No. 919 8921-1806 westbound Mud Lake trestle Mile 27.3 Belleville Sub.
CPRS 5610_5607 in the controversial Dual Flag paint scheme. September 19, 1998. Smiths Falls.
8824_1103 (cab control car) likely power on the DTS described above. September 17, 1998 Smiths Falls
8134 SW1200RS GMD A1734 4/1959
owners: Alstom rebuilt to RPRX 001 Railpower GK10B 1000 hp "Green
Kid" Hybrid battery unit.
Last westbound MLW consist. The end is near for MLW
Alco power on CP.
Note: Upon return to Montreal 4210_1837_4230
worked the Hochelaga Transfer until
CP #509 westbound Montreal-Detroit intermodal freight has a fresh crew aboard and is preparing to depart from Smiths Falls, Ont. on Saturday, April 26, 1997. The all-MLW power is C-424 #4216, RS-18u's #1826 and #1803 and C-424 #4222. The shot was taken from the third floor of CP's terminal building. Bill Sanderson
Note: All would be retired the following year with three going
to three different US shortlines.
8211_8234_8249_8246 with 519 DTS (Dedicated Train Service) with GM
auto parts boxes
Sunday, October 16, 1994, CPR eastbound Detroit-Montreal intermodal freight #508 is seen traversing the north shore of Christie Lake, Ont., near Mile 26 of the Belleville Subdivision. The relatively short 45-platform train is being easily handled by RS-18u's #1831, #1826 and #1817. All were retired in 1997 and 1998, and were not among those RS-18u's that were sold to other roads. Bill Sanderson
NOTE: It is decades after new RS-18's first hauled piggyback trains between Montreal and Toronto, yet here they are again back on the main line hauling intermodal traffic once again and not looking at all like typical smoky Alcos!
The hottest train on the eastern part of the railway at the time, CPR eastbound DTS (Dedicated Train Service) daily General Motors auto parts train #519 speeds through Elmsley, Ont. (Mile 9 Belleville Sub.) on August 7, 1994. Bill Sanderson
The 19 specially-outfitted boxcars following GP9u 8245 and C-424 4224 are carrying automobile windshields and other parts to the GM plant in Ste-Therese, Que. #4224 was retired in 1995 and the GM plant (opened 1966) closed 2002.
BN 6312 trailing unit behind 4726 westbound taking siding at Darlington.
Westbound 4719 and two B&O leasers including 3735
in Chessie System paint scheme.
Above and below: Two eras 32 years apart and now 32 and 62 years old!
1245_8142 light engines Whitby looking east. There was
a grass fire on the south side of the tracks that day.
Absent any lettering or number is this unidentified track machine and flat with two smaller track machines.
7016 with early style stack and later style CP Rail paint scheme with
number back on cab.
Serious safety rule violation caught here. Riding the leading footboard
is prohibited and this is stencilled by both footboards.
4217 leads another C-424 and an RS-3 westbound. Smiths Falls August 19, 1970 Phil Mason
4217 another C424 and an RS-3 westbound.
4230_4204 with westbound 906 due at 12.45 P.M.
Train Master 8918 roars past a clear order board in Bowmanville, January 1966. Doug Hately
Here she comes! Train Master 8907 with C-424 4203. Two photos c.1965 Bowmanville. Doug Hately
A pair of two day old MLW C-424's 4207-4208 lead 8505 a passenger equipped GP9 westbound, likely on their first trip. Note location of headlights later lowered to front of the nose on account of glare affecting vision. Doug Hately
Two new units 8202 (re# 5002) the first GP35 (GMD A2035 5/1964) and 8208 lead RS-18 8734 and a covered wagon past Don station on what is likely 928 the "Big Pig" out of John Street piggyback destined for Lachine piggyback terminal in Montreal just two months old and two months after opening of Toronto (hump) Yard. Thursday, July 16, 1964 John Mellow.
Extra 8456 West crossing the West Don River approaching Leaside. Saturday,
April 9, 1955
MKCX 9054 SD40M-2 nee UP 3019 SD40 EMD 31433 3/1966 Smiths Falls. c.1996
MKCX 9057 (leased 6/1995) SD40M-2 rebuilt 3/1994 (ex PLM 3021 nee UP 3021) EMD 31435 3/1966
Former SD40; rebuilt by MK on 3/07/94; to HLCX 6304 on 8/26/96; to
TFM 1515; to HLCX 6304.
MKCX 9526 (leased 6/1995) at Smiths Falls. c.1994 EMD 33657 4/1968
GO 511-702-709-5xx near Montreal with Toronto pig train. During power shortages GO units were often rented for the weekend and operated in fast freight service between Windsor and Montreal. Dorion November 11, 1978 Ron Visockis
709-510 with a third unit handles CP piggyback train
from Toronto to Montreal
VIA trains did not normally operate on the Belleville Sub. but VIA
units did during times of power shortage.
UP 2904_2903 sitting on shop track at CPR St. Luc yard in Montreal.
Units operated from Montreal - Toronto - Windsor May 23rd. returning
through London May 24th. to Toronto Yard.
HLCX 6000 SD40M-3 equipped (c.1992) with Woodward Govenor Complete
Locomotive Control system.
Note: It also was used by CN in 1997
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