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( Left) VIA 6791 and CN 6758 on train number 35 to Ottawa at Lachine on December 27, 1977.

(Right) CN 9569 and 5060 on an eastbound freight at Lachine on December 27, 1977.

Western Maryland GP 9 6407 at Baltimore and Ohio Bayview yard on November 9, 1976. Bayview was one of the B&O's many yards in Baltimore. 6407 was built in September 1955 as WM 32 and sold for scrap in March 1987.

Canadian Pacific FP7A 4067 and RS-10 8567 at Montreal West on The Atlantic Limited during the summer of 1977. RDC 9058 brings up the rear and is on its way the Dominion Atlantic Railway for Halifax to Yarmouth passenger service.

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Photo Corner

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-dozen (give or take a few) to keep things simple and fresh. On occasion there will be a link to a page with more photographs of a particularly interesting subject. The pictures added could be as recent as that day or taken way back before I had grey hair. As images are added at the top, photos are deleted at the bottom of the page. 


Jim Sandilands


June 27, 2012

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Chur, Switzerland

Rhaetian Railway  metre-gac3469-oct-13-977.jpguge crocodile  405 with a train in tow on October 13, 1977. This locomotive entered service on August 19, 1921. It was withdrawn in 1984 and scrapped.

Lachine, Quebec

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Dorval, Quebec

CN 6700 at Dorval on JuneDSC00329-Edit.jpg 30, 1966. The second unit is an MLW FPB-2 and the third is an MLW FPB-4.

Cochrane, Ontario

ONR 1518 & 1502 on the Polar Bear Express at Cochrane on July 2, 1977. The train will make a round trip to the preeminently Cree community of Moosonee and return to Cochrane the same day.

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Ottawa, Ontario

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Lacolle, Quebec


Montreal West, Quebec

Devco RS1 211 on the Canadc4510-Edit-Edit.jpgian National at Lacolle on May 4, 1980. The unit is on route to its new owner Black River & Western. Devco predecessor Sydney and Louisburg acquired the unit from the SOO in 1961. On the SOO it was numbered 2364, the same number it had on the Wisconsin Central prior to the merger with SOO. ALCO built the unit in August 1951. The unit has been scrapped.  

Coteau, Quebec

Canadian National 1297 in Coteau.jpgfading sunlight at Coteau, Quebec on November 19, 1966. 1297 is an SW1200RS built in January 1958.

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Westmount, Quebec

On November 8, 1977, Delaware and Hudson PH4 19 leads the Amtrak New York train out of Montreal and up the hill to Montreal West. The First car (right photo) is one of two leased Canadian Pacific Skyline Domes. There were reports that Amtrak was unhappy about the unofficially-applied Amtrak colours.

Lachine, Quebec

On November 11, 1975 Canadian Pacific FP9A 1412 leads a typical base service commuter train off of a shoo-fly around highway 13 construction in Lachine.

Baltimore, Maryland

It’s October 2, 1976, and CPCP_1402_at_Montreal_West.jpg 1402 is about to lead the westbound Canadian into Montreal West station. 1402 is a GMD FP7A built in May 1953. It was delivered as 4101 and was renumbered in 1954. VIA bought it in 1978 and retired it in 1983. VIA never rebuilt or renumbered it.

Montreal West, Quebec

East Broad Top three-foot gauge 2-8-2 number 12 is hiding in all that smoke and steam on June 25, 1977. The engine is puttering around the Orbisonia engine terminal getting ready for business.

London, England

Two Britsh Rail Intercity 125 trains are between runs at Paddington on May 7, 1982. Also known as the HST (High Speed Train) these diesel powered trains were introduced in 1976 and most are still in service under priviatisation.

Orbisonia, Pennsylvania

Montreal, Quebec

A nearly new Société de transport de Montréal (STM) MPM-10 (Montréal pneumatic material 2010), train is at Villa Maria station on October 14, 2016. These new generation trains commonly go by  the name Azur.

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Looe, Cornwall, England

A British Rail class 121 DMU is at its terminus at Looe, Cornwall on May 7, 1985. It’s one of sixteeen single-car, double-ended driving motor cars built in 1960. These are Britain's longest serving DMUs. As of 2017 some of them have chalked up 57 years of service.

Montreal, Quebec

Canadian Pacific’s Canada 150 train at Montreal’s Old Port on August 13, 2017. The train celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation – the birth of Canada. CP 1401 is not an original Canadian Pacific locomotive. It was built in 1958 as Canadian National 6541 and went to VIA bearing the same number. VIA sold the locomotive to Nebkota in the in the United States and it was purchased by Canadian Pacific in 1998.

Reading, England

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

Canadian Pacific E8A 1802 running light through Montreal West Station on November 9, 1975. It is on it’s way to St. Luc diesel shop for servicing.

Goeschenen, Switzerland


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.