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CANADIAN RAILIOAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
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INC.
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F~BRUARY…. 1921•
.A.nnouncem~
0,[ Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Association will be
held on Wednesday, February 14th, 1951, at 8.00 P.M. in Room 153
of the Queens Hotel.
Following the regular business of the meeting an address
entit Led Ihe History of the Montreal 8treet Raf.Lway will be gi ven by
our member Mr . R.R. Br own. Members are urged to attend
and as usual, vismtors are cordially invited.
Trip Announ£9ment.
On Sunday, February 16th, 1951, the Association, in
co-operation with the Mont r eal IH O !( Association, will sponsor a
trip to Granby, Quebec , over the Mont r eal and Southern Counties
Railway. The trip will include all lines of the M. r, 8. C. Due
to the dieselization of a por t i on of the line, this will be the
last chance for an excursion via the present electric cars to
Granby. Ref reshment s will be available on the train and there
will be plenty of time at Granby for lunch. The train will arrive
back in Mont r eal in time for supper. Tickets will be on sale at
the meeting on February 14th. Persons purchasing tickets after
that time will be charged an additional fee. Accommodation is
limited, so reserve early. Far e: $2.25. For further information
and tickets wri te Mr . 8.8. dort hen, 3 Prospect Street, West mount ,
Quebec .
No~i ce
Member s who have not pai d their dues for 1951 by the
next meeting will be r emoved from the Bulletins mai l i ng list and
a
~notic e of meeting card sent them in its place until such time as
the dues are paid. Thi s is in accordance with a mot i on passed at
the Defember meet i ng.
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ThbCanadian Paci f i c Railway has placed an order for six
660 H.P. diesel-electric sWitching locomotives wi th the Mont real
Locomotive v1orks , to
be numbered 6500 to 6505. In addi t Lon, an
order for six SOO H.P. sWitching units has been placed with General
Mot or s Diesel Limited at London, Ontario. These will be numbered 6704
to 6709. Four similar units (Nos. 6700-6703) were built last

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CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
t
INC.
F~BRUARY … 1921.
fo.nnounc~m~nt .of. Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Association will be
held on Wednesday, February 14th, 1951, at 8.00 P.M. in Room 153
of the Queens Hotel. Following the regular business of the meeting an address
enti tIed nrhe History of the Montreal Street Raihlayil will be
given by our member Mr. R.R. Brown. Members are urged to attend
and as usual, vismtors are cordially invited.
Trip Apno~n£~~.
On Sunday, February 18th, 1951, the Association, in
co-operation with the Montreal IHO!! Association, will sponsor a
trip to Granby, Quebec, over the Montreal and Southern Counties
Railway. The trip will include all lines of the M. & S.C. Due
to the dieselization of a portion of the line, this will be the
last chance for an excursion via the present electric cars to
Granby. Refreshments will be available on
the train and there
will be plenty of time at Granby for lunch. The train will arrive
back in Montreal in time for supper. Tickets will be on sale at
the meeting on February 14th. Persons purchasing tickets after
that time will be charged an additional fee. Accommodation is
limited, so reserve early. Fare: $2.25. For further information
and tickets write Mr. S.S. dorthen, 3 Prospect Street, Westmount,
Quebec.
NOyice
Members who have not paid their dues for 1951 by the
next meeting will be removed from the Bulletins mailing list and
a~notice of meeting card sent them in its place until such time as
the dues are paid. This is in accordance with a motion passed at
the Defember meeting.
I ~§!!l§_ .9L._~I1_t e re st.
Thb Canadian Pacific Railway has placed an order for six
660 H.P. die~el-electric switching locomotives with the Montreal
Locomotive vlorks, to be numbered 6500 to 6505. In addition, an
order for six~OO H.P. switching units has been placed with General
Motors Diesel Limited at London, Ontario. These will be numbered 6704
to 6709. Four similar units (Nos. 6700-6703) were built last
– 2 ­
year and are in service on the Ontario District
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The Canadian Paci f i c Rai l way has also pl aced orders for
twenty-eight 1,500 h.P. road freight diesel-electric locomotives
comprising 14 uni t s and 14 if)ll units. These locomotives williIAti
be assigned to the Mount ai n territory between Calgary and Revelstoke
and it is planned to have this ter r i t ory completely dieselized by t he end
of 1952.
Two boost er units for assisting diesel switehers in hump s
ervice at St . Luc Yard in Mont r eal were put in service rec ently.
These units were built by the Mont real Locomotive Works and are low
box like af fai r s on two traction trucks, The housing contains
elect r i cal equipment and ballast whi le power is derived from the di esel
locomotive to which each attached.
Locomotives ordered for service in Canada during 1950:-
ComEany
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1.Y.E2§
Wheel s H .P~ Servo Builder
Abi t i bi Power & Paper Co. 1 Di es-El ec B-B 300 Swit. G,E .
11 11
Yl ii
Y? ;.;, 1
Algoma Steel Corp.
7
B-B
550
it II
2 B-B
300 17 1/
B.C. Electric Hy. 1
11 II
B-B
660 11 ~ 11
1 11
Canada Cement Co. 1 B-B
300 Ii if
1 II
Chemical Lime, Ltd. 1 B 150 11 l?
Domi ni on Steel &Foundr ies 1 Elec. B 150 –ti
El ect r o Met al l urgi cal Co.of Can. 2 DiesTElec B-B 660 Swi t . !I
11 Ii
Fr aser Companies 1 B-B
550 11 Y1
Ii 11
General Suppl y Co. of Canada 1 B 190 Ii Whit-Her
h 11
Nat i onal Harbours Boar d 1
B-B 550 Vi G.E.
II 11
Nor t h American Cyanami d Ltd. 1 B-B
550 I 11
. / I.Ii II lJ
300 Ii 1/
1 B-B
11 II
Que.Ir on &Titanium Corp. 1 B-B
300 lJ Ii
Spruce Fal l s Power & Paper Co. 1
IJ II
B-B
660 11 1I
I II
II Ii
St eel Co. of Canada
3
B-B
550
II Ii
Algoma Central &Hudson Bay Ry. 5 1500 Rd.Swt.G.M.D.
II II
Canadian ~ati onal Rai lways s B-B 1600 Fr t . M.L.W.
Ii II
i Ii
2E~ B-B 1500 1¥ G.M. D.
11 I II
Ii 11
12 B-B 1600 iY M.L,v .
11Ii II Ii n
22 B-B 800 Swi t . G.M.D.
Ii 1l I
II 11
15 C-C 1000 Pas&rtt C.L .
II
;1 IiIi
II (for
MtcSC) 3 C-C 1000 Pass. C.L.
;1 i1
Canadian Tube &Steel Co. 1 B 240 Swi t . CfL.
i 11
Canadian West inghouse Co. 1 B-B 350 I C1L.
Ii 11
Ontario Paper Co. 1 B-B 350 i1 C.L.
il i
Pacific Gr eat Eastern Ry. 6 1600 Rd.Swt.M.L.W.
Ii !l
Chesapeake & Ohi o Ry,
5
B-B 1200 Swi t . G.M. D.
11 Ii IT I i1 11
16 B-B 1500 Rd.Swt .G.M.D,
II Y?
Wabash Rai l r oad 10 2B-B 3000 Fr t . G.M.D.
,( 11
11 Ii
1 B-B 1500 Rd. Swt. G.M.D.
Ii i i I 11
3 B-B 800 Swit. G.M, D.
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year and are in service on the Ontario District
The Canadian Pacific Railway has also placed orders for
twenty-eight 1,500 h.P. road freight diesel-electric locomotives
comprising 14 lfAd units and 14 i:f)?! units. These locomotives will
be assigned to the Mountain territory between Calgary and Revelstoke
and it is planned to have this territory completely dieselized by
the end of 1952.
Two booster units for assisting diesel switehers in hump
service at St. Luc Yard in Montreal were put in service recently.
These units were built by the Montreal Locomotive Works and are
low box like affairs on two traction trucks, The housing contains
electrical equipment and ballast while power is derived from the
diesel locomotive to which each attached.
Locomotives ordered for service in Canada during 1950:-
Abitibi Power & Paper Co. Algoma St
eel Corp.
Y( ;.~ n
B.C. Electric Ry. Canada Cement Co.
Chemical Lime, Ltd.
Dominion Steel & Foundries
Electro Metallurgical Co.of
Fraser Companies
General Supply Co. of Canada
National Harbours Board
North American Cyanamid Ltd.
i. 1 n ti
1
7
2
1 1 1 1
Can. 2
1
1
1
1
1
Que.Iron & Titanium Corp. Sp
ruce Falls Power & Paper St
eel Co. of Canada Co.
1 1
3
5
e
Algoma Central & Hudson Bay
Canadian National Railways
/
11 1
11 tv
11 11
Ii VI
Canadian Tube ~ Steel
Canadian Westinghouse
Ontario Paper Co.
Pacific Great Eastern
Chesapeake & Ohio Ry,
1/ d Ii II
Wabash Railroad
II il
11
i!
TI
II (for
Co. Co.
Ry.
Ry.
12
22
15
M,?cSC) 3
1
1
1
6
5
16
10
1
3
Dies-Else
11 II
II II
!! Ii
( il
11 Ii
Elec.
DiesTE1ec
Ii Ii
Ii Y
Ii il
/ II
Ii 11
it II
VI II
1/ 1
II Ii
11 il
i Ii
II 11
II 11
II 11
;1 II
;y Y?
ii 11
11 i1
it Ii
11 II
II 11
YI f?
11 Ii
II IV
Wheels H.P, Servo Builder
B-B
B-B
B-B B-B B-B
B
B B-B B-B B B-B B-B B-B B-B B-B B-B
B-B B-B B-B B-B
C-C
C-C
B
B-B B-B
B
-B
B-B
2B-B
B-B
B-B
300 Swit. G.E. 550
11 ii
300 11 11
660 11 ,~, 11
300 11 11
150 IV If
150 tl
660 Swi t. 11
550 it Yl
190 II lAThit-Her
550 Ii G.E.
550 1/ Vi
300 Ii 11
300 11 Ii
660 YI 11
550 fi ii
1500 Rd.Swt.G.M.D. 1600 F
rt. M.L.W.
1500 ly G .M. D.
1600 IY M.L.v.
SOO Swit. G.M.D. 1000 Pas&rtt C.L. 1000
Pass. C.L. 240
Swit. C,L.
350 11 C1L.
350 11 C.I.
1600 Rd.Swt.M.L.W. 1200 S
wit. G.M.D. 1500
Rd.Swt.G.M.D. 3000 F
rt. G.M.D.
1500 Rd.Swt.G.M.D. 800
Swit. G.M.D.
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Abbr.2viatiol}..§. :
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l..r . w. General Elect r i c Co. G.
rv~ •D. Ltd­Gene ral Mot or s Diesel Ltd.
11.L.li• Montreal Locomoti ve Works C.L .
Co. C~nadi an Locomotive Company
The Rut l and Rai lway has been te
sting diesel locomotives
in anticipation of acquiring locomotives of ttis type. The
Ameri can Locomotive Works has had its 1500 H.P. road swi t cher
demonstrator working on a number of trains while the Elect r o-Kot i ve
Corporation sent a GP-7 road swi tcher whi ch was on deli ve ry to the Bangor and Ar oos
took Railroad, for a number of trials over the line.
A nu
mber of old Rut land steam locomotives are being scr apped. No.
45, a 4-6-0, built in 1902 and No. 24, a 2-8~0,
built in 1911, W0ro scrapped i n t he lat t er part of 1950. No. 101,
an 0-6-0 will pr obabl y be scrapped in the near fut ure.
It
has been reported that Temiscouata Railway s locomotives
Nos . 11 and 12, both 4-4~Oi S bui lt by Portland Company in 1888 have been sc
rapped at the Canadian National Railways ! shops at Moncton,
K.B. ThGs ~ engines were acquired by the C.N.R. when it took over the T
emiscouata Railway, but they were never re-numbered into the
c.n. locomotives number series .
The
folloWing C.IZ.R. locomotives are also reported
scrapped or scheduled for scrappi ng at Monct on.
2-6 -(;):­)741,830 925 4-6-
0:­JI002,1174 2-8
-0:­f1901
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1904, 1911, 1914, 1945, 1956, 2025,
n
2425. 0
-6-0:-#7312, 7330
Thoro are only two Mogul (2-6-0) type locomot i ves left
in operati nE conditi on on the Montreal dist r ict of the Canadian Nat ional Hailways. They
are Number s 674 and 745. No. 674 is being
repaired at Poi nt St . Char les after a minor accident . No. 745 is
kept in operat ing shape wi th parts from 3746. These engi nes are
useful on smal l wayfreight trai ns such as the Dorval wayfreight, and al so in snow plow and work tr
ain service.
The Ot
tawa Transpor tat i on Commissi on pLans to order 15
troll ey busses to replac e street cars on the Bronson (E) route.
These wi l l be the first trolley busses to be used in Ot t awa, and the Bronson route wi
ll be the first tram line whi ch has been abandoned for many y
ears.
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Abbr~viati oE.§.:
(:. r:
u. w.
G.Iv~.D. Ltd­
M.L.H.
C.L. Co.
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General Electric Co.
General Motors Diesel Ltd.
Montreal Locomotive Works
Canadian Locomotive Company
T
he Hutland Railway has been testing diesel locomotives
in anticipation of acquiring locomotives of ttis type. The Americ
an Locomotive Works has had its 1500 H.P. road switcher
demonstrator working on a number of trains while the Electro-~otive
Corporation sent a GP-7 road switcher which was on delivery to the Bangor
and Aroostook Railroad, for a number of trials over the line.
A number of old Rutland steam locomotives are being
scrapped. No. 45, a 4-6-0, built in 1902 and No. 24, a 2-g~0,
built in 1911, wsro scrapped in the latter part of 1950. No. 101,
an 0-6-0 will probably be scrapped in the near future.
It has been reported that Temiscouata Railways locomotives
Nos. 11 and 12, both 4-4~0s built by Portland Company in 18g8 have
been scrapped at the Canadian National Railways! shops at Moncton,
N.B. These engines were acquired by the C.N.R. when it took over
the Temiscouata Railway, but they were never re-numbered into the C.D. l
ocomotives number series.
The following C.IZ.R. locomotives are also reported
scrapped or scheduled for scrapping at Moncton.
2-6-9:-
4-6-0:-
2-8-0:-
0-6-0:-
}741
I . ., ,
····1002
If,
7/1901,
}l7312
f ,
830 925
1174
1904,1911, 1914, 1945, 1956, 2025, 2425.
7330
Thoro are only two Mogul (2-6-0) type locomotives left
in operating condition on the Montreal district of the Canadian
National Railways. They are Numbers 674 and 745. 1. 67L4-is being
repaired at Point St. Charles after a minor accident. No. 745 is
kept in operating shape with parts from #746. These engines are
useful on small wayfreight trains such as the Dorval wayfreight, and
also in snow plow and work train service.
The Ottawa Transportation Commission plclDs to order 15
trolley busses to replace street cars on the Bronson (E) route.
These will be the first trolley busses to be used in Ottawa, and
the Bronson route will be the first tram line which has been
abandoned for many years.
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OnGof our member s who has rec ent ly vi sited the four
Prai riG cities st ill possessi ng tramcars has r eported as follows:
Ca
lGary the first ci t y visited could, on January 11th, s
till lay claim to possessing tramcars, al t hough none were operat­
ing and it is entirely pr obable that by this ti me only one wi ll be l
eft intact. Th0 last scheduled run of an electri c car in this
city took place on December 29th, by car {14. This car, one of the type
with the door in the front (Act ually – where the destination
sign is on most Montreal trams) will be preserved by Mr. Cross, a Ca
lgary businessman and eVident ly one who appreciates the par t . played by
the electri c railway in building Calgary. The metal cars
were burned at the car burns, but the bodies of the wooden trams are
b
ein~ sold .
Edmonton, w
hose Edmonton Radial Railway once served al l s
ections of the city and pr OVided transportation for outlyi ng di stri ct s, now h
as but one tram route, operating fr om the south end
of the High Level Bri dge to Nor t h Edmonton. All other areas are
served by bus and trolley coach routes and it is reliably reported t
hat the remaini ng car line wi ll be changed to rubber-tired operat i on
this year . Many of the cars operated by the Edmonton Transit
System are old, but the 11 eO
n
class trams are in good condition and could
likely be acqui red very reasonably. They are onc-man op8rated,
have roller bear ings and t readle doors.
S
askatoon is now operat i ng one full-time and one part­
time route by means of their elect r i c railway. The Uni ve rsit y­
Mayfai r line is served by cars of the 1150; and il200
11
classes
operat ing on about 5 mi nutes headway. During busy per i ods trams a
lso al ternate with trol ley-busses on the Exhibi t i on end of the Exhi bi ti on-P
leasant Hi ll route as wel l as on the Princess St reet sect i on
of the Scv0nth Avenue line. More elect ri c busses are on o
rder at present but it is not ant i cipated that rail service will bs ent i
rely disconti nued for at least another year.
In W
innipeg, ths rumor still per si st s that the Nor th ~1ain ­
Por tage Avenue route is to be equipped with new car s when the rest
of the system is conv0rted to bus and trolley coach operat i on. This
information did not corne fr om official sources and can only be con
sidered as a rumor at present . Rail service has been great l y c
urtailed during the past few years, but the fi ve main routes are
still bei ng operated by electric trams.
Pu
bli sher ; -R. J . Joedicke Edi tor: Al lan Toohev, 2368
Leaconsf ield Ave. , Mont
real 28, Que.
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One of our members who has recently visited the four
Prairiri cities still possessing tramcars hasreported as follows:
CalGary the first city visited could, on January 11th,
still lay claim to possessing tramcars, although none were operat­
ing and it is entirely probable that by this time only one will be
left intact. Thd last scheduled run of an electric car in this
city took place on December 29th, by car {14. This car, one of the
type with the door in the front (Actually -where the destination
sign is on most Montreal trams) will be preserved by Mr. Cross, a
Calgary businessman and evidently one who appreciates the part .
played by the electric railway in building Calgary. The metal cars
were burned at the car burns, but the bodies of the wooden trams
are bein?: sold.
Edmonton, whose Edmonton
Radial Railway once served all
sections of the city and provided transportation for outlying
districts, now has but one tram route, operating from the south end
of the High Level Bridge to North Edmonton. All other areas are
served by bus and trolley coach routes and it is reliably reported
that the remaining car line will be changed to rubber-tired operation
this year. Many of the cars operated by the Edmonton Transit
System are old, but the 11eO
ll
class trams are in good condi tion and
could likely be acquired very reasonably. They are one-man op8rated,
have roller bearings and treadle doors.
Saskatoon is now operating one full-time and one part­
time route by means of their electric railway. The University­
Mayfair line is served by cars of the 50!l and fl200
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classes
operating 6n about 5 minutes headway. During busy periods trams
also alternate with trolley-busses on the Exhibition end of the
Exhibition-Pleasant Hill route as well as on the Princess Street
section of the Scv~nth Avenue line. More electric busses are on
order at present but it is not anticipated that rail service will be
entirely discontinued for at least another year.
In ~innipeg, the rumor still persists that the North Main­
Portage Avenue route is to be equipped with new cars when the rest
of the system is converted to bus and trolley coach operation. This
information did not come from official sources and can only be
considered as a rumor at present. Rail service has been greatly
curtailed during the past few years, but the five main routos are
still being operated by electric trams.
Publisher;-R.J. Joedicke Editor: Allan Toohev,
2J6e Eeaconsfield Ave.,
Montreal 28, Que.

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