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March 1, 2018
CPR Bruce Division
Stations: 19th century gallery Teeswater Sub. Added old photo Waldermar with people posing.
Orangeville Yard Added link to Superior Portland Cement hand coloured
postcard 1907 and message! Added (scroll down) Cataract Added link 1923
map of track layout including quarry spur, turntable etc. then,
Scroll down to Owen Sound Subdivision. Added 1972 colour photo of Owen Sound roundhouse.
Teeswater Subdivision Mount Forest spur added link to 1910 map of tracks and facilities.
Branch Passenger service.
CPR London Division
Added link to map of all railways Ottawa 1965.
CPR Toronto Division
Station gallery West
Don River Bridge.
Added link Leaside high bridge to a great photo of the completed bridge.
John Street Locomotive Department
photos (link) Added (scroll down) aerial view of roundhouse etc.
nearing completion August 1929 as seen from opposite angle to earlier
view. Enlargment also.
Added link in text below 6525 photo for Christie's cookie
plant closed in November 2013 and awaiting approval for a massive residential
development. Another link for sadly, another Canadian plant and its
employment lost, considered as "no longer viable". Campbell's
recently announced the upcoming closure of their 87 year old (1931)
plant at 60 Birmingham Street in New Toronto. Affecting 380 jobs even
though millions of dollars were spent not long ago to upgrade machinery.
Campbell's had ended shipping by insulated box cars due to service issues
changing to intermodal years ago removing their private siding. It would
be nice if the new owners (Highline) of the former Heinz plant in Leamington
could take over Campbell's Canadian production even if it had to move
CPR Trenton Division.
CPR Lambton Yard.
Canadian Northern Added (scroll down) coloured picture unique station built for OS&H Ontario's first railway.
GTR Added great old
colour travel brochure for Summer Resorts in Quebec.
Line. Added (scroll down Humber loop) photo of long abandoned Old
Mill on Humber river. Also,
GMD (scroll down to Export Locomotives). Added SJ 742 a model G12 sent to Sweden and now preserved.
Interurbans and Street Railways
Toronto Suburban Weston Line (scroll down) Added link in caption to aerial photo of Willys-Overland factory
Toronto Transportation Commission Added link to level crossings and grade separations.
Toronto Independent Bus Lines
Danforth Bus Lines
and Toronto Coach Lines Added public time table 1953 for highway
Added three interesting old photos. Engineers insurance
policy beginning of Brotherhood at a time when unions were illegal.
CPR Ottawa old
diesel Added (scroll way down) four photos of Train Master diesels,
rare in Ottawa. Includes three photo series the first of which is passing
near (out of shot) well-known retired CPR railroader L. B. (Bruce) Chapman's
long-time home on Gilchrist Avenue. Bruce is a long time personal friend
and constant contributor of photos and information for this website.
US roads in Canada NOTE: Movie trains relocated to very bottom of page.
Added at top NYC Windsor Station in latter years. Used by CPR trains to/from USA.
NYC-CASO-PC Added (scroll down) three photos of Hagersville Tower including last day.
Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio/CSX
BCR diesel. Added a great
find, two builder's photos of 565, 566 MLW RSC-3 (6 axle 4 traction
motors). (561 preserved)
Northern type Added (scroll down) 6302 at unknown location. 6400 builders photo and another at Turcot in 1954.
Preserved units. Added 8120 at Kenora RR museum. Sadly, 4723 at Farnham was scrapped recently due to minor vandalism (a van was previously scrapped also vandalized) and lack of funds and interest in a small community.
Added (scroll down) two digitally coloured old photographs of 306 and 307. Colour photography was expensive back in the 1950's so too did the very slow speed of colour film make moving photos difficult and seldom used for that reason.
TH&B steam Added (scroll down) roster shot of 202 in rods down pose. One of only two 2-8-4 Berkshires in Canada.
GMD covered wagons are here! "Everyone and his brother" came out to see them!
Ontario See What's New in this Gallery?
Added (scroll down) two photos of PHLX covered hopper cars including 112 one of a big order for grain cars.
Saskatchewan Grain Car Corp. has disposed of its grain car fleet to three shortlines. See details.
CNR Added (scroll down) photo PSC diesel shop with an array of different passengers units on the shop tracks.
CNR Roundhouses Turcot added (scroll down) links to two 1930 aerials of Turcot (bottom) and CPR Glen (upper).
Glen (scroll down) to links two 1930 aerials of Turcot (bottom) and CPR Glen (upper). SAME as above CNR Roundhouses
BC only Added (scroll down to V = Vancouver) aerial Drake St. roundhouse with red outline of a garden! These were common all across the CPR at station and kept by the Agent. Lesser known were a smaller number in yards looked after by sectionmen.
Added (scroll down) view looking down at consist being
turned on the wye in Drake Street.
CPR Palais Station in Quebec City. Added two 1976 colour photos. Note too the previously uploaded 1916 articles.
CPR Alberta. Added (scroll down) Calgary 1920's view plus 1960's colour view of street scene includes Palliser Hotel.
GTR Added link to map of Ottawa Terminals inc. Union Station 1911.
Interurban & Electric Rys.
London & Port Stanley.
Street Railways (scroll down to link at top of galleries list).
Patterson & Corbin old local maker of electric street cars, horse and trail cars. 1895 advertisement.
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NOTE: Page count now at 2317! A favourite engine of mine.
CPR Ships GLSS
Sub. Added great street scene of Brockville bound Number 261.
Created new station gallery for Smiths
Falls Division stations OTHER than the Falls itself. Starting with:
CPR Lambton Yard
Steam yard engine gallery. Added (scroll down) 0-6-0's 6160 and 6209 c.1937, 1946.
OSR Power gallery. Added (scroll to very bottom) BCOL 644. One of four GE units acquired, the largest OSR power.
new gallery for business re-use of railway rolling stock. Beginning
with Clearview Station B&B, Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum
and Tourist Bureau in Nova Scotia, Ossawippi Express Dining Cars which
only recently had a final piece of its chequered past come to an end.
Tatamagouche Station Inn in Nova Scotia with the largest number of cabooses.
Victoria Station once a big chain of restaurants (only two in Canada)
that lasted for a number of years. More to come.
Added (scroll down) colour photo 6701 on historic Store
Street in Victoria.
Tour of 1901 Added (scroll down to bottom) great photo of huge crowd at Carleton Place.
BCR Added (scroll down) 632 ex L&HR C-420, scroll farther down to BC Rail segment for 601 two photos including Starlight Dinner Train plus 602, 603 and 604. Scroll down further to 644 (now OSR) in A-B-B-A consist, also 646, now OSR 646, and GE's 4603, 4608, 4610, 4618, 4621, 4645.
PGE diesel Subsequent owners Added M&B 1012 the only 65-tonner on PGE roster.
P2 class Added (scroll down) 5410, 5413, 5414 and 5417. Some brand new! Also, 5455 with a working wig-wag!
U3 class 0-6-0 Added (scroll down) 6152 with a switchman giving engineer hand signal preparing to line switch for a backup move. All without a radio! Hot summer with canvas awning out and roof hatch open!
GO diesel Added (scroll down to APCU section) Added 9861 ex ONR A unit later re# 904.
BC SRY Rail Link
BC Added (scroll way down) two photos of United Grain Growers 6503 switching the elevator.
Logging steam Added Bloedel Stewart & Welch 1 two views from the seldom-photographed left side of a Shay!
Logging (and paper mill) diesel (scroll down to M's (M&B 76-11 45-tonner) added M&B 1012 (same photo as above)
Salem & Hillsborough Added 8245 ex CN S-12
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Lake and Rail Added (scroll down to very bottom) two great colour photos of tug and barge on lake, also Nelson yard.
CPR Eastern Region
Hamilton Added (scroll down) P2 class 2-8-2 approaching Hamilton Jct. heading to Aberdeen Yard 1956. .
Other history. Changes over the Years. Signalling details. Photo of train at Guelph Junction passing through new CTC signals.
CPR Toronto Division
Stations Leaside Added 1945 view of old station.
CPR Trenton Division
History of Changes over the Years. Added photo of the early style Hot Box Dedector signal and explanation of same.
Doug Hately's Bowmanville Gallery. Added two interesting photos of an unusual move! See what it was.
Station gallery Havelock
CPR Lambton Yard
Road engines Steam: Added P2's 5368, 5371, 5375 and 5403 (c.1951).
Added SD40 (thumbnail) subsequent owners two photos only surviving SD40 6006 in WC and WGNS paint schemes.
CANDO Imperial Oil refinery East Edmonton. Gallery Add CCGX 4008 seven years later in newer paint scheme.
OSR St.Thomas Sub. A little update with a winter photo of 1620_1400 backing over the diamond with CN Cayuga line.
Sudbury Area Mining Railways
Gallery electric locomotives Added (scroll way down) 113_125 the latter one of 5 ex KCC locos rebuilt in Arizona.
Gallery rolling stock Added photos of 14 and 28 two of the many slag pot cars in different empty positions.
AMT Added photo of STCUM doubledeck train led by cab car 900. This equipment all stored out of service.
Cartier Scroll down to Subseqyent owners. Added WNYP 637 (nee CN 2312) with a short train OL-2 to Salamanca.
CPR diesel The Canadian Added a second view the last Canadian ex Ottawa from opposite end of station.
old diesels Added same two photos of last Canadian. Also, photo of equipment
in coach yard including an
Mountain Added 6061 with bullet nose (compare to other photo without).
Northern From the prolific collection of Bud Laws. Added 6104, also 6111 with smoke deflectors and compare to photo without.Plus, 6115, 6126, 6133, 6136, 6143 and 6153 when it was just another Northern and before I was born!
CNR US Subsidiaries Diesels Added DW&P 3601 RS-11 in old colours.
CNR interurban QRL&P Added photo of interurban car 454 at US museum.
CNR self-propelled Added (scroll down to bottom) GTW 15805 re-engined with diesel.
CPR Diesel Subsequent
owners. Scroll down to Western New York & Pennsylvania. Added
newly repainted 435 ex 4228. (scroll way down) Industrial USA Added
ONR Steam Added (scroll to very bottom) "T&NO 137" and display train at museum.
Alberta RLK_AB Added (scroll down) CSCD 1758 relocated to USA subsidiary.
Canada Industrial Locomotives
(link near top) new subcatagory: Transload and car storage facilities.
Saskatoon Added (scroll down) Richardson Pioneer GMTX 429 GP15-1
Manitoba Added CRGX 609 SD20 enroute to Cargill in Morris.
Port of Montreal Scroll down to Subsequent owners. GMTX 307 ex 8405. All four MP15AC's retired and sold to GATX Rail. MP15AC Rare model in Canada and modified to work as "mother" units with "daughters" (slugs).
Salem & Hillsborough
CPR passenger Budd Stainless Steel (scroll to very bottom) View car ex NYC.
Created (link) new gallery Toronto
Downtown grouping exisitng photos of Bathurst Street and Spadina
CPR BC Added (scroll down) great almost-aerial view of Nelson yard.
CPR Added (scroll down) Maintenance of Way seqment with photo of typical section motorcar (detailed specs.) and typical toolhouse plus a little-known fact about these small buildings.
Montreal area. Added link Lachine IMS 2015 also, (scroll down to link) aerial view of Hochelaga 1918.
CPR Windsor Station Montreal. Added aerial view 1918.
Stittville Ontario over the Decades. New gallery
Hooping Up trains. All railways. New gallery consolidating existing photos and adding photos.
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