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October 1, 2022

 

ARTICLES

Algoma Central

Diesels Added several photos of subsequent owners (PREX BUGX) covered wagons ex VIA nee CN.

 

Guelph Junction Ry. (OSR)

Added map (link) colour coded to give you a better idea of the trackage, spurs and connection to CN and CP.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

Trains

 

Park trains BC

Added several photos of narrow gauge Kimberley Underground Mining Ry.

 

 

Locomotives

AMT Added (link in caption) 1301 on Durbin and Greenbrier Valley RR tourist train.

 

BCR

Subsequent owners.

Added (scroll way down to Mexico) FNM 730 leaving town possibly after power switch. Note 3 other photos same place.

 

CNR Diesel Preserved US roads

Added (link in caption) "B&O 800" Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR nee CN 6780

 

CPR DIesel

SD40-2F

Added (scroll to bottom) 9022 brand new! Also, 9022 freshly repainted in new CP paint scheme after CM&Q acquired. .

 

Subsequent owners

AMT 1301 Added (link) Durbin & Greenbrier 1301. A long history of owners, many tourist RR's. .

Subsequent owners INDEX US Roads

Adirondack Scenic

Added 1845 with 30th Anniverary train (see what he is hauling next to the power!) Also, 4243. All ex NBEC.

Canton RR) CTN 1204 ex 8114.
Anyone know if Weyerhaeuser and/or Colgate Business Park still exists in Maryland? QUESTION

Central Maine & Quebec Added 9022. One of several remaining on roster when CM&Q acquired 12/2019.

Clinton Terminal

Added CTR 1650 relocated to another switching operation replacing shut down operator.

MVPX Subsequent owner.

MVPX 1507 ex CP nee 8417 now Cargill CRGX 615.

 

CP Rail

GP9 Added (scroll down almost to bottom) 8835 rebuilt 8242.

 

Self-propelled

Early RDC images. See 9116 added link in caption to prior owner LV 41.
For subsequent owner see CP Rail era image 9116 and links for modified as 9306 RDC-5 and VIA RDC-1 6143.

 

 

US Roads in Canada

Added (scroll down) aerial of Pere Marquette roundhouse in St.Thomas

 

 

 

Shortlines

 

British Columbia

Kelowna Pacific Added GMTX 2258 nee DEVCO 224.

 

 

Ontario

Trillium/GIO Rail

Added LDSX 7920 (ex ESSO Chemical 7920 nee CN) fresh leased "power" for Trillium replacing leased JLCX 3502.
Sadly, for rail enthusiasts MLW/Alco power has been on standby status for sometime now.

 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Southern.

Added PRLX 6767 just acquired. Be sure to click on link 5507 in caption for interesting scene.
Also, see interesting "things" in link CR 3327 caption next photo 3028.
Plus notes for other recent acquistions. Especially don't miss 3068 see what it is pulling!
Lots of interesting prior owner images too. Enjoy!

Also, NBSR 9801 leading three other units across a bridge 21 years ago! . Ex owners details and some photos.

 

Nova Scotia

DEVCO Added subsequent owner (scroll to very bottom) GMTX 2258. Kelowna Pacific.

 

 

 

Industrial

 

BC

Alliance Grain Terminal Added NREX 7004 replacement gen-set for their indentical unit.

 

Alberta

Sturgeon Terminal

CANDO Added 4023_4024 at LDS. Ex CP GP9u/GP w/photos as well.

 

Ontario

Oshawa General Motors GEXR switching contract.

Added QGRY 3548 3539 switching towards CN yard with CP passing overhead after setting off and/or lifting at GM.
Huge enlargement! Check out several prior owners images including a surprise!
New contributor Andrew Brown. Special thanks to Dennis Wu for his assistance.

 

 

 

Rolling Stock

BC Hydro

Added BCH 502 an all-door box car for lumber loading.

 

BCR

Added BCIT 800603 a double plug door box car (compare to old style double doors car in below photo).
These cars were used for loads going into USA to ensure they are loaded back to Canada immediately or sent empty.
CP had to set up fleets of equipment for subsidiary railways such as E&N, QC etc. to stop US railroads from using them to move their own traffic to/from USA points which caused shortage of cars to load at home in Canada.

 

 

CPR

Freight equipment Newer era. Added CP 268911 International of Maine Division (US built/owned) box car.
Created new catagory for subsdiary roads. Includes a surprise!
Started with E&N 292172 and QCR 75266. Both box cars in USA. CPR did this to stop US RR's from using their equipment for US destined traffic. AAR regulations required cars to be loaded back to Canada or returned empty.

 

 

OCS equipment

Added 401391 Stores Dept. box car. Ship supplies from Main Shop Stores to local stores across the system.

 

 

Interurban Railways

L&PS Added (scroll down below end of thumbnails) C-3 caboose in 1939!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

 

CPR Royal Train 1951

 

CNR Royal Train 1951

 

All Royal Trains

 

 

September 1, 2022

 

ARCHIVES

Added front cover of CNR Ottawa Terminals employee time table 8 effective 1953.
Likely for passenger service conductors, a convenient vest pocket size for tidy appearance not sticking up out of side pocket. Plus, safety of not catching arm against larger bulky ones including when collecting tickets with jacket open.

Also, (scroll down) CNR Time Tables added scan of large map Ottawa Terminals 1956 inc. CPR & NYC connections.

 

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR Ontario District

London Division

. Branch passenger service.

Added (scroll down) the busy scene shown above. See also existing photo of this same train arriving in Guelph!
Note that the relocated station still exists! Beach Street Station.

 

Yard diesel gallery

Added 1597 and subsequent owners inc. LDS (leased GIO Rail)

 

 

INTERURBAN RAILWAYS

Toronto Suburban Ry. Junction Weston Line (scroll way down) to Heydon House a historic building still in existance although in very poor condition. Added photos of Heydon familiy Junction residence. Learn what other business Heydon operated nearby and local pronunciation of Osler.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

Tourist

. E&N Div. CRHA

Added two more diesels acquired this year. Grand Forks 6703 (ex CP) and Paper Excellence 696 ex M&B nee SP.

 

 

 

Locomotives

 

CP Rail

Subsequent owners

NRE Added 1283 ex UP. Note: Previously leased to Kidd Creek mine.

 

 

 

Shortlines

CANDO

Sturgeon Terminal

Added aerial view of completed terminal including HUGE enlargement!

 

 

Essex Terminal

No loco photo but added aerial view with news of $11.2M expansion of Morterm warehouse capacity funded by ETR
and Federal government through the National Trade Corridors Fund.

 

Hudson Bay OmniTRAX era

Subsequent owner Added (scroll to very bottom) CBGR 2510 nee C&NW.

 

 

Trillium

Added new shortline St.Thomas, Aylmer, Tillsonburg including newly leased LDSX 1597

 

 

Industrial

 

Manitoba

. Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting

Added (scroll to very bottom) FDDS 406 m.u. equipped 70-tonner one of 4 acquired.

 

Ontario

Added (scroll way down to T click on thumbnail) for great aerial view of Richardson International's elevators in Thunder Bay complete with an Algoma laker and two GE center cabs switchers. Also, current photos of all three GE center cab units.

 

Timmins

Kidd Creek Mine Glencore Note: Includes detailed history of a number of mine owners over the years.

Added NREX 1684 nee ATSF 2299. Also, NREX 1283 nee UP.
LINK aerial view of Kidd Creek Mine.
Also, LINK their Matagami mine closed 6/2022.

 


Toronto

Andrew Merrilees (D) Added DCI 700 one of a large batch of GE 70-tonners

 

. Quebec . scroll down to G

Added G3 elevator at Port of Quebec City FURX 5563 and newly arrived EFCX 1005 transferred from G3 in Brewer, SK

How did a single NS unit wind up Canada? Part of a fleet of 80 FURX (5501-5580) lease units upgraded to GP38-2 from N&W GP38AC units. Apparently, NS decided signing a lease renewal was too expensive as was their purchase price.
They returned the units to First Union and instead they leased a fleet of SD40-2 units from HELM.

 

 

Logging

. BC diesel

Added Paper Excellence 696 (ex M&B 16 nee SP) recently donated to E&N Div CRHA on VI.

 

 

Rolling Stock

CN Work Service Equipment

Added 59328 auxiliary cable car ex oil-electric long preserved (with ex CP BC) at Dundas Valley Conservation Sulphur Station (photo wanted of station). Also 60027 cable car ex 15836 "doodlebug". Photos of both. See what else!

 

 

 

Toronto Streets

. Sunnyside

Added great old photo circa 1927 of Sunnyside Amusement Park as well as Edgewater Hotel in later years as a Days Inn
and more recently a Howard-Johnson's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AUGUST 1, 2022

 

ARTICLES

CPR Ontario District

Toronto Division

Former CPR Ticket Office main building.

New owner is converting offices into condominiums (a.k.a. condos).

Perhaps a new address (1 King St. E.) would be a good selling point!

The Shopper's Drug Mart will remain (unfortunately) as per their lease.
Hopefully, something can be done about all the crappy looking red everywhere.

 

North Toronto

.Grade separations

Added Lansdowne to later years subways.

 

West Toronto

Royce Avenue

Added photo of subway (scroll to bottom) under Galt Sub. tracks just at east end of West Toronto Depot platforms.
One pedestrian crossing the street on a Saturday during the Great Depression. Can you find two other pedestians?

 

 

 

CNR

Predecessor roads

GTR

Northern Ry. of Canada

Toronto, Simcoe & Muskoka Junction

Ever hear of it? Me neither! Added historical plaque describing this little very early railway that was absorbed into another small railway itself also to be taken over before long.

 

 

GENERAL

Sudbury Mining Railways

VALE (INCO) diesel gallery added aerial view VAEX 2006 switching (closeup) loads from their Coleman Mi

 

 

Toronto Streets

Royce Avenue

SEE (scroll up this page): CPR Toronto Division West Toronto.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photograph Galleries

Locomotives

 

CP Rail

Subsequent owners

Salt Lake Garfield and Western (Patriot Rail) 8223 and 8201 looking pretty nice freshly repainted!
Also added (scroll to very bottom) links to ex KCS 2903 nee CN 9559

 

 

GO

Subsequent owners

Added (scroll way down) RNCX 105 one of several ex GO units converted into cab control units for commuter service in North Carolina.

 

 

QNS&L

Added 409 and 408 looking well-worn after more than 20 years hauling iron ore. Part of entire 11 unit trade-in.

Also, added 448 and other units enroute completing current order of 19 GE remanufactured BNSF units.
This further modernization of roster should release 4 leased units (3 SD70ACe nee CSXT and 1 SD40-2 nee BN)
plus possible retirements.

 

TH&B

Self-propelled.

Added 301 gas-electric car and coach on local branch passenger meeting NYC E unit hauled train.

 

 

 

Shortlines Steam

Sydney & Louisburg Added (scroll to bottom) combine 4 preserved at Exporail.

 

Shortline diesel

 

Manitoba

Hudson Bay

Added 6000 first unit of large new order. Prior RR identified and photos (links) added.

 

Ontario

SOR

Added RLK 4001 and GEXR 2303 (ex B&O photo inc.) handling switching around Nanticoke on the small portion of
former G&W lease.

 

Quebec

Roberval & Saguenay

Added (scroll down to colour photo 27) one of their two very rare MLW M420TR units at subsequent owner; ADIX 27.

 

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Southern

Added 3028 new acquisition enroute! Inc. ex photos. Check out the vehicles in old CR 3327 photo!
Added 911 in brand new paint.
Also, 8144 leading three other units on train 907. Not exactly "shortline" looking!
Multiple former owner photos for units.

 

 

Industrial

Steam

Ontario

Added Electro-Metallurgical 6 one of 3 0-4-0T's. Also, latest relocated photo.

 

 

Diesel

Ontario

Merrilees Toronto (Dealer)

Added (scroll down to IREX section) link to RDG 103. Also, added IREX 0176 and link to ex SBD 176.

 

Mc.Kinnon Industries St.Catherines

GMD one-of-a-kind hydraulic preserved.

 

 

Rolling Stock

 

CNR

Freight

Added (scroll down) 429407 "storage car 1" old wooden car for use by unknown entity. MofWay ?

 

Facilities

CP Rail

BC facilities

POCO diesel facility Added 4523 on the turntable also 7047:2nd and 5013:2nd at the complex sanding facility.

 

 

 

Stations

CPR Toronto Division Added 1912 group of photos.

 

 

 

TTC

Junction Later Years

Added (scroll to bottom) view Dundas & Keele showing no tracks or trolley coach wires nor any Hydro wires.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

HAPPY DOMINION DAY!

July 1, 2022

 

 

STORIES

Bob Shaw is back with another episode of his CPR Branchline Memories Part 2 Braking on the St.Marys' Way-freight.

 

 

ARTICLES

CPR Bruce Division Special thanks to Ralph Beaumont for old colour photos and extensive research material.
Branches scroll down to Orangeville Added photos and maps of Superior Portland Cement marl quarry line. + 0-4-0T

 

CPR London Division

Diesel gallery Added 4025 in original paint scheme.

CP Rail era gallery Added 8732 leading three pups and a covered wagon! Also, 8040.

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Brockville Subdivision

Added (links) Public Time Table 1912 cover and Brockville Sub. (Ottawa-Brockville) Note typo!

 

CPR Trenton Division

Port Mc.Nicoll GB&S Added (link) public time table 1912

 

 

CNR Predecessors

Grand Trunk Railway System

Added Conductor's ticket for onboard sales, issued 1911. These were common on all railways for all time.

 

 

Shortlines

Algoma Central

Steam locomotives

Added (scroll down) 23 first photo this Baldwin 2-8-0 class.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Locomotives

BCR Subsequent owners Added (scroll far down) FNM 727 one of several units sold to Mexico.

 

 

CNR

Diesel

SW1200RS Added (scroll down old paint scheme) 1291 and while you are at it check out the above scene!

 

Preserved

Added 4 (44-tonner) and NAR 302 ex CN 1079 GMD-1

 

 

CPR

Diesel

GP9 Added 8507 SG equipped passenger unit in Script paint scheme.

 

CP Rail

SD40/SD40-2

Added 5665 (scroll down) also sub. owner 2005 NREX 5665. Re-sold 12/2020 to Luminant (formerly, Texas Utility)
Martin Lake Coal Mine closed. Enroute 5/2022 Kosce, TX mine and power plant.

 

GP40 (ex SOO/MILW)

Added (scroll down) 4615 (new Beaver paint scheme) plus. ex MILW 2035 and subsequent owner Port Harbor 8955.

 

Upgraded yard units

1500 GP7 and GP9

Added 1500 first rebuilt GP7. It wound up wrecked in a very heavy fog (I was there!) when the Herder was wying it and 1517. He did not see some other power whose engineer stopped when he saw approaching slow movement. It was a LOUD collision! What a mess! Eventually scrapped.

 

 

 

NAR

Steam

Added (scroll to very bottom for LINK) great view of interior cab view of preserved 2-8-0 oil-burner 73

Diesel

Preserved added (scroll to bottom) 302 GMD-1

 

 

ONR steam

Added (scroll way down) 1100 with passenger train.

 

QNSL

Subsequent owners Precision National. Added (scroll down to CNW) 4357 nee 111.

 

 

VIA Rail

RDC

Added (scroll down) IRSI 6202 nee CN D-202 and AEAX 6202.

 

Shortlines

Nova Scotia. Added Windsor and Hantsport.

 

 

 

Industrial

Hamilton Ontario Stelco

Slate Management Newly acquired all Stelco property and is seeking new development on this vast (800 acres) site.

 

 

Thorold Multimodal Hub

HOPA Expands into Niagara area with Bioveld Canada's acquiring of the long-closed Resolute paper mill in Thorold and
turning it into a massive warehouse complex that will include marine freight access. Welland and Port Colborne to come.
Includes great aerial view! Also, photo Bioveld 1305 ex Resolute nee CN 1305.

 

 

Lambton Diesel Specialists

Added LDSX 7920 repainted for lease to GIO Railways. Long-time leased to ESSO Polymers, Sarnia.

 

Tractive Power/Curry Rail Services

Added (scroll to bottom) FWDX 0002 at new dealer in UK which plans to have several of these for local industial switching. Unknown where these additional very unique locos would be built.

 

Rolling stock

CNR

Freight.

Added 429049 one of a fleet of 40 foot box cars assigned to Manitoba grain service out of Churchill due to roadbed being unable to handle heavy covered hoppers used elsewhere. Also, rare one-only horse car 830001.

 

 

Facilities

MAPS Added LINK Large historical map of all railways in Greater Vancouver area.

 

CPR

BC

Added great old circa 1910 post card of Revelstoke station, hotel and yard with passenger train stopped.

Added (scroll down to Vancouver) Map of Greater Vancouver all ralways, historical.

 

 

Stations

 

CPR BC Note: Same image as above in Facilities)

Added (scroll down to R) great old circa 1910 post card of Revelstoke station, hotel and yard with passenger train stopped.

 

 

Preservation

Added photo of C&D 7456 ex CNR 0-6-0

 

LINKS

Added link to Railway Stations of Ontario. All railways with extensive history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

June 1, 2022

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR Trenton Division

Scroll down to Oshawa

4451-6260 assignment T19 on the CPR Oshawa Spur passes over the CN Kingston Sub. at Mile 301.9.

General Motors resumed vehicle production in November of 2021 as was CP spur reactivated to serve the plant although
CP as well as CN no longer provides plant switching which is now contracted to Genesee & Wyoming Canada. (also shown)

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

Tourist

Bayview Place Added dinky 1501. Ideal for moving equipment on/off the turntable! More power to come!

 

 

Locomotives

BCR Added (scroll way, way down) 805 (ex E-L 2455) with a long history.

 

 

CP Rail diesel rebuilt

SW1500 1298 and 1299 Two units with nice paint jobs but a strange history! . Including photos of subsequent owners

 

ONR

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Looking for photos of ONR 2300 and 2301 as well as 2203 2204 and 2205

ONR Added NS 2642 Canadian built SD70M to be re# 2301.

 

 

QNS&L

Diesels Subsequent owners

Precision National Added PNC 111 one of several units.

 

Shortline

CANDO

Added GMTX 2163 the future CCGX 4210 nee Cleveland Electric Illuminating. Part of 7 unit recent acquisition.

 

Manitoba

Hudson Bay

Added OMLX 1701 and 2000 along with ex "CP" 1299 and its long history!

 

Ontario

Trillium Added (scroll to very bottom) Subsequent owner 3568 very recently.

 

Quebec

Quebec Gatineau

Added (scroll down) QGRY 6908 nee CN 5198. Be sure to click on 5198 to see what is coupled onto it and where it is!

 

Industrial

Saskatchewan

EVRAZ

Added GMTX 196 ex KCS. Also, (scroll down to IPSCO 10) added link in caption ex to Aliquippa & Southern.

 

 

Quebec

United Railway Supply One of several units rebuilt for Mexico by this small short-lived company.

 

 

Stations

GTR predecessor RR's.

Added GWR Guelph.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

May 1, 2022

 

 

May 1st 1960 Remembered

Sadly, the discontinuance of the old Orangeville Subdivision in late December 2021
and its dismantling now underway is eliminating this scenic line once an enjoyable
train ride for people of all ages to relax and enjoy a sentimental journey.

 

 

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ARTICLES

CPR Algoma District

Sudbury Gallery

Added old photo of SS Altadoc at Little Current coal dock unloading. Wrecked not long afterwards in December 1927.

 

 

CPR Ontario District

 

CPR Lambton Yard

Later years. Added (scroll to very bottom) 1932 photo of street view and Wallace Avenue footbridge over main line.

Road Diesels gallery. Added near-new 8584 and 4470 squeezing onto the table. See who is walking towards camera!

 

 

CPR London Division

Galleries CP Rail era

Added 5500 the very first CP SD40 one of 65 units. Followed by many repeat orders for newer SD40-2 units becoming the largest fleet of any model. Also, added 9011 in London.

 

CPR Trenton Divison

Piggyback service Toronto-Montreal . Added 3072-3025 in the controversial Dual Flag paint scheme.

 

 

 

SHORTLINES

Algoma Eastern

Added employee time table (cover and one page) 1930 Note no First Class trains.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

 

AMT

Added (scroll to very bottom) borrowed CP Rail RS-10s last MLW 244 powered unit.

 

 

CP Rail

Used SD40-2's.

Added 5421 (with long interesting history) on D&H. Includes 4 photos prior and subsequent owners inc. one in Brazil!

 

SD40-2F Added 9014 in Northern Ontario.

 

The Canadian

Added 4066 eastbound #2 in Winnipeg. Also, 1409 leading in Banff.

 

GO Transit Stouffville Line

Added recent view revealing no change decades later. Still a 6 coach train hauled by a F59PH! Brief history of service.

 

 

US Roads in Canada

Wabash

Added 1158A (and 1158 ?), plus 1189A making a meet. Also, 123 SW8 on road job.

 

Tourist

PSTR

Added old photo of Port yard north of the station. Includes a very large version!

 

 

Locomotives

Steam

U3 class

Added 6288 an Algoma District engine assigned to Britt to switch the coal dock where CPR received lake boats.
Thought to be Sudbury circa 1952. With a full tender of coal and raising steam judging by the black smoke.
Note the marker lamp! Could be ready to run light back to Britt after being in Sudbury for shop work.


CPR Ottawa West

Added 1231 being sanded.

 

DAR Added predecessor Y&AR 6. Only known photo of this short-lived RR.

 

Diesel

BCR

Added PGE 563, BCOL 573 and RCL-688. Also, 701 first of 30 C/M630 units.

Subsequent owners.

Added (scroll way down to Northern Illinois & Wisconsin) NIWX 629 repowered Cat powered RS-18.

 

CN Diesel

RS-18

Added (scroll to very bottom) 3887 inc. photo later rebuilt for Tempo service plus, re#3155 Tempo unit photo.

 

 

CPRail Diesel

SD40 used Added 5421 in Dual Flag paint scheme ex 676 nee KCS 676 three photos.

SD40-2F Added 9004 and 9017.

 

Green Goat

Added LTEX 1703 enroute in 2018. Inc. Prior owners nee NYC
Now, 3/2022 enroute to unknown new location.
Also, (link) USAX 1704

 

Subsequent owners

SD40

SD40-2 . Added in Brazil ALL 9481 and 3 ex owner photos.

 

E&N

Scroll way down to CPRail era

Added late diesel models (GP38's) following GP9 era and Baldwin diesel eras.

 

 

ONR

Diesels

Added 1735 two photos old and new paint schemes. Also power units 205 ex F7B NP unit and 206 nee CN SGU

 

 

 

Shortlines

Saskatchewan

Stewart Southern

Added GMTX 2237 inc. two prior owner photos.

 

Quebec

QGRY

Added newest unit 3537 (nee MP 904 photo of sister 905 inc.) on connecting SLR in Maine.

 

 

Industrial

Alberta Gallery 1

ADM Agri Industries Lloydminster

Added brand new RSSX 2255 LEAF also weigh scale test car CANX 420926 (nee CP).

Gallery 2

Added (scroll down to Sand Source Services) link in caption ex ILSX 143. Nee GCW 5 ancient EMD SC built 1936!
Current location unknown. 3/12/2022 passing through Minneapolis enroute ? Repainted red.

Gallery Dow Added (scroll to very bottom) NWP 3840 and SP 3840 links in caption RS 3840.

 

Ontario

General Motors (scroll down to O) New entry G&W new switching contractor. First time. Prior CN and/or CP switched.

Canada Cement (scroll down to P) New page for Port Colborne added CC 2 (see LINK in text bottom P portion.

 

 

Quebec

Canadian Refractories (scroll down)

Added No.3 a 25-ton Plymouth inc. subsequent owner and sub. of No.1.Photo of mine area. Plus (link) map of RR.

Francon Construction (scroll down)

Added (shown enroute DIT) unknown numbered GE 90-tonner with a long history of owners!

 

 

Rolling stock

CNR Service

Added 72414 MofWay Engineer's bunk car.

 

CP Piggyback

Added 503518 with a CPRail short trailer!

 

 

Facilities

CNR Bathurst Street

Added (scroll to very bottom) Extra 3887 West and 3886 two near-new RS-18's passing Parkdale.

CNR

Added (scroll way down) second view of Mimico Yard ice house with closeup of carts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

April 1, 2022

 

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ARTICLES

CPR Bruce Division

Bruce branches. Sadly, with the closure of the entire Orangeville-Brampton Railway in late December 2021 the long history
of this railway has come to an end. This 1855 building remains as a lonely reminder of its long history.

 

 

CPR London Division

Guelph Junction galley part two

Added photo of\tail-end of a westbound freight showing yard back in 1959.

 

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Added second view of 1834 wih same freight train "The Falls". Corrected typo original date.

 

CPR Toronto Yard

Road engine gallery Added (scroll down to date 1981) 1804 nee 8740 Also, (1989) added 5682.

 

Toronto Terminals

Looking west in 2006. Scroll to very bottom for this and large sized day view. Also, closeup of GO bus terminal.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

 

CP Rail

Added 5682 leading other units on D&H.

 

 

Tourist Rys.

Alberni Pacific Added more prior history AP 7 (M&B 1055) inc. photo and detailed spec sheet when built.

 

 

Locomotives

Diesel

BCR

Added 702 and 703 part of first order for MLW M630's. Also, 705 first of a second order and an interesting subsequent owner following rebuild! Plus, added (scroll way down) RCL 684 brand new!

 

CP Rail

6700 SW8/9

Added 6716 also photos of it as 6195 and subsequent owner Evraz (ex IPSCO) "Vote" for the best paint scheme!

 

RS-10/RS-10s Added 8572.

 

Subsequent owners

LTEX

Added 1210 ex 8113.Also, LTEX 6214 added (link) prior owners ICE 6214, NREX 5682 and CP 5682.

 

CPR . POCO Added 5682_5668

 

 

Steam

 

DAR steam

Added (scroll down to Gallery) 503 and 504 also (scroll to bottom) 44 two photos.

 

GO Transit

Subsequent owners

Added (scroll down) NCDOT 1984 in their sharp paint scheme. See also many other photos over their history.

 

 

US Roads in Canada

D&H steam Added two photos of 914 one with transfer caboose.

 

 

Shortlines

Manitoba

Hudson Bay

Started with first of 12 SD60M Canadian built (nee UP units) in new owner-Arctic Gateway Group paint scheme.

 

CANDO

Added CCGX 1502 1504 and 1505 part of five GP15AC ex UP units just acquired. Including many prior owner photos.
Also, Added CCGX 5204 first of three fresh SD38-2M rebuilds. Including FIVE prior owner photos including the above. .

 

 

Quebec

Sartigan Added photo 2047 renumbered from 647. All-MLW roster.

 

 

Industrial

BC

DP World Fraser Surrey (scroll down to F) Added photos of 101 a NRE built genset recently received.

 

Alberta

Dow Chemical

Added new switching contractor units GMTX 213 (MP15DC) , 2217 and 2232 (GP38-2) inc. 9 prior owner photos.

Gibson Energy (scroll way down to G) LTEX 6214 inc. prior owners.

 

Saskatchewan

Evraz (formerly, IPSCO) added link to recent aerial view. Also, photos (links in caption 6195) ex CP 6195 ex CP 6716

 

Ontario

Oshawa (scroll down to O) Added Oshawa new entry for General Motors.

Always switched by CN and CP. Late 2021 Genesee Wyoming Canada got a first ever switching contract.
QG 3547 3548 and RLK (GEXR) 4095. Photos at Oshawa wanted. REWARD

 

Quebec

Glencore Canada formerly Xstrata originally Falconbridge.

Started with JLCX 2002:2nd GP20 with long history prior RR's photos included.

 

 

Logging Railways

Steam

Canadian Forest Products Added LINK in caption for 112 nee Snolqualmie Falls Lumber 6.
Note: 112 under repair for Alberni Pacific tourist railway.

 

 

Station Galleries

Station Signs

Hooping Up Train Orders

Added (scroll to bottom) photo D&H Alco PA powered passenger train on Napierville Jct Ry.

 

 

Interurban Railways

BCER Added 1202

 

 

 

 

 


 

March 1, 2022

 

CORRECTIONS

Always welcome no matter how small.

Thanks to Marc Giard for correcting the name of company LaMarchie McGuinty in Industrial Locomotives in Quebec.
Thanks to Phil Jago for location correction of 6551 it being at the Falls heading to Brockville.

 

STORIES

We welcome retired CPR London Division conductor Bob Shaw with the first of his stories working branchline jobs. Enjoy!

 

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR Toronto Yard

Road engine gallery. Added 5011 also 5524-4508.

NOTE: This gallery has been rearranged in (reverse) date order. Back decades ago to when Alco/MLW covered wagons were still common. Worth a fresh look!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

 

CNR old diesel. Added 6500 with first run of the Super Continental.

CP Rail Added 1865 4742 on the D&H.

 

 

Locomotives

BCR Added 1001 and 1002 switching pigs. Also, 581 (later 606:2nd) following wreck.

 

CN Diesel

GMD1 Added 1901 fresh out of PSC.

 

 

CPR Diesel

SW1200RS Added 8144

 

CP Rail

RS-18 Added (scroll to bottom) 8800 last unit.

 

CP Rail rebuilt

SW1200RS Added 1239 ex 8144 Subsequently ILSX 931

RS-18u Added 1865 ex 8743

 

QNS&L Added 528 enroute, last of 5 units from Australia.

 

 

Shortlines

Manitoba

Hudson Bay

JLCX 2002 (ex HBR 2005) added several notea and photos prior and subsequent owners. Worth a look.
Current whereabouts unknown CONTACT US if you have any information. Photo wanted.

 

 

Ontario

Ottawa Central Added 1865 and subsequent owner Grenada Ry.

 

Dealers locomotives

Independent Locomotive

Added ILSX 931 ex CP 1239 nee 8144. Also, 900 nee AC 140. Plus, 901 ex MNN 901, ex DD-GM 102 nee ETL 102

 

 

Industrial

BC

Added (scroll down to Delta Alaska Terminal) Added (links) SNCT 51 (above) Napa Valley Wine Train 51.
Canada's only Baldwin 660HP yard diesel new for Crows Nest Pass Coal Co. Preserved in California.

 

Saskatchewan

Parrish & Heimbecker

Added (scroll down to G) PHLX 11 and prior owners STBX, CEFX. MVPX nee SP (phew!)
Added (new) Quill Lake WANTED REWARD photo of PHLX 18 (ex DLCX 6051, GCFX 6051, OK I have these 2). Nee CN 5195 also WANTED No Reward, just thanks. (PHEW 2!)

Saskatchewan

New location added (scroll way down to R)

Richardson Oilseed, Yorkton.
Started with recently arrived CRLX 2022 ex NS nee SOU 5220 once a high long hood forward GP38-2 photos included.
RO 1 is their old NW2 believed still there. PHOTO WANTED

 

 

Ontario

Haldimand (Nanticoke)

STELCO Lake Erie Works

Added old photo of unique FWDX 0002. WANTED Current photo at Nanticoke. REWARD

 

Johnstown

CREWS

Added JLCX 1202 ex SRY of BC nee CN 1053.

 

Mississauga (Clarkson)

Petro-Canada

Added LTEX 3830 and links to prior owners this unit and others BNSF, ATSF and C&O

 

 

Tourist Trains

Rocky Mountaineer

Added 7488 and 7498 GE B36-7 ex ATSF (included) leased units only power in early years. Craigellachie 1992.

 

 

Stations

Western Lines CPR Kamloops 1910 including a great enlargement! Compare to 1988 structure. Which do like best?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

February 1, 2022

 

ARTICLES

 

ACR

Rolling stock Added (scroll down) 72 a SGU custom rebuilt.

 

CPR

Construction in the Mountains Added photo of Andrew Onderdonk's private car EVA. Named for his wife/daughter. (?)

 

CPR Ontario District

Toronto Division London engine and van crossing the Diamond. Read what this move was all about.

Smiths Falls Division

Brockville Sub. Added three photos of 6551 (modified for road service w/BTC details) in Brockville next to CNR.

 

Trenton Division

Kingston Subdivison gallery Added aerial colour view of downtown showing station, yard etc. Plus, historic town hall.

 

CPR Lambton Yard After opening of the hump yard.

Added 435857 (Script paint scheme) one of several wooden vans still in use on local jobs.

 

CPR Toronto Yard

Added 550424 open tri-level loaded with new automobiles. In later years multis were shrouded to protect vehicles.

Locomotive gallery 1Pulldown area.

Added (scroll way down) 6560 and 6561 two-of-a-kind ex DAR MLW S3's in a scene that clearly shows the still rural nature of the area more than a dozen years after the yard opened.

 

CPR Subsidiaries

CPEL Added old photo of Preston Car & Coach plant that built streetcars and railway rolling stock.

 

 

Toronto Terminals Railway

History GO street loading view.where GO buses originally used.

GO Bus Terminal

Added night view of almost deserted loading area and day view fully loaded viewed in opposite direction. Demolition view!
Also, new Union Station Bus Terminal interior views of huge waiting rooms and some two dozen loading bays on two levels.

 

 

OSR Port Burwell line.

Added photo of 183 (ex INCO) very late built RS-18 (only a handful built with low nose) having features of Century line of units making it equivalent "C-418".

 

PHOTOGRAPHS Added "Night Lights" sculpture erected in St.Thomas, ON

 

 

Photograph Galleries

INDEX to old magazine articles.

Added 1895 article with map of CGE plant in Peterboro.

 

Trains

The Canadian Added B&W photo 1405 at Sink Lake and Mt. Cathedral/Great Divide

 

CP Rail

RS-18's Added 8734-8741 with RS-10 8568. Also B&M 1225 yard engine sitting nearby.

 

VIA Rail

Added 6767 also subsequent owner Cuyahoga Valley Scenic which has 6771 and 6780 plus ex CP units 1822 and 4241.
Also, "J Train" with 6917 leading. J Train explained.

 

Shortlines Steam

Esquimalt & Naniamo added new gallery for early years including rare 2-4-2T

 

E&N Preservation

Added photo of CP Rail Victoria turntable part of the Bayview Place development.
Also, old water tank resoration at Parksville. .

 

 

Lake Erie & Detroit added century old photograph of men posing with engine number 51 in Port Stanley. .

 

 

 

Locomotives

 

BCR Added (scroll down) BCOL 631 (ex L&HR) Also, PGE 571 part of a three unit order. Also, BCOL 646 M-420

 

CNR Diesel

RS-18 Added 3630 built long hood forward.

 

GTW Added (scroll down) GT 1951 the very last domestic RS-1 built.

 

CPR diesel

SW8 added 6709 assigned to switch GM Oshawa. (Alco's not welcome!)

CP Rail diesel

Added new thumbnail link for used GP40-2 units starting with 4652 nee B&M Also, subsequent owner.

Rebuilt RS-18 Added 1849 ex 8797.

Robot Cars Added Robot-8 1008 ex CLC-FM B-unit

 

MP15 used units

Added 1442 nee USSX 963 subsequent owner GMTX 219.

DAR 9059 on Digby Wharf.

 

 

Shortline diesel

BC Hydro

Added 941 Can you identify its location? New Westminster or Vancouver? Exactly where? CONTACT US ...Preserved

 

CANDO

Added (under contract switching scroll down to Saskatchewan and Co-op Refinery Complex, HLCX 3892 GP38-2

Hudson Bay Added 2506 and ex owner as well as subsequent owner; CRLX 2000

 

QRC Added first photo of Chaleur Bay with SFEX 3000 leading.

Arnaud-Wabush Added photo of CFAQ 1002 1001.

 

 

Industrial

Steam

Quebec Added Brompton Pulp & Paper 4 a rare 2-4-2T

 

Diesel

Ontario

CGE Davenport Works, Toronto. Added old aerial view (ENLARE) of many plants

 

Logging Railways

 

BC steam

Added (scroll down to MacMillan and Bloedel) H.R.MacMillan's rail inspection automobile. One-of-a-kind I would say! Check it out.

 

 

Rolling Stock

Businesses

Food Added (scroll to very bottom) CN 79294 at outdoor market Trenton, NS Check out the ice cream caboose above it.

Reused other Added (scroll down to New Brunswick) CN 79294 Oromocto, NB

 

CN

CNR Predecessor roads. Added (scroll to very bottom) only this photo A&GW 2005 predecessor of NAR.

 

Caboose Added (scroll way down) 79184 CN's first steel van.

Work Service Added 79184 (CN's first steel caboose) reassigned to work service.

 

CP

Vans

Added (scroll down) 437110 one of only two (+7111) SUF (Steel Under Frame) vans shortened 10 feet (24' 10") to allow one additional load to be handled on switchback on steep grade to mine at Trail, BC

 

Facilities

CNR Added (link) aerial view Beach Sub. Stoney Creek QEW.
Also (scroll to very bottom) colour image CN HQ building Edmonton.

 

CPR BC Added photo (50 years ago) POCO shop track etc.

CPR Added (click on ENLARGE link) "Bird's Eye View" huge enlargement Medicine Hat roundhouse circa 1903.

 

 

Stations

CNR

Toronto Added (scroll to very bottom) Weston also GTR Weston. .

 

CPR Toronto Division

Weston

Added old newspaper article and photos of work adding second track to main line. Also, two later years colour photos.
Plus, ex TG&B station. Also, first GO station!

 

 

Bus and Coach Lines

Added new link for GO Transit

 

Street Railways

Toronto Railway

Added section for Toronto & Mimico Ry. acquired by MacKenzie for his TRC.
Photo of two large open cars near Sunnyside in 1896. Map included.

TTC

Added two more views (scroll down to 2nd and 4th) of 1960's era PCC's in great street scenes full of "old" vehicles! .
Check out the price of gas per GALLON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

January 1, 2022

 

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR ONTARIO DISTRICT

 

CPR Bruce Division

Hamilton New Era

Added current photo showing the massive long-abandonded and derelict NYC Buffalo Central Terminal. Sad.

 

 

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Added (link) Map 1973 Falls to Montreal, Ottawa area etc.

 

Shortlines

Ontario Southland St.Thomas Sub. Added photo of OWS contractor doing track work.

 

GENERAL

Toronto Streets

St.Clair Avenue

Added photo (scroll to bottom) of CNR St.Clair station plus street scene of TTC streetcar 4764 (ex Kansas City, MO)
WANTED Similar scene with TTC Peter Witt, also CLRV car plus with current LRV. REWARD

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

BCR_Budd Cars

Added BC-30 leading southbound passenger train. See where and what is going on here. Enjoy other scenic views as well.

ONR

Added photo of the Polar Bear Express (2202_1603) at the start of the summer season just beginning its long journey.

 

 

CP Rail diesel Added 8768 with train of hoppers. Very detailed description with link to destination industry.

 

Locomotives

 

CN Diesel FP9A Added 6515 at fuel stand Melville, SK

 

CPR steam.

Added (scroll down to Predecessor Railways) Brockville & Ottawa 11 (only known photo). Also, Canada Central roundhouse with men posing in front with two engines. Also, link to brief history.

 

CP Rail diesel

SW900 Added 6718 Alyth shop track. Subsequent owner link.

SD40-2F Added closeup of 9011 showing modification that added a window in the front cab door of these units due to employee injuries when two people met as one attempted to enter at the same time as another one tried to exit!

CPRS/CP era

SD60-3 (scroll down) Added 6306 ex SOO 6024

Used SD9043MAC diesels acquired. (scroll way down below 7000 series). 3649, 3747 part of large number of units.
Temporary unit numbers pending rebuild and renumbering 7000 series..

 

CP Subsequent owners US Roads

Added new entry for D&I a shortline heavy into quarry traffic etc. DAIR 3021 and 3024.

Added new entry for Ellis & Eastern Ry. EE No.17 ex CP 6718

 

 

GO Added 802 (scroll way down) a B unit power car. One of only 3.

 

ONR

Added photos of 2200 and 2202 along with many photos prior owners. Check out B&M 300 to see what is with it!

 

TH&B Diesels

Added photo of 51 (first TH&B diesel) inside Chatham Street roundhouse. Still exists. Read about its preservation.

 

Shortlines

BC

BC Hydro Rail Added (scroll way down almost to bottom) 383 jacked up inside the diesel shop.

 

Saskatchewan

Mobil Grain, Big Sky and Last Mountain West Coast Road & Rail

Added MGLX 607 nee OP&E. Also, (scroll down) added MGLX 3147 (scroll down more) MGLX 6901 (scroll down) MGLX 3138 and ex RR (see also caption for photo above it for more links added KCS & CN)). Scroll way down below hopper cars to ex CPRS 5491 nee UP.

 

 

Manitoba

Cando's CEMR Added (scroll way down) CCGX 4209 freshly painted. Also, two former owners inc. Rock Island!

 

Quebec

Quebec-Gatineau

Added QGRY 3547 and 3548.
NOTE: Both units noted in Detroit on CP 140 (Chicago-Toronto) enroute to Quebec 12/12/2021

 

 

 

Industrial

Steam

Hamilton

Westinghouse

Added 1905 map of plant track layout next to GTR track. Includes much narrow gauge plant trackage.

 

Diesel

Alberta

Transmark

Added latest acquisition SSRX 2150 still enroute! Includes links to photos 4 prior owners going back to Rock Island!

 

Saskatchewan

Mosiac (CANDO switching contract) Scroll down to Saskatchewan. CCGX 4201 including prior owners. First GP38 built!

 

Cargill Yorkton. Added new elevator location for a locomotive. CRGX 613 ex NS nee BN.

 

Quebec

New (scroll way down to L) added 3 photos . L.Mc.Guire a stone quarry replacing the abandoned Hilton Mine
iron-ore mine and pelletizing plant.

 

Interurban Railways and Electric

Mount Royal Tunnel

Added (scroll down) 6711 (nee CNoR 601) exiting tunnel at Portal Heights.

Preserved Added (scroll to very bottom) 6710 (first box cab electric) nicely restored at its new location.
Also, 6711 inside at Cdn Railway Museum.

 

 

Rolling Stock

Alberta Provost Museum correct van number is CN 78492. Thanks to Marc Giard for this correction.

Preserved at Museums Note: Ontario segment of this gallery rearranged alphabetically by location (city/town).

Smiths Falls REMO new gallery started for part of their extensive collection including one-of-a-kind Dental Car that once travelled Northern Ontario similar as did a number of School Cars. More photos are WELCOME

Added (scroll down to Ontario) CP 437473 van at Lake of the Woods Railroaders Museum, Kenora.
Also, Link to 8120 diesel preserved there too.

 

 

CPR

Freight steam era. Still around decades later. Added (scroll down) 309953 rarest piece of rolling stock. See what it is and what it is carrying. See also empty car right above it. Most people know what a depressed flat car is but do you know what a pit flat is? Have a look.

Royal Canadian Pacific current years passenger cars also used as business car etc.
Added 77 Van Horne one of a very few cars built new for Business Car use. Most being converted from First Class cars.
Here it is being used as a rider car for a person accompaning movement of extreme oversized load.

 

Stations

CNoR Ontario Added (scroll way, way down) old photo of Pembroke.

 

CPR Ottawa Added two photos decades apart. In the second one there are lots of railroaders here and there.
Can you find the old bus in somebody's backyard?

 

 

 

Street Railways

TTC in the Junction in later years.

Added Brill make trolley coach on 40 Junction route in 1986. See some of the many businesses long gone.

 

 

 

 



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