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At the last monthly Meet i ng held in ~he Queenl s Hotel on June
13th, the members present had the pl easur e of vim·ring an interesting Technic­
olor film entitled The Hoosier Line which i s distributed by the Chi cago,
Indianapolis & Louisville Ra.iLway, better known as the Monon route. The
film was obtained through the ef forts of our Publ i ci ty Chairman, Hr . Lowe,
pnd
the guest – of…honour at the meet i ng was Ivlr.Hoffman, the Monon IS CommercLaL
Agent
in New York City.
As usual mlring the months of July and August , no meet i ngs wi l l
be h
eld.
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TRIP CO~~ITTEE REPORT
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On Juno 10th, the Association op erated a highly successful
t r-Lp to Q,uebec City by ,ay of the Oanad.Lan lTat i onal Ra ilway s vie. Shmvinigan
Fe.
Us, Gpr neau and Por tneuf, Diesel-electric railcar #15837 and ~1 t ra ili ng
coach were used for this excursion, in whi ch over eighty persons par t i ci pated.
Stops for phot ographs vle re made at Val Pi chet te Tunnel , Sha.linigcm Fal ls,
O
ap Sante, a.nd at the_lost end of the Cap Rouge ViC.duct. Accompanylng the
movement was
1
vir . J.T.Hoore, Distr i ct Pass.enger Agent , Canadian Iht i onal Ra i Lways ,
whi l e Mr .
J.A. Nobert, Assistant Super i ntondent , was pre sent on the tr ip as far
as Joliette in the Morni l¥;. Eot h of these gent lemen were present on la st falll s
excur si on to Huberdeau , as wa.s Hr. R.Dixon, Rond For-oman of Diesel s, who accorn­
panied Engi neer Guenard in the cab. Conductor Larose of ficiat ed be tween Mont real
and
Joliette, whLLe Conductor SiJ!18,rd ;TaS in charge between Joliotte and tho
A
ncient Cppit al.
At the present time, the Tr ip Commit t oo i s ,ongnged in mr~k il1{;
plans for the As soci at t on!s Annual Fal l Excursi on whl ch is schoduLcd, this ;yo,r ,
for Sunday , October lLj,th. vIe woul.d t,ccordi ngly urge members and fr i ends int er­
ested to keep this date open. M:>,ny suggest i ons as to the route of this trip
h2ve be
en made , but the opinion of the mo.j or i ty seems to bo, like tho 1950 trip,
thnt the destination should bo in the Laurentinn Mountains, duo to the incom­
pa
rable fall hues of the mountai n folipg o. It is also proposed to al l ov more
time nt dost
inat i on than has hitherto been the case, and to or{~nn iz e SODe manner
of pi cni c. The pr i ce, mcluding fare, soft dr inks and lunch, ,Jill pr obabl.y be
in
t ho neighbourhood of $3. 50. You ar e urgod to come, and to br ing ~our f r i ends.
Nee
dless to say, the Trip Committoe wi l l be most pleasod to
roc eive commcnts, fr-vou r-abLo or othenrise, on the rout e s, itinernrios or faci l it­
i e s
for our trips. ~~
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ROLLING STOCK COI,;]JIITTEE RJilPORT9
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Since tho carLy par t of
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June, when tho RoH Lng Stock Oomntttee
be
gp.11 the rost onat i on of car #=274, a considerable amount of repp,ir rmd fi nishi ng
vrork on
tho exter i or hr~ s been done. Indeed, this work has beon carried to such
an
oxtont tllp,t the car i s c.lmost r O (1(l~{ for tho first cor.t of ext.orLor prvi .nt,
CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Inc.
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At the last monthly Meeting held in 1he Q,ueen1s Hotel on June
13th, the members present had the pleasure of vi8,rin~ an interesting Technic­
olor film entitled The Hoosier Line ,hich is distributed by the Chicago,
India.napolis & Louisville Railway, better kno f]1 as the ]I1onon route. ~lhe
film was obtained through the efforts of our Publicity Chairman, Hr. Lovie.
pnd the guest-of … honour at the meeting was IvIr.Hoffman, the Monons Comnercia.l
Agent in N81.v York Oi ty.
As usual
be held.
during the months of July and August, no meetings Till
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TRIP CO~~ITT~E REPORT
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On June 10th, the Association operated a highly successful
triT) to Queb.ec City by ,ray of the Cena.dif1.n lITational Railways via Shmlinigan
Fa.
lls, Gprneau and Portneuf. Diesel-electric railcar #15837 and ~1 trailing
coach were used for this excursion, in
hich over eighty persons participated.
Stops for photographs were made 8.t Val Pichette Tunnel, Shauinigcm Fnll s,
Ca..p Sante, and at the_vlest end of the Cap Rouge Vinduct. Accompanying tho
movement vTaS fJlr. J.r.l!ioore, District Pass.onger
Agent, Canadian Hs,tional Re,ilways,
It!hile Mr. J.A. Hobert, Assistant Superintendent, vas present on tho trip as far
as
Joliette in the Norning;. Both of tho so gentlomen woro pro sent on last feolls
excursion to Hubordeau, as vTas Vir. R.Dixon, Ro:l.cl Foremr-m of Diesels, ·,ho accom-
p~:mied Engineer Guenard in the cab. Conductor Larose officiated betw8enJviontreal
~.nd Joliette, I)hile Conductor Simard ,ras in cha.rgo betvlOon Joliotto and the
Ancient Capital.
At the present time, tho Trip Committoe is ,ongaged in mrtkil1p::
plans for tho Associo.tion
1
s Annual Fall Excursion Hhich is schedulod, this yep..r,
for Sunc1ay, October lLj·th. vIo lould C.ccordingly urgo mombers [l,nd frionds inter­
ested to keop this dato open. MI>.ny suggestions as to the route of this trip
ha
ve boen made, but the opinion of the mo.jority soems to be, like tho 1950 trip,
tho.t the destination should be in the Laurontian Iviountains, duo to tho il1com­pp.rable fall huos of the mountain folic:cgo. It is also proposod to a11m! more
time Ht destination th?,n has hithorto boon the case, r-md to orgrmize SO]10 manner
of picnic. The prico, including faro, soft drinks 8on(l lunch, Irill probQbly be
in the neighbourhood of $).50. You aro urgod to come, and to bring ~;our friends.
Needless to say, the Trip Committoo <,ill be most pleased to
receive cornments, f,vourablo or othervrise, on tho routos, itinerrtrios or fncilit-
ios for our trips. ~~
ROLLING STOCK Cm,;]JIITTEE ~PORT
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Sinco the oarly pD .. rt of Juno, vhen tho R.ollin{~ Stock Coml1i ttoo
bogp.n
tho roston:at ion of CR.r #274, a considoral)le amount of rop?ir ~md finishing
v
lOrk on the extorior he..s boen done. Indeed, this work h~:.s boen carriod to such
?n extent tllp.t the car is 8,lmost rO[l(1_y for the first co,>.t of exterior prcint.
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Under tho supervision of Mr . Clo {~g, tho Associations Super intendent of Rolling
Stock, R n~~b er of mombers have beon meeting rogularly at the St.Denis carhouse
of
the Mont real Transportation Conmission on Wodnesday evenings and Saturday
af
ternoons, and much interest has been displayod.
The ext er i or colour scheme wi l l embody tho light chrome yel l ow
shade
used by the former Nont roal Street Ro,i hray, wi t.h silve r and black striping
and l ettering. Through the cooperation of the mombers, it is hoped that the
e
xterior restoration uill be comploted b;/ the beginning of Sopt ember.
Work on tho intorior will require much more time, as the removal
of grey paint fr om tho natural woodwork is considered necessary, and a compre­
hensive progr amme is indicated for the wintor months.
Membors who have free time on Saturdays or Wednesday evenings,
who
C01.re desi rou s of e.iding tho Rolling Stock Oonnritt co in this interesting
onterpr Lse, are invited to cont act Hr . Clegg nt :BY,l 197 or failing, the Sec­
r ot .ary, rJ!r. LavalLeo , at TA. 8822.
ltiTIWS I TErIS
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Control of liont real s transit servi ces changed hands last June
16th, when tho Hontroe..l Transpor tat ion Oonmisat on, acting on behalf of the City
of
Montreal and suburbs, took over the mmership of the J.Iontreal TrAmways Com­
pany and the operation of the trams and autobuses in the distr ict. It i s not
likely that the transf er of ovmor-shi p ill rosult in any radical changes in
tr
anspor tat i on pol i.cy wi thin the next few year s.
One of the l
ast important changos put into tJJJlfect by the II. T. Co.
before its demiso was
the provision of new and diff orent uniforms for tho
pl
atform st c>.ff of the organi zation. The now universal uniforms, vhich replace
the grey chauffeur s uniforms and the n2~y-blu o rai lway-type uniforms of the
tre
.rrJ operators, mot ormen and conductor s, arc of blue-grey mater ial wi th silver­
coloured but tons and braid. Comments on the change, both fr om the publi c and
from
the empl oyeos have been indicative of almost unanImous approval,
The Ont
ario Northland Rai lway recently received six 1500-HP
diesel -electri c road freight locomotives fromGener a.l Mot ors Diesel Limit od at
London, O
ntario. They are numbored betweon 1500 and 1505 and are fit ted with
tra
in heater boi lers, but for the present they ,,,il l be used in fr eight sorvi ce .
The O
NR hopes t o be completely diesolized [7 1955. A nov! shop
f
or diesel repaLr work and mai ntenance is to bo bui lt at North Bay, The
present rost er of diesel locomotives on the OliR includos fourteen unit s as
f o
llows:
3 swl
t cher e ~m erican Loco Co. 1000 HP Hos, 1200-1202
1

Montreal Loco Co.
II
1203
2 roa
d-mritchor s l
er i can Loco Co. 1500 HP 1300-1301
2

Mont real Loco Co.
II
1302-1303
6 road A
units Gen. Motors DkEol
II
. 1500-1505
On
order with Montreal Locomotive works for Fall del ivery ar e
eig
ht acldi t i onal road-m·,itcher type locomotives of 1600 HP oachl They wi ll
be numbered 1304 to 1311 inclusive. Units 1304 to 1307 ill be equipped l,ith
t ra
in heat er boilers.
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Ul1.der tho superv~ s~on of Ivir. Clo{~g, the Associations Superintendent of Rolling
Stock, n nlL7lber of members have been moeting regularly at the St.Denis carhouse
of the I1ontreal Transporta.tion COMmission on Wednesclay evonings and S11.turday
afternoons, and much interest h~.s been displayed.
Tho
exterior colour scheme will ombody the light chrome yellmv
shade used by tho former IvTontreal Street Re.ihray, Tith silver ana. black striping
and lettering. Through the cooperation of the mombers, it is hoped that the
exterior restoration uill be comploted by the beginning of September.
i10rk on tho interior Hill require much more time, as the removal
of grey ~oaint frof.1 the natural i·oodTork is considered necessary. and a compre­
hensive progrptmme is indiCD.ted for the winter months.
Menbors It,ho have free tine on Saturdays or hednesday evenings,
who ::1.10 desirous of 8.iding tho Rolling Stock CODmittee in this interesting
enterprise, are invited to contact Mr. Clegg at :8Y.1197 or failing, the Sec­
rct2.ry, Mr. Lnvallee, at TA.8822.
:N:iTIWS ITEMS —–_._—
Control of j1iontreal s transit services changod hands last June
16th, ,,,hen tho Montree.l Transportation COl]nission, acting on behalf of the City
of Hontreal and suburbs, took over the O1.mership of the Hontreal Tramways Com­
pany anel the operation of the trams 2nd autobuses in the district. It is not
likely that the transfer of oHllorship 1ill result in any radical oh2.ngos in
transportation policy within the next few years.
One of the last imliortant changos put into tJJlfect by the Ill.T.Co.
before it s demi so ;D.S the provi sion of ne1l1 and difforent uniforms for tho
platform st8.ff of tho orga.nization. The new universal uniforms, Thich replace
the grey chauffeurs uniforms and tJ:le navy-bluCl r[Cilway-ty:po uniforms of the
trem operetors, motormen and conductors, are of blue-grey material with silver­
coloured buttons and -bra.id. Comments on the change, both from the public and
from the employeos have been indicative of almost unanimous ap:proval.
The Ontario lTorthland Raihl1:ty recently received six 1500-HP
diesel-electric road freight locomotives from Goneral Hotors Diesel Limitod at
London, Ontario. They are numbered beheen 1500 and 1505 and are fit ted ,rl th
train heater boilers, but for the present they ,/ill be used in freight service.
The ONR hopes to be completely dieselized [7 1955. A 110[ shop
for diosel repe,ir work rmd maintcne.)1ce is to be built at North Bay. The
present roster of cliesel locomotives on the OliR includes fourteen units as
follows:
3
Sivitchers
1

2 road-Si,Tit chers
2

6 road
IIA
units
American Loco Co.
Montreal. Loco Co.
AMerican Loco Co.
Ivfontreal
Loco Co.
Gan.Motors Diesel
1000 HP
II
1500 HP

Ho s. 1200-12.02
1203
1300-1301
1302-1303
1500-1505
On order vvith Montreal Locomotive works for Fall delivery 1l.re
eight aclditional road-Silitcher type locomotives of 1600 HP oach They will
be numbered 1304 to 1311 inclusive. Units 1304 to 1307 vill be equipped i!ith
train heater boilers.
3
General Hotors Diesel Limit ed have del ivered four 1500 liB road swit chers to
the Chesapeake &Ohio Railway (Pere Marquette Dist r i ct ) for use on their
Canadian Division. The Wabash RR has al so rec eived four 1500 HI A units
fromthe same
Company for use in Canada.
The Canadian Nati onal Rai lways are presently rec eiving 800 liP diesel-el ectric
locomotives fromGeneral Mot ors (Diesel) Lt d. They are numbered in the 8500 .
ser ies and are part of an ord
er for 22 units. Colour scheme is black, with
yel l
ow striping at the top of the mot or hou sing encl osing the railway name.
The first units to be del ivered bore the painted Canadian National emblem
til ted in the wr ong posi t i on. It is understood that this heraldic error is
present
ly being corrected. 1500 liP road A and B unit s ar e also being
del ive
red to the Canadi an Nati onal by GHDL and the Hont re8.l Locomotive works,
Six 660 liP diesel electr i c swi tching locomotives have been received by the
Canadian Pa
cifi c Rai hJaY. :Built by the Montreal Locomotive works, they have
been n
umbered 6500 to 6505 inclusive, and they are paint ed in a colour scheme,
new
to switching locomotives, of maroon and grey with yel l ow tr im, similar to
mai n line road units.
T,,,o road swi t che rs fr om MLi; for the Paci fic Great 3A.stern Raibay left IJiont­
re
al on Hay 18th, for the Pacific coast. A new rail crano numbered 201 accom­
pan
ied them. Four more units, completing the order, have subsequently been
sh
ipped, and they ar e numbered 56] to 566 inclusive.
The Nat ional Harbours Board Rai lway at Montreal is presently receiving a
number of 1000 HPdiesel el ectri c swi t chers, whi ch are painted grey and whit e.
vn1en
delivery is completed, the use of the 0-6-0 steam locomotives, wil l
probably be d
iscont inued.
One of the f
ew remaining mill E-7-a class (2-6- 0) st can locomotives left, is
No. 7l ]
assigned to the Gr ~nd Trwclc Rai lway, in Maine. Recently it passed
through Montre
al fromSt.Al bans, Vermont whero it had been overhauled in the
Cen
tral Vermont Rai.Lway l s locomotive shops. The engine carried a new coat
of p~i nt wi t h whit e-tri ~~e d running board and driving wheel s. This locomotive
is used on
the GTR branch line between Danvil le Jct. and Lewi ston. Me.
It is report ed that the Quebec Railway, Light &Power Companys elect r i c line
from Quebec
cit y to St.Joachim. has been purchased by tho Canadian Nat ional
Railways for approximat ely $750, 000. The former indeponde
nt road will then
become a
part of the Mur ray Bay Subdivision of the National system.
The Ottawa Tr
ansportat i on Commissions first trol ley coach was unl oaded at
the CPR Broad
Street Freight Shed on Sunday, June 24th. This is the fi rst of
t en such vehicles whLch wi L), replace trolley cars of the present Br onson Ell
route. The buses wi l l bo kept at the OTCs gar age until overhead is installed
on tho new ro
ute. It is expected that this wil l be ac c omp~ ished in three or
four months time.
Eff
ective June 18th, a new Canadian Nat i onal Stat Ion in the Mont real suburban
e
lect r if ied area was opened for service. The addi t i onal stop, made by ten
trains (daily except Sunday) is at the point where the LAssompt i on ~lbdivi s­
ion crosses St.Lawrence Bo~l evard , adjacent to Ahuntsic Stat ion. It is known
as llBOULEVARDII.
General Hotors Diesel Limited have delivered four 1500 liB road switchers to
the Chesapeake & Ohio Raih,ay (Pere Marquette District) for use on their
Canadian Division. The Wabash RR has also received four 1500 EP !IAn units
from the same Company for use in Canada.
3
The Canadian Hational Raihvays are presently recelvlng 800 F..P diesel-electric
locomotives from General Motors (Diesel) Ltd. They are nUI:lbered in the 8500 .
serie s and are part of em order for 22 unit s. Colour scheme is black, with
yello1,V striping at the top of the motor housing enclosing the raihl8.Y name.
The first units to be delivered bore the painted Canadian National emblem
tilted in the wrong position. It is understood that this heraldic error is
pr
esently being corrected. 1500 EP road IIAII and !lJ311 units are also being
delivered to the Ca,nadian National by GNDL and the Montreal Locomotive ,,,orks.
Six 660 HP diesel electric switching locomotives have been received by the
Can
adian Pacific Rail1:JaY. :Built by the Montreal Locomotive works, they have
been numbered 6500 to 6505 inclusive, and they are painted in a colour schene,
n
ew to Sitching locomotives, of maroon and grey ith yellow trim, similar to
main line road units.
T;vo road switchers from MLW for the Pacific Great Eastern Raihray left lJiont­
real on Nay 18th, for the Pacific coast. A ne-, rail crane nu.rnbered 201 accom­
panied them. Four more units, completing the order, have subsequently been
shipped, and they are numbered 563 to 566 inclusive.
The National Harbours J30ard Raihnw at Hontreal is presentl~t recolvlng [I,
number of 1000 HPdiesel electric switchers. which are pa.inted grey and white.
v
lhen delivery is completed, the use of the 0-6-0 steam locomotives, vill
probably be discontinued.
One of the fev remaining C}m. E-7-a class (2-6-0) steaM locomotives left, is
No.713 assigned to the GrZ.nd Trunk Railway, in riaine. Recently it passed
through Montreal from St.Albans, Vermont v!here it had boen overhauled in the
Central Vermont Raihrays locomotive shops. The engine carried a new coat
of pe,int with white-trir.uned running board and driving -,heels. This locomotive
is used on the GTR branch line betvleen Danville Jct. and Lefiston. He.
It is reported that the Q;uebec Railway. Light & Pov.rer Companys electric line
from Quebec city to St.Joachim, has been purchased by the Canadian National
Ra
ilways for approximately $750,000. The former indepondent road -rill then
-become a part of the l1urray Bay Subdivision of the Natione.l system.
The
Ottawa Transportation Commissions first trolley coach vIas unloaded at
the CPR Broad Street Freight Shed on Sunday, June 24th. This is the first of
ten such vehicles hich vill replace trolley cars of the presel:t Bronson Ell
route. The buses will be kept at the OTCs garage until overhead is installed
on tho nev route. It is expected that this 1,.rlll be accoMp:j..ished in three or
four months time.
Effective June 18th, a new Canadian 1Tational Ste.tion in the Montreal suburban
electrified area was opened for service. The additional stop, made by ton
trains (daily except Sunday) is at the point whore the LAssomption Subdivis­
ion crosses St.Lawrence ]o1alovard, adjacent to Ahuntsic StRtion. It is known
as BOULEVARD.
CLOSING OF PLAC3 VIGER PASSENGER STATION

On Thursday evening, May 31st, 1951, a number of members and
friends of the Association gathered at Place Viger Station to observe the
closing of the station for passenger service, wi t h the departure of Train
#463 for Ste.Agathe at 10:30 PM, Standard Time, that evening.
Train #463 …as haulod by engine 1228. and the crct… included
Eng
ineer Legare and Conductor Desjardins. Hr . G.E. Hayno, Superintendent
of the CPRts Mont r eal Terninals was also present, as wel L a s a CPR reporter
and press phot ographer.
Led by t
he Prosident of the Associat i on, Mr.Worthen, and the
S
ecretary, Mr . L~.vall ee , t he mombers climbed on board tho train, whi ch l eft
promptly at 10:30 PM, arr iving at Park Avenue Station at 10:45 PM. The
group disemba
rked, and af t er being phot ographed by Mr.Lowe, our popular
Publ i ci
ty Director, the par t i cipants dispersed, having fittingly marked tho
closing of a historic railway station.
Place Vigor Station, whi ch, wi th its adj oining hotel , was
oponed
to the publ i c in 1898, succeeded the former Dalhousi o Square Station,
which had occu
pied an adjacent sit e since the early Eight i es. Du.e to tho
removal of tho shopping and tourist ar ea toward a more central location,
the Place Viger Hotel was closed in 1932, but the stat i on remained wi t h
gradually diminishing passenger service lL~ til ~~y 31st la st, when train #463ts
departure of ficially concluded its passenger stat i on activi t ies.
The H
otel and. Ste.tion have be en sold to the City of Mont real
in consid
eration of the Slli~ of $1.00 and tho railway companys release frOM
certain o
bligations in respect to the railway passenger service. The Place
Viger
Freight Sheds continue in full oporation.
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nATIONAL M ILl-lAY IiISTORIC1L SOCIETY AlmUAL COlTVJJlflIO:i.,J
IN lJi01TTREAL, SEPTEI,illER 1-3
On Labour Day weekend, members fron al l over the eastern

United States wi l l join the local Canadian Members of NRHS in that soci etyls

annual convention. 1hich is being held this year in Mont real .

An Associpt i on wi th ki ndred interests to thoso of our own

Assoc
iat i on. the National Railway Histor i cal Society ha s arranged an inter­

esting p r og ran~e of t r ips on trains and visits to railway fac ilit ies fo r t ho

occa
sion, to whi ch an enthusiasti c invitation is extended to al l int erested..

For
the benefit of members or associates of the C.E. R.A. who
may be
interested in part i cipating in one or more of activities, they are
outlined bri efly below. Furt her information can be obtai ned fr om Mr..Worthen
or Mr. Lavalleo.
S
aturday, SeuteMber l§.i. – Registration of conventioners.
-Trol ley tour of Montreal and MTC shops, or,
a visi t to CPR and CliR rounilllouse facilities in Mont real .
-Annual B
anquet .
Sunday. Se
ptember 2nd -Special trai n to Ottawa and return, by CPR.
Going trip via Montebel l o. return by 1:my of Vankleok Hill. At Ot bawa.,
tour of Ottawa by trolley, or, visit to CPR Ottawa West rOUl1dhou se.
– Visit through the Parli ament Buildings.
Monday, Sept e
nber 3rd. -Tr ip over the Montreal &Southern Counties
Ra
i Iway, 1i th visit to shop at Granby.
ACTG.EDITOR: O.S.A•.Lavallee ACTG. Pu~LI SHER: R. S. Ritchie.
CLOSING OF PLACE VIGER PASSENGER STATION
On Thursday evening, I-iay 31st, 1951, a number of members and
friends of the Association gathered at Place Viger Station to observe the
closing of the station for passenger service, with the departure of Train
#463 for Ste.Agathe at 10:30 Pfil. Standard Time, that evening.
Train #463 was hauled by engine 1228, and tho ere,,, included
Engineer Legare and Conductor Desjardins. Hr. G.E. Hayne. Superintendent
of the CPR s ~4ontreal Tcrninals was also present, as well as a CPR reporter
and press photographer.
Led by the Prosident of the Association, Nr. Vlorthen, and the
Secretary, I{Ir.Lavalloe, the members climbed on board the train, which left
promptly at 10:30 PN, arriving at Park Avenue Station at 10:45 PM. Tho
g
roup disembarked, and after being photographed by ~ir.Lowe, our popular
Publicity Director, the participants dispersed, having fittingly marked the
closing of a historic railway station.
Place Vigor Stl3,tion, ,,{hich, vith its adjoining hotel, -Tas
opened to the public in 1898, succeeded the former Dalhousio Square Station,
which had occupied an adjacent site since the early Eighties. Due to the
removal of the shopping and tourist area toward a TIore central location,
tho Place Viger Hotel 1tras closed in 1932, but the station remained with
grmlually diminishing passenger service until MclY 31st last, 1hen train #463 s
departure officially concluded its passonger station activities.
The Hotel and Ste.tion ht:-we beon sold to the City of Montreal
in
consideration of the SUi] of $1.00 and the railway companys release froI:l
certain obligations in respect to the raihra;y passenger service. The Place
Viger Freight Sheds continue in full operation.
UATIONAL RAILilAY liI STORICAL SOCIETY AITNUAL COlTVEHTIOJ .. J
IN 110lTTRELU, , SEPTEI{BER 1-3
On Labour Day v/eekond
t
members from allover tho eastern
United States will join the local Canactian J:Jembers of l-TBHS in that ~lociet;ll s
annual convention, ,.,11ich is being held this year in Montreal.
An Associption with kindred interests to thoso of our own
Association, the National Raih,ay Historical Society has arranged an inter­
esting programme of trips 011 trains and visits to railway facilities for tho
occasion. to hich an enthusiastic invitation is extended to all interested.
For the benefit of members or associates of the C.R.R.A. who
may
be interested in participating in one or more of activities, they are
outlined briefly belm-,. FD.rther information ca.n be obtained from Mr.Vlorthen
or Mr. Lavalleo.
Saturday. September l~. – Registration of conventioners.
-Trolley tour of Montreal and tJiTC shops, or,
a visit to CPR and CNR rounc1llOuse facilities in IvIontreal.
Sunday. September 2nd
Going trip via r40ntebello,
tour of Ottawa by trolley,
-Annual Eanquet.
-Special train to Ottawa and return, by CPR.
return by JaY of Vankleek Hill. At Ot ta,,a,
or, visit to CPR Otta1.a West roundhouse.
-Visit through the Parliament Buildings.
-Trip over the jvlontreal & Southern Counties Monday, Septenbcr 3rd.
Raih,ay, Vi th vi si t to shop at Granby.
ACTG.EDITOR: O.S.A.Lavallee ACTG.P1JELISHER: R. S. Ritchie.

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