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CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
INCO~J?O~A.n:D.

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nnIJ o [FPORT Ji t::5
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APRIL 1955
MONTREAL, CANADA
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: The Aur i l me e ~inp of the AssociRtion
Notice of lVeeti ng : ~i~l ?e hel d in room 920 , T,:r:8J SY10f:tJti on,
– __._ ., , .__ Bu.i Ldi ns, 159 Cralg Street ;, est , Mont. r-eaI
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·OO D¥ on ~eAD~ll l~th·dne c~av
1955. The entertai nment will tOD3iGtof a spoaker, –
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~.r . Nof fatt , Chief of Research , Ca~adi an Nati onal Railways ,
whose
subj ect wil l be – Dj eseLt 2,at i on ~ The Present and The
Juture!. This tonic of current interest will undoubtedly be in
ter 9st i ng and in~tru ctive , and as usual , associate memb~ r s and
guests will be wel come . at
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KOTICE RE BANQUET: Due to unforeseen circumstanc es,
it became necessa.ry to cancel the bancuet ar r ange­m
ents at the l ast m i nute ~ The Commit tee is pres­
ently working on alternat i ve arrangements in a s
uitabl e locale, at a lat er dat e. Your sUpDor t of
t hi s
acti vi t y is appreciated by r, ~r 0 DougLas Br own and hi s commi t t e
e, Tbose interested wi l l be ken.t informed
of deve lopments by telephone.
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The Associat ion has been invi ted to
I Associ at i on News play a part i n a con tinuinf exhi bition
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which is to be held durinr- the summer at the newly
-renovated Chateau de Ramezay.
Present plans cal l for a series of exhibitions to be held on
various t opics ; the associ at ion has been asked t o pr esent an
exhibition of waterial dealing with Canadas railways, over a
several-week period.
As dec
ided at the la st monthly meeting, several meetinFs
a ye
ar will be given ove r entirel to entertai nment , and ~pn( ra l
business meetin ~s will be held four times annual ly ~ In the in­
tervals between these meetillf s, the regular member shin will be k
ept informed of imnortant an~ unusual developments in this
col umn.
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The Tr ip Commit t ee has arranFed to
~T C Birney Excursion hold an6ther of our pODular trolle
y L._ _.. _ tri ps on the MTC. ~he Tr ansY1ortati on —
Comm.issi.on has been k.i.nd enour-h to
ap
rrove of the use of ~TC # 20 0 , the Bir ney Safety car, for an
outing ~hi ch is scheduled for Saturday, Apr i l 30th. In view of
the fact that No.20D is supposedly the last single-truck Birney
car owned by a transit company in North rimeri ca, it is anti cip­at ed
that we wi ll have a number of fuests from out-of-town.
hGut p to be fol lowed will be from Cote St .Paul c a rho ~~p on Chur ch Avenue}
Verdun, to Car tierville, and retur n, going via ~ ~ro l lar~ ,
r-e t.urni ng vi a V!estmount and Glen Road, Tickets, at ~ ,1. 50 each ,
are on sale by Mr. Wi ll iamStannard, 1] 6 Br ought on Hoad, Mont real
~es
t (by mail ) , or from himat the Apri l meet i ng.
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CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
I NCOR.l?OR.ATI:D.
MONTREAL, CANADA
APRIL 1955
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, I The jDril meei-,inp of the Association
Notice of Neeting will be held in room 920, Trars~0£t2tion
_ _.~_. __ . _______ ,___ Buildi DP, 159 Craif, Street est, Montreal
at 8:00 Pr~ on (:ednesday, April J.?th,
1955. The entertainment will ton3iGtof aspeaker, -~ -r.
~.~. Koffatt, Chief of Research, Ca~adian National Railways,
who 5e subj P. ct will be -n Die seli :!,a tion ~ The Present and The
~uture!. This tooic of current interest will undoubtedlv be
inter~3tiDg and in~tructive, and as usual, associate memb~rs and
Fuests will be welcome.
KOTICE RE BANQUET: Due to unforeseen circumstances,
it became necessary to cancel the b2n~uet arrange­
ments at the last minute. The Committee is pres­
ently working on alternative arrangements in-a
suitable locale, at a lat,er date. Your support of
this activity is appreciated by r·~ro D0l1g1as Brown
and his committee, Tbose interested will be kent
informed of developments by telephone.
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The Association has been invited to
play a part in a continuinf exhibition
which is to be held durinr the>. summer
at the newly-renovated Chateau de Ramezay.
Present plans call for a series of exhibitions to be held on
various topics; the association has been asked to present an
exhibition of material dealing with Canadas railways, over a
several-week period.
As decided at the last monthly meeting, several rneetinps
a year will be given over entirel
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to entertainment, and ~p~(ral
business meetin~s
will be held four times annuallYR In the in­
tervals between these meetillfs, the regular membershin will be
kept informed of imnortant an~ unusual developments in this
column.
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r·iTC Birney Excursion
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The Trio Committee has arranped to
hold an6ther of our pODular trolley
trips on the MTC. rhe Transnortation
COffi~ission has been kirtd enourh to
ap;rovB of the use of ~TC #200, the Birney Safety car, for an
outing ~hich is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th. In view of
the fact that No.200 is supposedly the last single-truck Birney
car owned by a transit company in North Hmerica, it is antiCip­
ated that we will have a number of fuosts from out-of-town.
hGutp to be followed will be from Cote St. Paul carho~~p on Chur~h
Avenue I Verdun., to Cartierville, and return, going via ;;:rollrlrc,
re~urninE via Westmount and Glen Road. Tickets, at ~1.50 each,
are on sale bv Mr. William Stannard, 136 Broughton Road, Montreal
~est (by mail), or from him at the April meeting.
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CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL CNR BOYllS OUT OF
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MONTREAL LAKESHORE
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News RApor t No . 55
April , 1955 On ~ar ch 25th , t he Board of
Ir-anspcrt C»1r:rr;i ~3sioners aut. ho r«
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Editorial Address:
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the Can adian N~t ional Rail­
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I ways to di scont i nue its Lake­
~ontre a l 15, Canada Q shore suburban servi ce of pas s ~
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enfer trai ns , i n the Vont real Ldi
to.r : 0 Omer S.A, Lavallee area, between Dor val and Vaud­II
AsstoEdl tor: R.D. Brown re
uil, Que. The CNR wil l still
Conmtt t.ee:
Hobert IL Brown ! be reoui red to ri ve service
Anthony Clegg I between Vontr eal and Cor val ; the
Kenr.et.h Chi vers section upon whi ch the service
Ernest J.odler .
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i s beinp ~iscontinued , effect i ve
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Ap~i
l 24th, is that par t whi ch lies
parallel to the Canadian P
acific Railway, whose st ations dupl ic~te all CNR st at ions.
Whil e dupl i cat e
ser vi ces have existed f or some time , and
in recent year s, the greater majority o~ t he passengers have
uti l ized the Canadian Pacific trains, loss of the CNR service
will be i nconveni ent to many commuter s , as t he CN t rains have op
erated on a greater vari ety of schedules than the CPo Par tic­
ular ly, some wi l l miss the early mor ni ng outward CN trai n , and
the l at e evening returning service , as ~e ll as cer tain Saturday anrl
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iJ.nd ay scheduLes which Car.adlan Pacific has never operated. The
C3n ~dian Paci fic has made no disclosure as to whether
a
d diti o~al tr ains wil l be operated, though it is exoect ed that
arl diti onal equipment on existing trai ns wi ll be imperat ive.
The
C
~na dian National will pr obabl y continue tooperate its
X cl ass 4-6-4 tank locomoti ves in the Eontr eal -Dor val servi ce,
at least for the t ime being.
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Mont r eal & Southern Count ies ele
ctr i c service, the Board of Transport C
ommissioners, after heari nrs at Galt , Ont., handed down a deci sion on
r~ar ch 14th, aut.hor-Lz i.n r-the Grand River Rai lw
ay and the Lake Erie &Northern Rai lway to di scont inue pas
sencer and express service by rAil on the combined Canadian Paci f i c- cont rol l ed
in
ter~rban system, whi ch extends fromWat er­loo
to Port Dover , Ontario , wit h a branch from Preston to Hespelcr .
The c
essation of rail service is to take place on April 24t
h, and will bring to a cl ose the pas senger operations cf
Khat is perhaps Canada s premier interur ban line. The schedules wil l be
handled by busses of Canadian Paci fic Transpor t Lines
af ter t.bat date.
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CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL
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News R8port No. 5~
April, 1955
Editorial Address:
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~ontreal 15, Canadao
Editor: Omer SuA. Lavallee
AsstoEditor: R.D. Brown
Corrmittee: Robert R. Brown Allthony
Cleg{!
Kenr;eth Chivers
Ernest ll.·odler.
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CNR BOT;JS OUT OF
MONTREAL LAKESHORE
3EEVICE
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On ~arch 25th, the Board of
Transport C81r;rr:issioners author ..
iZ8d tte Canadian N~tional Rail­
ways to discontinue its Lake­
shore suburban service of pass­
enFsr trains, in the Vontreal
area, between Dorval and Vaud­
reuil, Que. The CNR will still
be reQuired to rive service
between Vontreal and Lorval; the
section upon which tr.e service
is beinp ~iscontinued) effective
April 2hth, is t,hat part which
lies parallel to the Canadian
duplic~te all CNR stations.
While duplicate services have existed for some time, and
in recent years, the greater majority of the passengers have
utilized the Canadian Pacific trains, loss of the CNR service
will be inconvenient to many commuters, as the CN trains have
operated on a greater variety of schedules than the CPa Partic­
ularly, some will miss the early morning outward CN train, and
the late evening returning service, as ~ell as certain Saturday
o.nc1 Sunday schedules which CarladLm Pacific has never operated. The
C3ncdian Pacific has made no disclosure as to whether
additio~al trains will be operated, though it is expected that
additional equipment on existing trains will be imperative.
The Cqnadian National will probably continue tooperate its
X class 4-6-4 tank locomotives in the Montreal-Dorval service,
at least for the time being.
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GHAND nIVEE RAILV,TAY -LAKE
ERIE & NORTHERN RAILWAY
ELFsCTLIC SEHVICE TO BE
CURTt,ILED
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1955 is destined to be a bad
year for Canadi~n interurbans.
Followinr upon the heels of
the sudden eNR decision to
initiate the final steps in
the ultimate cessation of
Montreal & Southern Counties
electric service, the Board
of Transport Commissioners, after hearinfs at Galt, Ont., handed
dovm a decision on r~arch Ihth, authorizinp the Grand River
Railway and the Lake Erie & Northern Railway to discontinue
passencer and express service by rAil on the combined Canadian P
acific-controlled inter~rban system, which extends from Water-loo
to Port Dover, Ontario, with a branch from Preston to Hespelcr.
T
he cessation of rail service is to take place on April
24th, and will bring to a close the passenger operations cf
,II,-hat is perhaps Canada! s premi t;r interurban line. The schedules
will be handled by busses of Canadian Pacific Transport Lines
after thc:~t date.
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An at t empt was made by Canadian Pacific Railway to have t he
servi ce discont i nue d several years ago, but it was disal lowed by
the Board , a~t er representations 8fai nst the move wer e hear d fr om

t.he affect ed co rnmun i ties . Vhen t he application vIas made 0:1 C8
qgain, recently, it was not expected that the oririnal deci3ion wou.id be r e
versed so completed , ~vi th th2 r-esult. t.hat the IV:ap,-;h
24t h ~e ci s ion came with some surprise.
Whi l e no di scl osur e has been madg wi th rcsu~ s ~ to the elec­
. f- f J h +-t Yo •v; 1 t- . t c-cv -r:::> r .;-,–.~ i …., 1
tr i l e o. .r~J_ !?:l v r ai.r… oper at.aon , .i t L:> expec ,1 …., _l, IJ.,…~ ,L
ul timat el y be replaced by diesel-elbctric locomotives, i nasmuch
as the lessened fr equency of trains with the abol ition of all p
assenger service , would hardly justify the u pkeep of the el ec­tr
ical overhead cat en ary and power st at i ons.
A
final excursion is to be operated ove ~ the .1100 on AnTi l 24
th by the Syracuse Chapter of the National Rai l~~ y Eistcrical Soc i
ety.
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Count eract i nr the adverse reuorts
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rTIL0 1JLEY CAhu I
not i ng the passing of various electric
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lines in Canada, it is somewhat refr esh­
ing to be able to repor t th~t the Ottawa
Tr ansnortation Commi ssion wil l nIobab lv not lose it s electric
street cars for many years to c~me .
In a report delivered at Ot tawa on Karch 3rd, OTC Chairman
David ~;d(i llan referred to the fact that du r -Lnv 195h, t he OTC
had purchased ei ght een new busses ahd r etir ed eleven st r eet car s
which h3. d been i n operation fo r some forty years, as a result
of the changeover on Suss ex Street and on the Hul l rout e.
However , (and we quote Mr , rIJd:i l l an verbatim) IT it seems
unlikel y that the number of street cars will be fur t he r reduced f
or sorno years to come e Alt hough Ottawa is ono of the four
cities whe r e street car s remai n in operation, they are still regarded
as the safest, most comfortable and most economical
means of urban tran sport and one of the few remaining ve hic l~s
of travel whi ch al lows the passenger to relax dur i ng his jou~n ey .
Continuing, he said Alt hough the OTC received fair comnensation
for business di stur bance caused by the Sussex and We lli n~ to n
changeovers , the substitution of busses· for street cars ~e a~~
higher operational costs per passenger. Ii
( Amen ! –adding to this would be li ke gi
ldi ng th ~ lily –Ed. )
The G
reat er Winni peg Transport Co ~m iss ion has announced ~~ qt
Winni pegs remaining streetcar line -Portage Avenue and Nor ~
~ain
street , wi l l succumb to diesel busses i n t he fall .
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An attempt was made by Canadian Pacific Railway to have the
service discontinued several years ago, but it was disallowed by
the Board, a~ter representations 2fainst the move were heard from
the affected cor;l1lunitieso 1.!hen the application was made O:1ce
qg3in, recently, it was not expected that the oririnal decision
liolJld be reversed so completed ,wi tIl th2 reSl. 24th ~ecision came with some surprise,
While no disclosure has been madg wi~h rGsV~s~ to the elec­
trified frei~ht train operation, it is e~pec~ej t~2S it will
ultimately be replaced by diesel-elhctric lcco~otivas. inasmuch
as the lessened frequency of trains with the abolitIon of all
passenger service, would hardly justify the upkeep of the elec­
trical overhead catenary and power stations.
A final excursion is to be operated ove~ thelia~ on Anril
24th by the Syracuse Chapter of the National Rail~~y ~i3tcrical
Society.
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r–o~rrr~!T~ SWEARS BY –I
I TEOLLEY CAItS I
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Counteractinr the adverse reDorts
which have been in the news of late,
noting the passing of various electric
lines in Canada, it is somewhat refresh­
ing to be able to report th~t the Ottawa
Transnortation Commission will probablv not lose its electric
street cars for many years to come.
In a report delivered at Ottawa on ~arch 3rd, OTC Chairman
David ~~~d:illan referred to the fact that durinf.~ 195)+, the OTC
had purchased eighteen new busses ahd retired eleven street cars
which had been in operation for some forty years, as a result
of the changeover on Sussex Street and on the Hull route.
However, (and we quote Mra Mc~illan verbatim) it seems
unlikely that the number of street cars will be further reduced
for some years to come Although Ottawa is one of the four
cities where street cars remain in operation, they are still
regarded as the safest, most comfortable and most economical
means of urban transport and one of the few remaining vehicles
of travel l/hich allows the passenger to re lax during his jou:,ney. If
Continuing, he said Although the OTC received fair comoensation
for business disturbance caused by the Sussex and Wellin?ton
changeovers, the substitution of busses, for street cars ~ean~
higher operational costs per passenger«Ti
( Amen ! –adding to this would be like
gilding the lily –Ed. )
The Gre.
,:,-ter Winnipeg Transport Corrmission has announced t.l~~t,
Winnipegs remaining stree~car line -Portage Avenue and Nor ~
~ain street, will succumb to diesel busses in the fall.
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ooki ng ~>onv a:r? to the S8,00n ~f
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l eaves blossomlng on tre8~ , ana
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sprout s showing in th~ gar dens
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in the 1tE:8 of wi.nt.er 1 s snowJ had
optimistically put away their snow sho¥21s, and taken the chaina
a~d snowtlr es from aut omobiJes. March 21st was a day with
spr i ngin theai r, and everyonelookedopt imist i cal l y attheir l awns ,
wond er-i.r.g Low many more warm day s would be r equired to
transform tne white wi lderness into a vista of gr ass, crocusses,
tuli ps and the l i keo They wer e due for a cruel awakeninf .
It began in Montr eal wi th a sITall snowf all on ~ar ch 22nd and 2
)rd, mix~ d wit h sorre frpezi np rain. ~ he weather stayed cold
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snow again on Saturday mornin~ , the 26th, continued al l nipht
and al l through Sunday the 27th, Aided by severe winds, the
snow drif t ed and paralyzed hi ~hway t r affic. By ~on~ ay morniny , the
2f t h, when the w.ind had abat ed and the snow had ceased,
t he II,cGj.l J. Obser vatory had recorded some 16
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of snow in the
36-hour snowfall peri~d . ~ontrealer~ were busi ly d ifrin~ th em­sel
v es out from unoer t he 11spr-Lnz weather .
Tr
ansit services in the ci ty wer e not as badlv af fect ed
as mif ht h3ve been exnected, the Vontreal Tran sportation Cormiss­i on
havin~ is s~ert R qui ck summons to all snowfi phtin? e0uiDment
,~.:. j -a t ne -: j, be zan faLl • . G. . G r ll COS c . :-)VIJ,J. .as..; soo) n ( A, -..)e-v 1. sno./ ivJ .G _, CA .. to C:::.I 31 }Jq l l v 0.) . _ 1 we L.l,1; ,. ,
s t ood up pr etty wel l , t.l.e worst Lnci dent be i nr t he 29-hour de tay
su.Ifer-eo by r::uebee Central F~ai1Ja y train No.6 wh eri i t became
snowed in about two mi l es east of Bras, Que. near Charny. The
train was bound from (uebee to Sherbrooke on Sunday afternoon.
e uLNo i:..l( verse ffects were suffered by the passenger s , n n.be r n g
mor e thaD 100, who wer e stranded in the train. Fnod was brouPht
to the train by snowmobile, and it was finally freed by sn o wp~ ­
011P.:hs on ; in (~uebec sufTer-ed delays of up t o t wo hour s , while some CN
services were as Dillch as five hours Jate. The only passenf er
trai ns cancell ed by tte CPR were n03.251 and 254, mixed tr ai ns
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per0tin~ between Sutton and Dr ummondville, Que.
ffor
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I n Wi~d sor St at i on , at N ontrea~ ,
O~ ~on day , Mar ch 21st , Canedi &n
Pac i fi c : ~ail1Jay exh ibited new Bur
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rl-·bui l t FiDC Da vL i.n er CBr 9:1CO,
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_f t heL E,L.DC.., · )( _ type , as Iv ..!. . as …LJ_ .he:.: t.o~I uri st ~81ee1-! 1 n«,; C ~l I 11 ,uj _ .1 >:J Te, ll…:… • .L0,) ; Y1I.Jr111111 J..
newJ.y Qutshopped from Anfus S~ops . Car 9100 is to be sent to
the Pr-air-i.e nepi on ! a Lon« wi t il several ot her Fn:~C; cars 1;1}+ ieh
are due for (leIivery shor t Iv c r;ney ere to oner-ate bet .veen Ca;,r-ar y
and Merl~c in e Hat via LAt~bri drG , and between Winnin8f, Gr ~at
Ji2 :U_ ~3 and fLj.ver ton. The Unw i n is the f Lr-s t of the r evanmed t.cu
r-ts t.. sl eeper s wh.ich are to be used on the Cana dien when it
fOP S lnt o service Apri l 24t h, All in ali, CPR did a very cred ~ t­
able job on these cars, ~hi ch are described i n ~r .Ke~n s articJ e.
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Residents of eastern Canada. l
ooking forward to the s8&odn of
leaves blossoming on tre8~) and
sprouts showing in tb~ gardens
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a of lrin+-ey,ls 5nO1 h.-,o
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optimistically put away their snow sho~21s, and taken the chain a
and snow tlres from automobiJ.es. March 21st was a day with
spring in the atr, and everyone looked optiroistically at their
lawns, wonderiL; Low many TJ10re warm days would be rec;uired to
transform tne white wilderness into a vista of grass, crocusses,
tUlips and the like. They were due for a cruel awakeninr.
It began in Montreal with a srrall snowfall on March 22nd and
23rd, mixed with sorre frpezinp rain. ~he weather stayed cold on
the 24th and 25th, and the snow stayed put. It started to
snow again on Saturday mornin~, the 26th, continued all nipht
and all th1ough SlJnday the 27th Aided by seIere winds, tbe
snow ~rifted and paralyzed highway traffic. Bv ~on~ay morninf,
the 22th, when the vlind had absted and the snow had ceased, thA
~:cGj.ll Observatorv had recorded some 16
17
of snow in the
36-hour snowfall peri~d~ ~ontrealer~ were busilv dif~in~ them­se
lves out from under the Hspringll weather.
Transit services in the city were not as badlY affected
as mirht h3ve been 8xnected, the ~ontreal Transportation Cormiss­
ion havin~ iss~ert a cuiek summons to all snowfi~htinf e0uiDment
a
c: °00 ;,, rle C;roT bE-P.ll to .£-lJ l!l·l,·r,,,,v re-rTlces r,,, ;e-l1 v I:J .. J r..-l,J .-11. I._ ~ J ltv . . __ ,u,. Ct …… 3 lC_. VIJ:..J..~. 0 . , 0.,-:) ~; .,
stOOG up pretty well, tLe worst i,ncident bein£ the 29-hour delay
sul.~fered by r::uebec Central nai1JaY train No.6 ,,,,hen it became
snowed in about two miles east of Bras, Que. near Charny. The
train was bound from (uebee to Sherbrooke on Sunday afternoon~
Ho 2-1J verse effect-,s were suffered by the passengers) l1..m:bering
more thEln 100, lv-Lo VIers stranded ~n th? train. Fnod wa.s broupht
to the train by snowmobile, and it was finally freed by snowp~­
OlHJ.;hs on 1 1
ay a~~ternoon! rv~arch 28th~ Train services on the
CPR in (uebec suffered delays of up to two hours, while .,:ome eN
services were a3 [rilJch as f:~_V8 hours late. ;:he only passenfer
trains cancelled by tte CPR were n03.251 and 254, mixed trains
operutin~ between Sutton and Drummondville, Que.
Foral: Donlt take the calendar 2eriousl yl1.
————–_.–_.
Nf,T CPR E(UIP~~ENT E7HIBITEJ _____ ………… , … _ … __ ….. ~_4· ________ … _~ •• ___ ……. ..,. …. _ .. o_ .. __ .,.. __ In Wipdsor Station, at Nontrea~,
O~ ~onday, March 21st, Can8~i&n
Paci~ic ~ailway exhibited new Rll~rl-built RDC Cavliner car 9]00,
of the EDC···2 type, as v.rell as the touri st slee-rinp-car 11(1111 Ji31
11 ,
newly outshopped from An~us Shops. Car 9100 is to be sent to
t.r,e Pra:Lrie Hepion) alonrc wi t:l spveral other ReS cars VI}+ ich
an~ due for r1 eLL very shortl v 0 T;ney 2,re to operate bet-een Cd :f.lary
and Merl~cine Hat via Lpt~bridre, and between Winnin8f, Grrat
}ielJ_E3 end lLiverton. The f1Unvdn
ll
is the fir~it of the revanmed
tour-i_st sleepers wr-:ich are to be used on the 1?Canadian
11
wben it
pOPS lutO se~vice April 24th. All in all, CPR did a very credit­
~bl~ job on these cars, which are described in ~r.Ke~pls articJe.
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F
as seng~r Aunit fr omCanuLoco. Co o
C
_ ~, ~3S GPA-17b
No.6513 1750 ar Pa ssenger A unit from mmlJ.
n GPB-17b 6613
l? B II II9
The fo l l owin~ l oc omotives are now on order :
Class GR- 12d Nos.1575-92 1200 HP GM
DL Road Switcher s.
11
Ii11 11
GH-12e 1593-97
I
11 H
CI:l-]_2e
1630··39
Can . Loco .
1
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154/1–48 1000 HP Mont r eal
Y1
11 11
TJ!p •.J. 6a (7:),S-1.l 1600 HP
Pas senger A units.
If
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N~rB -16a 68Gb-ll
B
En
gine 3 /~J O (2-8-2 type) has been transfer r ed from the Gran d
T:~n ~ to t~e ~uluth irinnioeg &Pacific. Cent ral Vermont en~ine s
46(; and 472 (2-8-0 tfpes)have been transferred to the Grand T
runk.
Dur i nf
~arch , t he Canadian Pacific Rai lway r eceived t he foll owing
Budd rail cars :
Type
RiiC-2 Nos. 9100 and 9101.
?l li.UC,1. gO?l _ an ~~-3
d 90?).
Dv~i n c the month of Yar ch, the Sydney &Loui sbour g Rai lway rec­
ei Jsd the fo llo~i~g second-hand l ocorrot i ves:
Pit~ sb~rg &Lake Er i e #8042 0-8-0 t ype .
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Det~o it &Toledo Shore Line #32 2-8-2 tvpe.
Shi ~nen t of Broad Gau[e (5
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6
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4-6-2 steam tyne locomotives fr om
Ca ~ :3.C _~C1n Locomoti ve Corrpanv at : ·~in .Oston , Ont. to the Indian
Go~ er~m ent Railways star ted in the latter half of Kar ch.
Correction
to erR s crapp i n~ l ist in ~ar ch Bul l et i n : Cl
ass E-12- c now exti nct .
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Anril 24th, anJ t ~e i nauvur at i an
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L.__,.,, . 1, .1.i. , 1 l ·,,>.u .,C>.J __ ~
of the new Canadtan t r ans-C9.li?da s
ervice, certain train number, w
ill be re-allocated to e limtnu~~
d~rli ~~tion . Pr incipally, as a result of the assi7nment of
m.. il} ) 8 : S ili and 2 t o the Canadi an!, the present 1 and 2, Vancouver: Loc
a.l J wi l l carr y the numbers 17 and 18. The Toronto-Sudbury
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The following: locomotives are now on order:
Class GR-12d Nos.1575-92 1200 HP GMDL Hoad Switchers.
11
CH-·12e
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JV;H· .. IOa 154/
v·i-l.8 1000 HP rV:ontreal
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Passenger A uni0s.
n
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En~:ine 3hlO (2-8-2 tvpe) has been transferred from the Grand
l::11/lK tu t~le !)uJ~Llth {rlnni peg & F aei fie. Central Vermont en Clines
46(.) and 472 (2-0-0 tfpes) have been transferred to the Grand
Trunk.
Durinl~ r.~arch, the Canadian Pacific Railway received the following Budd
re,il car,s:
Type
RliC-2
VI hl:C~3
Nos. 9100 and 9101.
11 9021 and 9022.
Dv~inr the month of Yareh, the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway rec­
eiJed the follo~i~g second-hand locorrotives:
Pit~sb~rg & Lake Erie #8042
n 8031
(11 • !lG — l . rr dJ J!.5L r-
..,nlcClgo (r _.L .. lno~ls l _ana 7T j-)
TV 5l}6
Det~oit & Toledo Shore Line #32
0-8-0 type.

yy
2-8-2 tvpe.
Shi~nent of Broad Gau[e (56) 4-6-2 steam tyne locomotives from
Ca~:3.c.J_~cm Locomotive Corrpanv at :~inOston, Ont.· to the Indian
Go~er~ment Railways started in the latter half of Karch.
Ccrrccticn to erR scrappinp-list in IV:arch Bulletin:
Class E-12-c now extinct.
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With the chanpe of time on
Auril 24th, anJ tbe inaupuratian
of the new YlCanadian
Yl
trans-C9.L::,da
service, certain train number,
will be re-allocated to elimtnut~
d~pli~~tion. Principally, as a result of the assi~nment of
nljl})8:-S Cb. Ei.nd 2 to the Canadian! , the present 1 and 2, Vanco~ve:r
loccd J will carry the numbers 17 and 18. The Toronto-Sucbury
40
conn
ection wil l be n03. 11 and 12. Since the number 17 is
beinr uS8d, the morninp train from Slldbury to Sault S~e , ~arie
will be renumbered 31. Numbers 3 and 4 will be the TOIonto­
,.­
S
~ ld bury connection for nos. 7 and $. A condensed surnmury of

t he new schedules follows : (Twent y four hour tirre used)
17 7-3 5-9 1-11 2-12 6-10 $-4 IG
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i RllILHOADING i
ties of travel i n Canada 100
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I NCI DENTS OF THE RE V. JOHI Ar DERSONfY
(publ ished by
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The Revo John A
nderson was born in Scot land in 1823. To ~pth­
er wi t~ his parent s, he ern l ~rated t o Canada in 1839 and became a
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spent a~ two charges ; first , Lancaster , Ont. , 1852-70 8 n~ Tiverton , Ont., 1$70-94. He di
ed in 1908 at the age of 85. T}r iti n0 a bout
the ear l y year s of hi s ministry, ~r . AD~e rson s ays :
VI In Novcrrber It S7, while I was r.inister at Lancaster , Ont;, I was invited
to vi sit Lin~wi ck , i n t he Lower Province , to di sne~s e
the Sacrament of the Lord1s Sunner the r e. (Linpwi ck is now call­ed
~ould , (ueo It is 7 mi l es northwest of Scot stown on the CPR short
line to Saint John, N.B.) -R.C.H.
Aft.e r mak i.ng our way on foot from Li.ncwi ck to Co oksh.i.r-e (about
18 mi les) I took the St age to She rbrooke. It was a lonp, ted­ious dr i ve as
the St age lef t at midnight . The nirht was dark and p
iercingl y cold and the road pas sed over hi fh and eXDosed
hills. There wer e two other travel lers on the St a1e and they
Lns i sced t .ha t the drj ve r stop at every tavern wi th the r e~.: o.:l t
that we did not reach Sherbrooke until br eakfast time. In fact ,.
we had lust eno ugh time to eat our br eal:f ast bef ore the tr T1.n
for ICont,real ar-r-L v ed, ( GTR Port land, 1,8. to ~Contr e al l i ne) -·n. G. H.
When we came to Longueuil , we found the Saint Lawr ence co v e~ed
wj
t~ ice, neit her fit for boat nor sleigh. There was no bridge
2t
r~ . J.at tLme , HOliV I wa.3 to et across to ]I,ontreal vilas a n:Y2:; ~.3 r y .
iTl ; a ~-~ I } _, ..,,, .cop r ~1 · h ~ . .J,.. . ..,1 .r … 1 : ….. .~,
d
– ~ vTaS , 101tJeV E.J , a r er-r y, Vv.1 J. C conS.l S1,80 O .L d ar-ge canoo
1~L :, r·:::,y or forty feet long, and whi ch was manar-ed by expert
r
, ·:.c~hmen c Thei r r: rt~2. tes t difficul ty was met at the start in
grtt iDf the large canoe clear of the land and into the movinr
lS ~ c The nassengers had to take their seats in it while it
:;p;;ted on the shore, for the n.omen t it touched the floati ng ice
off it went with it . Then t he men had t o push and draw an ~ r ock
40
connection will be n03. 11 and 12. Since the number 17 is
beinr uS8d, the morninp-train from 011d burv to Sault St;e. ~j:2rie
will be renurr:bered 31. Numbers 3 and L~ will be the Toronto­
S.ldbury connection for nos. 7 and 8. A condensed BLlrDmdry of
the new schedules follows: (Twenty four hour time used)
17 7-3 5-9 1-11 2-12 6-10 8-4
2 ::Cm–;ar2 o—T915— IjOO—r:-l.Jitl :–K:-2150-~L 1 fm—93 5
1930
2030
2200
2300 2145 1615 L. Tor. A. 1815 645 700
g50 800 2125 A. Wpg. L. 1150 1835 1920
1000 930 2140 L. If A. 1135 1150 1830
815 625 910 A. Vcr. L. 2030 1900 2000
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, THE PRIr=TIVE ERA IN
i
The fol10winf account il1ustrqt­
ing the hardshins anrl uncert;ain­
ties of travel in Canada 100
years a~o is taken from a book
entitled fiEOCINISCFNCES ~ND
i HAILHOADING I
I i
L ________ -= R._~.:.. H~rrie3 _-1
(published by ~illiam Briggs, INCI
DENTS OF THE REV. JOHr Al~DER,SONf1
Toronto, 1910)
The Rev. Jehn Anderson was born in Scotland in 1823. To~pth­
er with his parEnts, he emigrated to Canada in 1839 and became a
Presbyt8rian minister in IS52. Vost of his minist~ri_l ca~per was
spent a~ two charges; first, Lancaster, Ont., 1852-70 ~n~ Tiverton, Ont
., IS70-94. He died in 1908 at the age of 85. T,TritiTIr. about
the early years of his ministry, ~r. ATI~erson says:
VI In Noverrber ItS7, while I was r
J
inist8r at Lancaster, Ont., I was
invited to visit Linpwick, in the Lower Province, ~o disne~se
the Sacrament of the Lord!s Sunner there. (Linpwick is now call­
ed ~ould, (uea It is 7 miles northwest of Scotstown on the CPR
short line to Saint John, N.B.) -R.C.H.
llAfter mEl_kin?: our way on foot from LinOwick to Cooy:shire (about
l~ miles) I took the Stage to Sherbrooke. It was a loTIf, ted­
ious drive as the Stage left at midnight. The nirht was dark
and piercingly cold and the road passed over hifh and eXDosed
hills. There were two other travellers on the Stage and they
in3i~ited th.].t the drj ver stop at every tavern with tl:.e re:.:-,~lt
that we did not reach Sherbrooke until breakfast time. In fact,.
we had just enou~h time to eat our breakfast before the tr~j,n
for IContreal arrived e (GTR Portland, I_e. to ~Contreal line) -,l-{. G. H.
~hen we came to Longueuil, we found the Saint Lawrence cove~ed
wjt~ ice, neither fit for boat nor sleigh. There was no bridge
2.tr~~1.at time. Hovv I was to et across to N:ontreal was a IJ1.ys·~,3ry.
Irle;~2 Jas, howeve:::) a ferry, which consisted of a large canoe
Jr,L:.r-:::y or forty feet long, and whi ch was IJ1.~:mafed by expert
r:;c~hment Thej.r grec_test difficulty was met at the start in
grttinp the large canoe clear of the land and into the movinr
lS~ The passengers had to take their seats in it while it
~::=;ted on the shore, for the rr.oment it toucbed the floating ice
off it went with it. Then the men had to push and draw an~ ro~k
41
their craft so as to make some profress across the mcvi np icy
~uTert ) w~li ch , in ~)pit ~ of all that cou ld be done, carri ed us
a0~n t he rlver a lo~ g dlstance ; but af ter hard labor we ~ot to
t~0 other side. It too k us a long time to get thero, 3nd we had
tc Day sweet ly for cur pa~sage .
HBJt this did not end my eventful journey. Chris tmas wa s now a,)­
r-oachi.ng, and a number of t.h i n-rs at that season of the lcar h;-: ,1
to be 0 b ta.ined in t:18 city and U ken back home wi th meto La n c-. ~~ ..
t er .
AD0n
~ the articles entrusted to mv care was a can of co~ ~
oil , which at thattime was very scar-ce, and could not be proc l l :~CG
ex~
en t in large cities, and a nice storey-cake, which was a
Chr i s t mas gi it from a city lady to Mr s. Arid erson. Ihese two arj~ -·
ic les I took for EJafety into the railwa y car wi t .h me . (GTR Mo ~:r: h? l
to Tor onto li ne) -R.G.H.
Bei ng a cold, dar k, night , I took my seat undernea th a blazi ng
l amp and o rposlt e t he stove , whi ch was r-e d hot . As the car W2 8
not cr owde d, I placed wy ni ce cake on the se at I was to occupl,
put the oi l -can on the floor at my feet , pulled of f my rubbers
arid began to rea d a new book just taken from the bookstor e, cu r, .­
tinr its l eave s as I r 88.cL Just as mv book was gettinp verv
J
i :.t ­
ere~t
in ~ an une3r t hly scream came f ro~ t he back 6f the car . I
r eal i zed
at once that we were off the track. A vood deal of scr­
e
ani~ g filled the car . All were in a state of confusion, not
knovdrig the moment; we ltl:LVh t be rolled down Pt. pr ecipice or flung
.in t.o e cu.iver t, or dauhe d to pieces aga inst some rock or embank­
ment on the wayside. One vivid thought rus hed throUfh mv mind,
t.h rrt in case of r-oFling down an emban kment, my safot.y woul d be
be ~ t~r secur ed by fa st.eni np nysel f in some way to tbe soat I wa s
o c cur.y i ng, So I Lai d n.v se .l.f down on my ba ck and t.wi s t.ed my arms
aroun d
the arm of the seat , pushed by Christmas cake lnt o a corner
a~d held it ther e wit h my foot . Put the moment this was ~one , th e
t
: ~ i)u[ht of my canofoil, still loose on the fl oor, corni nr-in
cunt act
wi.th the hot 2toV8, ~h ~n it would be s ~re to explod e , came
Lil:« a t.hund erboLt. into my mind. In some way or other I Ywmart,:;d
to
exterld the ioot that was at liberty and reached the oj.I-can,
tb :m V tiE}
t hi s time I reali z(;d that the car wa s off t.he leVI?1_, the; cn pcs­
i
t.o side ~··la s much 10WC J~ them it ought to be, so the v.co1e J.:r ,T;:,E3
~)C)( )11 in a sLan t.Lnr-po s Ltion, ann the s Lant increased r-an i dI.v ,9 :3 it
r
: :~h2d forward , till rLnalLv it lav at the bot t om of a deoo d.it ch ,
F
.r -: ~cyth in r: on my si de, ani mate ari d Lri an Lmat. e, was thrown to t :F;
o~ ~l~r side, except mys olf, with my Chri st~as cake and can of 011,
L, ~J.a3 with some d.iffr.cu.Lty and care that I freed myself fr o;11 1::he
2j:,.: rd br a.cket -like »os i. tion in whi.ch I was placed. My obj e: -;t ,
r ry ,r· ·CY , H3.S secured arid I cou Ld say what none of the ot .h er !_ : ::.<3­
E
:: i ,C~S on the tr ain couLd say, I received no i n jury. My Chr i sr.ma s
c
cc ; ~ ,,-,3S not the lease bit marred in its beaut y, nor did the (;~_ ..L
C~ 11 come in contact w~ th t he hot stove. But I came ver y near ~n 3­
i~C my new rubber s, for before I could get down from my very un ­
c
r
:,lf ort a bl e posit ion :,hcy we r:e s ei zod by a me an f ellow whose ml nd
wc: t ~~ set on pl under , but a t my Lrnperat i ve command , h e threw t.hem down .
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their craft so as to make some profress across the mcvinp icy
CUj·Ter.t) wbieh, in E3pi te of ::.111 that could be done, carried us
dc,;m the river a 10~.f dL:,tance; but after hard labor we ,co;ot to
t~0 other side. It took us a long time to get there, and we had
tc Day sweetly for cur pa~sage.
!lBTt thi s did not end my eventful journey. Christmas was now a!>­
!O :1ehing, an d a number 0 f thiws at that season 0 f the fear h;.;,1
to be obtained in t:1e city and tfken back home with me to Lanc>.~,··
ter. ADon~ the articles entrusted to mv care was a can of C00~
oil, which at that time was very scnrce, and could not beproc·l:~cG.
ex~ent in large Cities, and a nice storey-cake, which was a
Christmas giit from a city lady to Mrs •. ~nderson. These two art;-­
icles I took for EJafety into the railway car with me. (GTR lV10~T:Fe.l
to Toronto line) -R.G.H.
Being a cold, dark, night, I took my seat underneath a blazing
lamp and 01POS1 t8 the stove, Wllich V~-as red hot. As the car wi;:)
not crowded, I placed li1y nice cake on the seat I was to occupl,
put the oil-can on the floor at my feet, pulled off my rubbers
arid began to read a new book just taken from the bookstore, ClJ r,,­
tin[ its leaves as IY·83.d. Just as my book was gettin?, verv i:.t­
ere~ting an une3rthly scream came fro~ the back 6f the car.J I
r
eab.zed i3t once that IVe were off the track. A p.-ood deal of sc:r­
eani~g filled the car. All were in a state of c6nfusion, not
knovriI1g the moment IArSln:Lvht be rolled down a precipice or flung
in~~o e cn..:..vert ~ or da;ihecl to pieces against some rock or embank­
me
nt on the wayside. One vivid thought rushed throufh mv mind,
t
fJ[Lt in case of rolliIlfc, down a.n embFlnkment, my .s,3.fcty would be
be~trr secured by fast,enin~ oyself in some way to tbe seat I was
oCCI.lr~yLlg., ,.So I laid n:vself dovm on my bclCk and tw~csted my arms
around the arm of the seat, pushed by Christmas cake lnto a corner
a~d h€ld it there with my foot. Put the moment this was ~one, the
t·l.~()ur:ht of my can of oil, still loose on the floor, comi.n,r-in
cuntact with the hot 2tove, ~hpn it would be s~re to explode, came
lil~~ a thunoertolt into my mind. In [30me way or other I nnnaf:ted
to exterld the ioot that was at liberty and reached the oj.l-can,
th~n with all the strength at my command I pressed it to the s~de.
IYB,! tr.is time I realized that the car was off thE; lev1?1_, tL~ o)pcs­
i t;c E:ide T:Jas much 10we)~ them it oUi2;ht to be, so the 1I,(.01e J.:r ,r;e, S
~~CI,:)11 tn a slanttnp pOE;i tj.on, ann the s18.nt increased r::mi(Ev as it
r:~~h2d forward, till finallv i.t lav et the bottom of a dee1) dLT:,ch.

.c::cything on my side, animate 2nd L1anilllatf.~, wa.s thrown to Cv:;
o~~l~r side, except myself, with my Christ~as cake and can of 0110
Ie. ~J,a3 with some diff=.cu1ty anrl ce.re that I freed myself fr>J::1 t,he
2i;~1/.?:Ld bracket-1J.ke l;osi tion in 1rJhich I was placed. JVly objc: ~t,
bi(c:r, vJ?S secured lnd I cou1rl say what none of the ot~ler i-l;:.i::;­
E:;,C:S on the train c)uld say, I received no injury. My Chric:~,}~laS
ccc;~ v33 not the lease bit marred in its be3.uty, nor did the 0_1..
C~ll come in contact w~th the hot stove. But I came very near :03-
i~C my new rubbers, for before I could get down from my very un­
c-:,lfortable position :,hcy wele seiz()d by a mean fellow whose mi::1d
wa~3 set on plunder, bi,lt at my impErati VB command, he threw theIl,
dOVvn. II
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42
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-s
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As soon as brake ri g ~i n g and gener ­
* The Transf ormat ion of A –r–
at or dr i ve are disconne ctcd, the
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.-r-­
car is lifted off it s trucks by

-r-
,
–F ~ rste r Kemp * four powerful hydr auli c jacks. The
–r—r—
trucks are rolled out, and renlaced
.,
-r-(concluded )
. by an i ncongruous-lookinr nair of
…­-r­
-r-
old ar chbar tr ucks, whi ch serve =is
*
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shop trucks. These are eruinped wit h large
12x12timbers w~ich b~ar
t he wei pht of t he car body.
Duri
nf the untrucking operation, interior s tri n~in8 has ca~ ­
tinued. Cur tains , mattresses, seats , pi llows and carpets; al ~
must come out , alony with the racks, hooks, brcckets and baske ts, w
ater cooler s , curtain rods and toilets, mi r ror s an~ washbas~~ ~ J
and all electri cal fixtures . The strippinp operation is aboul two
days work in all . While this is underway, the cor is rec­ei ving a th
orough washing on the outside and underframe.
Af
ter the car has been di vest ed of its doors, fixtures and fi
ttings, it s next move is either to Shop ~2 or Shop t~4 , where
sowe al terat ions are made in the wir i ng and piping ~ Ceil ing pan
els are t.akcn down, and the linol eum is removed fr om the f Loor , !.T
ork W )W begins on the exterior , with the removal of parts of the roof. Th
ese cars have a rood of closed-clerest or y desipn,
fabri cat.e d of lumber which is fastened to an underlvi ng frame­w
ork of curved wooden ri bs, which are bol ted to thesteel frame
of the car. The cov ering of the roof is of canvas. ~inetee n of the ca
n, are construtcd. that way, bei.nr-former P class st an­
d2.:>:d 318s;)i nr cars . The last three cars II Ger mai n , Cene r aL
e;d Ce st. w el~ e f ormerly IIN,11 cl ass cars, and they have roof s e
nti rel y of steel .
On the wood-and-canvas roofed cars, about two feet breadt h
of canvas and p lank i n~ is removed from the outer cdffS of the
Ldcr, or curved portion of the roof. This is done on both sides cr
~h
~ car from End to end therebY expos ing t~e ribs anrl the un­
0~~
ly j ng me~al fr amework? Since theroof pl anki ng is all of ton­
E;
,:c~ · ·on cl -f ro ove lumber , a smooth-edged str ip is fit ted aLorur the
J
~3t plank and corner braces are put up at each corner. Elect ric­
al wir inp is codlfied And additional insul ation material is
~
l ac e d bet~e6n the ri bs.
Th
e; curved wooden ribs remind thE? observer of the construc­
tion of a boat, but each rib rests on a st2el frame member , and
i~ is these that are important, for a curved framewnrk o~ anpul ar
burs is bei nr-attached to them at t:-lS point where t.l.>v .loin the
car sides. A rchin~ above t he ribs and t he former roof, t ~ is
framewor k is attached to the frame of the clerest ory sides, about th
ree inches above the old roof. Stainless-steel plat ing is
fitted to the clerestory sides, covering t.hat. portion wiri ch wi 11 be eXDosed. As soon as t
he st eel roof framewor k is completed, a number of
1/16!l steel plates DTe tried on for size ;:md fLtted t o
t .he car. These are al l of 1/16:! stai nless st eeL and Lnc Iude four
corner plat es, which are shaped and welded so as to make a more squ
are contour at the ends of the car. ThEre are also ten
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* The Transformation of A
Tourist Sleeper –
–Forster Kemp *
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the weipht of the car body.
42
As soon as brake rig~ing and gener­
ator drive are disconne6ted, the
car is lifted off its trucks by
four powerful hydraulic jacks. The
trucks are rolled out, and reolaced
by an incongruous-Iookin~ oair of
old archbartrucks, which serve 1.S
shop trucks~ These are eruiTped
wi th large 12×12 timbers ,r
1-
ict ~)0,3r
Durinp the untrucking operation, interior strin~ine has ca~­
tinued. Curtains, mattresses, seats, pillows and carpets; al~
must come out, alonv with the racks, hooks, brcckets and bask0ts,
water coolers, curtain rods and toilets, ~irrors an~ washbas~~~,
and all electrical fixtures. The strippinp operation is ahoul two
days work in all, While this is underway, the cor is rec­
eiving a thorough washing on the outside and underframe.
After the car has been divested of its doors, fixtures and
fi ttings, its next move is ei ther to Shop ~2 or Shop ff4, where
some alterations are made in the wiring and piping~ Ceiling
panels are t~ken down, and the linoleum is removed from the floor~
l,ork n0W begins on the exterior, with the removal of parts of
the roof. These cars have a rood of closed-clerestory desipn, fa
bricated of lumber which is fastened to an underlying frc@e­
work of curved wooden ribs, which are bolted to thesteel frame
cf the car. The covering of the roof is of canvas. ~ineteen of
the cars are construted that way, beinf former fYpil class stan­
d2.Id 318e;)inc-cars. The last three cars flGermain
lf
, General!!
e;ld ?leest
n we
re formerly liN! class cars, and they have roofs
entirely of steel.
On the wood-and-canvas roofed cars, about two feet breadth
of canvas and planking is removed from the outer cdffS of the
l:dcr, or curved portion of the roof. This is done on both sides
cr ~h~ car from end to end therebv exposing t~e ribs anrl the un-
0~~lyjng metal frameworkQ Since theroof planking is all of ton­
G~a-ond-Froove lumber, a smooth-edged strip is fitted alon~ the
],:::t plank and corner braces are put up at each corner., Electric­
al wi~inp is 80dlfied And additional insulation material is
placed between the ribs.
The
curved wooden ribs remind the observer of the construc­
tion of a boat, but each rib rests on a st2cl frame member, and
i~ is these that are important, for a curved framewnrk o~ anpular
c,-~rs is hein? attached to them at t~lS point whEre t~.pv ,loin the
car sides, Archin
rr
above the ribs and th,e former roof, th,is
framework is attached to the frame of the clerestory sides, about
three inches above the old roof. Stainless-steel platin~ is
fitted to the clerestory sides, covering th~lt portion wLich wi 11
be exposed. As soon as the steel roof framework is completed,
a nu:nber of 1/16!! steel plates are tried on for si ze ;:md £,i tted
to the car. These are all of 1/16:! st3inless :Jteel anc in(:!1)JE
four corner plates, which are shaped and welded so as to make a more
square contour at the ends of the car. ThEre are also ten
/..,.3
cur ved sheets measuring about 10 feet by three feet, for each
.r
side of the car. Aft er being fit ted, all this nlat i np is welded

together and also welded to the fr ameworko
The
three cars which alreadv have steel roofs rsnuire a
di.ffererrt procedure. On thes e, 3. L~ pl.at.Lng ::-s r (~ t1lcv (;d fr-or t he­
l crv
r
sr roof, exnoa.in the ribs which are erit.ireLy of st.eel , Vh -­.. :1 [,
and Ln eu Lati.on a re rnodi f ieri, and the cl erestory ei ces aro ,(,l.c-: ~ ~~ ,
b -rt no suup Lement.ary iramwwork is apr.Lied, -Tn s t.eart , t he ;10 ,:
Dlat in~ is reinforced wi th st i ffenl ng bars) so that it c~n tr
at.t.ached di r ect.Lv to the sides of t he car and of the cler es·t.;)i·,.
~
re am.T}·d 1e , a 1i ght frammrvor k of metal anrrle-ba rs is bE~~ .T· ·
aroli.ed to the car sides. Three horizontal st.rl oe are fa~t e r. : L
a1~n f the let t erin~ board, two above it, and one below, ~u~ t
above the wi ndows . Then three more horizontal strips are an~~~ ed
bel ow the belt rail ) about 18 inches apart. Uertical s t r-i ~) ,~:
are pl aced between them at int er val s of about 18 inches, m a k~~ ~:
a souar e pat.t.ern , IhE~ effect of these metal st.rios is to br ,..;·l,2:
the metalwork even with the belt rail . …
After the framewor k has been complet ed, the car is mo~ e~ to a
section of t he shop wh i ch is fitted for s t ainLess st eel a
y
)1: L ..,>­
2~i o n ) having bright floodlights, special electric we ldin ~
n .-. ~ ri.t.h t anl: . ,.,. . C t 1 ~ .., .-l ~,~ ~ I ~U(
L 1 (.111. ~ (,.S ~,1 . J. C,-, .s con Gc, In.Ul{ 10 . 1 ~m gao? an u. .–t ora.Ll~ ,,g c. ,) j .
t orn 1int h large funneLs Al.so, speci aI r-e.i.nfor ced scaffoLds d provided, as ffiuch of the work is done at high l evels. Usu~lly ,
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10 01 worK Gone 11r8t. Two car s are placed bes l de each ot h21,
anC the adjacent sides are plated at the same time. The base
plating is the lar ge st par t of the wor k. It is of stainless
,L•.. 1 .( c ~~ 1 a bout_1/ )J 2
Jt
J..t-.:….. . Cf Eacn.J ( 1de J 1:;.., …. 1 t ,I:,) u1, 11 v , P C… of …. . ~ _ .. requi Y Q , t.;1-S :..1.1.. ,~. I, V thi c• k 0~ . ……. .N , ……. }

i;;Llch is about 20 ~r:c ~l es wide al!d 71 feet lon[ Ire! ar e p1.aced
;J : ,,1.3 to over-Lap S.Llfht1y, forming sevcn paral l el t r out:hs !
V,lj.C:l appear to be cut int o the car sides.
After the base Dln
tinp sheets ar e applied) finishinp string
a~e put on, one along the bot~ om of the lettering board , one along
2: ( over t he winriow l edgE-, and anot her aLonr t.he lower ecJr u of
to :8 car body. These are specially shaped, and sl:Lghtl1 convex
~_ .l form, The concav e strips are then apIJlied in the lftrri)?hsll
o; t.he ba se plating, Then. the roof sh eet s are put DD o r:·hf. -·( ar e
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.C.utee st ainless steel , whi ch are at.tached to, and over, TilE:
o t.her plating, The fi nal st.eos in c lud e 1 1)~licaU; 0!l of dr,.:;n
s t.ri ps abOVE; the doors, and of fillinV compound arid end seri,:;, t.o
the sides .
All of the stainless st e~l sheets are At t ached to t ho ~,f 2r­
l yinp ~ etal by means of a spa cial we1d in~ uroc cso ~ icb m~k~ s ls e
of a. ffun 0 This run , aI though cui te srra Ll , has l ims for 11: l.::..n
and water , as weLl, as <3 Y1 eLe ct.ri c c21;10 an d a wat.or r et.ur-n , \:~l l. eh i s
placed j.nto t he funnel of the drainage system. The e . (~T )
., .t 1h + 1.- h rv •
o1ppJ.r eneJ_y, l S ,O pronuco a very rrrtense eet WIll. C., l.U2 ~ ·S t;11;
sh~ et with the und0rlyi ng metal in a very small snot. Th~ ~~0­
ear-ance of t he finished work i s like that of a surface whi.ch
curved sheets measuring about 10 feet by three feet, for each
side of the carD After being fitted, all this Dlatinp is welded
together and also welded to the frameworko
The three cars which already have steel roofs renuirs a
chffe:tent procedure. On these, ill platinp: 2-S U;t1l0VGd fror the
l)le roof evos-i[] thE rlb
e
IfIT7lC.1 re Clitlri-r of cTpl ./-;–lr
~_ ,-, ~ _ ~ ., / k ~ _ .c,,, ,:J 1., 1 Cl. .. – .. -.J… ~ e· ,._ c ~.J ,_. 0
cF1.d lnS
1
1latJ.on are morilflPC., and the clerestory slcl2S a~~t (.Lc·:
f
!~,
blt no ;::)UnplernentaCY frarnwwork is aprlir:d. . Illsteaci, the ;)0,:
nlatinp is reinforced with stiffenlng bors) so that it c~n ti
.:tttached directly to the sides of the car and of the cleres~r)!-,.
~reanwhile, a light framrrwork of metal anrrIe-bars is bel.T
aDlied to the car sides. Thre8 horizontal st.riD,3 are fa?ten·:~
al~nr the letterin~ board, two above it, and one below, ju~t
above the windows. Then three more horizontal strips are an~~~ed
below the belt rail) about 18 inches apart. liTertical strj. :,,=:
are placed between them at intervals of about 18 inches, mak~~~:
a s!]uare pattern 0 ThE, effect 0 f the se metal strips is to br:;l,!:
the metalwork even with the belt rail. .
After the framework has been completed, the car is move~ to a
section of the sr-:op vhich is fi.tted for sta.inle.ss steel aYJ(1.::->-
2t,ion~ having bright floodlir:hts, .special electric weldin,)
mlchines with tC:cnLs contc:~i.ninf helium gas, and:} drain:3.g:.? nys,·
tern with large funnels. Al . .so, special reinforced scaffold.o. e:.<·o
provided, as much of the work is done at high levels. Usu311v,
the side plating is a0plied fir.st, although some cars have t~~
roof work done first. Two car.s are placed beside each other,
an~ the qdjacent sides are plated at the same time. The base
plating is the largest part of the work. It is of stainless
~~;eel, about 1/32l! thick. Each side requires t0[J sheets, e::~ch of
ih;;.11Ch is ptout 20 ~r:C!1eS wide ar:d 71 feet lonE Tbev ,;r8 p1,aced
u- (13 to overl:l)) .sl.lghtly, fOrTnlng seven parallel !troughs
.. .l3,C:l appear to be cut into the car side.s.
After the base ulatinp sheets are applied, finishinp s~rins
a?8 put on, one along the bottom of the lettering board, one along
2:.0 (lifer the VJinciow ledgE, and another alonr the lower eclcu of
t.·;~8 ::ar bodyo T118se are speciall~! sh.a.}-)ed, ,J.r~d slil2~htll COllV€.X
~,.Ot form 0 The con cave strips are then aplylied in the !Y tr())?hs
H
o~ the ba~3e plating;. Then the roof sl:eets are put DDo :hc·,·-c are
C-., -Sll CT~ c e· rcn a})Ol-8~01 10DP Ild 1 ioot lide of 1~ 1:::
: I E: I c,. …: .J l P… J C-. _ …A I, . 1 f::utec stainless steel, which are attached to, and over, t.nE:
ot.her plating, The final steps include1nV)licat!~on of dT[.:; n
stri rs abOVE: the doors, and of fillinp-com00l:nd and end scri.-:.:;-, to
the sides.
All of the stainless ste~l shee~s are Attached to thr ~,f2r­
lyinrr [,letal by mea:ns of a sp2cia.l weldinp Y)roccs:] 11/ ieh rn~l>-;; 13~
of c:: [run. Thi s run, altbough ()l;ci te srrall, has line s for h-=-J_~~ln
aod ,
·te–r –;8 lWpll a
e
)Y-, eo .. ··{-rc cll)le nd 1 r~Te·r -Y>e·t–~-,:,nh
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is placed jnto the funnel of the drainage system. Tle eLf:: ::C ,
. . t i h t . hr>
0.pp1.renGJ,v, lS ,0,prOCllCe a ve~Y,lnc.EnSe et _lI,Tll1C_, IU2~ … S tL};
sh~et with the uno0rlYlng metaL In a very small anota 1~~ ~~0-
earance of the finished work is like that of a surface viilj.ch
4h
(
has been rivett ed with small br ass rivet s. The snot welds
are made about one inch apart in strai ght lines so that this
effect is accentuat ed.
This steel work has occupied more than two weeks but it
must be r-erremoer-ed that other work has been p;oi np on meanwh.iLe
Ihe Lnner wi ndows hav e been to the varnish room, ria.i.nt ed .in .1.
light grey colour and ret ur ned to their places 0 The nipefitteTs
have modified the TJ~.p in g i n r.he car and .ins t aLl.ed some addi ti.ona.
overhead tanks 0 The wi:iAillt has been morlatiect) »i: t.h switch ]-)0 ,::<:>3
bei ng overhauled and replaced. Apublic-address system has bEen
installed as wel l as elect r i c water cool ers. The ceiinrs havi been
replaced, all woodwork has been sande d, pr-inod and n renr)}: E::~
for pa[-l.ntl.Ji.ng ..L 1. ; ~ ·o rt: J .1. +-n G l .l. ~- ~) have (…. be. en _… r-e.i,,:;;…….ne.1 t.aLl ed A
.L j,..J.. 1 ) ,) In·of 1 t,:; fLxt.ure s G …:;..J ct _ …..l– .A. , ­butL,
thi s wor k is still pro gressin~ when t he car i s moved to shon #4<
As
the fixtures are inst al led, they are taped and naper ed tn
prot ect their freshly-painted surfaces. while the car is SDr av ­p
airrted, Then paper i s fitted over tn ~ windows and surfaces ~!lJ i. ch
will be ar cOlltrastinp colours. Pape r on the l atter i s arranged to
be turned over for reverse protection whi le the other col ours are
sprayed on. Ther e are already some plastic-sheathed sections which
w~
ll not be rer ainted. Pa i~t work has begun on the outside, too,
for the exterior wi l l still be about 60% pai nted surfaces. The
sur f aces ar e li berally sanded, cracks are filled and base coat is
anol i ed where needed, The car is taken t o shop If3 for a short time to
h
~v e its trucks replac ed beneathit. When it ret urns, paper is appl i0d
to the st ainless st eel on the outside and M8ski nf compound t o t he
w.indow glass . The l et t.er ing board r eceives t wo splotches
of veLl.owpaint on each side, 811d the words Canadian Pacific ar e put
0n in a~hes i ve letters. The canvas top of the clerestory is
pa
i
J ~ ~J al llrnlnUJl pQl. .1. . mhe……… …. L0 c t ~~·o_ …_ r lt ed• ltv.L th_ 1. • __.. 1 _
. ntJ-l. letter.l n~[-=-:, l)o~dct -l. Qn o..1… t 11.e ••) 1. ..L,
below the windows is to be paint ed red, whi le the w~ ~ dow f rames ,
spaces between windows , door s, plat f orms, steps and diaphragms vd ll rec
eive a light si lvery-grey enamel of a ver y plossv texture ~
Almost the last job be fore spraying is the l avj~f 0 mattinF in the ve
stibules. This is replaced entirely at this shonpin~ 2nd
the new mater ial must be fitted to each area , cut out and cpmented
in pl ace. It i s i m~ ediately covered with caper and t he spray i~g
ber;i ns. :he S:10 P has several bl owers mount ed on hand C::;.2 3 . grti
one of these is ol aced a[:>~cn n,s t the end of t.he car, its i n b:l >? n :L,~.~
so ar ranged as to t ake cd r from outside t.hr-our-h 8 sl i di ng D 2.. ~1el
in t he shop door , Ihe other end i s connected to a svstem of wcod­en duct s) whi.ch
are lai d Lnsi de t.he C2r fr-orn end to end. The sDrPey­
er s wear masks while at work, and they [rive the car two C08~ S, bot.n i
nsi de anrt out . Al l the surfaces are pai nt ed eyc eot the fl oor and the und
erframe. The paper is turned to one side or the ot her to
isolat e the colour being pai.nt.ed, Tlie oa t nt i nz tab S t wo davs to com
plet e, but work still cont inues underneath the car .
The trucks, whi ch
are now ba ck under thp car once morc, have
acqui Ted a system of stabilizers, shock absorbers and coil sariYlrs
to renl2ce the old transverse leaf s~rinrE . The genr rator , bat t ­ery box
es, water tanks and brake equi nment have reappeared ene by one, and the g. C. uni t
is reconditioned. It has remained on the
(
4h
hns been rivettod with small brass rivets. The spot welds
are made about one inch apart in straight lines so that this
effect is accentuated~
This steel work has occupied more than two weeks but it
must be relTembered that other work has been p;oinp: on meanwfi.:cle·
lhe inner windows h& ve been to the varnish room, Dain ted ill .J.
light grey colou:c and returned to their nlace So The pi pefi tts:cs
have modified the p~.ping in -elle car and irlstall;:;d some addi t,ior1?:;
overhead tanks 0 The wirin[ has been modiii ed) IIi th switch bo,:;, -C:>3
being overhauled and replaced. A public-address system has bEen
installed as well as electric water coolers. The ceiinrs havi
been replaced, all woodwork has been sD,nded, pri!~lOd and nroor)}:€::
for painting. ~ost of +he fixtures have been reinstalled, but
this work is still progressin~ when the car is moved to shon #4<
As the fixtures are installed, they are taped and oanered tn
protect their freshly-painted surfaces, while the car is suray­p
aintscL Then paper is fitted o,rer tile windows and surfaces wIlleh
will bear corltr2stin~ colours. Paper on the latter is arranred to
be turned over for reverse protection while the other colours are
snrayed on. There are already some nlastic-sheathed sections which
w~ll not be rerainted. PaiTIt work has begun on the outside, too,
for the exterior will still be about 60% painted surfaces. The
surfaces are liberally sanded, cracks are filled and base coat is
an;Jlied where needed, 1:he cal~ is taken to shop /;*J for a sho:–t time
to h~ve its trucks replaced beneath it. When it returns, paper is
appli~d to the stainless steel on the outside and MBskinp co~pound
to the windov
r
gle.ss. The letterj.n!! board receives two snlotches
of yelloiA
i
paint on each ,side, and the words Canadian Facific
l1
are
put on in a~hesive letters. The canvas top of the clerestory is
painted with aluminum paint. The lettering board and the strip
below the windows is to be painted red, while the wi~dow frames,
spaces between windows, doors, platforms, steps and diaphraems ~ill
receive a light silvery-grey enamel of a verv plossv texture~
Almost the last job before spraying is the lavj~f 0 mattinr
in the vestibules. This is replaced entire Iv at this shonpin~ 2nd
the new material must be fitted to each area, cut out and cemented
in placee It is ir0;T.ediately covered with paper and the spl~a;rir;G
bef;:Lns. ~he S:10P has several blowers mour~ted on hand C::J.2S. grl~
one of these is 1)1aCed 8.fClin,st the end of thi~ car, its int.;:1·:·3n:i.·,~::
so arranged as to take cdr from outside tbro,lph a sliding uc:Llel
in the shop door., The other end is connected to a sTstem of 1Nood·~
en ducts) V,rrd.ch are laid tnside tn8 C2r fTorr: end to end. The sDrny­
ers wear masks while at work, and th ey [i ve the car two coa~ s, boti!
inside anrt out. All the surfaces are painted eyceot the floor and
the underframe. The paper is turned to one side or the other to
isolate the colour being paintedo Tl-J.e paintinr, takps t.NO da.·::,~ to
complete, but work still continues underneath the car.
The trucks, which are now back under thp car once mor~, have
acquired a system of stabilizers, shoc:< absorbers and coil snrin§,c3
to renlace the old transverse leaf s~rinrE. The genfrator, batt­
ery boxes, water tanks and brake equinment have reanpeared cne by one, and
the g.C. unit is reconditioned. It has remained on the
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car all the ti~e . Each pa rt receives a coat of black paint after
attachment. By the time- t hat the paintine is finished ~ t he un~er ­
side of the c&r i s nearly co~plete , lacki ng only the batteries and a few
pipes, etc.
~he n the painting is completed , a couple of coats of clear
var ni sh are sp~a yed over the red por t ion of the car exterior to
preserve the fi nisll and to gi ve the le tterin ~ an ap~ r opr iat e
colour. Then, ta:)e an d paper are stripped off, and t.ouchi ns .J …. .,
begins. Stenciles and decals appear on the int erior walls, do c~~
and wi ndows are fi tted, head re sts and seat arrrs 8npear, livht
bulbs are put i nto their sockets , toilets are set i n nlace and
pipes connect.ed, 1;n111 e oLat. e sare a tached to the sides of the Cj P
by means of seLf wi t. h chron,« l ettering, .i s fitted i nt o specI a.L hrr-
1
ckct 3
at each corner. A section of stainless steel pl ate is fastened
to the vestibule cei l i ng at each end, behind the train-line
recept acles . It is fitted wit h a shor t roller curtain to conceal
train li ne connector, public address and bell cables. It aJso
bear s a si cn,in or-anse arid black, which reads 1 .STOP 32 VOLTS!!
or n~) TOP 110 VOLrS
Il
si nce some of the cars are of CJCll of these
volt avc 3 . Tile wor-di nr-is meant to pr event enone fr-o rr train1in:Lng
a 3 ~-volt car to a lID-volt car, or vice ver sa.
The c
ar t hen r eceives a c o~t of ~re en nai nt on the floor , whi
ch is all o~e d to dry overni ~ht . Li nol pllm is a~n l ie~ neTt , end
the ai s l e c ~rret i ~ fi tted and cut , then sent hack to t he unhol­
sterinr shop for final sewinf and edNi np. ThF rr mainf~r of the unhol
sterv materials are pl aced aboard af ter the car h?s received it s
batteries. It is remov ed to shop #1 for thct nurpose, ~n d
t
he batter y box ~oor s ar e al so fitt e~ there. They have al so bepn
nlat ed wi th stai nless steel .
A
fter the batteri~ s ar~ on, the ?2r is ~rou~ht b~ck t o the
[3uge t.rack, bet .veen snops 2 and Lr
1
wnere aLL clearances ar e c
hecked vi th the a dj u:~tabl.e straightedfes vrit h whi ch t.hi s track
is equipped, If all is well, the car is placed cut.s.ide the shan f
or 2 st eam test and insnection. Seat cushions, mattresse3, pill ­
o~s , bl ankets and curtains are placed aboard , and window blinds
ar e fLt t ed ,
:;hen the: car i s ready ~ it is placed in the AC t.est r oom,
3h0D #1 , an ~ riven a thorough test. Bollowinf this, it is riven R
f i nal cleaninp and t aken t o the l ead-out t r ack co~ rronlv k~ own as
the mai.n l i ne
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T}:!ere i t .i s we i,Ph8d, one end a t a ti~e , anr r he
w
ei~ ht is st encilled on the car ~ Th e exteriors of the cars are
,… t . 1·1 -,… t n ~ -:.. – c. 1 rPt-. 1 ., ro co-t-. •t .: c- ,:, -; t- r1 . t-,. J1 -; (
,,1 non .;).1rGc grey, as ar e t.he d:i aphragms and curtai ns. Clerestory sides are
of smoot h stainless steel. Curved sections of roo f will come even
wi t h roof s of Budci-built cars and are plated to mat ch , with fi ne
fluted stainl es s st.eeL, Letter boards are of Iu,SC<--tD ned Hit.h Canadi an P
aci. fLc in vel.Low, The car f:ti l l has wi ndow fr~.:l1e,s
and doors of ~o o d . These, as wel l as the steps and snaces bet­ween the
wi nrmils are done in si}_Ver~T–p;re::T cLos s enamel. The a
reas bel ow the windows and between the door s are Dl ated with st ai n
less steel. The str ip below the windows is painted Tus can Red.
( car all the tiwe~ Lach part receives a coat of black paint after
attachment. By the time-that the paintine is finished~ the un~er­
side of the c&r is nearly co~plete, lacking only the batteries and a f
ew pipes, etc.
~hen the painting is completed, a couple of coats of clear
varnish are sp~ayed over the red portion of the car exterior to
preserve the finish and to give the letterin~ an ap~ropriate
colour. Then, tape and paper are stripped off, and touchinf x,
begins. Stenciles clDd decals aTJpear on the interior vralls, d0,-:;:.~
and windows are fitted, head rests and seat arrrs appear, livht
bulbs are put into their sockets, toilets are set in nlace and
pipes connectedc KRme platesare atached to the sides of the C~··
bv mell of wlf_t-~~,~r.O SC~JS A (FD ftP.eae·rffcrectlOnre:.d
.1 J.L Cl … ,.) ..:..~:) v -1–.I C:~ r 1-…1-J J . … .l. …… ,f. V J.!.. U v…. 1-,), ,I, ..-
and brown wjth chroffie lettering, is fitted into special hr~cket8
at each corner. A section of itainless steel plate is fastened
to the vestibule ceiling at each end, behind the train-line
receptacles. It is fitted with a short roller curtain to conceal
trai~ lIne connector, public address and bell cables. It aJso
bears a si::-~n, in oranve anc: black, wI1ich reads 11 ,STOP 32 VOLerS!
or nSTOP 110 VOLTS!! since sorEe of the cars are of C;JCll of these
voltafcs. The wordirJf iE3 meant to prevent 2Tlone frofr trainlining
a 3~-volt car to a llG-volt car, or vice versa.
The c
ar then receives a COqt of ~reen naint on the floor,
which is allolted to dry overni0llt,. Linolp.um is <,Fl iec
1
ne:v-t, end
the ~isle c~rret i~ fitted and cut, then sent hack to the unhol­
sterinr shop for final sewinf and ed
0
inp. ThF r(main~pr of the
unholsterv materials are p1&ced aboard after the car hps received
its batteries. It is removed to shop #1 for that ourpose, ~nd
the b&ttery box doors are also fitte~ there. Ttey have a1so been
plated with stainless steel.
A
fter the batteries are on, the car is brou~ht b~ck to the
g3.uf!.e track, bst.veen shops 2 and h where all clearances are
checked wi th the adju:::tabJe straightedfes wi t!.l which U~is track
is equipped If all is well, the car is placed outside the shoY)
for a steam test and insnection. Seat cushions, mattresses, pill­
o~s, blankets and curtains are placed aboard, and window blinds
are f:i.tt8d.
:,;hen
the car is ready ~ it is placed in the AC test room,
Shop #1, a~d piven a thorough test. Bollowinr this, it is riven R
final cleaninp and taken to the lead-out track corrrronlv k~own as
the !Ima:i_n line
1l•
There it is VlTcifhed, one end at a ti~e, anc The
wei~ht is stencilled on ~he car~ The exteriors of the cars are
Etill non-streamlined. ~hc clerestory top is painted in metalli8
grey, CJ.S are tr.e d:iap~raplls and curtains. Clerestory sides are
of smooth stainless steel. Curved sections of roof will come 8vcn
with roofs of Budci-built cars and are plated to match, with fine
fluted stainless steel. Letter boards are of Tuscan TIed with
ITCanadian Pacific
fl
in yellow The car f:till has window fr~rnes
and doors of ~ood. These, as well as the steps and snaces b0t-
ween the win(ows are done j.n sLl.verT–e;re:;r closs enamel. The
areas below the windows and between the doors are Dlated with
stainless steel. The strip below the windows is painted Tuscan Red.
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The name pl ates are of smooth stai nl ess steel , and the n3mes ar e in re
d, edged wi t h yel low. Names on end doors are black .
(
The interiors of the cars are changed very little from thei r
previous Rprearance. The followinr are the old and new names
of t he cars. ):< .~ indicates that name is a CPR stat ion , /j.-indi cf1~E ;
stat i on on CNR; @-indi cat es st at i on on NAR.
GARNET UN
irH N >;,
GAGE@ UNI VERSE GARSON; ­1J ~B: ~~ .~~
GARLAKD# ­Ul.ICOHN GOVAN>; U R t~~S:::~
GABLE
T~ 1­
G .) L ,
GALVIN
GLADE>; GH
EIt{A>:
G.Lrr>:
UPSALA;
U
-;:) 1 Oed .
.­utt
URANUS
U?L f
. NDS
GOXAR
GARCIA
GABRIEL
Cl,LE
­
U
H Q U ~ ART
UNDERWOOD
ULL .sWATER
UIIE3I~ }i; f{
GOULD>:
GERI(ltIN ­
G-I~I: r ~R A L –
CEST
1J F,~ ~l ·,1
u
::~ ;.),:.,. .
Ui}…:
nr o. / ~:
i:~I _ f ::
GABY UG .E~ N D A GARBER U~< BEH
G
A ~ f: BI T UNITY>:
G
fIT T ,T1J r,,#
f r J…i-J1.Jl · …L -ULYSSES
CNRAC&HBGVIV
T
DCPRNARPGEC8sGT
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As of Apr il 1st , no di sclosure had
been made by the Montreal &Southern
& NOTES & NEWS &
Counties as-to the discont i nuance of
C NOTES & NEWS B
rail service across Vi ~toria Bri dge
S
N
and as a result , it is nr esumed that
&
J
L&PS(il;S&LMCR&P£1SAB~JQCH OKR
no chan ~ e wi l l be made in exist ing
schedules on Apri l 24th.
On f~2r ch 2nd, the Senate approved an amendment to the char ter of t h London
~
Port Stanley Railway, provi ding for the use of atomic powpr,
in a{dition to the existing provis ions for steam, electric­i t y
or gas propulsion .
Canao
i an Nati.onaI Rail vIays has been aut hori zed by the Board of
Tr~n sport Comrris sione r s to abandon operation bet ween mileage
3. 00 and g~24 of t he Scotia Subdi visi on (Car Works to Pictou Landing,
NS) , New Glasgow Division.
F
urt her CNR ser vice cuts to those carried in last monthTs Renor t are announced, They in
clude Ldmont.orr -Peers, f-ilta. , iishmont and
Heinsburg , Alta~ Al l andale and Keaf ord, Ont., Halifax to Liver­po
ol, NS, Lindsay and Coboconk, Ont. , Wi nnipeg and Transcona, Man. S
trat f ord and Sarnia and London and Cl int c1n, Ont, 1:::1 ,srl c] j L:on, CNE has
ryet i tioned the Boarrt to abandon the Beeton -C0 l 1inr ~ ~ oJ
branch.· In Nova Scot i a, eN has been aut horized to ent j ~81y
elimin3te the New Glasgow ar ea subur ban passenger service. ~~ is
includes lines bet ween Few,Glas?;OIvPictov.; Ned Gla:3/:ow-Sunny BlJ2;
New Gl asgow-Hopewel l; and ~ ew Clasgow-Pictou Lan ding.
A
publi city run featurinp new Canadian Paci fic Budrl-bui l t ecutn­
me~t i s scheduled t o be ~u.n bet ween Philadel phi a and New Houe, P~. ,
presumab ly over the Reading RR, on April 15t h. It is being r~n
i n connection wi t h the Buid Co . , Vogue OCagazine and cer t ai n l arge United St
ates depar t ment al stores .
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The Associ ation has accuITmlated a large col lect ion of phot og
raphs, pl ans, employees timetables , etc. It js
planned to offer them for sale in these pages fr om ti me
to time in aid of our Museum Fund. Watch f or announcements .
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The name plates are of smooth stainless steel, and the n3mes are
in red, edged with yellow. Names on end doors are black.
The
interiors of the C3.rs are changed very little from their
previous appearance. The followinr are the old and new names
of the cars. ):~.-indicat.es that, l13.lne is a CPH station; lJ.-indiu1~,E·;­
station on CNR; @-indicates station on NAR.
GARNET
GARLAKD# –
GALVIN
GLADE);
GHEINA);
G .. LT;
GADY
GAJ~BIT
UNWIN );,
Ul,ICOHN
UPSALA:
U?TOn#
URANUS
UPUNDS
UG£~NDA
UNITY;
GAGE@
GOVAN):~
GO:JAR
GARCIA
GABRIEL –
Cl,LE
CARBER
GALLANT#-
UNIVERSE
UHQ1J~ART
UNDEmVOOD
ULL,SvJATER
u~v:m~H
ULYSSES
GARSON; –
GABLE
GOULD):
CEST
1
T ( r;-,-,. •
) ~) II ~ J ~ ~
CNRA C&HB Gij,TI~TDC PHN ARPGEC&GT
R -…. —.——…. —.. –.. · .. ··· .. –·—·H
& NOTES & NEWS &
C NOTES & NEWS B
S N
& J
L&P S Ql
g&LMCH&P HSA~~JQCH ON R
As of April 1st, no disclosure had
been made by the Montreal & Southern
Counties as to the discontinuance of r
ail service across Vi~toria Bridge
and as a result, it is nresumed that
no chanae will be made in existing
schedules on April 24th.
On r~2Tch ?nd, the Senate aporoved an amendment to the charter of
th0 London ~ Port Stanley Railway, providin~ for the use of atomic p
ower, in a{dition to the existing provisions for steam, electric­
ity or gas propulsion.
Canac1i an tr ational R.ai 11.l,rays has been au thori zed by the Board 0 f
Tr~nsport Comrrissioners to abandon operation between mileage
3.00 ~nd g~24 of the Scotia Subdivision (Car Works to Pictou
Landing, NS), New Glasgow Division.
Further CNR service cuts to those carried in last mo~thTs Renort
are annol,lDced. They tnclude LOJr.onton-Peers, ;t.lta., iishmont aDd
Heinsburg, Alta~ Allandale and Keaford, Ont., Halifax to Liver­
pool, NS, Lindsay and Coboconk, Ont., Winnipeg and ~ranscon3, Mano
Stratford and Sarnia and London and Clinton, Onto In a~dit~nn,
CNR has Detitioned the Boarrt to abandon the Beeton-C0llinrh)oJ
branch. In Nova Scotia, eN has been authorized to entj~81y
eliminate the New Glasgow area suburban passenger service. ~~is
includes lines between Few, Glaf;f,mv-·P:;_ctol~; New Gla:3€,:ow~Sunl1Y BYH~;
New Glasgow-Hopewell; and ~ew Glasgow-Pictou Landing.
A
publicity run featuring new Canadian Pacific Budrl-built eouip­
ment in scheduled to be run between Philadelphia and New Hone:, IClO,
presumably over the Reading RR, on April 15th. It is being r~n
in connection with the B~jd Co., Vogue OCagazine and certain lar~e
United States departmental stores.
—-_ .. __ ._—
The Associ1.tion has accumvlated a large collection of
photographs, plans, employees timetables, etc. It is
planned to offer them for sale in these pages from time
to time in aid of our Ifluseum Fund. hTatch for announcements ..
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The e. ~ f.~hth in a series on
I
T~{i: CANf::OIAN NCiRJIE RN RY.
by ,bt,hony Cl c:-gg .
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As prorrlsed
~!!BP~;:UL .J!O l}T~..£1tL _~AIIl{.iL
Toronto, Ont.,
June l st , 1909.
some mont hs a
go, I am sending to you Hi t.h this not e,
cop
ies of Q fo.J photographs that have come int o mypossession dur i ng
the past year or so. They shov vari ous types of motive power and
equt pmerrb used on our line s as weLl, as a cou.pl e
trG.it:3 of He!3Sr s. I1ac}7.enzie, Mann, and Hanna ­
t he
Canad i.an Nor t hern the systemit is today.
srh,;oc, I shall add a few notes to i dentify tho
T
his may be better than vJriti ng on the pi ct ures
I
vJilliam Ha.cke nzie
I
j
Pr esideDt
;-
1
i Donal d ~~nn
J IJJ _ ce P 8 de rrt.l. . ~ ….. OJ~~,,1
j—­
i Q. • & LoSt.J . No.5,
I
Ha n. J as,G .R.oss ,
ens of
~: 8 northern
Quebec lines Rhode
,
I sl and locomotives
f
buil t in the year
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ISS5 .
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INor t h Battlefcrd
r
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Yard .-~-,~ an im­
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portant point aD
I the Co NQ Sys tem.
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Det ai l s

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;
thi s photo are at.·
scur e, but it is
I
reported to be t he
fir st
train iD to
Edmonton. Alberta .
It is c ~Itainly I
tJrpir-a.l of our pi ·· I
oneer operat i ons. .
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con cer-m ng of scenes,
and por ­
the men who have made
At the bott om of a1i.s
photos as best I can.
themselves.
D. B. H
anna I
Thi rd Vice Pres.:-_.I
~
an ad,ian North:rn ,I
No , 222 was bui.Lt
TO a era a, I
v.L
t 1
a

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b LJ .,J..,c11
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Nobody seems tu ~m)vl I
exact.Lv where t he ,
pic
t ur~ I.Ja S taken. I
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A heavy grain move-j
Bo
nt, haul ed
by I
No . 4.16, one of
our
ne weef a nd
most power ful. f:r.-··
I
ei zht locomotives.
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Bringing Hhe at t o
t he
Elevators•••
Scenes l i ke this
du
plica.ted at all
poi
nts in the west
are what. makes tffi
Canadian Norther n
bo
th pos sihJ8 anG
ne ces saIY· ,

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The e~f.~hth in a series on
T~fi: CAN.i!J)IAN NORJB:iRN RY.
by olinGhony Clegg.
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j
Toronto
9
Ont.,
June Ist,1909.
As promLaed some months ago 9 I am sending to you Hi th this note,
copies of a fe,,, photographs tb8.t have COIlle into my possession during
the past year or so. They .sboJ varioml types of motive power and
equipll::ent used on our lines as ]-Jell as a couple of scenes, and por­
t.rG.it3 of Het3Srs. 11ackenzie
y
Mann, and Hanna -the men o1ho have made
the C
anadian Northern the system it is today • At the bottom of Qis
Sil80t I shall add a few notes to identify tho photos as best I can.
Th
is may be better than v-Jriting on the pictures themselves.
i
I
vJilliam FJaekenzie
PresidelJt L ___ .~ ___ _
I Donald }/J2.rm —I -D. B. Hanna i
i Vice Presiden_t_. ___ …. ,….-__ T_hird Vice p. re~ .. __ .1
1——- ~ 1.–
i Q & LoSt.J. No.5y l Canadian Northern II
Hon. Jas,G.R.oss, No. 222 was built
OrJ3 of ~,8 northern a ye8T ago at IvItl. I

Quebec lines Rhode Nobody seems tu ~{IDvJ I
Island locomot.ives exactlY where the.
b-1il
t in the year pictur~ I,ms taken. I
lE85. J
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r
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North Battle fo rd
Ya:::-d •• -~-~ an im-
po:.tant point on
the c. ilL System.
I
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~
I
ll—D-,e-, t-Jn-. 1-· :-1 s concE,:::Ding
this photo are oh·
scure, but it is
reported to be the
first train in to
Edmonton, Alberta.
It
is certainly
t;.rpir.al of our pi­
oneer operati(::..:::s.
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I
A heavy grain move.-!
ment, hauled by i
No. ~~169 one ol~
our nei,rest EWcJ. I
most po1tJeriuJ. fr-.
ei~ht locomotives.
I
Bringing Wh~at to i
the Elevators •••
Scenes like this
duplicated at all
points in the 1.-.8st
are Vlhat make s till
Canadian Northern
both poss:LhJ 8 anrl
necessnIy.
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