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April 1, 2020
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!
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.
Added (scroll to bottom) a cheque payable in shillings in England. Proof of the vast services provided by CPR.
CPR Algoma District
SOO Added to Soo gallery portion. 8159_8171, also 8165. See who is in this photo and what he is doing.
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.
Added 1954 aerial view of Canadian Steel Foundries.
CLC A & B units. Added 4053 with 8856 in CLC Fairbanks-Morse territory.
5922, 5934 and 6032 (three photos) in scenic West Kootenay Region of
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.
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
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.
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
Added 4238 (closeup of above pair)
RTEX Added 8138 at new location with new paint job for MetalX.
(scroll down) 1601 also (scroll down) 1730 (3rd photo) freshly painted with somewhat short-lived "Rail Services" sub-title.
G&W's SOR. Now back in CN's hands added (scroll to very bottom) 2 views CN 580.
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.
CNR Yards etc. Longue Pointe, QC Added aerial 1954 includes huge Canadian Steel Foundries plant.
CNR Ontario .. CORRECTED
Started new page including many links to existing photos of Toronto stations including predecessor roads.
Added Ontario Northland's Chi-Cheemaun
Interurban and Electric
Added (scroll down) CN 6714_6713 B&W photo. Also, (scroll to very bottom) 201 and M-5 side-by-side.
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March 1, 2020
CPR Algoma District
Schreiber Added great colour aerial view of White River.
CPR Ontario District
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
Added three old CPR publicity B&W photos with RS-18's posed. Check out early device for contacting dispatcher!
General Motors Aerotrain
Added cover adv. new passenger service using brand new unique lightweight
GP9 Added 8826 (Script) leading (CPRail) B_RS_RS units through Nelson.
Added 8027 8063 (2nd) rebuilt GE 4400 HP units on the
once famous NYC Water Level Route 4 track mainline to NYC.
CNR Predecessor steam
C-424 Added 3218
GP9 Added 4133
GP9RM Added 7017
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
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.
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.
SD40 and SD40-2
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
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.
Added new link Common abbreviation for Port Coquitlam, main freight
yard and diesel shop for Vancouver.
GO Subsequent owners. Added Amtrak 199 in service Niagara Falls, ON. Also, see how it looked when sold by GO.
Bartholomew 30" gauge 0-4-0T built by Porter in 1897! Owned by predecesor Asbestos & Asbestic. TOS & TIC.
Stone (narrow gauge)
AltaSteel new power has been identified as far as prior
owners is concerned.
Also, Added CRGX 701 ( inc. 3 ex owners) one of only 6 SD28's built enroute to Cargill's elevator in Lethbridge.
Sand Source Services (scroll down) New listing started with DLCX 143 an upgraded early EMD model SC.
Hudson Bay Mining and
BCR Added BCIT 841920 box car used for International freight only as per its reporting marks.
Added (scroll to very bottom) CPI 542019 bi-level auto carrier with pickup trucks. Early open style multi.
Added (scroll way down) 520053 last of 29 6-wheel truck
flats to handle 4 containers converted from heavyweight sleepers.
T&YR Metro Div. Added (sroll to very bottom) unidentified radial car beside Fairy Lake.
Hamilton Added builders photo of new order first car 500.
Added (scroll down to CNR) aerial view of Winnipeg shops, also, Senneterre diesel shop.
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February 1, 2020
CPR London Division
Gallery of power.
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!
Added (scroll down) 4230_4202 with pig train eastbound
Roundhouse gallery Added 2814
Added 5375 backing to its train for Hamilton. Incorrectly identified as being in London.
Added new link (duplicate) to better locate following page and gallery.
Roundhouse and Diesel Servicing Area.
CPR Toronto Yard
Port Burwell Sub. Added photo rear view of original diesel shop.
St.Thomas Subdivision Added a nice winter scene with 6508_1401.
Added brand new 4073_4074 "carrying green" stopped
at unknown location. Can you help?
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.
SD40 Added 5832 also, 5844 with their trains in BC.
BC Rail Added (scroll down) 758 and 762,
Added 158 in its last years before being preserved under
its original number 374 having hauled No.1 May 23,1887
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
G3 2300 Added 2343 fresh out of Ogden!
G3 2400 Added
2352 2nd G3c which began the newer semi-steamlined style locomotives.
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!
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.
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
M-636 Added good photo of 4730.
GP35 Added 5024
SD40 Added 5565 first Dash-2
Baldwin Added 7070
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.
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
Added 513 one of 6 units sold to Amtrak.
Added 201 one of 4 EMD SW1001 low-clearance cab units
(popular with steel mills all over), acquired from Inland Steel,
CANDO Added (scroll
to bottom) CCGX 7211 (ex CN) and 1622 (ex CP) both units in storage.
At this time (1/2020)
Alberta Gallery 1
Added GMTX 331, 335 new power for AltaSteel. This looks like either
just a change of loco leasor or the
Saskatchewan Gallery 3 Coal mining companies.
Added Westmoreland Mining 2 photos; DMVW 6354 ex SP 6608
Added photo of 7113 with a mixed consist of pigs, containers, box cars under a modern building. See what it was.
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January 1, 2020
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
CPR Toronto Division
Parkdale Added photo M-235 1929 Packard Inspection Car. See who is driving it!
Added old photo of Weston Road Viaduct just built not
yet open to traffic. See what is almost hidden in this 1911 photo.
CPR Trenton Division
Added MKCX 9057 and other owners (inc. WC and NBSR still on roster)
for it and 9526.
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.
Grand Trunk predecessor
Scroll down to diesels.
Steam The Dominion (scroll down to Selkirks in the mountains) Added 5934 descending Field Hill.
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.
Confederation Train Added (scroll to bottom) photo of 1967 cross-Canada display train in Swift Current.
Amtrak 344 with the Maple Leaf in the Falls is changing crews almost 40 years ago!
Added 3667 see what is in the background.
Added old colour photo of van 61 (ex TH&B) nicely painted and coupled to L3 ex C&O GMD SW9.
Added S 410 last of 10 slugs converted from retired RS-3's
and controlled by RS-18's.
Added (link in 644's,caption) 644-687-685-641 in a A-B-B-A style consist with two cabless "B" units.
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. .
Added 1531 long displayed in Barrie it was sadly neglected
then relocated to Midhurst. Rumour it might return to Barrie.
Added 5114 displayed at Regional Park Railway Museum,
Melville, SK with other equipment and a station.
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.
Eight-Wheelers Added 32 cent postage stamp. (same as in Preserved gallery but see other 4-4-0's it represents).
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.
FP7/FP9 A&B Added 1416-1402
SD40/SD40-2 Added 5742 one of only two units painted for Expressway trains recently discontinued.
SW1200RS Added 8110 and 8147 including subsequent owners.
RS-18u Added 1859 ex 8786.
Saskatchewan added LouisDreyfus LDCX 2005.
USA (Scroll to very bottom) Progress Rail, added PR 8147
Goderich-Exeter Added (scroll to bottom) RLK 4095 and QGRY 2008
Southern Ontario Added four photos of this special train handling massive transformer.
Rail America Southern
Gallery 2 (scroll
way down) New entry Providence Grain. Started with great overall view
of elevator etc.
G3 Canada Added EFCX 1001 at Colonsay a high output grain
elevator wirh 134 car loop for unit grain trains.
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.
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
CNR Added overall view of Transcona shops, roundhouse and yard.
Toronto Downtown. Front Street team tracks, yard, shops etc. Lots to see in this 1972 view. ENLARGE
Added (new link) great old aerial view of Parry Sound yard.
US roads in Canada
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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