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Charlottetown, PEI 19xx



Turcot Montreal

Aerial views 1930 Turcot at bottom and CPR Glen above also Glen and Westmount in second view



All lined up for the Company photographer! Turcot

Busy scene in Montreal (6205 on table) back in 1943. Joseph Testagrose Collection

Pointe Saint-Charles July 23, 1977 Ron Visockis


Northern Ontario



Hornpayne station

Hornepayne shops

Hornpayne YMCA


Belleville roundhouse still in use. 4566 the lone unit in sight.

CNR Ottawa East roundhouse. Coach Yard in middle and Ottawa Union Station in distance.


O-12-a 7372 CLC 1598 1919 Ready to go coach yard and Ottawa Union Station.
Note the low water spout on the standpipe. Appears designed for low tender hatch. Compare to other one at far right.

Sarnia roundhouse looking west. Note St. Clair Tunnel Co. box cab electrics at far right. Circa 1948
Don Janes Collection

Sarnia roundhouse, same view from coal chutes. 1958. Don Mc.Queen Collection
Tunnel operation was dieselized in 1958 and all electric locomotives scrapped April 1959.


U2 Northern 6124 being lifted and moved by the main travelling crane inside Stratford backshops. Canadian National


Toronto Locomotive and Car Facilities

Construction began May 17, 1926 and in less than a year it was completed.

Opened February 2, 1927 it was simply known as Spadina and included a 36 stall roundhouse with 100 foot turntable along with a coach yard for 275 passenger cars. With the advent of VIA Rail these facilities were demolished in the 1980's and the area redeveloped with Sky Dome and a number of residential high rise towers.


5031 in foreground next to ash hoist. No shortage of power! Looking east. Spadina 1952 Bill Thomson

6752 sits on a Spadina shop track amongst a variety of makes, models and paint schemes including two ONR A units.
Looking east. Right background is the roundhouse. Left background is TTR John Street tower with its white roof.

View looking farther west of image below. July 1978

Spadina Avenue bridge in foreground. Spadina Coach yard to left. GO layover yard. Front Street West far right.
CNR High Line at left. Gardiner Expressway (elevated). Lake Shore Blvd. W.

"Aerial" view from CN Tower looking eastward at Spadina roundhouse. June 1981

Aerial view of Spadina roundhouse and coach yard from CN Tower. 8/01/1982 Jack Smith

Water tank and standpipe with 6069 between them. Also, floodlight tower. Spadina (Toronto) 1950's Jim Parker


Roundhouse soon to be torn down. July 1962 Windsor, Ontario. Bud Laws Collection

CN 7236 SW900 sitting on the turntable at Windsor roundhouse. Across the river is Detroit.
7/07/1982 John Lameck/Sam Beck Collection

British Columbia

Kamloops Three photos 6/12/1980


Kamloops station still being used by VIA.

Vancouver May 13, 1953 BC Archives


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