure brings back some memories. When I lived in Winnipeg, our family would visit relatives in Souris every summer. We went from Winnipeg to Brandon on The Dominion, and then got on the Jubilee-powered train to Souris, which followed the Dominion out of town. It was in a short spur south of the main track just west of the station building. You got off The Dominion, walked a bit westward, crossed the platform, and boarded the wooden coach with green mohair seats and screen windows. It was well over 100 degrees in there, so it was a relief when the train got going and there was some air movement.
It turned south at Kemnay, ran on the south side of
the station building (as shown in the above photo) and then waited
for the eastbound Dominion to arrive, usually with transferring passengers.
Then it was off to Souris, with coal smoke entering the wooden coach
through screened windows.
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