Canadian Pacific Railway
Steam Locomotive Gallery
Preserved - All
1991 on a postcard.
Suburban tank engine gallery
Standardizing Locomotive Equipment CPR
Conversion of saturated compound
to superheated simple. CPR
Cab interior detailed American Locomotive Co.
Elesco equipment The Superheater
CPR steam Waltham Sub. (Ottawa)
Two days of steam activity in Montreal June 1959
1292 CLC 373 6/1890 (Re# 3042 scrapped 12/1915)
Extra 2550 unknown location. Old style number boards. Bud Laws Collection
522 (ex 143) moving dead. (Note rods are off). This
engine and 374 both were used in the 1936 movie Silent Barriers
1067 and B&M 2649 at Newport, VT. 9/01/1947 Bud Laws Collection
5432 with westbound No 13 The Mountaineer
dropping down the Field Hill between Cathedral siding and Field
Eastbound passenger train exiting Connaught Tunnel running left hand track for engineer's better visibility. Circa 1920.
1201 turns on the wye following ceremony at Craigellachie,
D10 882 with fireman taking water at Galt, ON 1959. Likely the Stone Train from Lambton Yard.
Brockville and Ottawa
B&OR 11 Renfrew. Built Canadian Machine and Engine Co. Kingston
Subsequent owners: CCR 11 after 8/1878 amalgamation Canada Central.
CPR 211 in 1878.
B&OR roundhouse and shops. View looking southwest. Circa 1877
Engine at far left appears to be CCR 0-4-2T number 1. 4-4-0 number
11 at right.
Montreal and Atlantic
See history under earlier name South Eastern
M&A 417 is really a CPR standard D4g
Pontiac Pacific Junction
Incorporated 1880 to build from Hull to Pembroke including a bridge
over Ottawa River.
Article about first use anywhere of acetylene
for interior passenger car lighting. Circa 1900.
PPJ 4 L.R.Church became ONW 4 later CP 53. Danforth Locomotive
& Machine 1341 1/1882.
Note: Levi Ruggles Church was president of the PPJ.
Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Occidental
Province of Quebec.
CPR bought 6/1882 the Western Division between Montreal and Aylmer,
QMO 17 Argenteuil and 14 St-Laurent doubleheading over
Salmon Creek, Quebec.
Incorporated 1866 as South Eastern Counties Junction Railway Co. to
build from Farnham, Quebec to the US border near Newport, Vermont. Amalgamated
in 1872 with Richelieu, Drummondville and Arthabaska Counties Ry. Co.
1887 became South Eastern Division of the CPR. This provided the CPR
with its own route between Montreal and Boston.
Work train 4-4-0 12 with pile driver on wooden trestle. Knowlton, QC.
South Eastern John Dodsworth Rhode Island Locomotive Works 1028
Maine Central - CPR
Vanceboro, Maine. Circa 1890's Digital restoration; Gordon Kennedy
Plow Extra with an amazing SIX engines! No caption but paint style on tender indicates pre-1927.
109 one of earliest 0-6-0 switchers. Cyl. 17" x 24" Drv.
51" Hinkley 1605 6/1883
P1n class 5248 is relatively new (CPR May 1949) freight engine yet
it was assigned to yard work in Banff in the summer
Note: There was an advantage to using a road engine for
this temporary assignment rather than a yard switcher as it would not
require its rods to be removed for dead movement at 20 mph to a roundhouse
for monthly washout or other work. There
Following dieselization the practice of assigning a road engine for this duty would continue.
2214 with crew posing on platform at West Toronto depot.
L2b 3116 compound 20"+30" x 24" cyl. 2-8-0 51"
drv. Baldwin 13252 2/1893
CLC 2000 builders photo at Kingston. This was Canadian Locomotive Company's
2000th locomotive. July1942
8000 2-12-4 fantasy!
CPR G2 2644 in a dramatic night scene near the end of the steam era
at the coal chutes in McAdam, NB.
"Distributed Power" in the steam era! Work train near Winnipeg
1957. Note extra water tender behind first engine.
This photo was taken on the construction of the Drywood Spur south of Brocket, Alberta in 1957 the work train is hauling ballast to unload on the south end near Drywood, Alberta. British American (BA), later Gulf Oil, constructed a sulphur loading facility at Drywood.
In later years the line was extended from near Drywood to the Shell Plant at Pecten. The two spurs were combined to become what today is known as the CPRs Pecten subdivision.
The two locomotives where required to take the heavy ballast up the steep grade to the yard at Drywood. Because of the new and soft track condition the engines were separated by a number of cars, the one engine acting as a pusher or helper.
5427 is equipped with a Prairie tender as there was no watering facilities on the spur, as diesels were to do the later work on the new line. When the construction was completed these engine and others used to build the line were some of the last steam engines to work the old Lethbridge Division and almost all were then tied up.
New T1a 2-10-4 5902 (MLW 67923 8/1929) poses with little D4 4-6-0 to
show comparison of massive Selkirk type.
2812 with experimental smoke deflectors.
Wartime headlight shroud to reduce visibility from the air on west coast. 1943 Doug Phillips Collection
Winnipeg Beach was a very popular destination for the folks in Winnipeg. CPR built a very large amusement park at the beach side but sold off most of the properties during WWII. There was also a very large roller coaster at the park. The park which was developed by the CPR before WWI was very popular with dance halls etc. Doug Phillips
2644 4-6-0 MLW 96553 10/1909 Renumbered 3/1913 D10f 844
Looking west towards station beyond bridge in the distance. Brandon. Bud Laws Collection
A1e 4-4-0 29 repainted with correct lettering style applied by Streamline
4-4-0 82 and new 4-6-2 2301 size comparison. Walter Pfefferle Collection
209 Atlantic type races with fast passenger train.
D10 934 on the table at Woodstock, NB circa 1959. Old Time Trains Digital Archives.
Note the one-of-a-kind backup window on the tender!
There was also one on the fireman's side.
1026 (re# 3230) Only 2-8-0 Camelback. Built by Richmond Locomotive
Works #2804 3/1899
Unknown G3 class 2300 with short passenger train at French River, Ontario.
No. 42 engine 2394 doing headend work.
Overnight sleeper train from Montreal to Saint John, NB.
Number 42 was scheduled to be in Mc.Adam for 25 minutes
between 9:00 A.M. and 9:25 A.M. having been due to depart Montreal the
night before at 7:30 P.M. (Daily Except Sunday.) It was due to arrive
in Saint John at 11:35 A.M. These G3
G2s 2592 with last steam powered passenger train into Lethbridge. 1958.
Note: 2592 no longer has a Worthington Feed Water Heater. It and 2212 on Eastern Lines were so equipped in trial before 1200 and 1201 were built and also equipped. Photo 2592 and Worthington data (scroll down).
The above photo is of the Medicine Hat Lethbridge
portion of the Kettle Valley Express, train number 45. In March 1958
the service went RDC along with the rest of the southern BC service
Lethbridge through to Vancouver BC at that time. From time to time this
train had diesels as CLC units were in this route as early as 1952.
It is very likely the last steam in regular passenger service
H1b 2816 (MLW #68535 12/1930) when it was just another 2800. Who would
have ever guessed its future?
No. 354 eng. 2822 tender 2816! That is right. 2816 today has a tender
off another 2800!
2818 being "wheeled" in backshop. c. 1930's Note the large
Whiting hoists used for this heavy work.
Royal Hudson 2840 (MLW 68953 9/1937) outside Union Station Toronto. One of four H1c class engines assigned to The Dominion 811 miles between Toronto and Fort William. Posing for CPR photographer taking photos for CPR travel brochure promoting cross Canada travel. Note the backup airhose attached to front of engine indicating it was not fired up and was moved by another engine. Circa 1952 John C. Clarke Collection
Ontario District engine
crews for 1939 Royal Tour trains. 2855 was used as a backdrop
N2a class 3642 leads a P1 class 5100 and another engine on the Hochelaga
N2b class 3700 crossing the swing bridge over the Lachine Canal in
Montreal early 1950's.
N3b 3899 with what looks like a grain train. This engine would soon
be rebuilt 1/1926
5468 on display at Revelstoke Railway Museum. July 2, 2008 Robert
Signal foam meter to monitor boiler water condition.
Mounted on backhead of boiler on Royal Hudsons
R3b 5752 with employee train running from Outremont to new St.Luc hump yard. Ron Ritchie
R3c 5766 on westbound passenger train complete with large pilot plow for mountain winter conditions. 1927
T1b 5927 taking oil at South Edmonton. Reg Kearns Collection
T4a 8000 one-of-a-kind experimental three cylinder high
pressure boiler 2-10-4. CPR 5/1931
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