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Gallery 2

Leased power
and demonstrators


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

Subsequent owners: Alstom rebuilt to RPRX 001 Railpower GK10B 1000 hp "Green Kid" Hybrid battery unit.
Intermodal terminal contractor at Fraser Surrey Docks, Surrey, BC Mark Forseille

Last westbound MLW consist. The end is near for MLW Alco power on CP.
Train 921-20 with 4210_1838_1837_4216_4230 from St.Luc to Windsor.
Delayed at Smiths Falls due to track work ahead outbound engineer was unable
to start 1838 and 4216 so finally train left with the dead units. Saturday, June 20, 1998

Note: Upon return to Montreal 4210_1837_4230 worked the Hochelaga Transfer until
Tuesday, July 7th. when the then St. Lawrence & Hudson General Manager issued
instructions "Remaining MLW's are to be shut down by 2359 tonight" 30.

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.
1826 was sold for scrap due to a damaged engine block.

8211_8234_8249_8246 with 519 DTS (Dedicated Train Service) with GM auto parts boxes
returning from Ste. Therese, Que. westbound at the Falls in October 1994.

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.
Two views coming and going (below) with Rossland Road in far background.
The wooden bridge shown in steam era view of 5111 and 2819 is long gone.
Area is now covered with urban sprawl. June 15, 1984 Keith Hansen

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.
Auto parts were in the back track and the 1245-8142 had come over from Oshawa in case they had to pull them out.
I think the fire got put out and the cars didn’t need moving. Doug Hately. Digitally enhanced by Gordon Kennedy.



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.
Modernized with twin sealed beam headlights. Reflective dots along frame for grade crossing visibility.
Now equipped with more modern roller bearing trucks off retired 6500's (MLW S-3).
Second unit of second order S-2's 7015-7019 4 units Alco 72827 9/1944.
Smiths Falls. July 29, 1976 Retired ten years later.

Serious safety rule violation caught here. Riding the leading footboard is prohibited and this is stencilled by both footboards.
Working as west yard job. East yard was 7016. Smiths Falls September 1972

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.
Doug Hately Collection
Digitally enhanced by Gordon Kennedy.

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
Toronto Public Library/Salmon Collection

Leased power

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.
Sold 2017 NBSR 6304

MKCX 9526 (leased 6/1995) at Smiths Falls. c.1994 EMD 33657 4/1968

MKCX 9526: SP SD45 8960 > NRL 6435 > NHL 6435 > MKCX 9526 > WC 6637 > WC 7637.
Retired 15 Dec 2006, scrapped Feb 2008.

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
Commuter trains await Monday morning call to duty. .
Dorion,QC Saturday, February 3, 1979. Ron Visockis

VIA trains did not normally operate on the Belleville Sub. but VIA units did during times of power shortage.
VIA 6458 6454 No. 901 westbound over the Mud Lake trestle.

Demonstrator units

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.
Then went out west and tested in the Rockies, came back east then went to CNR before delivery to UP.
CPR demo 5/20/1966 - 6/20/1966 Note: CPR bought 37 units. CNR bought 44 units.

HLCX 6000 SD40M-3 equipped (c.1992) with Woodward Govenor Complete Locomotive Control system.
Leased/demonstrating on CP Belleville Sub. Ex SOO 6385 nee MILW 195. SD40-2 EMD 73687-14 5/1974

Note: It also was used by CN in 1997

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