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Canadian Rail 369 1982

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Published monthly by the Canadian
Railroad Historical Association
P.O. Box 148 St. Constant P.Q.
JOL lXO
EDITOR: Fred F. Angus
CO-EDITOR: M. Peter Murphy
OFFICIAL CARTOGRAPHER: . William A.
Germaniuk
LAYOUT: Michel Paulet
FRONT COVER:
EX-CANADIAN PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE 1201
waiting to pull up to the station
at North Bay Ontario on August 12
1982. During this wait the
Northlander is scheduled to come
in, load, and leave.
Photo by Gordon R. Taylor.
INSIDE FRONT COVER:
LOCOMOTIVE 1201 running as second
No. 121 southbound near Powassan
Ontario on August 13 1982.
Photo by Gordon
R. Taylor.
R4IL
ISSN 0008 -4875
CALGARY & SOUTH WESTERN DIVISION
60-6100 4th Ave. NE
Calgary, Al berta T2A 5Z8
OTTAWA
BYTOWN RAILWAY SOCIETY
P .0. Box 141, S ta t i on A Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 8Vl
NEW BRUNSWICK DIVISION
P.O. Box 1162
Saint John,
New Brunswick E2L 4G7
CROWSNEST AND KETTLE-VALLEY DIVISION
P. O. Box 400
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1C 4H9
PACIFIC COAST DIVISION
P.O. Box 1006, Station A, Vancouver
British Columbia V6C 2Pl
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION
P.O. Box 6102, Station C, Edmonton
Alberta T5B 2NO
WINDSOR-ESSEX DIVISION
300 Cabana Road East, Windsor
Ontario N9G lA2
TORONTO & YORK DIVISION
P.O. Box 5B49, Terminal A, Toronto Ontario
M5W lP3
NIAGARA DI V lSI ON
P. O. Box 593
St.Catharines, Ontario
L2R 6W8
ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY DIVISION
P.O. Box 99
Ste. Doroth~e, Quebec H7X 2T4

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY OF CANADA.
JItHROUGH nrIiIJi IilUHNG:
INTERCOLONIAL RAILW A Y.
TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT_ -q —-
St. JklJfti~ .<1,8 1fIlr-riZ-<>
Received from _ __ ~ ~_~
Ie follo(ing Goods or Merchandise, which nre to he transported from tb,s Station to, , , , ?~
;aLion, and delivered as addressed, agreeably to the Conditions of Carriage 88 set forth in tbe Ge1l.ral Freigltt
ariJ! of this Railway,

t3r Notice.-Thie nfiJW&~ will not be acc()untn.ble for any article.s unlesB the same are PLAINLY MARKED-8igntdjor, as reuivtd hy a. duly authorized
~ent, Persolls sending Freight by this Ra.ilwIlY. should bAY dlLpllwte receipts in this {f)rm, filled up, ready f<1l eignil)g on delivery of the Goods to
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livered.
AN EXAMPLE OF THE
~!~~sdOf lading in G:;:TI~:~;ETY of train pictures
In the times h s. Often the t found on the l.e.R.
are qUite -, s OWIng that old raIns depicted
UP-to-date. A few dd cuts were USed b were well I
not even have II ut sOmetimes they
I Ustrations!
BILLS OF LADING
VINTAGE 1880s
By A.S. Walbridge
While walking along Charlotte Street in Saint John, New Brunswick,
you arrive at the city Market building, an 1876 structure with high
glass ceiling interior. One posses butcher shops, with sawdust on
the floors, fish shops, fruit stands; and over in the front corner,
quite unexpectedly -an antique shop. Nothing in it particularly
attracted a person interested in Canadian railway history; but
that foot-high pile of aged papers warranted a glance at least.
Here were hundreds of Bills of Lading for shipments on the Inter­
colonial RaIlway over the period 1875 through 1894 -for sale at
15¢ each. What a treasure trove.
All of the Bills covered shipments from St. John Station to
various points in New Brunswick, and as far away as Toronto. The
contracts of transportation written thereon were worded rather
quaintly by todays standars, e.g. The following goods to be
transported from this station to .••.•. , and delivered as addressed,
agreably to the Conditions of Carriage, as set forth in the General
Freight Tariff of this Railway.
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THE OLDEST BILL IN THE COLLECTION dated April 6 1875 beard a cut
depicting a small l840-vintage 4-2-0 locomotive hauling passenger
cars almost as ancient. This train would be obsolete even in 1875.
CANADIAN
295
R A I L
Most were written by hand in black ink; while some were ~ritten in
pencil. One wonders whether the additional copies that probably
were required, before the days of carbon paper, were obtained by
using a letter press, with which many stations were equiped, by
pressing a damp cloth moistened in the rain barrel against a sheet
of plain paper.
While the format varied according to the shipper who apparently had
his own Bills printed for this own shipments, ~Clch includ,ed a;
w~rning about the shipmen~ of dan9e.r9us:m(i-tel~~ls -:-,iThe i~en~tly is
e1ghty dollars where cons1gnors ~end Aqyafort~s, 011 of V1trlol,
matches , or gu n powde r:
1
,wit hou td-is-ti nC~ ly ma rki ng t h e-i r riot u re upon
the Package. (Robert ,Nicholl.s ,would translated for us: aqua fortis
being Nitric Acid; anoOH of Vitriol being Sulphuric Acid).
A large nu~bei of printers seemed to find the printing of Bills of
lading to be a profitable business -G.A. Knodell Barnes & Co.,
Telegraph Job Print Times Print, Watson & Co., even E.J. Arms­
trong, Steam Printer. And each seemed to have this favourite
engraving of a railway or marine scene. Some licence appears to
have been taken by some of the engravers, especially in the matter
what appears to be connecting rods between the wheels of the leading
truck on some of the locomotives Also, some of the cowcatchers
depicted were somewhat unusual if factual. E.G. the one on the
Bill of Lading dated April 6, 1875 The double-desked cars in the
INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY
TRAFFIO DEPARTMENT. ~y . ,.. ,./1 …… ~ ….
Saint John Station~:::L! r V . .< 189
ived from A. L. GOODWIN, ofSt. John, N. B.,
tho following GQods or Merchandi.e, whloh are to be tranJlOrted !rom Ihl.
f ~I
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StaUQD, and delivered. M addr688ed, agreeable to the n Conditions of Oarrfage,
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Orangos.
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IN CONTRAST TO THE 1875 Bill, this one dated 1894 shows what was
then almost the latest in passenger trains. The details of both
the locomotive and cars are excellent and quite authentic for a
train of the 1890s.
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This
Railtuay
will
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any
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art:
PlAINLY
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after
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MARKS.
QUANTITIES
AND
DESCRIPTION
Of
GOODS.
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The
PENALTY
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DOLLARS
where: ConSl,ors
semI
A9uajtlrlis, Oil
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or
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CANADIAN 298 R A L
same engraving are also wort~y of note All of the locomotives
depicted are inside-connected; until we notice the evolution of
outside valve gear in the engraving on the Bill of L~ding dated
December 1894.
A
listing of the types of containers in common use in the 1880 s,
as well as the products being shipped would make on interesting
comparison with a list of containers and products shipped nearly-a~
hundred years later:
Roll of Oilcloth
Bole of Carpeting
Bundle 0 f Whips
Case of Axle Grease
Bdle Washboards
Brls Tinware
Box Harness Oil
Keg Cod Liver Oil
Pel Drygoods
Sks Salt
Bbls Oatmeal
Pare Cigars
Bdl Biscuit
Legs Pigs Feet
Plow Head
INTERCOLONIAL RAILWA~
TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT.
Tfeceived f:~}~~l~~<~
the following Oooda or Merohandise, whioh are to be transported from this Station to. ~.
Station, ond delivered as addressed, agrooably to the ComliUo1ls 0/ Carriags 88 set forth in the G6,wrrrl Freight
Tariff of tbis Railway.
s Nolice.-Thl~ T.-.fttn ….. 1II110t ba <:t: ~~e~~ig1:~~~~;.ellcl~f.!tif!t b!r!~~~~j!d.a!f~l:o~li~;:~~~~/jb~ t~~ttv::y ~~. ~f:;w~~d~ u~~ :;~Yo:::/~/~~rd:~~:~::, t~~ t~~~~Ii~,,~
dutUi4li01J, tbe duVllut.e rt«lpL InUJt ,ptdjy flv, 111(, and tbe flrtidu 6t: marktd olClJrdingly. lhi It.,ilwAY will nut be rnponlibl, afur they Aro ,0
d,lIvered,
MARKS. ADDRE88 IN :rULL, QUANTITIE8 AND DESCRIPTION OF aOODS.
-~I(ALTf Id E10Htf JJVLLAR:I whl~ c,UrlJilJ(lrf lIend AqllllorliJ, uil u( YilriLd jl/ttdll~, or GUNPO\DIiiK, withuut dttinctly TIlArldn&, t.heir
nature lpon the Package, or utherwi! ANOTHER SHIPMENT TO MONCTON was a keg of cod liver oil which also cost
fifty cents to ship. The train on the bill-head is decidedly out of
date for 1888.
ONTARIO 1982
11
C.P. RAIL LOCAL with engine 8156 south of St. Marys Ont. on February 10 1982.
CANADIAN
300
R A I L
The year 1982 was an eventful one for rail operation in Ontario •. Events ranged from
delivery of new locomotives to an unfortunate wreck. This
was also the first full year after the service cuts of November 1981, and
it was also the year that the new LRC trains went into service on
several lines in Ontario and Quebec. Our members Gordon· Taylor and John
Russell were active recording some of the happenings on the railways of
Ontario this year, and it is our great pleasure to present some of their
fine photos to the readers of Canadian Rail. Unless otherwise noted the
photos are by Gordon Taylor. So enjoy the photos of 1982 railroading from
the snows of January to the sunny days of mid summer.
ON FEBRUARY 21 1982 C.N. plow extra 4599, consisting of plow 55370, pushed
by locomotives 4599, 9195, 4536 is pictured at Stratford.
CANADIAN 301 R A I L
TWO VIEWS OF C.N. PLOW EXTRA 4563 west (units 4563, 4571, 4522, plow 55614)
at Stratford heading for London after a lO-to-ll hour duty clearing the
branch lines north of the London and Stratford areas. Ma~ch ~ 19~~
CANADIAN 302
R A I L
ALL READY TO PULL OUT of the station at Moosonee Ontario is the O. N. R.
tourist train Polar Bear Express. This train runs from June 26 to September 6 and makes
the run north from Cochrane in about four hours.
John Russell.
ENGINE 137 of the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario (now O.N.R.) is now
part of the Cochrane railway and pioneer museum display in Cochrane
Ontario. This well kept locomotive sits to the east of the railway
station in town.
John
Russell.
CANADIAN
303
R A I L
TWO VIEWS OF O.N.R. NORTHLANDER just north of North Bay Ontario on August 12
1982. The train is running as a passenger extra from Feronia, and is operating
in a push position. These special trips were run by O.N.R. in connection with
the steam trip.
CANADIAN 304 R A I L
THE REGULAR NORTHLANDER, train #121, just south of Powassan on August 13 1982.
The steam special followed as second N121.
C.P. RAIL EXTRA 5974 Westbound passes the Ontario Northland shops at North Bay
on August 13 1982.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF RAIL CAR: C.P. Rail inspection car M297 on
display during North Bays lOOth anniversary rail days.
CANADIAN
306
R A I L
TWO NEW GP-38-2s for the Cape Breton Development Corporation (Devco)
are waiting at the G.M. Diesel Division plant in London Ontario on
July 4 1982. Soon they were shipped by C.N. to Nova Scotia.
A SPECIAL CAR USED BY C.N. FOR AWKWARD LOADS is being used for a large
plate being shipped from the General Electric plant to the new hydro
plant at Douglas Point Ontario on July 22 1982.
AN OLD L. & P.S. LINE CAR with three old M.L.W. yard units are seen in
a train of scrap cars at London on July 22 1982.
NO MATTER HOW EFFICIENTLY A RAILROAD IS RUN, it is stated by Murphys
Law that things can still go wrong~ A good example of this happened at
about 8:10 A.M. on August 10 1982 when C.N. and VIA had a get-together
in an old-fashioned cornfield meet. near Ingersoll Ontario. VIA train
No. 82 was eastbound on the westbound track in order to clear the heavy
track work near Dorchest.r. It was to have crossed back at Ingersoll, but
did not switch back and crashed head-on at about twenty miles an hour into
the stationary freight train. Although the units were quite heavily
damaged, a considerable amount of the impact was taken by the hopper and box
car which were five or six cars back in the freight train.

CANADIAN
310
R A I L
SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE CRASH the clean-up of the wreck is proceding.
C.N. locomotive 9629 suffered only light damage. but VIA No. 6537 was
damaged beyond repair.
These four photos by John Russell.
CANADIAN
311
R A I L
CANADIAN
312
R A I L
A VERY RARE SET UP IN 1982 is a GP-9 and three F-7B units. The B units
(9198, 9195, 9196) were used on snow plow extras during the winter storms.
Now it is April 17 1982 and they can afford some rest after their hard work.
EASTBOUND VIA 74 at London Ontario with engine 9634 leading a 6700-series
and a long train on April 17 1982.
CANADIAN
313
R A I L
VIA 666 eastbound out of Stratford. This train is usually made up of R.D.C.s.
VIA .663 westbound just ~ast of Stratford on May 18 1982.
C.N. extra 4536 west a mile north of Thorndale Onto with a train of empty
oil tanks. It is waiting for eastbound VIA 668 on April 24 1982.
ONTARIO HYDROS SCHNABEL CAR No. X200 with a heavy transformer for the
Hydro plant at Douglas Point. May 18 1982.
CANADIAN
315
R A I L
WORK EXTRA C.N. 2527 shut down for the weekend at Stratford on May 29 1982.
C.N.
FUEL CAR 73144 at Stratford on May 29 1982. This car is painted bright
orange and is used in work train service.
CANADIAN 316 R A I L
VIA *85 eastbound east of Beachville. LRC locomotive 6907 and three coaches.
LRC equipment is now usual on this train. June 1982.
VIA U80 running at speed at Woodstock in June 1982. This train only stops
at Woodstock on signal.
WESTBOUND FREIGHT EXTRA 9606 heading towards London on June 20 1982 after VIA
80 cleared the main line.
CONRAIL WAY FREIGHT westbound near St. Thomas on June 23 1982.
C.P.
Rail extra 5502 west crossing the Thames river at Thamesford, June 23 1982.
TIlE Pi..A.HT SWITOOR FOR BEACtNILI..f LDIE on June 20 1982. Thls is a rTC view
as this unit ls usually waTkin, ur parked behind the plant area.
BACK COVER:
NORnt OF ENGwtART bound fOT Cochrane and Kapuskalina froa Toronto,
daily VIA train 12, The Northland, passes typical Northern Otatario
landscape on its run of July 17 1982.
John Russell.

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