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Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal Company

Bienfait (Been-fate)

Western Dominion Coal Mines Ltd.

Taylorton

 

Robert J. Sandusky

Sightings over the years.

Diesels Gallery 3

 

6947 taking water at the mine. Bienfait August 1, 1960

Acquired 2/1959 Cyl. 22 1/2" x 28" Drv. 52" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 42%
Built MLW 45590 9/1908 as M4h 3537 2-8-0. Drv. 58"
Rebuilt CPR 9/1928 V4a 0-8-0

CPR 6947 in service Regina 8/12/1950

Steam has ended earlier in the year on the CPR and CNR as well as just about everywhere else in Canada.
The lone holdout is the Sydney & Louisburg in Cape Breton with an all-steam roster.
It too will soon secumb to dieselization leaving only a few small non-common carriers.

6166 out of service with unidentified spare tender. August 1, 1960

Ex CP 6166 U3c 0-6-0 acq. 7/1949 built CPR 1414 6/1905
Cyl. 18" x 26" Drv. 52' Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 27,500
Winnipeg, August 1946 Stan Styles/Bud Laws Collection


3522

3522 about to cross the CNR. Far different weather that the scene above this one about 3 1/2 years earlier.

3522 acquired 10/1956. M4g 2-8-0 Cyl. 22 1/2" x 28" Drv. 58" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 37,400 Baldwin 31053 6/1907

Two views 3/23/1964

3522 arrives at the CPR interchange.

CPR 3522 in service Brownville Junction, Maine May 1947.

 

 


 

Western Dominion Coal Mines Ltd.

Taylorton

Acquired 1950 Cyl. 23" x 28" Drv. 55" Press. 200 lbs. t.e. 45,780 Built MLW 51513 1912

TH&B 107 in service on CPR. Approaching Lambton yard 12/1947.
At the time CPR rented TH&B steam engines on weekends
only between Hamilton and Lambton.

418 out of service Taylorton June 1960

Ex CNR 418 C-5-b 2-6-0 acq. 12/1940 nee J. D. Mc.Arthur Co. 23
CLC 1236 1914 Cyl. 19" x 26" Drv. 51" Press. 180 lbs. t.e. 29%

Note: WDC also acquired 416 ex Mc.Arthur 21 6/1935 same specs.
Also, M&S Coal acquired 413 and 415 nee Mc.Arthur 18, 20 6/1936 and 11/1933 same specs.

John D. Mc.Arthur was a major railway construction contractor for GTP and CPR in Western Canada.

CNR 418 Winnipeg August 1939 Wes Dengate collection/courtesy of Don Mc.Queen



Diesels Gallery 3

 



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