The date is August 1,1953 and with its pop valves roaring,
No. 6922 is seen backing off the shop track at Lambton Yard, ready for
a day's work. At the throttle is engineer Bill Walder, watching as his
son, James, preserves on film two C.P.R. veterans. No. 6922 was a V4a
class 0-8-0 type yard engine originally built in April 1907 by the C.P.R.
as No. 1668, a 2-8-0 "Consolidation", later renumbered in
1912 to No. 3468. During 1928 the C.P.R. carried out a rebuilding program,
converting a number of M4 class light 2-8-0's to 0-8-0 yard engines
and No. 6922 was rebuilt from No. 3468 at Angus in July 1928.
NOTE: The above text was written by Newton Rossiter. It is quite possible the 6922 was assigned to the North Toronto job at the time since it is shown here backing off the shop track headed east. Most Lambton yard engines were headed west.
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