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2020

TWENTY-TWENTY IS HERE!

 

SEPTEMBER 12TH

 

Smiths Falls Division

Winchester Sub.

August 30th. Description of on going CTC track work at Avonmore and Apple Hill. More photos scroll down (look for NEWER twice). More to come soon!

 

 

 

September 1, 2020

CORRECTION

Thanks to Marc Giard for pointing out a misplaced Locomotives caption in AB shortlines that belonged to AB Industrial.
Also, noting a mixup that combined two operations in Belle Plaine in SK Industrial.

Note: Added generic photo of GMTX 425 leased since 2016. If you have a photo of 425 at Yara Belle Plaine send it along.

All corrections are welcome. CONTACT US

 

 

ARTICLES

Ontario Southland

After 22 years and 8 months of providing great customer service that resulted in a huge increase in freight traffic the end came on August 28th. when Ontario Southland, its management and employees left the City of Guelph's property. Sadly, all that hard work, pride, dedication to duty and service to the community wasn't enough to ensure that a fair and equitable agreement could be reached to renew the contract to operate the Guelph Junction Railway.

Best of luck to all of OSR's railroaders may you all Live Long and Prosper. HIGH BALL!

 

 

CPR Ontario District

London Division

CP Rail era gallery Added 1811 ex 8761 and subsequent owner.

 

Smiths Falls Division

Winchester Subdivision

CTC Gallery (below) has had further additions since startup August 15th. More to come as this major work continues.

New gallery Finch MP74.53 Winchester Sub. shows CTC work covering step by step work installing a new switch.

Created new CTC Gallery August 15th relocating many images from main history page and uploaded many new photos.
Including work train powered by CMQ 9017 in BAR heritage paint scheme lifting CWR for upgrade of former CMQ as part of $30M program. Note that experienced rail photographer Raymond Ferand has taken great care to be both safe himself
and to not be a nuisance to railroaders doing their work. Safety First.

Watch for possible future updates ahead of usual What's New? on the first of every month.

Prescott Sub. Added 3549 equipped with slope-back tender off an old 6800 0-8-0.

 

 

Toronto Division

Station gallery

Don

Don level crossing King & Queen Sts. Note streetcar tracks diverging in foreground. 1907.

 

Main segments

Coach Yard

Added (scroll down to link 2nd NEW click twice) interesting old article about sleeping car cleaning at the Glen, John St. Drake St. etc.

John Street

Road diesels gallery Added 4083 one of 7 FPA7 passenger units on roster. Not all working out of John St. at same time.

 

West Toronto Diamond

Added (scroll way down) link to enlarged much better image of 953 crossing diamond plus more details of this scene.

 

Trenton Division

Steam gallery. Added photo (scroll down) of 3649 a "Push Out" laying over at Leaside.

 

CPR Lambton Yard

Added (scroll to History sub title) for photos of all subways a term long used for street underpasses.
Also, links for more of Keele Street, Runnymede Road, Jane Street and Scarlett Road. All except Keele originally were in York Township where Lambton Yard was built. New widened and straightened Runnymede relocated to City of Toronto.

West Toronto Added (scroll to bottom) old photo of team tracks. Check out all those "old" autos!

 

 

 

Interurban and Street Railways

Toronto Suburban Extension Added rare photo of Lavender Creek trestle.

 

 

Canadian National Predecessor roads.

 

 

Canadian Northern Ontario

Added old colour post card. Long before CanPar, Purolator, UPS, Amazon etc. it was our railways that delivered your purchases. See other side for what was being shipped.

Grand Trunk predecessor Northern Ry of Canada

Added two old photos of original OS&H Davenport station in GTR days.

 

 

 

Toronto Terminals Ry

Old Union Station gallery.

Added great view (inc. enlarge link) of newly built York Street bridge with view of station, freight shed etc. 1907.

 

 

 

 

GENERAL

 

Toronto Streets

St.Clair Avenue West . . Prescott Loop

Added photo of completed overpass bridge (no tracks) on CNR replacing level crossing. 1931 Check out lone automobile!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

CNR

Older diesels
Interesting three photo sequence of a freight led by 4489 at Red Rock in 1970.
Long-time Northern Ontario resident Wolf Kirchmeir.

 

 

CPR

Feature Gallery The Canadian .. Stainless Steel rolling stock U Class sleepers Corrected details of usage.

Added NEW (LINK) Re-assignments of modified equipment. Detailing use where equipment reassigned to other ttrains.

 

CPRail

Added very recent photos of two different factory remanufactured classes. 5102 one of 10 SD40-3 with remote control.
Also, 7001 one of 60 SD70MACu of just completed order.

SD40-2 Eastbound 5634 passing an impressive station and office building. Division HQ? Find out where.

 

 

Locomotives

BCR Added (scroll down) 565 RS-3.

 

CNR diesel

Added 1369 a common yard diesel but in the very scenic mountainous background is one of the top passenger trains it may switch half a century ago! Also, 8220 on Windsor waterfront with a view of Detroit. See what is across the river!

GMD1 Added (scroll down) B&W photo of 1056 in CN paint scheme. Also, 1080 still in NAR colours

SW1200RS

Added (scroll down - all CN new colours) 1316, 1322, 1371 and 1380 Note that 1371 was GMD's 1000th diesel!

RSC-13 Added 1727 second unit delivered. MLW should have numbered it 1717. First colour photo this model.

GMD1

Added (scroll down to passenger units) 1910 and link subsequent owner, and 1912-1910 sitting on what looks like a shop servicing track judging by the sand pile! Also, wooden box car sitting on the ground. Plus, scroll farther down to renumbered units, added 1422 and link to subsequent owner.

C-630M Added 2031 near Moncton.

C-424 Added 3205-3217 and 3220 at Calder Yard.

RS-18 Added 3691 at London.

GP 35 and GP40 combined. Added 4010 at Capreol.

GP9

Added (scroll down) 4244 in old colours and 4210, 4256, 4340, 4408 4411, 4412, 4476, 4484 inc. head on view (good details for modellers), 4488, 4499, 4533, 4562, 4577, 4578, and 4593 at various points across the system including Calder and Hinton AB, Thunder Bay, Red Rock Capreol, Hornepayne and London ON in CN paint scheme. Cross-country travels of Wolf Kirchmeir.

 

SD40

Added new gallery starting with 5046, 5063, 5069 and 5093. Describes differences resulting from new class GF.

SW8 Added 7153, 7158 (info subsequent owner), 7161 and 7170.

S-4 MLW Added 8033, 8120.

S-13 Added 8701 part of cancelled rebuild program.

F7 added (scroll way down to rebuilt units) 9196 B unit.

 

Preserved

US Added Texas State 125 ex VIA 6308 nee CN 6521.

 

 

CPR steam

Eight-Wheeler 4-4-0 Added St.L&O 9 Lucy Dalton which became CPR 1st 322 with 999 year lease of this tiny RR.

M class 2-8-0 Added (scroll down) 3432 and see who all are getting their photograph taken. Look closely!

N2 class 2-8-0 Added (scroll way down) colour 3716 years after being saved as last BC steam engine (other than 2860).

Ottawa West Added (Scroll down) 3510 and see what is happening. Rare action! Also, 3511.

Ottawa colour Added (scroll down) 3426 more than half of a century old and still earning its keep.

 

CPR Diesel

FA & FB Added 4010 in Script paint scheme.

RS-18 Added 8761 in old colours and Script lettering.
Includes links to Rebuilt units and subsequent owners for several other units.

 

 

 

CP Rail diesels

CP Rail first group thumbnails

FA-2 Added 4088 see also note/link re: 4085 converted to Air Brake Repeater Car 1100.

M-636 Added 4720

GP30/35 Added GP30 5001 with small Multimark. GP35 5002 (later 1126) see explantion of switch target and signal.

SD40-2 Added 5651 various differences noted inc. only white class lights, safety stripes etc. Compare to other units (below or above) watch dates for inconsistencies often varying results. Interesting!
Also, added 5697 more than 40 years ago!

RS-3 and RS-10 chop nosed for yard service. Added (scroll to very bottom) 8470 only RS-10 chopped.

H16-44 Added 8714

RS-18 Added links to many subsequent owners.

 

Main gallery photos

SD70ACu Begun with 7059 ex UP 3567 last of this rebuild program.

 

Added (scroll down to second group thumbnails) new Cab Control Daughters starting with 1125.

 

 

Leased power PNC Added 162 ex QNS&L

 

Subsequent Owners

Added two new US RR's Bath & Hammondsport and Lehigh Ry 5700 and 5721 also Owego & Harford 1811.

 

 

DAR

Added (scroll down) right side view of 2552 one of the very few G2 class engines to not be rebuilt with a vestibule cab!

 

ONR

Diesel gallery Added RS-10 1400 now preserved at Exporail.

 

THB

TH&B steam. Added (scroll to very bottom) ex 500 steam generator car converted from NYC 5313's tender.

TH&B diesel Added 75 in Port Maitland and 77 at Chatham Street roundhouse. Last GP7 and has ATC.

 

Shortlines

Alberta

AB RaiLink Added photo of ex CR 7438 at its last assigned location, MCR/CASO St.Thomas backshop. Both still around!
7438 operates on Alberta Prairie tourist RR and the backshop has long been ECRM's home! Elgin County Railway Museum.

Also, added (link in caption 1753) photo ex DTI 982. Added (link caption RLK 1753) CDCD 1753 subsequent owner.
Plus, 1758 (link in caption ex GTW 4134 check unusual paint scheme). If you know extent and duration of this paint scheme CONTACT US

 

Inspection Cars. Added (scroll to very bottom) photo of TH&B 1 which was later preserved.

 

 

Quebec

Roberval & Saguenay Roster diesels 20 added link in caption to 20 preserved at CRM/Saint-Constant a.k.a. ExpoRail.

 

 

Industrial Ontario Locomotives

Novacor, Corunna Added (link below caption) NCLX 2003 in a spectacular night scene!

 

 

 

Rolling Stock

Reuse by Businesses etc.

Other uses. Added (scroll down to Ontario) CN 78653 and 78161 private use Newtonville, ON. 78653 later moved to Thornhill by same owner. Later yet donated it to Halton County Radial Ry. See it "flying" over the house lifted by new
350-ton $3M crane! It was then trucked to Rockwood.

 

Tourist Information

BC Added cp 437336 at Craigellachie with photos of famous Last Spike cairn, replica station gift shop.

 

 

CNR Cabooses Added 78338 Toronto Auxiliary.

 

CPR

Stainless Steel passenger cars. Added new page details and assignments of modified cars. Scroll down to Skyline cars and look for NEW link to Re-assignments of modified equipment. Special thanks to Don Thomas.

 

Plows, spreaders etc. Added second (older) photo of spreader 402867.

Vans

Added 436503 which was later preserved in Eston, SK by F.J.Schneider (no photo) and later at Manyberries, AB along
with original station on abandoned right-of-way!

 

TH&B Added vans 61 and 71 each with their own unique safety slogan. also, closeup X-755 self-propelled crane.

 

 

Facilities

GO Transit

Added photo of Guelph Junction layover used for Milton trains on CPR. Since replaced by a new larger yard at Milton.

 

STATION GALLERIES

Resued stations

CNR Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum

Added nice overall view inc. station on original right-of-way with CN 78581 van.

 

 

 

Interurban Railways & Electric lines

L&PS Gallery Added (scroll to very bottom) Preserved equipment. Added L2 when at Harbourfront.

 

St.Clair Tunnel Co. Added 151, 154 and 155 original GTR box cabs in their 1949 numbering.

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECTION Thanks to Patrice Carriere for drawing attention to the recently added Northern Ry of Canada 1878 brochure as Canadian Northern predecessor. It was actually a Grand Trunk predecessor and GTR later took over NRyofC which itself had taken over the Ontario Simcoe & Huron, Ontario's very first railway! A new gallery has been added to GTR predecessors links. As stated before, any such corrections are always welcome. CONTACT US

 

 

 

August 1, 2020

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR Algoma District

Schreiber Division Added photo of White River station used by VIA.

 

 

CPR Ontario District

Bruce Division

Passenger trains.

2235 and another 2200 "carrying green" with unknown train. Could be First 25 the morning train to Sudbury.
This section could be CPR employee picnic train or troop movement for Camp Borden.
Ten 2200's were assigned to John Street in 1930.

CPR London Division

Woodstock Branches

Added photo of 1095 switching in St.Marys a place seldom of interest to railfan photographers who were more interested in CNR's mainline action. The Mixed is gone but the branch holds on largely because of the St.Marys Cement plant.

Galleries

Steam Yard engines

Added colour photo of 3422 one of the last steam yard engines on London Division and the last steam yard engine at John Street. It was also one of the last steam engines in Ontario ending April 30, 1960 at Port Mc.Nicoll. I attempted to preserve this engine (and 3632 also from Port) for a proposed tourist RR in Toronto on the CPR Scarborough Pit Spur. Both engines were held inside Lambton roundhouse for a few months. Sadly, it was still-born.

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Winchester Subdivision

Added end-of-steam era employee time table showing far more stations than currently in place.

Added another six recent photos of ongoing modernization of signals from ABS to CTC for single tracking most of the sub.
These first two photos start near the beginning of single track. See what historic structure is still in use here.

Plus, three more photos of very recent track work from new contributor Bob Moore a.k.a. Railway Bob.

The CWR and ties will be sent to CM&Q to improve the main line as part of a massive upgrade $60M over three years. Sadly, it does not look like the Galt Sub. will get any! Rumoured double track extention from the Junction to Woodstock
was killed off during the Hunter Era.

 

CPR Lambton Yard

Road engine gallery Added 2238. See what is likely happening here on the day before my birthday!

 

 

CNR predecessors

CNoR Added (scroll down to link NEW) map portion Deseronto Sub. dismantling details 1932. .

 

GTR Added new gallery for Northern Ry. of Canada.

 

 

Shortlines

 

ACR Rolling stock Gallery
Added (scroll down) lightweight picture window coach 423 ex CP.
Agawa open obervation car. Added several interior photos for sale by CN. Sold 2015 to private collector in Alberta.

 

OSR

Finally! After FOUR years ex ETR 102 has after repairs and replacing missing parts made a surprise first run on July 1st.

Added (link in caption) very rare colour photo of INCO 208-3 which is now OS 183 a rare MLW model "C-418".

A roster change has resulted from the sale in June of all 4 MLW M-420 to Quebec shortline Sartigan.

 

OSR Cayuga

Added portion of employee time table detailing CNR Cayuga Sub. recently operated by OSR. Now up for abandonment.

 

R&S Diesel gallery Added 19 with early air m.u., also added 22 and 24.

 

Sudbury Area Mining Railways

Added (scroll down to very bottom) Link NEW to Thompson, MB

 

Toronto Belt Line
Added (scroll down to links NEW) map and list of private sidings remaining (1970) between Caledonia Rd. and end of rail short of Spadina Expressway. All long gone! A walking/bike trail has replaced it. Trail continues on east side of Spadina to Mount Pleasant Rd.

 

 

 

 

 

Interurban and Street Railways

Added Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Interesting 1896 article about people (and conflict) behind HG&B also Hamilton Radial Ry. and Hamilton Street Ry. Incidentally, the latter still operates although streetcars are long gone!

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

CNR diesel

Added 4403 handling express at Uxbridge in 1958. More than half of a century later this heritage station is still in use!

 

Cartier New gallery started for Mobile Power Generating Cars. QCM 898 GMD model M-16

 

Tourist Cowichan Valley Added 36" gauge 0-4-0T 24 Susie.

CPR The Dominion Added photo of the view from a dome in Northern Ontario something sadly, you cannot do any more.

 

 

Locomotives

BCR Added S-13 1003 in old colours. Later sold to GWWD.

 

CN diesel

GMD1

Added 3 photos of A-1-A units 1026, 1039 and 1046 in old paint scheme. Historic note about GTP and Hudson Bay Co.

All GE models gallery Added 2432 with the short-lived North America map paint scheme.

 

CNR self-propelled.

Added photo of Royal mail being loaded on "doodlebug". Believed to be on Georgetown run.

 

 

CPR steam

G3 class 4-6-2

Added 2313 with original 6 wheel truck tender and 2317 back when it was just another "2300" likewise equipped with large tender but also "elephant ears".

 

Ottawa West Added (scroll way down) 2624.

 

Preserved steam

Added 2839 when owned by Atlantic Central Steam Company which ran it on excursions. Cab interior current view.

 

CP Rail

SD40-2 Added 5640 with unique modification for tunnel operation.

RS-3 yard Added 8440 chopped.

 

Rebuilt units

GP9u 8200's Added 3 photos and story of wreck 8202 on first trip out of Angus!

SD60-3

Added (scrll down) 6302 fresh off rebuild/upgrade by NRE one of 10 units all ex Soo Line but still assigned St.Paul, MN.

 

TH&B

Diesels

Added 73 on West Local job also another photo of 73 with closeup of unique feature. Rebuilt as CP 1683 now CCGX.

 

Shortlines

Steam

Nova Scotia Central Started with Mogul 101. NOTE: No history of this locomotive. Can you help?

 

 

Diesel

Manitoba

CANDO Central Manitoba CEMR 1009_1010 (ex CN GMD-1's) two views of a sizeable train.
Also, added CEFX 1504, 1507, ex CN 1434, CEFX 3809 all in deadline. Includes prior locations for leased CEFX units.
Plus, ex CP 1683 nee TH&B. Many photos new contributor J.C.Ferber

Lake Line Added two photos HLCX 4220 on switching contract Richardson/Viterra.

 

Saskatchewan

Last Mountain (Mobil Grain) Added (scroll down) photo of MGLX 3143 and 3 others ex KCS units enroute.

Stewart Southern a WATCO shortline.
Added several photos CEFX 1503, 1504, 1505 after ending their lease. MP15D Caterpillar units. Only 20 built.

 

Ontario

Ontario Southland See ARTICLES Shortline

 

Quebec

Sartigan

Added 647 and 644 newly arrived from working Guelph Junction Ry. contract by OSR.
Out Of Service 646 and parts unit 641 to follow.

 

 

Industrial

BC

Vancouver Wharves

Added (scroll down to 820 caption links) subsequent owners of SW1500 (ex SSW) 820 to Kinder Morgan, EVRAZ and Clackamas Valley

 

 

Saskatchewan

EVRAZ a Russian steel compnay with operations in many countries. Formerly, IPSCO. Added 10 which has been on roster for 23 years! Others are old too! Sure sign this is one industry that maintains their power unlike most.

Added (scroll down to G3 Unity) Photo of two facilities at North West Terminal also HLCX 8177, EFCX 1006 plus
adjacent Torq Transloading DLCX 6961 nee CN. Plus, new location Saskatoon West Termnal in Vanscoy EFCX 1006.

Viterra Added MVPX 3136 nee CN at former Yara elevator.

 

 

Manitoba

G3 Added EFCX 1002. GMTX 407 PDC 4138 New contributor J.C.Ferber

Cargill New gallery with existing photos moved here plus CRGX 602 and 609

INCO New gallery featuring never before seen colour photo of "C-418's" brand new enroute to Manitoba. Sold to OSR.

Prairie Rail Solutions Added

Richardson Terminal/Viterra New location added. GMTX 407 New contributor J.C.Ferber

 

Ontario

Hamilton

AIM Added another view of their brand new diesel AIMX 1936.

 

 

Logging railways.

BC Diesel
Added a great photo of a rare loco BC Forest Products No.1 freshly painted.
CANFOR (scroll down ) added 4804 rare SW1200 with dynamic braking. See also existing photo of later paint scheme as Englewood Logging Division 304. Also, added Canfor 4104 another caboose. Note: This railway is defunct.

 

 

Rolling stock

Businesses reuse

Added (link NEW) gallery of ex GTR Stirling station and pre-restored CN in use. Rotary Club rental hall.

 

CN passenger Added ex MILW observation car. Also, Daynighter car interior.

 

 

Facilities

CPR Added (link) chart systemwide of double track (totalling 1500 miles) in 1917.

GO Added new photo of Milton layover facility which replaced the original location on CPR at Guelph Junction.
Besides the tracks shown there are 2 more tracks and the 6 can hold 10 trains.

 

Stations

GTR Ontario

Added new page (link NEW) for Toronto and nearby places. Groups together photos in other articles (CPR and TTR etc.)

 

 

Interurban and Electric Railways

Radial Railways Index

Added Hamilton, Grimsby and Beamsville Article 1896 details ownership also Hamilton Radial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 1, 2020

 

Last month's query about location of ONR van 100 photo has been answered. It was at its preserved location in Alliston.

Special thanks to Eric May for not only identifying photo location but for providing a photo of a most interesting scene of a sectionmen's motor car on a diamond! A diamond is a very rare historical display piece and this one is local. A crossing protection signal is also included in this mini display featuring ONT 100.

 

 

ARTICLES

CPR Ontario District

Smiths Falls Division

Cornwall Sub. Added (scroll down) steam gallery D4 class engines 424, 426, 435 and 492 including preserved.

Winchester Sub. Added (scroll down) another photo of new CTC signals not yet in operation.

 

Trenton Division

Steam Gallery Added D4's 434 and 439 on old O&Q line.

 

Shortlines

ACR

Diesel gallery Added (scroll down) 169 part of last order GP7's. Later upgraded in 5 unit order 100-104.

 

OSR

St.Thomas Sub. Added great photo of 1400_1594 working hard with 54 car train!
Also, 1244_1210 with new style stack spark arrestors!

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

BC Steam Added CNR 6060 doubleheading with BC (ex CP) 3716 for unknown event. Can you help? CONTACT US

 

 

CPR E&N CP Rail era Added (scroll to bottom) photo of van 437083 along with auxiliary crane 414325.

 

CPR The Dominion

Added (scroll down to a Look Back over the Years) No.8 1431_1908 with early consist including some Budd equipment.

Tourist

Pinafore Park

Added great photo of numbers 2 and 1 preparing for rare doubleheader event. Long-abandoned, the engines and train still exist near their original home!

 

 

Locomotives

BCR diesel Added (scroll down) BCOL 720.

 

 

CNR steam

Mikado type 2-8-2 Added 3492 and 3501

Pacific type 4-6-2 Added 5107 on turntable during steam excursion in 1962.

Northern type 4-8-4 Added 6116, 6172, 6225 and 6227.

Mountain type 4-8-2

Added 6015, 6016 at speed, 6028 dead at Stratford. 1939 Royal Train engine still trim equipped. Also, 6029 and 6032.

Six Wheel switcher 0-6-0 Added 7527 and 7533. Note: 7522 sold 1959 Buffalo Sash Co. Buffalo, NY.

 

 

 

 

CPR steam

A2 class 4-4-0
Added (scroll down) "Credit Valley" 136 on display. Acquired by Ontario Rail Association (along with 1057 both off Tripleheader fame) operated for some time over CPR out of Toronto for charter excursions following the end of CPR steam operations.

Ten-Wheeler

Added 599 SR class. Also, numerical order D4 class 425, 439, 442, 476 and 486 (above) at unknown location possibly London Div. ? ?
D6 class 518 and 562. D9 class 572, 578 and 580. Many are missing proper credit and have no date or location.
572 at East Coulee is one location recorded in what was once part of coal mining area of Drumheller Valley,
now considered as a ghost town although some population remains and includes a restored coal mine museum.

D10 Class 4-6-0 Added 624, 672, 701, 721, 738, 827, 830 and 929.

R2 Class 2-10-0 Added 5755 St.Luc transfer service. Also, R3 class 5758, 5762, Western Lines.

T1 Class 2-10-4 Added 5931 (photographed on my birthday!) and 5934 looking great!

 

Ottawa West gallery

Added (scroll down to numberical order) D4 class 419 on shop track for Waltham passenger. Also, 425 first D4 class.

 

 

CPR Diesel

CP Rail

S-3 m.u. yard units Added 6565 in Winnipeg and 6577_6571 working m.u. in Saskatchewan.

 

Subsequent owners
Larrys Truck
Added (link) RSSX 1633 enroute Deshler, OH (also 1590) believed ex Rio Tinto (Kennecott Utah Copper Div.) ????

 

 

Shortlines

Quebec.

Roberval & Saguenay Added (scroll to very bottom) 82 one of 3 SD70ACe's acq. early 2020 from Progress Rail.

Sartigan (former Quebec Central).
Added aerial view of new facility ComAgro. Not yet: Four MLW's acquired from OSR.

 

 

Industrial

Steam

Provinces Other than Ontario. British Columbia

On display for more than 6 decades! 36" gauge WCR Ry Wellington. Is it really what it seems to be?

 

Alberta (scroll down) Lethbridge Collieries. 4-6-0 number 1 was the last operating steam locomotive in Alberta.
Built 1913 as Western Coal & Coke 1. It STILL exists AND it is under major overhaul!

 

 

 

Diesel

Ontario Added new entry for AIM in Hamilton starting with this brand new model diesel loco by tiny builder Tractive Power.

Also, Valbruna ASW added dinky 12 (former identity unknown Can you help?) . Possibility shown pending verification.

 

Logging Railways

BC diesel Added (scroll way down) Canfor 4103 one of their very unique cabooses. Also, photo of log loads.

 

 

 

 

Facilities

CNR predecessors Added link to GTR Goderich aerial inc. engine house and turntable.
Also, CNR Added (scroll down to CNR then yards links look for NEW) 2nd angle great aerial view of Montreal Yards and Shops.

 

Stations

CPR Ontario Other Divisions Ottawa Added 1965 scene next to Ottawa Union includes RDC 9024

 

 

 

Interurban and Electric Lines

Mount Royal Tunnel

AMT 446 with the last train through Mount Royal Tunnel. Originally scheduled for January 6. REM Light Rail will replace trains when construction is finished in about 3 years. Also, added (scroll way down) B&W photo 6725 first center cab unit.

 

 

 

 

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June 1, 2020

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR Ontario District

Bruce Division Branches
Orangeville Subdivision Added (scroll down) very old photo of Forks of Credit showing the trestle remaining after major
filling of the long trestle work leaving only small portion later replaced by bridge (see 2nd photo). Both have larger images.
See also link to gallery of other old photos of Forks.

 

London Division

History of Passenger service. Added photo of 1221 assisting 2409 on No. 21 in a winter scene January 1954.

Gallery 5 Added 4724 freshly repainted. She never looked better!

 

 

Smiths Falls Division

Added (scroll to very bottom) recent photo that shows newly installed (not yet in service) CTC signals next to very old ABS signals still in use. This began last year and will take this year to finish. When done the sub. will be single tracked for most of the way between Dorion, QC (end of the suburban commuter service) and Smiths Falls, ON former junction with the long-abandoned Chalk River Sub. to Sudbury. There will be a few places where there will be miles long double track sections signalled for faster meets. There will be about 100 miles of track removed which will allow rail to be reused on the newly acquired Central Maine and Quebec upgrading it for faster track speed (25 to 40 mph) and heavier (263,000 lbs.) capacity rolling stock.

Note:
A few years ago there was supposedly a plan to extend double track on the Galt Sub. west from Guelph Junction to Woodstock to relieve delays caused by trains setting off and lifting at Woodstock/Wolverton and Ayr mostly involving the heavy amount of auto traffic. It was abruptly cancelled as was all Eastern Lines maintenance of way work in order to redirect funds elsewhere. This would have finished the double tracking under way decades ago (c. 1930) and suddenly ended one winter during the Great Drpression! Perhaps the few miles of rail needed could be redirected from the Winchester Sub.

 

 

 

 

CNR Predecessors

 

Canadian Northern Added great old coloured pamphlet from 1878.

 

Great Western Added 1855 photo of Grimsby station. Links to later years uses for this still existing building.

 

 

 

Shortlines

 

Ontario Southland

CN Cayuga line has closed down due to lack of traffic. The last train operated to/from Courtland on Thursday April 23rd and the very last train the following Thursday April 30th to/from Tillsonburg. These OSR trains cleared out Future Transfer.
Note: Co-op Federee in Courtland is closing causing further loss of traffic leaving no private sidings east of Tillsonburg.
Also, International Beams in Tillsonburg ended using rail some time ago and later closed. Adient had small traffic weekly.
A winter scene with 1245 and 1210 from last year indicates how little revenue there was on this line.

CP Port Burwell leased line.
Two new tracks are being added to the busy Future Transfer transload facility. This $1M expansion necessitated by the closure of their Cayuga line facility. Watch for additional photos any day now.

 

www.tillsonburgnews.com/2010/05/14/new-industry-locating-in-town

An old 2010 news item in Tillsonburg News is no longer online. It concerned International Beams in Tillsonburg.

If anyone can help CONTACT US

 

OSR GJR Added photo of 647_644 a pair of ex BC Rail MLW M-420's still hauling OSR's tonnage for over a decade.
Word is all four of these M-420"s have been sold to Sartigan, a small Quebec all-Alco shortline.

Guelph Junction Ry. Added (scroll down to Guelph) photo of two trains meeting in small Lower Yard.

 

OSR Rolling stock
Added photos of ex CP 521623 and 521584 used for work service and as reachers (idlers) for switching.
Note: Photo wanted for TTGX 985087 an 89 foot flat ex multilevel.


GENERAL

 

Sudbury Area Mining Railways

Added 1941 article with detailed history of Helen Mine near Wawa including facts about iron ore production which at one
was 5 million tons (88%) of Canada's 7 million tons with Nova Scotia second.

 

 


 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

CPR

Heritage trains

New gallery for covered wagons recreated in old paint schemes started with images relocated here plus 41B business train with 1401_4106_4107 eastbound through Ayr. Believed to be a high speed inspection trip over the Galt and Windsor Subs. by CEO Keith Creel after which it returned from Toronto to Calgary deadhead having been in the East for another event.
Also, RCP with 1400_1401_3084. GP38-2 also painted in heritage paint scheme as protect power until more covered wagons acquired.

2816 Added (scroll to very bottom) Empress 2816 with GO BFL Special out of Toronto.

 

Expo Limited Added photo of sleeping car Scotstown laying over at Sudbury.

 

CP Rail

Trains
SD40-2
Added (scroll to bottom) two photo sequence of Extra 5969 West ending with something from the Good Old Days!

 

 

QNS&L Added 505 with ore train. SD70ACe

 

Tourist

Alberni Pacific Added another photo of 2-8-2T number 7. See what is happening in this photograph.

NRHS BC
Added ex VIA 6300 in new paint scheme. Sadly, this unit and the extensive collection of rolling stock has been disposed of, mostly to the USA.

 

US Roads in Canada

D&H Added two B&W photos of subsidiary Napierville Junction Ry. 4050 and 4051 their only two units.

What signal is being given? First person with correct answer wins the prize! CONTACT US

 

 

 

Locomotives

BCR

Steam. Added 2860 under repair inside shop.

 

CNR Predecessors

Canadian Northern
Added 1047 pausing for its portrait along with several men. Note the full tender of coal and old style order board.

 

 

CN Diesel

M-636 Added 2307

GE Added (below thumbnails for modern units) photo 2428 trailing unit on train. Link below photo for all GE power.

 

CPR Steam

Preserved 2839 putting on a good show for the photographer! Sold by CPR to some Americans who had a better appreciation for our heritage than we did. Operated by Southern Railway as part of their steam program. Sure would be nice to repatriate her back to Canada. Once a John Street engine, that is where she belongs. A former CPR passenger engine at a former CPR steam-era roundhouse that does not have a CPR steam locomotive!

 

CPR Diesel

Heritage units Separate gallery created for 1400, 1401, 1900, 4106, 4107 and 3084.

 

CP Rail

SD40-2 Added 5534 in CPRS paint scheme with RCMP logo.

 

Subsequent owners.

Quebec-Gatineau Added 1801 later OSR 182.

Luzerne & Susquehanna 1276 on lease ? or just sold ? to Meridian Southern. Lists other ex CP units 1850, 5700 5721.

NRE-Alco Added NREX 5678 with an unusual outcome.

NH&I 5577.

 

ONR Diesel Added (scroll to bottom) APU 204 all hooked up in winter! Did you ever see so many connections?
Also, great view of newly arrived rebuilt cab control APU's 220 and 221 ex Amtrak

Subsequent owners Added CYDZ 239 ex 1202.

 

QNSL Added 526 one of several SD70's acquired used from Australia enroute to Canada. .

 

 

Shortlines

New Brunswick

NBEC Added 1858 with second RS-18. Also, notation added at least 3 units upgraded to -3 specs.

 

 

Industrial

Steam

Nova Scotia Added (scroll to bottom) OSC 17. Later preserved but eventually scrapped due to neglect.

 

 

Diesel

Alberta

Added Gibson Energy Hardisty Terminal LTEX 6214 nee CP 5682.
Also, (scroll down to P) P&H Viking PHLX 16 ex CP 5727

 

Saskatchewan

Added (scroll down to G3) HLCX 8177 replacing transferred unit.

 

Ontario

Lambton Diesel Added ex NBSR 269 slug originally converted from MLW S-3 as B-13 later retrucked.

 

 

Rolling stock

Businesses Reused
Other uses. Added (Ontario scroll way down) Heritage Park, Sharbot Lake, overall view of Park, plus Whiting Trackmobile from CP Rail Smiths Falls Car Dept. now nicely restored. Also, winter scene along the long-abandoned K&P.

 

BCR Cabooses Added (scroll down) BCOL 1836.

 

CPR passenger
Added photo (and diagram) of sleeping car Scotstown laying over at Sudbury for the short-lived Expo Limited. .

 

 

CN
Vans Added wooden 77880 and modern steel 79253.

 

CPR
Freight cars from steam era. Added (scroll way down) 309950 rare pit flat. Includes discription details and enlarged image.

OCS Added 400018 tank car. See also (scroll down) 415014 and 415046 previously in gallery.

 

Passenger equipment

Added Royal Canadian Pacific and other heritage equipment. Killarney, Mount Royal, Craigellachie etc.

 

 

Passenger equipment.
Added (scroll way down) this beautifully restored and upgraded ex CP 2255 on Hocking Valley Scenic tourist line in Ohio.

 

 

ONR Index to all galleries. Added map of ONTC highway coach routes.


Work service inc. vans.
Added 100 engineman's bunk car. Location/date unknown. Is it privately owned in this photo? CONTACT US if you know.

 

Shortline BC

BC Hydro Added van A-4

 

Private

Added (scroll down to I) INTX 385281 Interstate Commodities

Added (scroll down to Potash Corp. Saskatchewan) CGLX 1109 leased from GATX Canada.

 

 

Facilities

ONR Added photo of HQ building

 

 

Stations

CNR Ontario Added rear view of former James Street station in Hamilton showing freight-only tracks remaining.
Also, link in caption to brand new GO West Harbour station complete with two overnight layover tracks.

Reused

CPR Ontario

Added new gallery for Algoma District starting with White River which has a new built reproduction station for Tourist Info.

 

Businesses

Various Village Depot, Grimsby,ON
Added photo of GWR freight shed with siding still in use by local business. Also, photo of 3 piece hot drink (coffee/tea) set inc. milk/cream and sugar holders. Plus, photo of building cleaned up but still vacant. Local bar and pool hall pending move.

 

CPR Western Lines

BC Added (scroll down) Field old station and other structures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 1, 2000 marks 60th Anniversary of the Tripleheader!

It also marks the 20th anniversary of this website the largest website of Canadian railway history.

 

STORIES

40th Anniversary of The Tripleheader Excursion marking end of the steam era.

 

ARTICLES

CPR Algoma District

Sudbury gallery Added photos of two different types of covered gons for steel loading and old wooden van.

 

CPR Ontario District

CPR London Division Added photo 6703 in original paint scheme. Great background!

Passenger service. Added great 1915 public time table and details of the original Canadian

Changes over the Years

Added (scroll down) photo of newly opened liquid tranload facility in the former Expressway Milton terminal.

Expressway gallery Added great night scene.

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Added new page for Carleton Place Subdivision. Interesting photos of steam and diesel at Stittville includng much detail.

 

CPR Trenton Division

Port Mc.Nicoll Sub. Added ancient crossing protection signal.

 

 

Canadian National Railways

Canadian Government Ry

Added (scroll down to Canadian Government Rys) 2 links (marked NEW) public Time Table inc. QRL&P

 

Grand Trunk

Cobourg-Peterborough Added map of 1837 surveyed route for Coburg-Rice Lake Ry. that if built would have been the first railway in Ontario preceeding the Ontario Simcoe & Huron Union.

 

Canadian Northern
Added new entry Quebec & Lake St.John History and map as of 1900, photo and data of Mogul 21.

 

 

 

Shortlines

Ontario Southland
Added Dowler-Karn oil truck refueling diesel at Salford shop.Winter scene of all three A units together!

St.Thomas Sub. scroll down to Belmont added great photo 1400_1594. After setting off it makes run on CN Cayuga.
Also, (scroll down) CN 77326 van which body had previously been used as a pool house at a private residence in London.

Cayuga Sub. Added interesting photo of the above train running opposite direction passing interesting display!

 

General

GMD
Added (scroll down to Export Units) 2 photos of specially equipped flat cars assigned to GMD in London for moving export diesels equipped with buffers.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Added great old woodburner-era photograph of MEC-CPR stations and trains.
Also, very early photo of the Big Hill.
Digital restoration both by the late Gordon Kennedy.

 

 

Photograph Galleries

Trains

 

CNR diesel

US Subsidiaries
Added CV 4549 with Chicago-New London manifest 490.

 

 

CP Rail diesel

SD40-2 Added 5710 with freight through downtown Calgary.

 

US Roads in Canada

Michigan Central Added old hand-coloured postcard with people posing for the camera around the Turn-of-the-Century.

 

 

Tourist

Charlevoix Train Added scenic view of train led by LMCX 1031 self-propelled unit.

 

 

Locomotives

CPR steam

Preserved (scroll down) 1201 is outside in the sun after more than two decades stored out of sight.
Also, (scroll down some more) 2816 on display inside Ogden Shops. Sadly, aging gracefully.

Ottawa steam
Added (link) to train order to two first class passenger trains 563 (Ottawa-Brockville Pool train) eng 1265 right-over 556
eng 2518 Chalk River local.

2800's Added (scroll down) B&W photo 2816 on the Glen table and a night scene laying over for AM suburban service.
Click on link to 2816 gallery for many more photos of 2816 in regular service.

 

CNR steam Predecessor roads. GTR Added link to 1915 article on Suburban type locos. Very detailed.
Also, postcard view of passenger train stopping at Dundas, Ontario, Iron horse meets ones!

 

Diesels

H16-44 Added (scroll down) 2215 in old colours at Mimico.

CNR RS-18 Added 3106 and (scroll down) 3655_3682.

S-13 Added (scroll to bottom) 8703 first photo of rebuilt units.

CNR Added photo of 9428 leading B and A MLW units. See who is in photo and what he is doing.

US Subsidiaries Added (scroll way down) CV 4928 on passenger train.

 

 

CP Rail

RS-3 mod. for hump service. Added B&W photo of 8441.

GP9 Added 8488 and (scroll down) 8802 in different Multimark.

 

Essex Terminal Added photo of 108-104 at the newly opened multilevel loading facility for Chrysler vehicles.

 

Shortlines

Ontario

Huron Central Added RLHH 3403 and RLK 3410 relocated (3/2018) from other G&W roads.
Genesee and Wyoming has again been threatening to pull out of Huron Central due to low revenue and lack of more funding.
Ontario should turn this line over to Ontario Northland to protect jobs in northern Ontario on the HC as well as at industries.
ONR has a long history with the Province serving the North and has a good reputation.

Manitoba

Winnipeg Hydro Added 4 preserved, 187-01 preserved Mack railbus B-1. All at Winnipeg Railway Museum.

 

Industrial

Saskatchewan Added Western Dominion Coal preserved. (Same photo above Winnipeg Hydro).

Ontario
Mc.Kinnon Industries Added GM 47074 in overview of massive plant that made GM automobile motors for years.

Steam other than Ontario. Scroll down to Quebec. see National Harbours Board formerly Harbour Commissioners of Montreal. Added 2 converted from 2-6-2T to 2-6-0 with tender.

 

 

Rolling stock

CPR

Business Cars

Added Ontario on tail-end of The Canadian.

Service equipment. Plows etc. Added 400404 flanger. One of 50 on roster along with 190 snow plows.

 

CNR

Added CN 0001 the latest thing! Distributed Braking Container car. A large number of these now on roster or coming.

Freight

Added 2 photos of specially equipped flat cars assigned to GMD in London for moving export diesels with buffers.
SAME photos as above Article update GMD.

Added (scroll to very bottom) 3 stock cars including double deckers used for pigs etc. 810472, 815020 and 815075.

 

Work service equipment.

Added two different type scale test cars 52257 and 52784 ex ore car. Also, 55384 plow.

 

 

Facilities

CPR BC Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver Yards Added photo of 7109 switching V.I. car ferry.

 

Stations

CNR/CNoR BC Added (link) 1916 article CNoR also, photo CNR GN station which is currently Pacific Central.

CNR Ontario Added (scroll down) 2nd old photo of Peterboro in 1935.

 

Radial railways

L&PS Link first Hydro Radial Added (scroll down) 2nd 1916 article on electrification.
Also, added great photo of Line Car with linemen at work on overhead wires.

 

Street Railways

Added Montreal Park and Island. Article 1896. Also, Mount Royal Park Incline

Montreal Tramways Added (scroll to very bottom) MTC 1398 in early 1950's street scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CORRECTIONS

ARTICLES General

Montreal Locomotive Works 1914 article had a 1954 aerial photo 1954 added to it incorrectly identified. It has been removed. Actually it is a photo of Canadian Steel Foundries. Thanks to Ken Goslett for catching this and noting it is likewise incorrectly captioned in the Montreal and Quebec Archives!

 

 

ARCHIVES

Employee Time Tables

Added CPR Ontario District Time Table 44 effective May 1st, 1921. While in poor condition this time table was purchased to fill a gap in years. Hand written notes both detract and add to the artifact. Proof (above 44 on cover) indicates it has been prepared to show changes to various times of trains for the next time table to be issued later in the year.

 

 

 

ARTICLES

 

CPR

CP Express

Money orders.

Added (scroll to bottom) a cheque payable in shillings in England. Proof of the vast services provided by CPR.

 

 

 

CPR Algoma District

Schreiber
Added 4721. Plenty of Alco/MLW power worked through here for many years beginning with the first covered wagons.

 

Sudbury Gallery

SOO Added to Soo gallery portion. 8159_8171, also 8165. See who is in this photo and what he is doing.

 

4200 gallery

Added (scroll to very bottom) 4244 leading near Blind River. 8/1983

 

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Prescott Sub. Added (scroll to very bottom) old photo of 3510 with short freight train. Link to a young boy's story.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Added 1954 aerial view of Canadian Steel Foundries.

 

 

Photograph Galleries

Trains

CPR diesel

CLC A & B units. Added 4053 with 8856 in CLC Fairbanks-Morse territory.

 

CP Rail diesel

SD40-2 Added 5922, 5934 and 6032 (three photos) in scenic West Kootenay Region of BC.
New contributor Rudolf Gruetter, who lives in Switzerland, visiting Canada over the years including August 1984.

GP9 Added new thumbnail started with 8696 and something interesting taking place, plus trailing 8810. Also, 8822.

 

CPR Ottawa old diesel inc. CN diesels

Added CNR 1287 switching a consist of CPR RDC's. Explains why and when. Shortly before closure.

 

Tourist

Prairie Dog Central. Added 4 old photos from 1980. Can anyone identify the 3 men? CONTACT US for reward.

 

 

 

Locomotives

CNR Predecessors

GTR Added 930 and other engines in a scene at East Toronto yard and shops.

GTR 4-4-0 Added (scroll to bottom) 377.

ICR Added 66

 

CNR Steam

Preserved.
Added (link in caption) an older prior display location 5093. While you are at it, have a look throughout this entire gallery.

 

CNR diesel

G12 Added another photo of 992 (ex L&PS) showing front of unit and unique trucks.

RS-18 Added 3733

S-2 and S-4 Added 8078 and 8114 (ex 7948) subsequent owner Ontario Paper 4.

 

Subsequent Owners New gallery started with several MVPX units.

 

 

 

CPR

Diesel

CLC A units Added 4053. Also, (scroll to bottom) Robot 15 plus link to Robot gallery all makes.
S-2 Added (scrll down) 7054 early photo in original paint scheme. See who is in the picture!

 

CP Rail diesel

Added 4238_4236 in Cranbrook, BC not a common place for MLW 4-axle power as it was all assigned to St.Luc.

Note: Bruce Chapman (LBC) confirms it was he, working at the Power Bureau at Montreal HQ, who worked such units
west on account of shortage of 4-axle power due to the Ten-Year rebuild program of MLW RS-18's and GMD GP9's.

C-424

Added 4238 (closeup of above pair)

M630
Added (link) click twice) chart for renumbering 4500's due to modifications Locotrol, Pace Setter Master and Repeater.


Also, Added (below thumbnails) 5107 a new catagory for 5100-5109 randomly modified for remote control operation.

 

Subsequent Owners

RTEX Added 8138 at new location with new paint job for MetalX.

 

 

GO Added 600:2nd, 666 and twin-engined 677.

Subsequent owners
Added (scroll to very bottom) LTEX 18533 in much of the paint scheme of MI-Train a still-born commuter proposal.

 

ONR

(scroll down) 1601 also (scroll down) 1730 (3rd photo) freshly painted with somewhat short-lived "Rail Services" sub-title.

 

 

Shortlines

Ontario

G&W's SOR. Now back in CN's hands added (scroll to very bottom) 2 views CN 580.

 

 

 

 

Industrial

 

Steam Ontario

Ontario Paper History of this steam engine, a long-time mystery has been solved by Philip M. Goldstein!

 

 

Steam other provinces

Added scroll down to Saskatchewan (link in caption) Manitoba & Saskatchewan Coal 6166 (ex CP) displayed outdoors.

 

 

Rolling Stock Added Chi-Cheemaun ferry.

ONR Work equipment, vans etc. Added van 104 colour photo in original paint scheme.

 

 

 

Facilites

CNR Yards etc. Longue Pointe, QC Added aerial 1954 includes huge Canadian Steel Foundries plant.

 

Stations

CNR Ontario .. CORRECTED

Started new page including many links to existing photos of Toronto stations including predecessor roads.

 

 

Car Ferries

Added Ontario Northland's Chi-Cheemaun

 

 

Interurban and Electric

Mount Royal Tunnel.

Added (scroll down) CN 6714_6713 B&W photo. Also, (scroll to very bottom) 201 and M-5 side-by-side.

Montreal Tramways

Added (scroll down to very bottom) observation car 2 preserved at Seashore Trolley Museum which has a huge collection including more than a dozen from Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

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ARTICLES

CPR Algoma District

Schreiber Added great colour aerial view of White River.

Sudbury Gallery
Added, (scroll way down to SOO) station plus adjoining building for section gang. Check out the "boat" in the parking lot!
Also, (scroll down to Espanola) added roundhouse and 8109 colour. See what trainman is wearing!

 

CPR Ontario District

CPR Bruce

Passenger Service Hamilton

Added 2662 at TH&B Hunter Street in Hamilton with a NYC train from Buffalo bound for Toronto. By this date three newer G3's had replaced four older John Street engines specially equipped for ATC over NYC Welland-Buffalo. It is possible 2662 retained its ATC equipment and kept as a protect engine. It would later become a Lambton engine.

 

CPR Trenton Divison

Piggyback trains

Added three old CPR publicity B&W photos with RS-18's posed. Check out early device for contacting dispatcher!

Kingston & Pembroke
Added great colour photo of 417 at coaling up. Read sign.

 

 

 

GENERAL

General Motors Aerotrain Added cover adv. new passenger service using brand new unique lightweight Aerotrain.

Montreal Locomotive Works. Article 1914. Added great aerial view from 1954 showing how great this plant once was.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

 

Trains

CNR Steam
Added 3228 and 3282 doubleheading with a train from Kirkfield Crushed Stone's quarry.

 

 

CPR Diesel

RS-3
Added 8447 switching while tailend crew relaxes! Actually, don't know if it is same crew or another train. See what else.

GP9 Added 8826 (Script) leading (CPRail) B_RS_RS units through Nelson.

 

CP Rail

Added 8027 8063 (2nd) rebuilt GE 4400 HP units on the once famous NYC Water Level Route 4 track mainline to NYC.
Added (scroll down) 8694 in Revelstoke on Vernon Turn.

 

The Canadian
Added photo of 1407_1418 No.2 at North Bay (first gallery photo at North Bay)
Includes Authorization Form to permit No.2 to pass stop signal.

 

Tourist Trains
Added new entry for Pacific Starlight Dinner Train a short-lived operation on BC Rail c.1999-2003.

 

Locomotives

CNR Predecessor steam
Grand Trunk Added GT 319

 

CNR steam

US subsidiaries;
Added (scroll way down) CV_3254 long ago at unknown location and date. Can you help? CONTACT US

 

 

CNR diesel

SW1200RS Added 1242.

C-424 Added 3218

GP9 Added 4133

GP9RM Added 7017

 

 

CPR Steam

G2 class
Added 2501 in a night scene, 2584 unknown location. As of Dec. 1952 was assigned to Brownville Junction, Maine. If you recognize anything in the background that may indentify location CONTACT US. for reward!
Also, 2655 and 2662.

 

 

CP Rail Diesel

C-424 Added 4223, 4228, 4237. Check all captions this page for subsequent owners, many added.

M636 Added photo 4727 on my birthday!

SD40 Added 5541

SW1200RS
Added 8104 and subsequent owner RRVW 1213, also, 8106 another one on another of my many birthdays!
Also, 8125 and subsequent owner.

RS-18 Added 8752

GP9u Added 8210 8248 plus (check all captions on this page for links) several ex numbers and subsequent owners.

SD40 Added 5524 one of the few SD40's scrapped. Most were sold to subsequent owners.

SD40-3 Started (scroll to very bottom) 6000 (to be re# 5100) one of 10 units.

SD40-2F Added 9007.

AC4400CW New thumbnail for this model. Includes 9507, 9602, 9641, 9654.

 

Remanufactured Units

GP9u Added 1580 ex 8635 one of 3 units modified with chop nose for Alyth Hump service.

GE AC4400CWM Started with 8000 first of 64 units factory rebuilt in random order.

 

 

Subsequent owners

SD40 and SD40-2
Added 5686, GCFX 3057, CITX 3057, CMQ 3057 Also, (scroll to bottom) new model SD40-3 6000

 

 

US Roads

Delaware-Lackawanna Added 4223 (5 photos) ex QGRY 4223, and subsequent owners ME 423 and RRPX 4223.

WNY&P added 417 ex 1850 nee 8738, also 434, 435

 

 

CPR Drake Street

Added 7118 in roundhouse being worked on. Also, two photos of The Canadian's protect power 3 GP9's off local jobs working one shift out of Drake Street thus on hand to be dispatched if replacement power needed for Number 2.

CPR "Poco" Added new link Common abbreviation for Port Coquitlam, main freight yard and diesel shop for Vancouver.
Added (scroll down) B&W photos of Baldwins 7069, 7065, 7067, 7073 on yard unit service tracks.
Also, see what is going on with 7064 and who!

 

 

GO Subsequent owners. Added Amtrak 199 in service Niagara Falls, ON. Also, see how it looked when sold by GO.

 

 

Shortlines Steam

Asbestos & Danville

Bartholomew 30" gauge 0-4-0T built by Porter in 1897! Owned by predecesor Asbestos & Asbestic. TOS & TIC.

 

 

Industrial

Steam

Kirkfield Crusehd Stone (narrow gauge)
Added CNR 3228 and 3282 doubleheading with outbound train. Same photo as above in CNR train gallery.

 

 

Alberta

AltaSteel new power has been identified as far as prior owners is concerned.
Still unknown, is this a change of loco leasor or does it involve another switching contractor? Or, both?

Also, Added CRGX 701 ( inc. 3 ex owners) one of only 6 SD28's built enroute to Cargill's elevator in Lethbridge.

Alberta Gallery 2

Sand Source Services (scroll down) New listing started with DLCX 143 an upgraded early EMD model SC.

 

Manitoba

Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting
Added (scroll way down) 3 a 70-tonner one of 3 ex Kennecott Copper units acquired. Photo on my birthday!

 

 

 

Rolling Stock

BCR Added BCIT 841920 box car used for International freight only as per its reporting marks.

 

 

CPR

Freight car equipment.

Added (scroll to very bottom) CPI 542019 bi-level auto carrier with pickup trucks. Early open style multi.

Piggyback and container flat cars.

Added (scroll way down) 520053 last of 29 6-wheel truck flats to handle 4 containers converted from heavyweight sleepers.
Also, 300147 with a unique load! Have a look! See what it was all about.

 

 

Vans
Added (scroll way down) 437449 one of early steel vans with turret cupola.

OCS
Added 410276 boarding car that may have been a van at one time!
Also, multiple cars for a look at the latest work service equipment, modular units on flat cars including 89'.

 

 

Radial

T&YR Metro Div. Added (sroll to very bottom) unidentified radial car beside Fairy Lake.

 

Street Railways

Hamilton Added builders photo of new order first car 500.

 

 

Facilities

Added (scroll down to CNR) aerial view of Winnipeg shops, also, Senneterre diesel shop.

Roundhouses
Nova Scotia. Added aerial of Halifax roundhouse and yard,.Also, scroll down to Ontario for view from CN Tower Spadina roundhouse and second view of Coach yard. Best such photos I have seen.

 

 

 

 

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ARTICLES

CPR London Division

Gallery of power.

Added 2234 assisting 5414 westbound out of Toronto. Likely around Obico but could be a London train ex Leaside.

Gallery yard diesels.

Added (scroll down) 6593 one of the few 6500's on London Division. It would eventually wind up on Waterloo Central!

Gallery 5 created and CP Rail era diesels moved from Gallery 4 to here and added 5879 eastbound at Galt. More to come!

 

CPR Smiths Falls Division

Added (scroll down) 4230_4202 with pig train eastbound to Montreal.

Roundhouse gallery Added 2814

 

CPR Lambton Yard

Added 5375 backing to its train for Hamilton. Incorrectly identified as being in London.

 

CPR Lambton Locomotive Department

Added new link (duplicate) to better locate following page and gallery.

West Toronto Roundhouse and Diesel Servicing Area.
This facility replaced Lambton Locomotive Dept.

 

 

 

 

CPR Toronto Yard

Road engine gallery

Added great photo of shop track with two A units in different paint schemes. Easy to tell which paint scheme has CLASS!

 

 

Ontario Southland

Port Burwell Sub. Added photo rear view of original diesel shop.

St.Thomas Subdivision Added a nice winter scene with 6508_1401.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

Trains

CPR Diesel

Added brand new 4073_4074 "carrying green" stopped at unknown location. Can you help?
Also, (below) 4720, 4553 and a third MLW. And, 5023 leading MLW B and A units. Both trains westbound from Montreal.

 

Also, added 6623 last of only 10 S-11's "van only". Note what is on the rear of the van. This was standard equipment on all older vans. Note too what is on the track in foreground. Very important safety device and its purpose.

 

 

 

CP Rail

SD40 Added 5832 also, 5844 with their trains in BC.

 

 

Locomotives

BC Rail Added (scroll down) 758 and 762,

 

CN Rail

HR616C
Added 2104 one of a tiny order for only 20 units from Bombardier believed a compelled purchase to keep BBD in business. Nobody else ordered any! Soon, Bombardier closed the former MLW plant ending Alco production in North America.

 

 

CPR Steam

Eight-Wheelers

Added 158 in its last years before being preserved under its original number 374 having hauled No.1 May 23,1887
with the first passenger train into Vancouver. It is still in Vancouver.

Ten-Wheelers D3 class

Added 548 showing off its Schmidt superheater. First locomotive superheated in Western Hemisphere.

D10 Added 981 and 1108 close to last one.

G5 class Added 1251 last of 50 MLW built G5's.

G1 class 4-6-2 Pacific

Added 1026 later renumbered 2226 and later still rebuilt but retained old 200 lb. pressure boiler. .

G2 class Added 2614 at unknown location. Can you help?

G3 2300 Added 2343 fresh out of Ogden!

G3 2400 Added 2352 2nd G3c which began the newer semi-steamlined style locomotives.
Also, 2354 official CPR photo when new.

H1 class Royal Hudson Added 2842 in builders style photo.

P1 class Added 5125 digitally restored courtesy of Walter Pfefferle.

P1n Added 5213 smoking it up a bit!
Also, 5248 switching in Banff. Read why a new road engine was regularly assigned instead of a yard engine.

P2 5300 Added 5325 in an interesting/rare photo of it being finished off with its backshopping at Ogden!

U class Added 6151 recently converted to oil-firing. Also, 6295 freshly outshopped.

V Class Added (scoll to very bottom) 6968 last heavy 0-8-0 renumbered from 6609.

 

CPR diesel

Added 4503_4463_8773 sitting on a shop track at St.Luc. Look at what is included here. I have never seen a photo of this before however, I sure have seen the real thing itself!

 

 

CLC-FM Added 4053 (and 8556) in a scenic photo of F-M territory.

SD40 Added 5533 (5532) in Script paint scheme.

RS-23 Added photo of 8019-8021-8032

 

CP Rail diesel

 

M-636 Added good photo of 4730.

GP35 Added 5024

SD40 Added 5565 first Dash-2

Baldwin Added 7070

 

Rebuilt units

1150 Belt Pack Added 1158 and 5492 with 1158 including subsequent owner 5492.

1500 GP9u Added 1504 in short-lived CPRS era paint scheme.

 

 

Gensets (scroll to bottom)

Added demo 2GS14B NRE 2007 used at Calgary and two places in BC as well as winding up at a small contract switching outfit in Texas along with ex CN 4010.

 

 

Subsequent owners

Motive Power Resources MVPX

Added 1201 and ex 2001 nee 8109.

Also, links (top of page ) to ex CN power MVPX 1202/1504 ex Cargill 1504 ex CN 1504; MVPX 1203 ex GTW 1516

 

Industrial all Canada. Check LouisDreyfus roster at top of first page, there are many missing photos. Can you help?

 


 

GO

Added 513 one of 6 units sold to Amtrak.
Also, added (scroll down) first photos of newer units. 646 in new paint scheme and 670 powerful dual engine 5400 HP unit!

 

VIA

Added 201 one of 4 EMD SW1001 low-clearance cab units (popular with steel mills all over), acquired from Inland Steel,
Two for Montreal and two for Toronto. Subsequent owner; Stelco 456, Nanticoke,

 


 

 

Shortlines

CANDO Added (scroll to bottom) CCGX 7211 (ex CN) and 1622 (ex CP) both units in storage. At this time (1/2020)
there are also CN 7236 and CCGX 1000, 1005, 1006, 1010 in storage plus two newer leased units CEFX 1504, 1507.

 

 

 

Industrial

Alberta Gallery 1 Added GMTX 331, 335 new power for AltaSteel. This looks like either just a change of loco leasor or the
switching contractor. Anyone know?

Saskatchewan Gallery 3 Coal mining companies.

Added Westmoreland Mining 2 photos; DMVW 6354 ex SP 6608 GP35.
Also, Prairie Mines & Royalty 3 photos; PRMX 6973, GMTX 6973 and ex ONT 1731.
also, Luscar Coal 4 and Prairie Coal 3 photos; 84160 SW1001 subsequently GMTX 98.

 

 

 

Facilities

BC

Downtown Vancouver Yards

Added photo of 7113 with a mixed consist of pigs, containers, box cars under a modern building. See what it was.

 

 

LINKS

Added Traingeek Steve Boyko travels far and wide photographing trains and grain elevators!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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January 1, 2020

ARTICLES

 

CPR Algoma District

Sudbury Gallery Added 4563-4501 backing onto their train.

 

CPR Ontario District

CPR Bruce Division

Passenger service. Hamilton. Added 1421_19xx with the "Little Ham" leaving Sunnyside almost back home.

CPR London Division

Branch passenger. Added 5405 with single car No. 740 replacing the recently retired 9004 gas-electric car.

 

CPR Toronto Division

Parkdale Added photo M-235 1929 Packard Inspection Car. See who is driving it!

West Toronto Diamond

Added old photo of Weston Road Viaduct just built not yet open to traffic. See what is almost hidden in this 1911 photo.
Be sure to check out (link) highly detailed article about its construction.

 

 

CPR Trenton Division

Leased power. Added MKCX 9057 and other owners (inc. WC and NBSR still on roster) for it and 9526.
Thanks to Zack Hilton and Randy Keller for roster data.

Kingston Sub. Added great old photo of D4 485 smoking it up leaving Kingston with mixed train.

 

CPR Lambton Yard

West Toronto Added 5 photos of Inspection cars over the decades prior to Hy-rail vehicles.

 

CPR Predecessors and Subsidiaries

Quebec Central. Added nice old (1915) photo of pre-CPR Ten-Wheeler 45 with passenger train.

 

 

CNR

Grand Trunk predecessor roads.
Added (scroll to very bottom) link Cobourg and Peterborough , later Cobourg, Peterborough & Marmora Ry. & Mining Co.
Note: History and details of two locos unknown. Can you help?

 

 

Algoma Central

Locomotive gallery Scroll down to diesels.
Added 182 last of 3 SD40's first 6 axle power. Also, 183 first SD40-2. And 185 and 4 more units at Hawk Jct shop.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Photograph Galleries

Trains

 

CNR
Added photo of 10800 and 10900 rare self-propelled cars that operate a short passenger service in remote BC on the former BC Rail out of Lillooet. This very scenic area has become a tourist attraction by default after BC eliminated all RDC passenger service before selling off the railway to CN.

 

CPR

Steam The Dominion (scroll down to Selkirks in the mountains) Added 5934 descending Field Hill.

Diesel

Added 4067-4066 looking brand new in 1952!

Also, (scroll down) 4062-4446 led this special train that was operated over the Victoria Day weekend May 24, 1952.
It was run for the benefit of Nicholas Morant, CPR Special photographer. Read details about why and who approved it.
What you won't read about is the stowaway! At some point along the way a man complained about the train stopping in the middle of nowhere and being late etc. etc. It was then the conductor realized the lone man had gotten on the wrong train!

 

Confederation Train Added (scroll to bottom) photo of 1967 cross-Canada display train in Swift Current.

 

US Roads in Canada.

Amtrak 344 with the Maple Leaf in the Falls is changing crews almost 40 years ago!

Norfolk & Western

Added 3667 see what is in the background.

 

 

Tourist

Port Stanley Rail

Added old colour photo of van 61 (ex TH&B) nicely painted and coupled to L3 ex C&O GMD SW9.

 

 

Locomotives

 

BC Rail

Added S 410 last of 10 slugs converted from retired RS-3's and controlled by RS-18's.
Also, (scroll down) RS-18 605 added.

Added (link in 644's,caption) 644-687-685-641 in a A-B-B-A style consist with two cabless "B" units.

 

CNR steam

4-6-2 Pacific Added 5080 looking sharp in 1959 near the end of steam era.

0-6-0 Added (scroll way down) first photo of this sub class 7508 last of sub class.

0-8-0's Added 8297 ex CV, 8322, 8366, 8390 and 8435 at the end of its career. .

 

Preserved

Added 1531 long displayed in Barrie it was sadly neglected then relocated to Midhurst. Rumour it might return to Barrie.
Also NH&I 1533 used in excursion service it was delibertely damaged by a disgruntled person and remains neglected.
And a third Ten-Wheeler 1551 which Nelson Blount saved. It later went to Jerry Jacobson operating on his Ohio Central in tourist train service. It is at Age of Steam roundhouse.

Added 5114 displayed at Regional Park Railway Museum, Melville, SK with other equipment and a station.
Also, 5588 in very recent photo looking great!

 

CNR diesel

C424 Added 3215

GP35 Added 4001 in new paint scheme. Last of only 2 GP35`s on CN.

S-7 rare model Canadian-Only Alco built by MLW only for CNR. Added 8210 in orgiinal paint scheme.

S-3 Added 8463 in an interesting scene. Location and date unknown. Can you help?

 

 

 

CPR steam

Preserved

Added photo of 374 during Expo86 in Vancouver also, much earlier photo of it being moved to Kitsilano for display.

Eight-Wheelers Added 32 cent postage stamp. (same as in Preserved gallery but see other 4-4-0's it represents).

G5 class Added 1202, 1203, 1210, 1214, 1238, 1257 and 1265. Last two at unknown location. Can you help?

Jubilee class Added 2926 tip-towing out on a pier to switch fishing shed is light enough even with a full tender of coal!

P1 class Added 5094 last of first 95 (hand-fired) 2-8-2's. Also, 5113 freshly outshopped Angus rebuild.

P1n class Added 5211

P2 class Added 5369 (read what it had been doing), 5432 and 5464 (read its obituary).

R3 class Added 5772 years ago before I was born!

 

T1 class Added 5909, 5917 and 5921. The latter looks like it is being fueled up with Bunker C oil, a rare scene.
Note these 2-10-4's when built were the biggest and heaviest steam locomotives in the British Commonwealth.

 

 

 

CP Rail Diesel

FP7/FP9 A&B Added 1416-1402

SD40/SD40-2 Added 5742 one of only two units painted for Expressway trains recently discontinued.

S4
Added 7112 one of 10 units modified for road service with larger fuel tanks etc. It would have far more suitable if RS-1 road switchers had been ordered in the first place (at a slightly higher cost) as their features especially road trucks which would give a better ride at speed.

SW1200RS Added 8110 and 8147 including subsequent owners.

 

Rebuilt units

RS-18u Added 1859 ex 8786.

 

Subsequent owners Industrial

Saskatchewan added LouisDreyfus LDCX 2005.

USA (Scroll to very bottom) Progress Rail, added PR 8147

 

 

Shortlines

Ontario

Goderich-Exeter Added (scroll to bottom) RLK 4095 and QGRY 2008

Southern Ontario Added four photos of this special train handling massive transformer.


Also,

Rail America Southern Ontario
Added two photos SO 5005 (CP GP35), RLK 5005 and RMPX 9431.

 

 

Industrial

Alberta

Gallery 2 (scroll way down) New entry Providence Grain. Started with great overall view of elevator etc.
Newly leased NPR 5906 (ex CP 5906) and old GP35 ex DMVW 6327.

 

Saskatchewan

G3 Canada Added EFCX 1001 at Colonsay a high output grain elevator wirh 134 car loop for unit grain trains.
Also, LouisDreyfus LDCX 2005

 

Ontario

London General Motors Added plant switcher 57 still in TH&B paint!

Toronto Andrew Merrilees (D) Added (scroll down) AAM 10 70-tonner ex Potasco 10 and photo nee SN 210.

 

 

Rolling Stock

BC Hydro Added old wooden van A8 and unique self-propelled work car.

CN Added WFRX 856625 first of large fleet of new-style covered hopper cars for grain.

ONR Freight Added ONT 100508 with nice part load and 100510 empty, new long flat cars

 

Facilities

CNR Added overall view of Transcona shops, roundhouse and yard.

 

 

CNR Yards

Toronto Downtown. Front Street team tracks, yard, shops etc. Lots to see in this 1972 view. ENLARGE

 

CPR

Added (new link) great old aerial view of Parry Sound yard.

 

US roads in Canada

MCR Added old aerial view of MCR St.Thomas shops, roundhouse etc.

 

 

Stations

Other Ontario Divisions

Ottawa Added (4th image down) old view Union Station near end 19th century.

 

Station reused, museums etc.

Started new page CNR Saskatchewan. Eatonia (museum and library) inc. CN 78103 steel van. Plus, a real surprise!

 

 


 

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