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Canadian Rail 075 1957

The February Heeting of the Association will
Notice of Heeting be held in room
202, rra,nsportation Building,
159 Craig 3treet ~·jest, at 8:15 Pill Wednesday,
February 13th, 1957. Entertainment will con­
sist of a showing of slides by r·1r. i!:rnest Hodler on scenic and raillay
subjects in the British Isles. The photographs were made
and his sister, IIrs. Hazel Hutchinson, in the autumn of 1956.
You are cordially invited to attend; as usual, guests will be wel­
come. In accordance with a resolution passed at the Annual r·.!jeeting,
the meeting Iill start o:l TE,iIl at $;15 PN
. –00–00–00–00–00–
The election of officers for 1957 took place
Association Ne/s at the Annual l.Ieeting which was held on January
9th. The names proposed by the nominating
Committee, which included one candidate for
eaeh position remained uncontested ~t the meeting
. As a result of a
vote, the candidates were declared elected to the respective positions,
which a
President: Anthony Clegg Vice President: Kenneth Chivers
Treasurer: John Saunders Recording Secretary:
responding 3ecretary: ilillium Pharoah
R. Douglas Brovm
Advisory Committee: R.~·!. Binns, Director.
Orner S.A. Lavallee, Director.
Sanborn S. T,lorthen, Director.
lowing the ele ction of officers, the Honourary Officers Vlere con­
firmed in their positions lor 1957, as follows:
Honourary President:
It Vice Presidents
: Honourary Legal Counsel: Dr.
Victor Morin
;1.R. Crump (Pres., Can.Pac.Ry.Co.)
:-i.rthur Duperron (Chairman, Montreal
Tre.nsp 1 n Commission)
Donald C-ordon (Pres., Can.flat.Rys.)
Charles E. Fisher (Pres., Railway & Loco.
Historical 30ciety)
Edward G. Hooper (Pres., National R
Historical Society
Leonard A. Seton, B.A., B.C.L.,
The President then a~pointed the Committee Chairmen and other Officers,
as follO1s:
rip Co~~ittee: John imrjoribanks, Jr.,
~ditorial Committee: Orner S.A. Lavallee
Nuseum Conunittee: ~1alter F .G. i)oran, pro tern.
i-UJL-:C ,ii,elations Officer: Lorne C. Perry 1>L!
,sE:.18s rtv:i..sion: Ifilliam L. Pharoah I
SJ.p0!.intendent of Rolling Stock: Yves Saint Pierre
Chief ;n[.ineer: j~obert R. Clark /
ill(;! duties of the Programme and I.Tembership committees will be handled
~:v Mr. Douglas Bl~own, who is appointed ZX8cutive Assistant.
I:.e activities of the flolling Stock and rfrip Com.-nittees, dealing v.ith
t:1P acqu:i_sition, repair and maintenance of rolling stock and equipm::mt,
and raiL trips sponsored by the Association, have been coordinated t;.llder Hail …… ay iHvision, headed by fir. O.S~A. Lavallee, who has been General Superintendent. To help in the organization of the
ex-r;ensiV2 maintenance work necessitated by the recent increase in rollin~::
stock acquisitions, Nr. Neil Robertson was appointed Assistant !i:ngineer,
in this Division.
President anticipates that the revised organization of C0l11!11ittees
and divisions, /ill result in attention being given constantly to all
phases of our activities, in keepine: with the AssociationcSs expansion.
The new Executive Assistant, !VIr. Douglas Brown
has advised us that arrangements are proceeding for the Twenty Fifth
Anniversary Banquet of the Association, which ,.;ill be held on .redncso..::ty,
Narch 13th, 1957. Vlhile further details
ill be announced in our next
issue·, we trust that those members and associates in r-iontreal will note
the date so that they may arrange to be with us on this import,[,~!1t

On Saturday, January 19th, the 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive, which Nas
so kindly donated to the Association for its collection, by the r~.}J.
Eddy Company of Hull, was moved by road, mounted on a high~ay float,
to r·lontreal. It is presently stored by one of the :nembers, and an
official presentation ceremony will be had, it is hoped, at a later date.
Through the kind efforts of Mr. J.i.ustin Cross, well-known colurnist of
the Ottawe, llCitizen(1 and a very good friend of the 1ssoCicll.oion, we are
well on our way toward C!Ilothcr acquisition for the collection of rolling
stock. The item in question is a Single-truck open-bench street car,
not no,, motorized, presently the property of the Gillies Brothers & Co.
Limited lumber manufacturing firm at Braeside, Ontario. The CG.r is one
of two which were obtained many years ago from the Toronto ,suburban
Hailway, Tha Gillies firm has used it as a passenger trailer on its
extensive private railway at Bracside. :1hile the early history of this
car is obscure, it was built by Patterson & Corbin, car manufacturers
of St. Catharines , Ont.:: …. rio, about 11197. The Gillies firm has indicated
its willingness to dispose 01 the car to the Association, for restorat­
ion and remotorization, to fill the only important omission in our
collection of electric cars.
Come Spring, we will need many additiona.l hands for painting, carpctry,
etc., on Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoons during the, if
we are to keep nbreast of our restoration progrmmnc for 1957. The t-J
IvI&SC cars as well as the steam locomotive will reo.uire c08illetu r-n .:~:1t­
ing of exteriors, while the probable acquisition of the open car .. ~ l,.
throw an additional burden on the Railway Division. If you cxp …. ::,. or, be
f.;.ee at these times and would like to help, the SUp~rin1. .. ,.,::–.in~
Stock, t·1r. Yves Saint Pierre, would like to hav€. your name •
i–!iOlIVE po-,IIm liOT1l3
uurint; the year 1956, Canadi1~l Pacific. J 2.7
HaihTuy scrapl3d 19$ steam locomotives, ~he
lar£:est number scrc.pped in a ;:iven year since
the ct.lngeover to diesel elect.ric mot.ive
p::VlGr began following . Jorld lar II. One 10 cornoti va Nas sold, brin[(ing
~o 199, the number of steam locomotives d.isposed of. Bala.nccd ~~inGt
t1is, only 1~5 d~esel ~its were a~C!uired during the ~ar.J.e period le(lv~ng
J net reductlon In motlve poNer Ulllt totals of 34 1956. fhe u:nts
scr.::…poed are: (AN-Angus; J1,{-.iE:>stO:1j ON-OnIon) k-!TO.3522 sold to ~~an.
-~ & Sask. Coal Co.
D4 419 AN Sep. I 2513 AN June 2455 AH Sep. 5342 ,III June
423 Oct. I 251$ Aue; I 2465 Nov. 5391 Scp; 431
r.1ar. I 2519 ON Mar. 104 270$
.1 Aug. 5420 Atl Aug. 446
ON Dec. 2529 1M Aug. I 2710 ,June 5453 Nov.
487 AN Oct. I 2530 ON t-lay I 2716 Aug. I R2 5753 Oct. Dl0
627 Ifll Sep. 2542 W:! Aug. I G5 121$ All :iov. I R3 5757 ON Aue·
642 ON llug. 2547 AN Oct. Hl 2832 1m tlar. I 5766 IT,1 Nar.
809 iIl Sep 2552 July, l-ll, 3425 AN June, 5767 ;M Sep.
Bll AN ~!ar. 2569 /1 Auf. 3446 1.r,1 Nay 5768 all Nov. $19
AN June 2571 1nI 3458 ON Junc 5777 ON Sep.
334 ON Dec. 2573 AN July 3460 Nov. 5779
839 AN Nov. 2579 Ali Oct. 3498 AN lby I 5780 Ii .. JJ
843 ,III Sep. 2601 Nov. 3522 -wold-j): . 5784 Hay
856 AN Jan. 2602 July 3551 At! June I 5789 IJ Sep.
859 1m I·lar. 2603 Aug. N2 3609 ON Nov. 5790 a
$6$ At! June 2606 July 3626 .M Scp. Sl 5307 ON Nov.
872 Jan. 260/ Aug. 3643 At! Aug. I 5jl1 June
397 Ifli Hay 2608; 365$ II! Sep •. Tl 5~OO ~Iar.
904 AU Jan. 2615 1m Oct. 3659 ON July 5901 1,1 Feb.
905 June 2521 AN Oct. 3661 Ir.1 Oct. I 5902 ON Au!:.
912 Jan. 2025 a .Iuc;. 3697 IfIT Har. I 5903 i tJiar.
929 July 2630 3706 Junc . 5904 SCF.
943 June 2637 CJ.! Scpo 3708 ot:.. 5905 Oct.
949 July 2643 Nov. I 3741 U! Scp. 5906 A,,~.
952 Sep. 2646 All Oct. I 3746 OU Aplo 5907 a J~lv
955 , 2647 ·~:I Aug. N4 3953 Ail Oct. 590$ IJ Oce.
96) II H 26/+C ~I.J Aue_ . Pl 5159 1/ II 5;,; :j
979 HVI Oct. 2649 ot! ., I 5164 a 5910 Aug.
980 ON Nov. 2652 ,~I I 5167 5911 eM Oct.
101) 11 Sep. 03 2300 Jd !lay . P2 5300 Junc 5912 mr ApU
1014 AN 2301 Au/,;.: 5301 Hov. I 5913
1040 Jan. 2302 June 1 5303 June I 5914 July
1041 June 2303 hug. 5301, ,n! relY 5915 a H~y
1043 Nar. 2304 tIay· 5305 AI! 5916 Sep.
1047 Dec. 2305 Aug. 5306 Scp. 5917 Aplo
104$ Sep. 2307 June 5308 June 5918 !lay
1101 IJ 2308 Hay· 5309 1M Iby I 5919 June
1l0$ June 2309 June 5310 Oct. U3 6261 ~11 Oct.
Gl 2204 23ll Au.:. 5311 juac I 6264 Ot! Aplo
2205 , 2315 Oct. 5312 Oct. i 626il a« July
2211 Sep. 2320 June 5313 IJ .3cp. I 627} Oct.
2212 Nov. 2322 Au(;. 5316 Junc I 627) ON Dec. 2213
Au/:. 2324 5317 a 6234 Hov. 2216
June 2325 Sep. 5320 AN Sep. I 6285 M Oct. 2222
Nov. 2395 Nov. 5322 1/ June I 623$ AN June
2232 .. Aug. 241$ 5326 6297 lPiJ Sep. 2234
IJ 2422 532$ AN Decl 5 6603 All July
G2 2510 Nov. 2436 If Mar. 5336 /11 June V3 6904 Oct.
July 3!±53 All Nov. I 5339 , V4 6920
V4 6931 .il (Jct.; V4 6945 WW May; 8nop 8L5 AN May
.. .l.u./.:. ••• j ,c.-• .1.J..J/.(l).l.J.J .1J.:;lU.(lLA.L
Jhe 115 diesel units acquired by 1$ AS:;OCIniION ruC.
Canadicm Pacific J,)il.,·,e.. dlrinr: 1951)
are as follows:
News Report No. 75
February 1957
Editorial Address:
Box 22, Station B, r10nt
real c, Canada.
Editor: Orner S.A. Lavallee
Deputy Editor: H.D. Broym
Asst. Jditor: Forster Kemp
Committee: Anthony Clegg
K€;nncth Chivers
Research HistoriD.n:
HS5a 10-11 400hp
DS6r 6548-59
660 ,/
DS6g 6560-61

DHS16e 8557-68 1600hp
DR316r $569-81 ,/
DRS16g 8582-3600
DRS16h 8501-10
DRS17c 8611-35 1700hp DRS24b 3
901-04 2400hp
DRS24c 8905-10 DHS24d $




Gen.i40tors D.Ltd. >:

Robert R. Brown
Manuscript Custodian:
x-Not accepted account ovcrwei[:;ht.
12-Steam Generators each unit.
Sanborn S. /orthen £-Two steam Generators each unit.
The thirty nine DS6 class 600hp s>!itch
engines ordered for delivery in 1957, will brine nlli~bers used by these
units up to No.6600, presently used by a V5a class 0-3-0 switcher. As
a result, the nine remnining V5a
s, Nos.6600-02, 6604-09, v!ill be
renumbered 6960-6968, in the same order. In this connection, Uo.6607
has alrcady been renumbered 6966, aml the others will follow tit a later
Can~dian National i~ailways 2-10-2 steam locomotive No.4100 Class T40 is
to be renumbered 4190. Budd RDC units o …. ;TlCa by the CliB have also ~)8Cn
renumbered. Following is a list of CNR RDC units lith old c::.nd new n:lm­
bers, including those on order: (E-indicates bagengc anJ express
~1-;/ 0/ ,/ mail. )
RilC3 -M-
aDC3 -E-
RDC4 -E-
Present No. D-200 Ne>! No. D-I00 Levis-Ri v. du-Lou;J.
D-201 1/ D-IOI ~ucbcc-CLicoutj.l:i..
(on order) D-I02-
n D-103
11 D-105
Present No. D-250 Ne No. D-200 Calgary-Edmonton
,/ D-100 D-300 Ne …. icnstle-Frerl ri +-I!l
(on order) D-301
Present No. D-10l New No. D-350
(on order) D-351
Present No. U-150 tim, No. D-400 Levis-Riv.-du-Loup.
(on order) D-l,m,-2
Present No. D-151 Ne>! No. D-450 ~uebcc-Chicoutimi
(on order) D-451-2
lhitc Pass &. Yukon Route has ordered an additional three 800hp road
diesel locomotives from General I:lcctric, similar to the two presently
in service. It is e.nnounced th:lt this will complete Dieseliz the intern:ltion.:tl 30
gauge carrier, extending between Skarway, Alaska
and T:1hitehorsc, Y:r.
adian Pacific ilailnay engine 3004, now the last of its class in .-)
in eastern Canada, has not opc~ated since the end of the strike. l~ f­
iously, it was making one trip each week to Ottawa, on trnin ;:t427 I]
Saturday, returninr; 3unday with ,;!422. It was also hnndli:nr-…… ~ …… ,. ~
runs bGtvTeen Glen Yard and Angus Shops.
-:!:h the remcval f~:o!TI service of all 2-8··2 type steam loco;notives of :!.9
t1} 300 se:!.ies) main line pa5senger 3ervice on Cana,_iian ~.f; tional lines
i!! :·:r:wfo!tn,· has been diesclized. lr:.lins arc h~ulcd by two diesel
u;::i:~s rtnd :rc:J.ted by a steClIil~·[(encrator car. One rc~()rt indicates tho.t
Ch_ 2p.ner.:ltor car is car!ied bctv1een t.he: tuo loco;~.otives, but t~is scorns
i11p=-c~nbl(; unl:),55 the cars are cquip;?ed Iith cCI1nections for t:1C loco;:lot­
j:1Q r.1Ultiple-unit controls~
j)ur:~ng th~~ Can:J.d Paci.l·ic firemen I s strikr;, :somG sevcnty·-fi ve diesel v!l3r3 sheltered i.n .~n[us Jhops buildi.Ll;:s~ ~iost of t~hem lere kept
i1 .,.2.£-Locomotive 0ho?.:;~ but the IJelsscn[BJ C.:lt S;!OPS WJre u.sed tq store
7 lt ~·I t,~ 0 …….. – .. ~, . i (d l~ ,i·I·.,.·…,· r~~–t r (.-}91
¥:. AI 1 ~). ..l.. ••• yD _0.> ,-I. UTI1C … wcrr. lJ1C_U.Cl~ 10:1 __ , … In ….. .:: C l{U <.)
down to AS/) IP !-) .. ·:;.:,;(;~eY. ~Jo.650C.. Ih-~5:3 ;:·ho la~Gl.::t ::lumber of dil3st31_c
that have.: (>–3I b2~t1 cn the ,bgus ]!wps propcrty at ono time.
.301-J~ HOTt;S ON TH;~ ;·IINERJ~L HAIL1/.YS OF [.jOVA 2COTIA (cor..tinuc::)
(Issued to supplc!:1l3nt the R.ssoci: ions
Hailiny & ::ineral ..t.ailrmy r::…lp of C~pc 3rcton.)
by aobcrt 1.
DU;rnlIO] IRON, 3T,CEL Cm~PAin H!l,rble r·10untnin Li!.lcs~:;c:1C !u,:.r:y
Jest Bay of Great D:~::~j d f Or.
902 –
918 –
~!uarry opened at l:arble 710untain to supply crushed. li!l1c::-::oi-Lc
required for fluxes in the steel i.lill at Sydney.
Operation discontinued.
fre 3tonc :<105 10.-lered. fro;:} the quarry, H::ich 1o.s 300 feet o.l)ove
tc.<:: .~.e ..... el of the l:~.k(:, to Q crusher, b:r means of a dou1Jle skip-car
system by -l:1l(;~1 the desc(mding lo.::.ded car vias to hoist the
empty cr:c. ?:.-sm thu crusher to the storage bin and fro:iil,he bin to
the loading pier, t~c s-conc was carried by conveyor belts.
In addition, thnre vms a standard-gauge t,ramHay HI-dch rem fron
t,hc ,/tw.rf and climbed the side of the mountain by several s·.ritch­
back:; to the top of the hill, and then back into the !l1otivJ Fewer:
the mill at
they c~npot
The 1 inc /Cl.3 ·forked by 0-4-0T cne:ines sent over f::-om
Jydnc:. l~cn nC:Jdcd. AlthoJ.[h listed in the :lHSCO roster,
un individually identified.
Dor·;I;nO~T I:1CN &. STeEL cm~PAI1Y
Tne CJ:linders DrL
].01 O-It-OT 12xl6 34




Sydncy, NS
in yard of
~JeiEht Year
4$,000;r 1910

Inrlnstria1 shunting
the stc(;l ;.1il:-!…
~~il.9.0 _
I – •

r –1
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18×24 42 48000
49 104000
d d
50 130000 126000
120000 104000 112000 50 104000

19×24 50

1900 1921, 1904

1910 1$99

Fitts burgh




1898 Schcnectady

d 12

se I 1;~

f;; c,
f, c.
~:>C •




King~ton /}557 Ex
c; .J~~ .
135 136

19×24 16×24



102000 110000 104000

1919 1906 1893 1902 1900

rlontreal ;:160567
Rhode Island 3201

Hos.135 and 136 wore tender enrines bou[ht from the
International Power Company.
0-6-0 18×24 52 104000 1902
jJ if oJ 11




to 157 ere
14×22 40
0/ (/
14×22 40
14xl$ 36
12xlo 37,1
14xlil 36 1
4×22 40
12xl6 35





74000 $0000 40000
162000 148000 15$000
1942 1939 J.902 1937
1919 1890
1928 1935 1912
1914 1924

£-Indicates in service in 1955.


MO~ltrcal i;69741
f-lfontrcCll )68802
~ 10
..!lX.,t .)
lCingston ,)394 93 ex G&CB
Nontreal )687(1~

TIjchmond Ac. I 42
Haven ,:(214
Ex New
Incredible as
rcnla.cing its
it may seem in a coal mining region, this company is
steam locomotives lith diesels !

s c.
·4, -…. J

[LAC BAY ,·;I;lIiW CO. Table Head to Glace Day -1~ mile.
1858 –
Hub area
leased to t:.P. IJ,.rchbold of Sydney, as~oci2tcd with
Hubbard, HO·lC, Converse and Emery of Boston.
1861 -Standard gtiuge·Jay line built fron the Hub Mine at rable
Head ncar Glace Bay to an artificial harbour at the mouth
of Remlick Brook
1863 -:.1 Little Glace Bay Colliery aoened hear the Hub Hine to work the
Harbour 3eam. .
1865 -The Boston partners withdrew to form the Caledonia ~lining Co.
1$77 -The Hub I·line closed.
894 -March 1st, The Glace Bay ilining Company bought by the Dominion
Coal Cm.lpany and part of the Glace Bay R:dl·ray became part
of the main line of the Sydney &. Louisbourg Raih:ay. The br;mr.:~ ..
down to the harbour was abandoned soon after.
Motive Power
? 0-4-0T 1 OxHl 43 1863 rTcilson
Possibly builders date should be Hl66
R~tired in 1389 and scrapped in 1894.
E. p.AaCHBOLD 0-6-OT 10xl6 36 1689 Ila1dVlin /19271
In 1891,. it became 3&.L No.7 and in 1901 ronumbered No.2
GO·.IRIi£ COAL !-lINING COHPA;Y Gmlric Hine to CO! Bay l~ mile.
864 -Gowrie !.rtne opened by driving a level from the beach through the
old French Herkings of 172l~-5C. Lat-:::r, numerous shafts vlore
sunk, Bach one being further from the shore than the one before
it. A short cable-operated tram ….. .ray was built to the l:lhnrf
at Cow Bay.
1877 -The I3almornl shaft sunk nbout one r.1ile from the shore and the
rai11.Tay extended to it. A locomotive bou,e:ht to Hark level S();~,
l(l94 -March 1st, Company. fhe GO,lric Coal Hining Co. bought by Dominion Coal
1h0 mine .Jas closed soon nftcr 1n,i thn .:. .:lih-ray :::r-_(!, oj
l-Toti vo Power
LAS IE 0 GOIRIE 4g4-0T 10xl6 42 1872 Hunslct f,!95
No.1 Has to have been No.7 of the Prince :dNard Island 1y.
but was refused by that road. Boue-ht by Gowrie Co~.
/:lining Co. in 1877. Scr<:pped in 1894.
No.2 P.
A,(CHIBALD 4-4-0T lOx16 42 1879 Huns1et ,{228
Ordered through J.Il. Banks and originally bore the
name FORJ:iOSA. Scrapped in 1894.
(to be continued)
&. NOTES AND NiliS &.
C by B
S Forster Kemp II
&. J
K Pacific Great Eastern RaihTaY has
concluded an agreement ~lith the CHa
and the CPR to permit handling of
freight traffic over the Second Narrows
Bridge bet1een Vancouver and North
Vancouver. Althou[h the line betw(>en Squam
ish and North Vancouver was com-.
pleted last sumi1ler, freight has contin-
ued to be moved by barge because of switching charges, it is said.
With the signing of the agreement, PGE has offered a steam-powered tug
and a 12-car wooden barge for sale and a l2-car steel barge for rent
or lease. It intends to retain one barge for emergency usc in case
the Second Narrows Bridge should be damaged by shipping. The bridb0
spans Vancouver Harbour at 10 … level and its draN SptWS have occasion­
ally been put out of action by passing ships.
:K British Columbia Electric Railvmy discontinued its lfurpole-New .Je:st­
minster passenger service on November 18th, 1956. The service between
Marpole and Ste-zeston, on Lulu Island, continues to operate. It is
the only remaining electric passenger service in western Canada.
3( Further details are nO~1 available on the projected new railway from
Shelter Bay, 1ue., which viaS reported last month. The line, another
artery for the iron ore which underlies the Ungava area of .uebec,
will extend from Shelter Bay, Que. for a distance of 150 miles north­
ward to the first mining site. Later, a second mining site vlill be
developed near Mount Jright, about 70 miles further north, and about
100 r.J.iles of railway will be built to reach it. A shipping port is
proposed at ~helter Bay and large concentrator plants arc to be built
at the mine sites. These will produce high-grade iron ore pellets
from the lovl-grade natural orc, which is about 30% iron. Construction
is to begin this spring and to be completed in 1961. The undertaking
is known as Cartier Hining Company, and is a subsidiary of Unico.l
States Steel Corporation, the largest steel producer in the U. 3. f •
)£ Aklavik Constructors, of Edmonton, Alta., a pnrtnership of four Jcst­
ern Canada construction firms, has been awarded the contract f.or the
roadbed of the new spur to the Mystery Lake-r:loak Lake area from the
Hudson Bay Railway, for v-lhich map was carried last month. rhe ST:l1;-O
is to be completed by November 1st .. Another spur is to be bUiltto
Grand Rapid on the Nelson River, v!here a power pl.:mt is to be built
for this International Nickel Company project.
:K Quebec Central Railways conventional passenger trains Nos.laand 2) 5
and 6, are to be replaced with Budd RDC-l dDayliner
cars early in
February. Cars tentatively assigned ·Till bear numbers 9061 and ;~-:52.
}<: Following a special trip for officials and press rcprt::se:J.t,-:::.tivcs on
January 29th, Pacific Great Eastern Railway in.:J..l,€l.lratcd its new,
Cariboo Dayliner service lith Budd RDe C3,rs on Jo.~uc.ry 31st, bEltwcon
North Vancouver and Prince George. The rcgulfl.! train which is thus
replaced was knovm acrosS thG continent for its motley but interesting
assortment of passenger cars, many of which were acq~ired from United
States interurban lines. The rLplacemcnt has its compensations, hov/­
ever. Passengers will now be able to enjoy the incomparable scenery
of the Fraser Canyon north of Lillooet J vlhere the.: railway is c[
on ledges more than 2,000 feet above the rivcr.
.*: Canadian Nationnl ilailways is building n0W freight switchinp. yards 23
at four pOints across eastern Canada. They arD being constructed nt
I.ruro, NS., Joffre, Que. (near Levis), I~Iontreal, and Sarnia, Onto Illl
ex:celt that at l>lontreal will be used as enlargements to the present
faci ities. The r·1ontreal yard is to be a hump-retarder installation,
and is intended eventu2.11y to replace Turcot Yard for classifico.tion
purposes. Clearing and stumping of th0 Sit0 have now been almost com­
pleted, and grading is under way.
K Canadian National Raih/ays nnd the Federal Government have spent almost
twenty million dollars in attempting to establish a. modern ferry ser­
vice bctrlGen North Sydney, NS and Port-aux-Basques, Nfld., and the end
of such expenditures is not yet in Sight. A breakwater was completed
at Port-aux-Basques last year, but it was found insufficient to calm
the waters alongside the new terminal pier so that the lJIi iTililliam
can be unloaded in safety. It is nON proposed to spend 1{wo
to four million dollars on further development of the harbour. The
ICarson II continues to run in freight service bct/0en North Sydney and
i~rgentia, Nfld.
foleanwhile, despite the schedule contained in Table 6 of its Folder A,
the CHR continued to operate daily steamer and train service to New­
foundland until January 17th. On that date, the SS Cabot Strait
one of tvlO vessels used in the service, ran aground on a sand bar off
Cape &y, near Port-aux-Basques, during a violent storm. The olater
proved too shallol to permit the launching of life boats, so the 12
passengers and 39 crewmen vlere brOufht ashore by fishermen in dories. They
completed their trip to Port-aux-Basques by train. ~he vessel was
not hC.:1vily dama.gcd and W.?s expected to be refloated in D. few
days, provided that good weather prevails.
3{ London & Port Stanley Railo;ay announced that with the discontinue.nce
of 25-cycle Hydro power to its 3t.Thomas rectifier station, ~lssenger
service between St. Thomas and Port Stanley would be discontinued non
or about January 15th. The phrase on or about apparGntly left.
plenty of leeway, as the deadline was later set back to February 1st.
Meanwhile, no information has been received concerning the railways
application to the Board of Transport Com~issioners for pormission to
abandon all passenger service. it newspaper report from London re.:.d.s
that an alert leca1 sleuth has unearthed <1 clause in the rnilway·t s
charter which requires it to operate two excursions Goch wee~ to Fort
Stanley. It is not know how the rail1ay int0nds to surmount this
difficulty. It is apparently possible tu run onc passenger car to
Port Stanley using only pOTer providQ!d from the rectifier at London.
though temporary problclr., concerns; the diescl-e~ectlic loco­
motive No. L4, which is undergoing repairs. It is not certain whether
these repairs will be completed before the: St.fhomns power is cut off,
It is thought possible that an electric locomotive can handle two
cars up the grade out of Port Stanley using only the London power~
Stockpiles of coal and oil arc built up at Port Stanley during the
summer months and arc moved to London as requi::cd durine the vlinter.
This constitutes the main traffic at Port Stanley.
j{ The first station name has beon selected for the Canadian Nntionals n
ew 23-mile br.:1nch line near Bartibog, New Brunswick. It is IHeath
) Steele
conunemorating the name of the mine to be serv~d by the branch.
i( New York Central RR has been granted permission by the :STC to ab …. :l.ll
its Ottawa-Cornliall-St.Lawrence River Bridge line, after Febru~!y 1 o~;!! °
The -Toronto Transit Com:::iss­
ion recently disposed of its ferry IIBluebell,j. She was sold to the
Corporation of r.letropolitan Toronto and is presently being cut down to a
barge, for garbage service. As far as I know, she is one of the last
two side-wheel paddle steamers left in Canadian registry. The other is
the ITrillium,1 J also of the TTC fleet, and almost exactly identicaL. The
atter is still available for service but, as far as I knol, she did not
run at all last s~~er, as passenger traffic to Toronto Islands is
diminishing very fast.
present TTC marine fleet now consists of the Diesel Mauble-end
ferries Vlilliam Inglis, !l3am r,1cBridel and ilThomas Rennie!; the steam
side-wheel doubls-.~m; f0rry lITrillium; the motor tug IIAylmer), steam
tug T.J. Clarki add Scow Ill. The last three are used in Island
freight service~ __ Zric D. Edwards
TENDER ~lEr40RIES An (LCL Shipment by l~obert R. Brol,m.
FERROEQUINOLOGI3TS sometimes wonder why, on the Canadian t!ational
Railt,.ays, t:1€ engine numbers are not painted in a conspicuous position
on the tenders) but appear only on small interchangeable nu.rnber bO:crds
on the rea~ end of the tenders under the back-up light.
Par ten or fifteen years before and after the turn of the cent~ry,
Canadian raihiays painted the name of the road on the sides of the cabs
anu the e:1~ine nU171bers in small fieures on the front number plate, on the
headlight, on one of the domes, and also on the sides of the tender
tanks where the numbers appeared in very large figures, generally done
with shiny cold leaf or aluminum paint to enable wayside operators to
recogn:i. ze the nUlilbers easily by the dim light of oil lanterns. On 1011-
equipped roads, like the Canadian PacifiC, the practice had many advan­
tages, but on the poor old Canadian Northern with its varied assortment
of decrepit locomotives, it was a constant source of trouble. A tender
might fail because of a leaky tank or a damaeed truck whiChe the en~ine
itself was in reasonably good running order. Chronic motive pOlfer shc.r­
tage made it imperative that the unit be restored to service as quickly
as possible, so the tender lOuld be detached and sent to the shops for
repair. Any idl,~ tender found in the yard would be pressed into service
as a substitute. This meant that a painter was kept fairly busy paint­
ing out former numbers on the tanks and painting the new ones on. :f.lany
early photographs of Canadian Northern locomotives show that such
changes had been made recently on the tenders.
Then the late S.J. Hungerford was appointed Superintendent of Roll­
ing Stock of the Canadian Northern ilailway in 1910, he made many changes among them a new
system of lettering and numbering locomotives and
tenders. He had the engine numbers, in large figures, painted on the
side panels of the engine cabs but on the sides of the tender tanks,
there Jas only the name of the road -CANADIAN NORTHZRNJ. -On the rear
ends of the tanks, cast iron brackets were attached which loosely held number
boards, about 24 inches long by about 8 inches high, on Wh~.~~l ehe
engine numbers were painted. Thus if a tender hc:.d to be transfcrrc
from one engine to another, it was a simple matter to lift out the vrig­
inal number board and substitute another. This arrangement conti!1-s to
the present day –even on suburban tank engines which have no -: ~,,,,~,–, l
Reports :.
December 1949 (.10¢) -News; British Railway Operations.
I .
August 1951 (.lO¢) – ·Standard ;1e.ill Septejbor/October 1952 (.15¢) -NeVis; Philipsburg Railway &
December 1952 (.15¢), -News; I1TC Passenger
Lctbi~isre Sr. i-10gantic R.;J.ilway.
Cars at Dec.31/52.
. .
#44 April. 1951, (;10¢) -~ews;… Ib:p Qf Canadian Railways: in 1$54.
58 July/AuLlOSr, 1955 (.15¢) -News; End of ~!&SC Service over Victoria
Br:id?e; Crossing the lV~ctoria Bridge) Pant 5.

#59 Septenber 1955 (.15,!)·-News: Retirement of mc Equipment;
Crofising the River, Part 6. . .
#65 March 1956
/166 Apri:i. 1956
, ,
(,10¢) -News; Canadian . Northern Railway, Part ll.
/Part 9.
(~15¢) -N.ewsj Crossing the River -V~ctoria Bridge
#67 I,lay ].956 (.15¢) -News; Canada Atlantic 4-4-2 s ,lith drawing.
C.:·c::; th~ niver, conclusion.,; R.oyal Bank of Canada monthly
1,~;:t.el: ¥ rCan.:lda I S Memorials;. .
Jn8 1955 (.!O¢) -News:
and ,j22 (mC ,~997).
Reports on Trips 21 (I.!&SC #104 & 102)
69 JulY/PUfust 1956 (.15¢) ~ News; IITC Retirement on June24/56;
I,iiC; r()!J~cr of passenger cars at July 1/56; CNR renumbering;
l.f.rC 120n class.
September 1956 (.15¢)
MTC P.1geant. –
News:. PGE Extension to North Vancouver;
. .
October 1956 (.15¢) ~ News; ,(eports on Trip 25 (l.ITC #1046 ) and
//:26 (CPR to Knowlton); ~nd of V!&SC service j
November 1956 (il15¢) -Ne;,s: Origin and Development of Sleeping Cars
(Part 1); I;ist of ~ITC Tramway routes at Jeptember 1956;. Ce
ntenary of GTR Montreal-Toronto link; Story of CPR ?-10-1>5
with drm.,ring.
December 1956 (.15¢) -News; Mine and Industrial Railways in
ape Breton (supplelj1ent to map -part I), Originand Development
of Sleeping Cars (Par.t 2) i: End of M&SC ~ervicc; Introduction
to series on Canadian Locomotives.
. .-
Bulletin. filS -The Last Broad
, ····i:, -_. :ville Railway,
Ga~gel -Story ·of· the Carillon fA. Gr(;:l-.
by-Rp-bert R. Brown, .,.ith map and
. ., .25¢ per copy.
Bulletin //19 -,IOfficial Cars of the Canadian Pacific Jailway U
All time roster of business, instruction, superinten­
dents, pay, dynamometer, photoeraphers, cars, &c .
• 50¢ per copy.
-Vol.l No~ of ,ITTC Headlight -Getting to I{now Usl!.

TTC pamphlet -HHo/ to Use Canada I s first 3uhwayll.o
-Some notes on rail network of the iIontreal Transportation COfllinission
-Royal Bank of Canada ~,1onthly Letter aRailroads in Canada 1/.
-Story of Montreal Street Railway 901 class. (no drawing)

Index of lIes Heports 1-}0 (1949 throu[h to Dec.}1/52)
-Story of mc Observation Cars (rITC Publicity Dept.)

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