Equipment for the 1974 edition of the Canadian Pacific Display train is on the tail end of a freight at North Bay, Ontario on June 24, 1974. Working from right to left CP 439442 is the freight’s van. In front of that is CPR business car no. 1 on loan from the Canadian Railway Museum. It’s construction date is uncertain but at the time this photo was taken it was easily over a century old.
Next up is First-
The van ahead of 141 is number 436954, built at CPR's Angus Shops in Montreal in 1928. The final item is boxcar 500 built in 1913. It survived as a tool car until being restored for the The National Dream.
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Photo Corner is a page of my photographs of railroading in Canada and abroad. (Abroad? On a site dedicated to Canada's railways? Well the photos were taken by a Canadian.)
I have limited the number of photographs on the page to two-
June 27, 2012
On October 5, 1977 two students make their way out of Reading station. They seem to be oblivious to the action around them including 47112 waiting for a signal on the right and a class 50 inbound with an “up” passenger train.
Montreal West, Quebec
In Europe, surprisingly small stations merit their own switchers. A case in point is Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) 8776 at Goeschenen, Switzerland on October 8, 1977. This engine is internal combustion but electrics are not uncommon. During the steam era, there was even small steamer converted to electricity. An electric heater in the firebox was a World War II coal saving measure.
On October 26, 1975 Canadian National 6533 and 6622 power a late-
Montreal West, Quebec
It’s October 24, 1981 and a classic ABBA set of GM cab units is a rarity. Clinchfield railroad 800, an A unit is closest to the camera and A unit CRR 200 is at the other end. In between are B units 250 and 869. Some railroad historians describe No. 800 as an F5 because it was a transitional model to the F7. When built, No. 800 was classified as a Phase V F3A. This interesting locomotive has been preserved.
Dante is pronounced daint as in paint.
Pointe Claire, Quebec
CP Mountain Subdivision, British Columbia
On July 9, 1974, Canadian Pacific’s Display Train is on route from Fort Macleod, Alberta to Revelstoke, British Columbia. It’s in the care of GP9 8642. This edition of the Display Train included Canadian Pacific 4-
Point Saint Charles (Montreal), Quebec
Montreal Birney car 200 rests between filming sessions on Hibernia street in October 1980. This street in the Point Saint-
This Birney car was borrowed from the Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) and was run on the street under its own power making it the last streetcar to operate in Montreal.
Canadian Pacific 7041 is shown at Glen Yard on May 1, 1966. This longtime Glen resident was noted for having different trucks—an Alco blunt truck under the cab and a more modern AAR truck under the nose. When S-
Durham, North Carolina
MTC observation car 4 being prepared for shipment to the Connecticut Trolley Museum on Feb. 15, 1967. The car had been in the private collection of H.J. OConnell who acquired the car from the Montreal Transportation Commission in 1959. It is aboard CPR flat car 301000.
Town of Mount Royal, Quebec
Canadian National steeple-
Rouses Point, New York
Notice the body of an old maintenance of way car used as a shed on the right.
North Bay, Ontario
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South Portland, Maine
Maine Central (MEC) GP7s 569 and 562 at the Roundhouse in Rigby Yard, South Portland, Maine on July 6, 1965. The 562 bacame Springfield Terminal (ST) 23. The 569 went to Delaware & Hudson keeping the number 569 then returned to MEC still as 569 before becoming ST 26.
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
The massive structure in the background is the former Grand Trunk New England Grain elevator now largely unused since its heydays in the early 1920s. (It finally closed in 1968.)
|Table of Contents|
|Last of the Breed|
|Montreal & Bytown Railway|
|The Second Carillon & Grenville Formed|
|A Living Museum|
|A New & Controversial Owner|
|History in Brief|
|Grenville Subdivision Station & Mileage Table|
|Photos - 2|
|Photos - 3|
|Photos - 4|
|Photos - 5|