CPR London Division Gallery 3
"London and Assist" Extra 2228 West (P2 53xx road engine) on grade west of Galt on the way to Orrs Lake and London.
Extra 953 West "Stone Train" at Galt bound for Guelph Junction.
2203 assisting 2332 on an Extra West. The assist engine will come
off at Orrs Lake and return "light" to Lambton.
2232 assists a P2 on an Extra West. a.k.a. London & Assist
Doubleheaded diesel and steam while not common did happen occasionally
This great slide of G1 class 2200 with what is believed to be eastbound third class train 80 or 82 and apparently taken as it heads into the passing track at Ringold (Mile 70.9) on the Windsor Subdivision just west of Chatham around 1958-59. Excessive black smoke is a good indication of a stoker-fired engine. One of only three G1's (+ 2202, 2219) so equipped around 1950 following the early end of the G5 production. Robert H. Lorenz/Bruce Chapman Collection
Two views of 2233 at Galt. Bruce Chapman Collection
This is an assist engine for a westbound Extra. Note the markers
on the pilot.
Now the markers are in place. This would happen for the light engine
move back from Orrs Lake to Galt where the
Darkness is approaching in this scene. Note the headlight reflection
on the rail.
Extra 5410 West at Galt. Bill Thomson
Assigned to John Street for passenger service out of
Toronto in 1956, 2409 was transferred to London
P2 class engines such as 5406 were the heaviest power on the London Division. Al Howlett
D10 891 rests at London roundhouse. August 12, 1958 Larry Kostka/Joseph Testagrose Collection
Normally assigned to Windsor Sub. freight service, it
was unusual to see 2817 here at Woodstock.
2233 assisting an Extra West at Galt and CPELs
GRR 624 interurban car meeting #630.
Also at Galt that morning was this unusual consist below.
One of the strangest consists you'll ever see! CPR 3002
a streamlined 4-4-4 taking water, ancient steel underframe (S.U.F.)
headend car is only an empty buffer (required by BTC Order) between
engine and passenger cars, a single near-new RDC and a single lightweight
coach make up this light traffic Saturday run stopping only at Woodstock,
and shown here taking water at Galt, just one hour after leaving London,
it will be only another hour and five minutes to Toronto Union.
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