G5 Class 4-6-2 1200-1301
Cylinders 20" x 28" Drv. 70" Press. 250
lbs. t.e. 34,000
Modern Pacific type dual service locomotives intended
to replace hundreds of older Pacifics and Ten-Wheelers.
Preserved: 1201, 1238, 1246, 1278, 1286,
Posing for the photographer. Definately not the normal
New G5's 1241 1242 1243 1244 and 1246 all lined up for
the photographer. Outremont 1946
Here she is! The first G5 brand new at Angus Shops. April
1944 CPR/Bruce Chapman Collection
1200 assigned to Western Lines. Winnipeg July 22, 1951 Bruce Chapman Collection
1200 laying down a light plume of coal smoke on No. 56
with mostly headend traffic on its 368 mile 13 hour
Extra 1200 East. A long freight train. Proof of the versatility
of the G5 class, a so-called "light Pacific".
Another long freight behind 1200 at Carberry, Manitoba. L.A.Stuckey/Joseph Testagrose Collection
Two-year old 1201 taking water on the shop track at the Glen 9/02/1946 L B Chapman Collection
G5a 1201 when it was just
another G5. One of two prototypes built by Angus 6/1944.
1201 hauled a number of special trains after the end of steam operations.
Centennial of Driving of
Last Spike at Craigellachie, BC,
Business Car 76 was
also present at the original event!
G5b 1202-1231 (30) MLW
1202 in Winnipeg. 10/14/1959 J.R.Quinn
G5b 1202 MLW 73719 8/1945 Manor, Saskatchewan 10/18/1954
1203 MLW 73720 9/1945 Winnipeg 6/01/1950 J.R.Quinn
1206 waiting to go. Sutherland 1946 Bill Robertson
1210 MLW 73727 9/1945 Winnipeg 9/10/1959 J.R.Quinn
G5b 1212 first order of 30 engines 1202-1231 MLW 73729
1214 being serviced at Portage La Prairie, MB. 4/14/1959 J.R.Quinn
Note shopman (or, fireman) on tender is likely shovelling coal forward.
1215 ready to leave shop track. MLW 73732 9/1945
You can't tell by looking at this photograph but 1216
is one of just two engines (+ 1231) built new with a welded boiler.
1217 leaving Montreal West with commuter No. 518 eastbound
to Windsor Station on a crisp October morning in 1957.
G5b 1227 (MLW #73744 10/1945) Taking water on Glen shop track. July 4, 1954 John Dziobko
G5b 1229 Taking water on the Glen shop track. September 21, 1957 Kevin Day Collection
1230 with No. 36 from Toronto via Havelock with plenty
of headend traffic about to enter Windsor
1231 with commuter train maybe smoking it up for the photgrapher. Bud Laws Collection
The first crossing of the Ottawa River just before the
river empties into the St. Lawrence at Vaudreuil/Dorion Quebec.
G5c 1232-1251 (20) MLW and 1252-1271 (20) CLC
1235 making far too much black smoke! Somewhere on Western Lines. Bud Laws Collection
1237 builders photo MLW 74897 June 1946 Steve Morris Collection
1238 acq. 12/1963 Rail Tours tourist operation (George
M. Hart) York, Pa. 6/1965 MLW 74898 6/1946
G5c 1246 in tourist operation at Steamtown USA, Riverside,
Bellows Falls, Vermont. June 17, 1978 Bill Rogerson
Last MLW built G5 (1202-1251 = 50 engines) 74915 7/1946 Calgary c.1955 Yves St-Hilaire Collection
Note the auxiliary water tender (tank car) for another engine.
A spotless and near-new 1255 blowing down the boiler on
the way to its train likely The Gull to McAdam and Vanceboro, Maine
where the MEC would take over to Portland and then the B&M would handle
the remainder of the run to Boston.
1256 after The Gull was dieselized. Fredericton, NB 8/16/1957
1256 on No.153 leaving for Edmundston after arriving from
Saint John as No.101.
G5c 1256 with Sunday morning passenger train to Ste.Agathe,
QC. CLC 2352 11/1946
1257 unknown location. 9/1951 Bud Laws Collection
1258 with No.248 from Riguad at Montreal West 8:00 A.M.
Monday, October 6, 1958 Bud Laws Collection
It happens that I rode # 180 from Montreal West to Windsor
Station that day and the motive power was 2426,
1262 on shop track next to turntable. 6/18/1957 Three
Rivers, Quebec. Bud Laws Collection
G5c 1264 (CLC 2360 12/1946) with passenger train. Date
and location unknown.
1265 on shop track unknown location. 9/1951 Bud Laws Collection
No. 263, the afternoon pool train from Ottawa to Brockville,
with connections there to Toronto on CNR #15, is arriving at Carleton
Place with engine 1267, and the usual consist, CNR baggage car, 3 CP coaches,
CN diner and CP parlour car.
G5c 1267 (CLC 2363 1/1947) on the turntable at Prescott
Ontario. Bruce Chapman Collection
1269 in a great action scene with just the sort of train
it was designed for. CLC 2365 4/1947
G5c 1269 with suburban train (above and below) leaving
Windsor Station in Montreal. July 4, 1954 John Dziobko
1271 last of the G5c sub-class and looking brand new.
CLC 2367 4/1947
G5d 1272-1301 (30) CLC
G5d 1272 with combination pilot! Only G5 known to be so equipped.
G5d 1278 back when it too was just another "Twelve
Hundred". CLC 2435 4/1948
G5d 1287 with train 320 is approaching west yard lead.
I was standing on boxcar roof on team track.
Another view of the same engine on
train 319, rounding the curve coming off the Expanse Sub and on the
Main Line to Assiniboia station. Track to right is the Assiniboia Sub
(to Weyburn) and this is the Assiniboia wye (other 'leg' in background).
G5d 1289 CLC 2446 6/1948 Moose Jaw 4-30-55 Max Miller/Bud Laws Collection
This interesting scene shows Second Class Mixed train
No.538 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) hauled by G5d 1296
Note: Only another five G5's would be built after 1296 yet hundreds more had been planned. Diesels changed all that.
G5d 1300 second last engine. CLC 2457 8/1948 Bud Laws Collection
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