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April 1, 2019
Memories of the old K&P.
Lake & Rail Added (scroll to bottom) 8700 loading barge with tug Iris G for Slocan City.
CPR Ontario District
Smiths Falls Division
Road diesel gallery
ACR Steam locomotives
AMT Added 103 cab control car trailing at end of train.
CNR steam. Added link to special gallery for Canadian Railway Centenary July 1936.
CNR diesel Added the strangest passenger train! Have a look. Recent CN Family Days in Winnipeg.
CPR diesel Added (scroll down to name trains) date of dieselization of 42 and 41 Montreal Saint John and introduction of a new name train The Atlantic Limited. Also, link to last steam engine run.
US Roads in Canada
A big additon of 10 photos taken by Raymond Farand just last year as part of his extensive cross-Canada trip.
Fort Edmonton Park.
Mountain Added (scroll down) 6034 likewise at Stratford near the end of steam.
CNR Early diesels Added box cab 77 in colour and see what is coupled to it!
GP9RM Added (scroll down) 4118 and subsequent owner CANDO CCGX 4015.
US Subsidiaries Added CV 4550
SW1200RS Added 8164.
RS-3 Added 8441 shown with its hood doors open for maintainance.
SW1200RSu 1241 and 1251 rebuilt as yard units. Also, (link 1205 caption) 1020 daughter. (link 1244 caption) OSR 1244.
RS-23 Added 8034 one of 12 sold to W&H.
GP9 Added 8511.
Subsequent owners US Industrial (scroll to bottom) HDCX 1251 Hallett Dock. Also, 1251 and 8164.
Subsequent owners GP9u Demonstrator EMDX 7102 Added (link in caption) 8511 in CP Rail paint scheme.
DAR diesel Added (scroll down) nice B&W photo of RDC 9059 making a brief stop at Kentville, NS DAR HQ.
GWWD Added 202 switching some tank cars with a little Alco smoke last month.
Steam Ontario International Harvester added old undated B&W photo of 7439 their 0-6-0 in winter scene.
CNR Added NAUG 5046 ex CNR suburban coach one of several restored for tourist train operation.
CPR Freight cars
BC Bridges Vancouver
Museums etc. CNR Western Canada added new CNoR gallery starts with Rowley,AB several photos of this ghost town.
Added The Smokin' Buddha restaurant in Port Colborne ex CNR/NS&T station.
TTC Early streetcars Added very old photos of pre-TTC equipment inc. interior Birney cars from Toronto Civic Ry.
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March 1, 2019
CPR Bruce Division
Hamilton Sub. Added (scroll down) photo of 953 at TH&B Chatham Street roundhouse.
CPR London Division
Woodstock Added 949 sitting in Woodstock.
Blyth Added deserted scene of yard etc. in its last days before station was relocated for retail business.
CPR Smiths Falls Division Added (scroll down to Cornwall Sub.) for a photo of 8588. What the Heck is happening here?
Smiths Falls roundhouse Added 1255 near the end of the steam era. Also, STLH 5690.
CPR Toronto Division
John Street Locomotive Dept. diesel gallery. Added (scroll down) TH&B 402_403 pool power.
CPR Trenton Division
Passenger service Added public time table pages effective November 1, 1914 Canadian via new Lake Ontario Shore Line
Nephton branch Added NCHX 38769 one of many covered hopper cars assigned to Indusmin mine in Nephton.
Road diesels gallery.
Added 6708 one of only two (plus 6706) GMD yard units assigned to Lambton. Guess why? GM Oshawa plant!
St.Thomas Sub. Added photo of 1620_182 switching in Ingersoll three years ago.
Orangeville-Brampton Added (scroll to very bottom) link to aerial view Orangeville 2007.
Roberval Saguenay Added photo of 22 inside shop (with visitors!) and tiny 8 sitting on the table.
Added photo with rare open door closeup look at Detroit
Diesel underslung on all RDC's.
Added photo of 4035 and two B units with what appears to be a P2 assist engine cut in behind the diesels to avoid smoke getting into diesel air intakes a regular practice when steam and diesel were mixed in the mountains.
Added photo of an air dump in the dump position a rare sight seen only at work sites. Used only where material (fill etc.) has to be dumped beyond ends of ties. Railways did not own many air dumps and builders were limited. DIFCO (Differential Car Co.) was long the major manufacturer of air dumps.
BCR Added BC-31 meeting freight brought up by van 1874.
Added 1801 with The Frontenac and a Skyline bringing
up the rear.
RS-2 Added 8400 first International of Maine RS-2
The Canadian Added photo of 1413 leading Number 11 at Palgrave just two weeks away from VIA.
Added (scroll to bottom) CN 6060B spare tender and CP 404937 cable car.
Rocky Mountaineer. Added (scroll down) after 8011 second unit RMRX 8016.
CNR steam Added photo of 5292 sitting on Spadina shop track during transiton era with diesel 4456.
type Added 6100 on public display in Toronto.
Suburban 4-6-4-F Added (scroll to bottom) 50.
Mount Royal Tunnel Added (scroll to very bottom) box cab 187.
CNR diesels Preserved Added 1762 a rare RSC-14 CNR-only model 1400 HP A1A-A1A.
D10 Added (scroll down) 1017, 1027, 1038 and 1074.
CPR diesel New gallery created for MLW S-10 and S-11 yard units starting with 6615 in Script lettering.
CP Rail Diesel
M630 Added 4500, 4507 and 4512 complete with detailed notes on other power present that Labour Day weekend.
M636 Added 4741 also part of the above weekend.
SD40 used Added 5492 in the controversial Dual Flag paint scheme.
S2 Added 7097 including headon view.
1500 Added 1507 with 1553 also 1540 freshly painted in latest scheme. .
Demonstrators Added second view of C630 UP 2904
Canadian National/Ontario Hydro
Also, US Roads (scroll down) Added 5492 at Bakken Transload
in North Dakota including ex CP and C&O photos.
QNS&L diesel (scroll
down to subsequent owners)
Manitoba Winnipeg Hydro scroll to bottom for Manitoba Hydro section. Added photo of 857 at display location.
Canada & Gulf Terminal. Added 102 and combine 504 on mixed train.
Sartigan Added nice scenic view of 8033.
Alberta Added (scroll way down) Cargill CLCX 5035 C30-7
New Brunswick Added (link)1939 advertisement for Plymouth Flexmotive a truely unique locomotive!
Steam Other (than Ontario) provinces. Added (scroll down to National Harbours Board- Quebec City. CPN 4 0-6-0
Food cabooses Added (scroll down to New Brunswick) LLL Takeout, Waterborough, CN 79688 and 79229.
Tourist info, New section for New Brunswick. Started with Chipman Museum and Tourist Centre CN 79218 van.
New section for New Brunswick starts with Agricultural Museum of New
Brunswick CN 79229 also CN station from Apohaqui (ICR) and crossing
CNR passenger predecessor roads. Added CN 4205 ex ICR first class coach.
CNR passenger modern era. Added Columbia full length Sceneramic dome coach ex MILW.
CPR work equipment Cranes etc. Added 300791 flat carrying old Burro crane with illegible number.
CPR Passenger Added 63 Track Geometry Car ex Solarium car ANTIGUA.
Passenger Added 3 photos (scroll down to lightweight cars) 1700 one-of-a-kind short coach. Built for 4-4-4 Jubilee train Calgary-Edmonton service. Later (link) assigned to Montreal suburban service after being a Rules Car.
Budd stainless steel Added (scroll down) Elgin Manor sleeping car.
Coal chutes Added Brantford
Water tank Added Caledonia an old wooden tank.
CPR New Brunswick Added (scroll down) photo of Division Headquarters office building in Saint John. .
Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie. Added photo of car with a group of well-dressed men. Also steeplecab loco 107.
NS&T Added B&W of car 80.
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February 1, 2019
CPR Lake and River history. Caption for S S Aberdeen corrected. Special thanks to Joe Smuin.
CPR Bruce Division
Hamilton history Added great old colour photo of Extra CP 1051 East heading home.
CPR London Division
Photograph gallery power Added great shot of an Extra West 2228_5405 at Cooksville.
Steam yard engine gallery. Added 6277 (with something newer ans shinier in shot) and 6295 completing list.
Added a weedy view of CN Tillsonburg North station 1977. Nicely restored on original location along with relocated CPR Tillsonburg station plus CN van. Former NYC Tillsonburg station also exists on original site! Can any other place match this?
Added (link) Map 1930 showing all subdivisions.
CPR Toronto Division
Scroll down to Don Branch. Added 1890 map lower portion showing proposed route as well as existing route for Toronto Belt Line. Click on second (horizontal) version first to read name of each line.
Scroll down to Ashbridges Bay Added (link) map 1914 showing Ashbridges Bay before being filled in for industrial sites.
Added photo of both main lines at Agincourt before construction
began on the new hump yard.
Nephton Branch Added 1977 photo of Nephton Mine. (no train).
CPR Lambton Yard. Locomotive Dept Added photo of 2214 near end of steam. See what else is in the photo.
CPR Toronto Yard.
Yard engine gallery Added 3 photos of 1204-1203 working the Pulldown.
Road engine gallery. Added 1860 (ex 8769 and OSR 180 photos inc.) also, 8598 third to last RS-10. Plus, (scroll to very bottom) PC pool power 2625 a GE U25B (ex PRR 2525), 5824, 7439 ex NYC as well as 7021 and HS-17.
Canadian National Railways
Canadian Government Railways Added (link) Condensed public time tables for name trains.
CNR Predecessor roads.
Prince Edward Island Scroll down to new entry PEIR begun with 1st 28 last of 28 4-4-0's it went to 1904 World's Fair.
Thousand Islands Added (scroll to bottom) photo of abandoned bridge removal.
Guelph Junction Ry Gallery Added photo of 383_181 with van 4900.
St.Thomas Sub Formet Added photo of CCGX 1329 and CN 1329.
Added photo of 8235_503 switching the LA Co-op Federee AGRI business division plant in Courtland recently acquired from Cargill along with most other locations around Ontario. Expansion of traffic here is expected as a result of the new ownership.
Added (scroll way down to Humber Loop section) another photo former Lambton station (long a residence) see what is parked on the platform next to operator's bay window!
Toronto Terminals Ry.
Sunnyside Added colour photo of Queen and Roncesvalles intersection with TTC 4740 crossing.
CNR Steam Added 2128 "smoking it up" on V.I. the way oil-burners did normally.
CNR diesel Added
photo of CP 7013 with CN 6786, a B unit and passenger equipment in Quebec
City being turned.
Added 129 in early paint scheme entering Central Station 1970.
CLC A&B units Added 4065 in Yahk, BC. This unit was part of the CPR Heritage Collection which was disposed of with 4065 going to NMS&T in Ottawa where it has sat englected for decades hidden from the public. Sad!
Added 9005 in a great winter scene in BC. Also, 9010 just 72 days old! See what he is hauling.
GO Added great photo of train of original unilevel coaches led by APCU 903 eastbound from Hamilton.
Prairie Dog Central Added great colour shot of 4-4-0 number 3 with its train.
BCR RDC Added (scroll down) BC-20 one of three ex RDG cars. Same date.
Added great photo of a shop labourer performing one of
the many tasks necessary to service a steam locomotive.
Preserved locomotives. Added a great old (1964) second colour photo of 5588 displayed at Windsor.
Shop locos. Added a battery sled for use inside shops.
M class (scroll down) Added great old photo of 3216 snowed in! There were many places across the system where this sort of thing happened. The way out was hand shovelling by many sectionmen. Location and date unknown but the small tender (note round corners) dates it back to early years. See photo above of 3216 near the end of its years for later tender.
V class (scroll way down) 6605 looking fresh out of Ogden.
Added (scroll down) two photos of 972 on George Hart's excursion operation in PA. Also, 999 at Delson early on. Also, added more recent photo (link in caption) 1095.From the looks of those closely spaced concrete ties a Selkirk could sit there!
GP9 Added 8521
with steam engine tender! Also, 8528 in Block lettering colour photo
an SG equipped unit.
Preserved Added same colour photo of 4104 after restoration.
Subsequent owners. New gallery for CM&Q started with 9010 one of 10 SD40-2F's acquired.
TH&B Steam Added builders photo of 202 one of only two 2-8-4's in Canada.
Quebec Sartigan Added (second) a great aerial (drone?) view of Scott-Jonction showing lumber industry.
Added ABB X2000 demo train Hull, QC.
BC Steam Added
(scroll way down) two B&W of Hillcrest Lumber 10 pushing 9, both
BC Vancouver Wharves Added (scroll down) colout photo of 26 showing visibilty side markings.
Ontario Note this paper mill closed after more than a
century! Even after it went all-recycle.
Ontario steam. Kirkfield Crushed Stone Added (scroll to very bottom) link for another large closeup photo, this one shows square water tank along with coal and wood suply.
Tatamagouche Train Station Inn Added great old photo of early ICR days with a huge crowd on platform as train pulls out.
Cabooses a.k.a vans. Added (scroll to bottom) 78547 with AEI plate a system later abandoned by all railways.
Service Added (scroll way down) 55699 rare double ended snow plow. Used where no wye/turntable at end of sub.
Work equipment. Added 50639 steam driven pile driver along with SGU and tender.
OCS cars. Added 415125 another modern conversion of On Company Service equipment..
Track machines Added (scroll to very bottom) rail laying with Burro crane.
Business Cars Added car 7 in Sudbury and 9 in Saint John in 1976. Also, (scroll to very bottom) car 60.
Budd Stainless Steel Added (scroll down) Riding Mountain Park in CP Rail paint scheme.
THB Added (scroll down) X-755 American hoist on work train.
Private ownership freight cars. Added (scroll down) MGLX 397033 Mobil Grain grain hopper ex Sask Grain Car Corp.
CPR BC Only
Vancouver scroll down to second NEW for another aerial view of waterfront in recent years.
CPR British Columbia Added (scroll down) Princeton. Former VV&E station long taken over by CPR
Interurban Railways and Electric lines.
L&PS Added two photos about 60 years apart! Car 14 southbound at Union and PSTR tourist train northbound.
QRL&P Added car 454 which was preserved in US museum.
Ottawa Electric Added car 650 at Britannia loop in 1951.
Sightseeing Added two views (including interior one) of TTC 1952 unique glass roof bus one of only 5 ever built by Brill.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
JANUARY 1, 2019
Lake BC and River Added (scroll down) recent colour photo of S S Moyie sternwheeler preserved and van 437092.
Travel Camping Out Added link to 2018 advertisement for Shooting Star Camp.
CPR Bruce Division
Bruce Branches Added
Fergus (link under caption of Special train) Beatty Bros. Gallery showing
many old photos of
Also, added (scroll down) old colour slide of 953 on the table in Elora.
CPR London Division
Photo gallery 4 Diesels Added (scroll way down) 8488 a GP9 a long ways from home.
Road engine gallery Added (scroll down) 5102 a London Division engine in off its run from there.
CPEL Added LE&N 209 in very old photo plus its much later preservation.
Travel Added GTof C system map and GTR The International, CNR Continental Limited hauled by new 6004.
Canadian Northern Added
(scroll down to first photo of Belleville station) then see second photo
for links in caption to
Ontario Southland GJR gallery Added 180 in its new paint scheme.
CNR years. Subsequent owners (scroll to very bottom) Added two older photos of 914 with nitrate ore train in Chile.
1802 with CP_B&M Pool train passing ancient Ball-type signal in Whitefield, NH.
Also, Rare $25 banknote marking 25th anniversary King George V.
US Subsidiaries Added CV 3609_3610
predecessor name trains. Added 575 in down-on view at Banff with early
Also, scroll down a little for 5903 with unidentified train (locationa and date) in a familiar pose and scene that I cannot place!
The Canadian Added view looking down on high bridge in Parry Sound (no train!)
Alberni Pacific Added recent photo of train hauled by 45-tonner and converted CN vans (similar to PSTR).
Alberta Central New gallery for railway museum with train ride on private property. CP 8015 RS-23 and ex RDC 9108.
Charlevoix New gallery for this unique tourist train in Quebec that uses DMU's built in Germany!
Orford Express Added another scenic view of train shoving past Lake Argent.
Port Stanley Terminal Rail Added (scroll down) photo of L4 GE 70-tonner nee PGE 556.
US Roads in Canada
C&O Added 5244 on turntable in St.Thomas, sister SW9 to 5242, (PSTR L3, OSRX 52).
CNR predecessor roads.
Great Western Added great old advertisement featuring Suspension Bridge also 55 and Prospero.
4-6-4F Suburban Added
6 photos of 47 in service over the decades including inside roundhouse
as well as one taken on my 10th birthday! Also, dead enroute to F. Nelson
CN diesel US subsidiaries Added (scroll down) second photo of CV 8080 a long ways from home!
CNR Demonstrator. Added second photo of MaK 1000 to more clearly show the hydraulic drive (siderods).
D class Ten-Wheelers
CP Rail diesel.
CPR RDC old paint scheme Added (scroll down) 9113 in White River Junction, Vermont.
CPR diesels Preserved Added (scroll down) 5000 GP30 only one saved! Shown with freight train display.
CPR diesels Subsequent owners Added (scroll way down to WNY&P see link in caption) AM 70 nee CP 4500
E&N Added (scroll way down) interesting photo of 15 a little hydraulic loco hauling a log train! See what else it did on VI.
GO locomotives subsequent owners Added (scroll to bottom) LTEX 18520 shoving METRA train in scenic view.
ONR Added (scroll way down) 2201 in new paint job one of three GP40-2 leasers acquired.
TH&B self-propelled. Added new gallery for gas-electric car 301.
SRY_RL Added (scroll down to 385 for links in caption for prior owners MRL 703 and SCL 1914.
Forty Mile Line New gallery from startup with JLCX 4004 and photos ex RLK 4004 ex SP 3877 GP9 built low nose.
Added CTRW 1004 and 1064 a pair of old ICG GP10's in two
different paint schemes 10 years ago.
GWWD Added 100:2nd a 44-tonner one of two recent acquisitions.
DEVCO Added 228 a one unit order and the last order ever. With full lettering for Cape Breton Development Corporation.
Added new gallery for Gaspesie starting with SFG 1819 leading a train load of windmill blades!
Steam (Other than Ontario)
same link as BC
Kirkfield Crushed Stone Added (scroll to very bottom) click on link for Plant closeup view. Interesting.
National Harbours Board
CPR Service equipment. Plows,
spreaders etc. Added (scroll down) 402867 spreader with wings out
being repaired. Also,
other non-business purposes, museums, private etc.
Canada Atlantic Added great old photo of engine 4 Casselman,
closeup of expanded roundhouse, maps of area.
shops etc. Added 4 old photos of coaling derrick in Chipman, NB
featuring 136 and 144!
US Roads in Canada
MCR Added (link) map of St.Thomas shops 1922. Click second time to further enlarge.
Ontario Other divisions Ottawa
Palais, Quebec City
Interurban Railways & Electric Lines
London & Port Stanley
Added (scroll down to below thumbnails) 204 an old wooden flat car,
Quebec Railway Light & Power Added 22 their only steam locomotive a small 2-6-0.
Hull Electric Added old photo of HER 50 plus history of line.
Toronto Railway Added old
hand coloured post card dated 1912 along with today's scene TTC 4124
with same building!
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