Canadian Pacific Railway
R1 class 1950-1955
Very impressive looking 1950 with crew posing. Likely
at Field, BC in 1910.
Note the moveable (air operated) stack extension that was used to deflect exhaust in tunnels to stop debris falling onto cab.
1950 with a large group of men and one little person! Note the shutter on the headlight. This is a pre-electric light either carbide or oil neither of which could be dimmed, thus the shutter. Dale Wilson Collection
Canadian Pacific Railway
R1a Cylinders 23 1/4" and 34" x 26 stroke. Drivers
58" Pressure 200 lbs. 57,400 lbs. tractive effort.
1950 first of six R1 0-6-6-0 articulated engines built especially
for pushing on the Big Hill out of Field, BC. Five were Mallet compounds
while the last was a simple articulated. 1950 was rated at 660 tons up
the 2.2% Field Hill eastward to Stephen compared to 424 tons for the M4
class 2-8-0's being used at the time.
1955 simple mallet
1955 the only simple (non-compound) articulated 0-6-6-0 testing Angus Shops October 1911. Canadian Pacific
Engineer July 1912 detailed article about 1955.
R2 class rebuilt by Angus shops from R1 class 0-6-6-0
Cyl. 23 1/2" x 32" Drv. 58" Press. 200 t.e. 52% tender 12 tons coal 5000 gallons water.
R2a 5750 only engine of this sub-class it was the first
2-10-0. Rebuilt 7/1916 by Angus Shops from 0-6-6-0 5750
R2b 5751 rebuilt 11/1916 by Angus. Montreal October 1955
Bud Laws Collection
5754 with another 5750 hidden behind. St.Luc 9/01/1955 Bud Laws Collection
5754 (last of four R2b) on a miserable, cold morning at Bay Shore yard, St. John, NB. was switching the yard as a bitter Fundy fog hung near in the harbour. January 2,1959 Robert J. Sandusky
R2c 5755 undated St.Luc Frank Law Collection
Another view of 5755 in Montreal undated. Bud Laws Collection
All six of these engines spent their lives in terminal transfer service in Toronto, Montreal, McAdam and Saint John.
R3 Class 2-10-0 Decapod
R3a 5756 (585 behind) CPR 5/1917 Revelstoke June 13,1940 Bud Laws Collection
5756 with small second headlight for yard service. Revelstoke July 1943 Bud Laws Collection
5757 last R3a (CPR 6/1917) looking fresh at Penticton, undated. Bud Laws Collection
R3b 5759 (CPR 9/1917) with wood mountain pilot. Kamloops October 11,1941 Bud Laws Collection
5759 in yard service. Winnipeg August 21,1956 Bud Laws Collection
5760 Freshly outshopped and dead with rods off. Equipped
with wood mountain pilot. Note old style class lights.
5760 still at Revelstoke about 10-15 years later. Note the changed class lights, illuminated number board and boiler tube pilot. Bud Laws Collection
5761 on the table at Kamloops 3/12/1942 Bud Laws Collection
5761 Drake Street (Vancouver) May 1947 Bud Laws Collection
Here is 5761 some years later equipped for yard service
with footboards, special headlight to reduce glare and small tender.
5761 a few more years on and it has a big tender and pilot
again. Neither change was that difficult.
Two views of 5761 assisting on the rear of a freight leaving
Minnedosa, Manitoba. July 4,1955
While many people think of the prairies as being flat that is not the truth. There were many places requring assist engines to help freight trains up grades in the steam era. Minnedosa was in a saucer, requiring helpers in both directions.
Last R3b 5762 CPR January 1918. Yard service Moose Jaw
Tuesday, September 8, 1959 Robert Trennert
5763 (R3c 5763-5780 18 engines) CPR 1/1918 Note high
mounted headlight and oil class lights electrified.
5766 Note how this style road tender obstructs view to
the rear when switching.
5766 on westbound passenger train complete with large pilot plow needed for mountain winter conditions. 1927
5771 with old style headlight, slanted illuminated number boards. Revelstoke June 13,1940 Bud Laws Collection
5775 Kamloops October 11,1941 Bud Laws Collection
5777 assisting a G4 class engine. Tappen, BC August 3,1940 Bud Laws Collection
5779 with very small yard headlight. Revelstoke October 12,1940 Bud Laws Collection
5781 waiting for a call to duty. Notch Hill, BC March
12,1942. Bud Laws Collection
5781 (R3d 5781-5790 10 engines) CPR 6/1918 Minnedosa,
Manitoba June 14,1959
Extra 5782 with footboards and old style headlight and
illuminated number boards. August 1948
5782 assisting No.978 engine 2363 in a traditional manner.
Minnedosa, Man. 7/21/1953
5782 pushing on the rear in another manner of assisting a freight train. Note markers on rear of tender as well as caboose.
5782 assisting in a much less traditional manner shoving
5783 getting ready to leave Kamloops, BC October 12,1941 Bud Laws Collection
5785 sitting next to sister 5781 (see photo above same day) March 12,1942. Bud Laws Collection
5786 Kamloops March 12,1942 Bud Laws Collection
5786 Revelstoke June 23, 1950 Arthur B. Johnson/Bud Laws Collection
Second to last R3d 5789 CPR 2/1919 Tender 5,000 gals.
12 tons coal. Note footboards for yard service.
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