Canadian Pacific Railway
Trains; for roster photos see Locomotive gallery.
Trains; CP Rail paint scheme thumbnails.
8780_8765 old and new paint schemes! Note the DL behind the power. White River Junction 5/28/1972
DL= Dimensionsal Load means over normal dimensions.
In this case the length requires multiple flat cars.
CP 904 has become B&M 8904 seen here entering yard
at White River Junction, Vermont.
Through Ontario this was for decades the hottest train handling only the most important traffic such as meat from Chicago packing houses (re-iced in Lambton), Canada Packers meat products lifted at Lambton and GM Oshawa auto parts set-off. Otherwise, nothing short of Montreal. US traffic was marked "904 Newport".
4073_4074 carrying green have stopped for their portrait just weeks old. Possibly Trenton Sub. 11/15/1952
6623 running "van only" at the moment. Note
the backup airhose with its shrill
Hochelaga Yard, Montreal. August 23, 1968
Extra 5023 West with MLW B and A units. Lachine, QC March 23, 1969
Extra 4067 leads 4066 shortly after delivery (8/22/1952) as first two
units of a new order. GMD A368 8/1952
4067 (along with 4070) went on to "fame" when it starred in 20th Century Fox's movie Silver Streak!
Extra 8781 with DL (Dimentional Load) behind power. Signs employee
family living here
904 engine 8793 passing BM_1271 yard engine. White River Jct. Vermont
8921 with the Transfer westbound at Mile 205.18 of the
Belleville Sub. just east of Leaside.
Operator L.B.Chapman hooping up orders to No. 90 engine 8784 at Stittville,ON Thursday, July 1, 1965 Bill Linle
Notable Passenger Trains
See also Riding The Dominion with steam 1951
Royal Canadian Pacific
4062-4446 led this special train that was operated over
the Victoria Day weekend May 24, 1952. It was run for the benefit
of Nicholas Morant, CPR Special photographer. It was stopped and
photographed at several locations west of Calgary in order to provide
up-to-date photographs for public time tables and brochures. These would
replace old steam locomotive hauled trains depicted currently. A 12 car
set of matching equipment consisting of lightweight cars with older heavyweight
cars on the rear less noticeable. N.R.Crump was Vice President
at the time and he approved the special train being run without passengers.
The two men in the canoe are not fishing. They are in fact the train's
conductor and trainman posing for the photographer with a canoe out of
the baggage car! Gap Lake, Alberta with Wind Range of mountains in the
Same train from a different angle.
8900 a brand new Train Master with dynomometer
car 62 testing its performance with Number 42 from Montreal.
Note: The test was to see if a single diesel unit of this size could handle the train replacing a K1 class 4-8-4 (Montreal-Megantic) or a G3 4-6-2 steam locomotive beyond. The test results showed a single unit was not capable of handling this heavy a train under all conditions. If running late it would not be able to recover time. The result was two units were assigned, these were MLW FPA2 and FPB2 A and B units.
Eng. 1801 No.152 The Frontenac at North Jct. (Montreal
West) enroute Quebec City having just left Windsor Station
Note the Maintenance of Way Dept. flag and lamp protecting track work.
Here we see 4051 doubleheading with 2856 a Toronto engine.
This interesting photograph has no caption or date.
7011 with employee train running between Montreal West and Sortin yard. c.late 1940's Ron Ritchie
Two brand new (built 5/1957) MLW RS-18's 8743 and 8742
power the "hot" Pig train leaving Montreal for John Street.
CP 9574 West passes over the Fraser River on CN Ashcroft Subdivision
directional running trackage.
5651 stopped in front of the station while another passes by at a higher
5421 in Dual Flag paint scheme leads 5720 on the D&H. Binghamton, NY 8/20/1994
5421 (Ex 676 nee KCS 676) EMD SD40-2 756155-2 8/1976
Subsequent owner; PRSX 5421, ALL 9481 in Brazil.
5682 leads three other units on D&H. Binghamton, NY. Circa. 2/1991
1865_4742 and a GTI unit on D&H. Binghamton, NY 9/03/1994
Extra 8768 West with 1810_8734 returning empty ballast hoppers off
D&H to former Hilton
Map Waltham Sub. Hilton Mine, Franceschini Pit, etc.
Last MLW's! 4210_1837_1838_4216_4230 westbound with 921-20 from Montreal
Note: Three units worked back to Montreal on separate trains while 1838_4216 returned dead on 926.
Note 2: 1837_4210_4230 continued working the Hochelaga Transfer
5102 leads local train G71 back into La Crosse just west of the Black
River bridge, with well over 150 cars.
5102 ex 6040 SD40-2 GMD A4303 3/1983
Note: 5100-5109 SD40-3 renumbered 2017-18. Equipped for remote control.
7001 leads unit ethanol train into La Crosse just west of the Black River bridge. 8/18/2020
7001 SD70MACu rebuilt 2019 Progress Rail (GM). SD90MAC 9104 GMD 976842-5 10/1998
8027_8063:2nd westbound empty ethanol train CSX K635 under an old New
9678 westbound with coal train on CN Directional Running track shown
here on newer double track extension.
9500-9582 (83) built 1995 and 9583-9683 (101) built 1997-8 GE AC4400CW 4400 HP
AM Road" 4070 and 4067 with the Silver Streak
during filming of 1976 comedy-thriller movie by the same name.
Note: Filming was done at various locations including
in Alberta as well as at Toronto Yard,
This was the only time CP's Budd built stainless steel equipment was used for a movie.
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