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CPR Brockville Subdivision

This is likely Brockville-Ottawa Number 562 (Daily exc. Sun.) returning early afternon after three hour layover.
Engineer Frank Cummings, Fireman unknown. Other G1's working 563-562 were 2219 and 2222.

Note: 2202 one of only three 2200's (2200 and 2219) equipped with stokers, spares following termination of
G5 program due to dieselization. A further 500 G5's were planned for a grand total of 602 !

No. 263, afternoon pool train from Ottawa to Brockville, with connections there to Toronto on CNR #15, is arriving at Carleton Place with engine 1267, and the usual consist, CNR baggage car, 3 CP coaches, CN diner and CP parlour car.
Robert J. Sandusky

No.261 engine 8474 enroute to Brockville at Ottawa West (station out of view at far left) delivering OCS mail. 1961
Photo likely taken from roof of Zagerman's scrap yard at Scott Srreet and Bayview Road. Bruce Chapman Collection.

2927 and 2200 doubleheading Number 559 the Ottawa-Smiths Falls-Brockville Pool train passing Ottawa West roundhouse. Although not a big train (7-10 cars), on Fridays and Sundays it was doubleheaded due to the difficult Nepean hill grade in both directions on a light branchline prohibiting heavier engines. This line, the Brockville Subdivision was built on a big swamp! What is also unusual is the fact F1a 2927 (built 2/1938) is hand-fired while the much older (4/1906) G1p class 2200 was equipped with a stoker around the time of this photograph. c.1950 Addy Schwalm/Bruce Chapman Collection

G5b 1219 (MLW 10/1945) leaving Ottawa Union with #559/263, the afternoon Pool
train to Brockville from track #2. On track #1 is the passenger/mixed for
Waltham Quebec with a D4g. Bruce Chapman Collection

 



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