|GRAND RIVER RAILWAY 232|
Baldwin-Westinghouse serial 52597 was built in November 1919 as Salt Lake & Utah #103. In 1947 it was obtained by the Grand River Railway were it became 232. When electric operations ended on the CP Electric Lines on October 1, 1961, 232 was stored for possible sale. However, no buyer was ever found. It was shipped to CP's Angus Shops in Montreal, PQ, where it was scrapped in September 1963.
On November 8, 1960, I caught 232 at work scaling (weighing) gravel in the transfer at Galt. The 'transfer' is a yard accessible by both the Canadian Pacific Electric Lines and the mainline trains on Canadian Pacific's London Division. Carloads of gravel were hauled up from Paris, usually by mu'd freight motors GRR 228 and LE&N 337, scaled at Galt by the yard crew, then handed over to the CPR for movement to Toronto. The Galt yard crew could spend a better part of their shift scaling gravel when demand was high, with the CPR often running a 'Galt Turn' out of Toronto to lift a full train of gravel and return to Toronto.