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2020

TWENTY-TWENTY IS HERE!

 

 

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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