Leased January 1, 1912 to CPR for 999 years.
4-6-2 2552 G2 CPR 3/1909 4-6-0 999 D10 MLW 50973 5/1912
D6d 544 Saxon (Germany) 2831 11/1903
Two scheduled DAR westbounds are connecting at Windsor,
Nova Scotia. The 2501 would be the Mixed No. 11 off the Midland from Truro.
It died at Windsor. No. 15 the Halifax to Yarmouth RDC Dayliner.
There's a lot of activity on the CPR wharf in Digby, N.S.
as the Princess Helene has arrived and passengers and automobiles
disembark. It is a hot summer day as passengers hang out the windows on
the old wood coaches. I can't however make out the number of G2 class
engine. In the back is a mid-1950s Jaguar Saloon
preparing to take it wealthy owners probably
G2s 2551 ex CP 2551 ex M&A 2551
The following three photographs were taken one morning early in August, 1958, at Rockingham, NS, the location of CN's general freight yard on the shores of Bedford Basin, at the north end of the city of Halifax. My notes from the time say that the train was DAR M-26. It is shown arriving and heading for the CN interchange, and then (the final image) sitting at the platform of Rockingham station with only the baggage/express car and caboose left, as it readies to depart for Halifax Station, at Ocean Terminals. Although indicated as a mixed train the rare passenger would have ridden in the caboose. Ian Mac Donald
Note the old style slanted illuminated numberboards. Very rare at this late date. Still with open cab.
CPR 2629 with passenger train at Yarmouth, 7/26/1958 John McIntosh/Jon Archibald Collection
G2r 2526 and wood truss rod mail car. Windsor 1949 John
McIntosh/Jon Archibald Collection
CPR 2617 crossing the Bare River in the mid-1950's. John McIntosh/Jon Archibald Collection
2209 putting on a good show while running on the CNR from
Halifax. 12/17/1958 L.B.Chapman Collection
8138 with Mixed train and 2209 with regular passenger CNR Halifax 5/1959 L.B.Chapman Collection
Pacific 2552, Ten-wheelers 999, 544 and
32. 4-4-0 25 in a great photo line-up. Kentville Yard 1937
G2 2501 and G1 2209 L.B.Chapman Collection
D4g 470 acq. 1940 Only D4g on DAR. MLW 50462 1/1912
D6d 552 Subercase Saxon (Germany) 2839 1/1904 Retired
D6d 555 acq. 5/1937 Saxon Locomotive Building Co. Chemnitz,
Germany # 2842 2/1904
DAR 999 D10h MLW 50973 5/1912 Truro 3/1946 L.A.Stuckey/Bruce
Kentville undated Stan F. Styles/Bruce Chapman Collection.
1020 Quebec 9/1957 A.B.Crompton
D10h acq. 1956 MLW 52063 12/1912 Truro 9/29/1956 George Parks/Bruce Chapman Collection
D10h 1111 last of hundreds of D10's. It became a DAR engine
1/1954. CLC #1147 12/1913
2516 with special train for the Right Honourable Vincent
Massey, Governor General.
G2s 2552 acq. 5/1937 to CPR 7/1947 CPR 3/1909 Still with
G2u CPR 2665 CPR 6/1914 Leased/loaned to DAR.
U3d 6227 acq. 1939 replacing 6189. Kentville 3/30/1946
George Parks/Bruce Chapman Collection
32 BLOMIDON Cyl. 19" x 24" Drv. 60" Baldwin 31847 10/1907 (scrapped 1941) Kentville Doug Phillips Collection
18 DIGBY with Flying Bluenose Limited near Kentville in 1896.
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