Canadian Pacific Railway
MLW F1 4001 & 4401 Spanner April-May 1960
The above double cover photograph was likely taken much
earlier than the April-May 1960 issue of Spanner
Howard Fogg painting of a similar scene 8742-8743 at Christie
CPR publicity photograph shows piggyback train on scenic
Mud Lake bridge,
First trains operated on Wednesday,
October 9, 1957
Eventually, changing conditions in freight shipping including trucking deregulation saw piggyback service which had spread all across Canada come to an end. The tremendous growth in container operations was a far different service, one based on overseas maritime traffic.
Originally named Iron Highway this service beginning in November 1996 returned piggyback operations to the Trenton Division with trains operating between West Toronto and Montreal.
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