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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
One of the great things about this website is hearing from our readers, or "visitors" as they are known in the www. Especially when they provide additional information or photoograps or corrections to what we have written. All too often old photo scans come with little or no caption or even a credit. Sometimes I pass over these photos because of this lack of caption. Other times I endeavour to write something myself often with the aid of a select following of railroaders or railfans who are knowledgeable in various matters especially something in their own baliwick. At times Bruce Chapman will forward my plea to those he feels are most likely to have knowledge in the particular location. Some time ago Bud Laws a frequent contributor of photo scans he has acquired over the years sent out a nice shot of G5 class 1258 at Montreal West. Although dated it did not identify the train and this is where I decided to enhance the experience of visiting the Old Time Trains website. Bruce sent out a message on the party line (emailed) and got back a respone that seemed to fit the scene and so I wrote it up.
Recently Jeff Forrest a visitor who lived in Montreal
West from 1955 to 1963 riding and railfanning these trains wrote to
say we were wrong. He felt the train shown was not Number 180 from Ste.
Therese as it was on the wrong track. Rather it was
I NEVER consider it nitpicking when someone writes to offer their view of what we have written. Please continue to do so.
May 1, 2017 Seventeenth Anniversary
This website started May 1st, 2000 marking the 40th anniversary of the Tripleheader May 1, 1960.
Once again, thanks to all who contribute photographs and information adding to the success of this website. RLK
BCCS Added colour photo (scroll way down) of Princess of Nanaimo at dock.
CPR London Division Gallery 4 Added three old scenes of freights around Campbellville.
CPR Trenton Division Added (scroll down to Bowmanville) 6619 working the Trenton PU, then two photos of eastbound freight with a surprise! See what is was. A 40 mph speed restriction would not have made it popular with the crew!
And scroll down farther to Oshawa and 6709 one of only two GM yard units at Toronto Yard with one kept working locally to relieve Oshawa unit needing maintenance. Can't have a MLW there! Looks like the boys have found some nice clean discarded lumber!
Added (link at top) Port Sub. page 1936 employee time table effective September 27, 1936 also footnotes.
CPR Predecessors and subsidiaries.
ACR Passenger train history Added three photos of incredible 5 covered wagons on the Agawa Canyon tour train.
Subsequent owners Added (scroll to very bottom) 8 photos, mostly recent. WNY&P all-Alco shortline. 631: surprise unit!
The Canadian Added further details of a planned second order for Budd-CCF stainless steel equipment although exact quantities of each type is not yet known. It was to include NEW types of cars!
Suburban Montreal Added photo of three A units being transferred by an RS-10 that would then go on the Cornwall job.
Glengary & Stormont shortline which became CPR Cornwall Subdivision. New gallery started.
CPR steam Ten-Wheelers Added D-4 426.
MLW S-3 Added 6557 in script lettering. Winnipeg.
Created new gallery for Preserved diesels. Starting with 6503, 6539,
Created new index to various galleries of Subsequent
owners of units sold by CPR. LINK below both thumbnail galleries.
CEMR Added a three photo set showing impressive 106 grain hopper car train with 3 units inc. SD38-2 recently acquired.
Southern Ontario Added a shot of three untis sitting in front of the diesel shop.
Quebec-Gatineau Added photos of 3 SD's with interesting history; 3325, 3334, 6904. Also, map of lines.
Romaine River Added GP9 40 ex Cartier.
Newfoundland and Labrador
New gallery started to cover operations in Labrador. Note:
QNS&L and Wabush Lake already listed under Quebec.
Ontario See What's New in this Gallery. Includes ancient narrow gauge plant RR previously unknown.
Quebec Thurso & Nation Valley. Added several photos from a 1970 visit by Phil Mason.
CPR stainless steel equipment. Added further details of a planned second order for Budd-CCF stainless steel equipment although exact quantities of each type is not yet known. It was to include NEW types of cars! Note: Same link in Train Gallery
Added better quality photo of HER 125 crossing lift bridge
also added old postcard (long message) 1917 track level view.
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April 1, 2017
CPR Ships BCCS
Ross McLeod corrects caption for Transfer No.4 this being second
barge carrying this number.
Photograph Galleries CPR Diesel 8921
Recently John Vincent was able to identify as his a photo with uknown photographer noted.
If you see a photograph not credited which you believe is yours, kindly do us the favour of so advising and will be happy to correct the missing or inaccurate credit.
CPR London Division. Stations gallery. Added Windsor NYC station used by CPR trains after tunnel opened.
Added photo of the MLW's "last hurrah" on the main line as 5 units (4210-1838-1837-4216-4230) head to Windsor ahead of arrival of 10 HLCX leasers that would end their days. Aware of this, none other than L.B.Chapman himself assigned these last units to run from St.Luc to Windsor. The end was near!
Added (scroll to bottom for link) photo of 8733-4465 on 911 leaving "the Falls' with an interesting load!
Added (link in text) some old photos by a teenager, the late Bill
CPR Lambton Yard
Steam road power. Add 5402 and 5403 last of the non-streamlined P2's.
GMD Added photo of FT A&B
units displayed at 40th Anniversary Open House.
CNR steam Added Ten-wheeler 1541 in 1957 read what would happen two months, two weeks and two days later!
CNR steam Added link under "riding" section for previous posted photos of Hamilton-Port Rowan Mixed with Mogul 80.
Added three photos of winter scenes on the M&O Sub. near
the end of CP Rail days. VIA coming!
old diesel Added (scroll way down) to Ottawa Union Station and Ottawa
(new) Station. Link to Bulletins
Added new gallery for 1977 royal tour that included train made up of ex CP 1201 and NMS&T rolling stock including the two government cars 3 and 4 used on the 1939 Royal Tour. It is said the Queen remarked she rather preferred these two cars to the current modern lightweight government cars she had used on previous trips.
Added photo of 1901 Royal Tour train on CPR at Field.
B&M CPR Pool Added
4 photos of The Alouette starting with B&M Pacific
3625 leaving Windsor Station in 1939
NYC diesels (scroll down)
Added Niagara Falls GP9's 6033_6036, Canfield GP20 2109 + on freight,
Ten-wheelers Added 1238 with a work train at Sunnyside in Toronto a long time ago (two days before I was born!)
eight-wheeler switchers Added 8297 at Turcot during the Great Depression.
CNR Self-propelled. Added 15700 a weird little car!
CPR Steam Added (scroll way down to colour photo of 2816 on table. See photo 2822 below for connection.
D10 Class Added
1065 and 1085 at unknown location and date. Also, 1104 in a bucolic
scene that has been identified as
G5 class Added 1230
in winter and 1231 with commuters in colour and 1300. All made it to
the end of the steam era.
L and M class 2-8-0's added photo of 732 on 1901 Royal train (same as above under Trains)
CP Rail Diesels (scroll way down to second set of thumbnails)
8921 Added two photos (left & right sides) chop nosed and wearing wrong angle nose stripes!
NAR Steam Added 52 near the end of steam in 1960.
Winnipeg Hydro. Added (scroll to bottom) nice colour photo of ancient Mack railbus.
Alco UP 2903_2904 Alco C-630's on CPR and CNR inc. details of use.
Quebec CAD Rail Services Added 1825 plant switcher in brand new paint scheme. Note: 2001 finally in for wreck repairs.
CP Added dynamometer car 62 used to test pulling power of steam and diesel locomotives.
CPR standard portables. Small enough to be easily moved on a flat car! Blueprints included!
CPR stations Other
divisions in Ontario Scroll down to Ottawa to link to New Ottawa
Added new gallery for the short-lived and obscure South-Western Traction, later London & Lake Erie.
Street Railways, etc.
Added photo of Brantford Electric streetcar in which an interesting store can be seen. Read its history and see if you remember these stores in your home town.
H^opital St. Jean
de Dieu. Added photo of electric freight train on private railway
Added coloured card of Allan Herschell miniature Streamliner park train to compare with earlier real live steam Cagney.
Looking for someone with experience using Photoshop
or FastStone image software
March 1, 2017
CPR Bruce Division
20th century station gallery Added Mono Road in early scene.
CPR London Division
Photograph Galleries. Gallery
of power Added CP Rail 5599 brand new SD40-2 fresh out of GMD.
CPR Trenton Division Gallery steam Added 1049 at Oshawa in 1936.
CPR Lambton Yard Road engines gallery Added some more D10's 1930's - 1950's. 1017, 1038 and two of 1058.
CPR Ten Year Locomotive Program Added photo of last RS-18 1868 (69th unit) oushopped Angus.
QCR Added 1083 near the end of the steam era in 1960.
Added (scroll down) former Bay of Quinte old photo card view of Yarker. Courtesy of new contributor canada-rail.com
Thousand Islands Added better photo of home made 500 preserved and on display.
Algoma Central Locomotive
gallery Added (scroll down) 183 on lease to CP Rail (as were all
Roberval-Saguenay Added (link in caption) great aerial view of Rio Tinto's Port Alfred facility.
Carnival and Circus New gallery combining photos already in existing galleries.
Cartier Added RS-18 65 in original paint scheme.
CNR Riding the IB&O Mixed. A brief reminiscence early 1940's. New contributor Gren Schrader.
CPR The Dominion Added (near top) G3 Pacific 2339 in northern Ontario. Also, (scroll down to Royal Hudson segment, then Montreal - Sudbury) Added 2858 and 2859.
CPR Riding the Scoot.
Old article about famous mixed train between Brownville, Jct. Maine
and Megantic, Quebec.
CPR Ottawa old diesels. Added (scroll way down) E8 1802 mu'ed with F9B 1902. It was beyond rare to ever see an E8 in m.u. with any unit other than another E8.
BCR diesels. Added RCC-2 remote control car. MLW B-unit conversion. Included in BC Rail page below.
BC Rail Added (scroll
way down) 705 enroute to GE Erie 29 trade-in units one of which became
GECX 5000 demo unit. Read about this unique remanufacturing program
that kept them as MLW powered units! It still is in use on a shortline.
Also, 751 and three photos 4610-3623-4614 all GE 6-axle high horsepower
units. Subsequent owners (scroll down) includes MHWA 642 and DL 3000
ex GECX 3000 in brand new paint scheme.
Standard 4-4-0 start with 392 ex GTP (top of main page).
Moguls Added 619 and 877 in Lindsay and Saskatoon from 1930's (before I was born!)
Added a bunch of Ten-wheelers
across much of Canada decades ago starting with some from well-known
Consolidation Added 2418 ex CNoR built by Canada Foundry, Toronto. Also, 2744 oil-fired.
GMD1 Added 1070 last order A-1-A trucked units.
CLC H12-44 Added 1625 and 1648 in newer paint scheme.
CLC H16-44 Added 2210 and 2217 last of 18 units in newer paint scheme.
GMD F7 Added 9104
with blanked out cab to prevent use excpet as B unit due to non-compliant
safety device. Recent changes required RSC (reset safety control) in
place of old style deadman pedal. Units were near retirement.
CLC CFA16-4 Added 9302 and 9305 old paint also 9318 in new CN paint scheme.
CPR Steam D10 Added 1044 in old undated scene, possibly in NB?
G3 Added 2324 new.
G3 Added 2400 brand new
G2 Added 2527 (see who is riding the rails!) and 2605.
G4 Added 2700 early
CPR steam Ottawa West B&W Added (scroll way down) 3 photos 2927 inc. doubleheading with 2200!
CP Rail diesel Added KCS 1869 a GG20B Green Goat in Alyth enroute to buyer.
(scroll down to second set of thumbnails)
QNS&L Locomotive gallery.
TH&B steam Added two great old photos of Pacifics 15 and 16 stopped at Sunnyside.
TH&B Diesel Added 72 sitting in Port Colborne via running rights over CN.
SRY added 5 photo set of SRY Rail Link train headed by 108 (ex CP 1627) 121 slug control cab unit and slug mother 129.
Canada Industrial locomotives
Kinder Morgan Added KMTX 820 in 2012 still bearing Vancouver Wharves lettering but already sold to Western Rail (D).
Added an earlier photo of second-hand EMD United Grain
Growers 3 in better days.
Added (scroll down) Perrish & Heimbecker 3 ex Dofasco.
Looking for photo of PHLX 4 ex DLCX 1202 CONTACT US Also, PHLX 4 (1st) ex 8454 S-3 at P&H Moose Jaw.
Quebec Axiall Added great aerial view of CSXT 2383 switching at plant. Axiall has their own switcher as well.
BC Diesel Added photo of Howe Sound Pulp & Paper 950-001 later to SRY
Canadian Pacific Car and Passenger Transfer Company Added great old view of Prescott station etc.
Added 272014 rare horse car (only 14 wood and these 15
Added new gallery for Texas Gulf Sulphur Kidd Creek Mine. includes various equipment.
CPR Angus shops.
Added detail last diesel 1813 outshopped closing Angus January 31,1992. PHOTO WANTED Contact Us
CPR Drake Street shops and roundhouse. In the better-late-than-never catagory here are a dozen more of Jim Booth's old colour photos showing the facilities shortly before their shutdown. New additions: Shops, scroll down to the Stores Building subsection for 6 more photos. Roundhouse, scroll down past last photo of 8665 inside the house for 6 more photos of the outside old wooden buildings "shacks" really, oil tanks etc. Or, better yet, just enjoy them all!
L&PS Added two car interurban train with cars 6 and 2.
T&YR Added two old photos of the Deer Park (North Toronto) carhouse and shops. Recently destroyed by a massive fire. Also, Car 50 typical radial car.
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CPR London Division Passenger service history. Added unusual photo of two 2800's together on #21. Read why.
Added great old photo of D-10 1108 switching a plant in
Bowmanville during the Great Depression. Building still exists.
Steam gallery Added M4 3415
Diesel gallery. Added photo of 519 a DTS mainline hot freight hauled by four rebuilt GP9's!
CPR Lambton Yard
Road engine gallery Added 892 previously a London engine working Woodstock branches.
Quebec Central Added (scroll down) G-2 61 fresh out of the main shops, also D-10 940 ex 57.
CNR Predecessors Great Western Added two very old photos of Paris Junction station.
Algoma Central locomotives gallery Added (scroll to very bottom) subsequent owners KWTC 150 and 151.
Updated Cayuga line reopening including photo of the long trestle and the first train.
CPR The Dominion gallery. Added very old photo of predecessor train at Glacier House and scroll down to Selkirk part for this great old scene (above) almost 70 years ago in an outstanding digitally restored image. Also, 5927 by Sawback Range.
Moguls Added 745, 755 and 907 (later re#85)
Ten-Wheelers Added 1008 a really small 4-6-0 sister to preserved 1009.
owners Added CVSR 6777 MLW FP-4 newly repainted in new scheme to
match 6771 repainted last year.
Added this great old photo with only the name Thomas A. Young connected to it. No other details. CONTACT US
Also, added 935 (see what is next to it), 956, 983 (1956 comparison to 1941 shot) and 1007 all Western Lines.
M class 2-8-0's Added M3 3379 with its train in NB one of the 4 light M3 class engines that lasted until the end of steam.
N2 class 2-8-0 Added
3624. See what it is switching. This engine lasted until the end of
steam in 1960.
CPR diesel Added battery hybrid 1700 and RPRX 2402 demo. Details of these units part of 35 unit order later cancelled.
BC Rail Locomotives
Added (scroll to very bottom) subsequent owners 4 photos over 20 years ago of 4 units (inc PGE) on National of Mexico!
TH&B diesels Added 55 first SW9 ordered by TH&B. See what it is equipped with from the steam era!
Started Nelson and Fort Sheppard, a one-horse, 10 mile short-shortline!
Great Western Added (scroll down to big sign) 4 photos of MLW road units inc. rare M-420R 2002.
Added photos (scroll way down) of ex HBRY units elsewhere
on other Omnitrax shortlines in USA but still in HBRY paint.
Saskatchewan Gallery 1 Added nice view of IPSCO steel mill and nee CP 6716 hardly recognizable.
Crushed Stone. Added a nice old colour photo of 0-4-0 mechanical
dinky on standard gauge trackage. Look back too at their narrow
gauge quarry steam operation with an eight colour photo set (scroll
down to Gallery 2)
Timmins Kidd Creek Mine Added TGS 052 Best photo of Texas Gulf Sulphur lettering.
Toronto CGE Added (scroll way down) photo small self-propelled crane. New contributor Jim Little.
Uhthoff Limestone Quarries added Whitcomb 4.
CPR Snow plows etc. Added another photo of 422027 snow melter this one at at work. New details of machine.
GTR Added this great old photo of caboose with crew posing beside it. Gord Billinghurst Collection
Stations CPR other Ontario divisions Added (scroll down) 5 photos of Ottawa Union Station inc. under construction.
Hamilton and Dundas.
New gallery started with the pre-electric operation of this unique operation
that began with steam dummys, seldom seen anywhere in Canada. Bet you
can't find the bell! Link & pin couplers too!
Added ancient old photo of a Cagney live steam engine in Crystal Beach Amusement Park.
Railway Construction Contractors Started new page featuring a builder's photo of a dinky engine.
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January 1, 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR1
Ships Added new brief article on Bay Of Fundy service.
CPR Bruce Division
Bruce Branches history
Mono Township Quarry Spur Added (links) aerial maps marked
to show old spur to Owen Sound Quarry. Research and markings added to
aerial views by Ralph Beaumont.
CPR London Division. Galley
of yard diesels.
CPR Lambton Yard.
Road diesel gallery. Added 4022-4409.
CPR Toronto Yard
Road diesel gallery. Added 4085 and 4097.
Canadian National Railways
Cameos Small phamplets handed out to passengers explaining train operations.
Map of GTP 1906 showing it combined with NTR (TCR) to reach ICR. Never happened when GTP refused to take over the eastern line of National Transcontinental/Trans Continental.
Invoice from shipper H.E. Cooke & Co. in Owen Sound for cigars. 1915
First day of operation 6508 in new paint scheme along
with 1620 in similar scheme.
This Feature Article has undergone a major update
and reorganization. Each line has new or moved material, check it all
GJR has more photos at various links in text such as, aerial views of PDI added PDI liquid terminal and new Massey Road transload. Spur Mile 30.88. Also, Joint Industrial Area; South Industrial Spur, North Industrial Spur, XT-99.
St. Thomas Sub. Many additions also, started new gallery
Woodstock for trains to/from CP interchange with CAMI and all other
freight plus CN trains with CAMI auto multis only.
CN Cayuga line formerly operated by St. Thomas & Eastern
is to be leased to OSR after extensive repairs (over $1.1M)
Tillsonburg Gallery Second set of thumbnails larger image plus additional photo linked in caption OSRX 180_OSR_500 swithcing Tillsonburg (who is that guy?) and 184 with OSRX 503.
A number of photographs throughout have been replaced with larger scans sometimes better quality scans as well.
We welcome any corrections or additional information as well as scans of your photographs. CONTACT US
Correction: Photograph Galleries Radial railways.
One year afterwards a typo was pointed out. Never too late or too small!
Added (scroll to very bottom) a three photo sequence of
3716 leaving the shop track in Squamish.
CNR Predecessors Steam
CNR Early Diesels
Added 2 colour photos of Rock Island 1000 and 1009 Whitcomb 75-tonners
rejected by CNR.
Added photo of first CPR Alco A unit freight diesel 4000
in CPR Public Relations Dept. photo with "freight train".
S-2 and S-4 yard
engines. Added 7010 right side view; 7018, 7019 brand new, 7014 and
7027 all in early paint schemes.
S-2 and S-4
Added AN23 a retired B unit one of a batch waiting to be converted into a Robot car.
Added air repeater car 1101 a 50 foot box car.
TH&B steam Added (scroll down) 201 one of just two Berkshire 2-8-4's and rarely seen in daylight!
GWWD Addedsevral photos including two of 202 possibly nearing retirement. Two small GE centrecabs have just been acquired. Also, two RS-23's heavily stripped of parts plus a maintenance of way railbus.
Added CPR Bay of Fundy service.
Brantford Electric. Added 1896 article earliest history.
Peterborough Three part on-line article on this little-known streetcar line that ended 88 years ago in 1928.
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