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Canadian Rail 082 1957

CÂNÂDIAN RÆROAD HRTORICÆ ÂS SOCIATION
NEWS REPORT
No. 82iNcoRpoRHÂm.
MONTREAL, CANADA
Notice of MeetingoCT0BHR 1957
The October meeting of .ühe Assoc-
iation will be held in Room 203,Transport,ation Buildirig, 159 Craig
CIJ_ __ _ _ ,. Ï.T_`, r – _ _ __C3
3:#i:3:: h:5e sà::iËgà L:ÉÏ:Î: Ù;ïâî:i:Î
ïgïJ:ÏÎ#fi3Îf:Î;Î:nt
benefit of the Association and those of its members who may
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âîs3Îà3:i;Îô Ègsg:È:hog3g :t:h:fpà.o:3Îgs
vâî::ËîetîaËÏ:eg:gïp,
#àî:h:ofg¥a;Sa:tË::Îe3àîg:s::, tg£oËÏ3c£
:Ësb:oï:g§ Îîâ£c±g7Ëo±on ,
g::9::ÏÎÎ;s:if;|ïÏ:ÎÎ:iî:7:Î:;;é:ïÎ:
Ï::g;ÎÏ:Ï;:âïî;:Î:;Ï:e
in what manner the proceeds are to be distributed.
As usual, members are invited to bring inter.ested guests.
——–.,-,-,–, ~
Association News
-,———.- ~-.-~`~-`+ ~`+LJg,J -6C^uç:;^ çlu i/l/
.J/CILJ.il
ÎÏ:#sa:nuàËâ:o:â::à à:sîïâàËi:Ë
: aï:iïîlt3f.n3â ::Î?n3Ï:c3Ëy:::f;1e
Trolley was Tool Car No.3200, now retir`ed fr`om ser`vic
e, but
t.C)aat`+llr h+`ilr`^. `^,-`t-^£_,..J L ___L , .
– ^
#A Myster`y Trolley tour was held over`
È:gî:n:foËhsuflnÆ3:;ïeg:pË:Ëg:Ëo;2âg.?on co-

Seventeen member.s congr.egated at St.Denis
Ï.esentiy being retained tentativeiy for triè- riù;-è-
uàY-càïï;ètïàà.
– 1^^^ _. _ _ _1 ,1_1, __ _ _ __-_ -_-« , `,`,`+`+ `,,–,~ Ul
Jll,
Ïîiî;:g!1ÎÊfaf;,ÎÏÏ:;:Ë;:_èïèîï
:ogfb%ggéa3:eâ:oïgdÊ::Ëa:Îi:±osîgt::r,
+)J_jp_ -.-T-_ .-_`-_`,.« =J–,L+ lJ+J`JJJ_
Ï:p:âiTe:âstâïîïtt3saË::ë::Î;.asDÎ;gÈ
:eaiàsi3nËiq:êr;pË:ââa::ÎÏ
_ -_ J _, J__ _, _ __ 1viiç u wds ÜulH as recent,J.y as 192,8, and is in ve
r`yïgoocl r.uniingCondition, despite a need for paint which it is hoped to r`
emedylr, the not-too-distant futuï.e.
ËÎ:ÊÎ;:;Ë:Î::Îgî::Î;g:::Ï:g#Î:uï:ï
i;;::Ë:Ïîg!n:Îâ:Î:Ï;é::Îîgîî:r-
àîï:ug:3câîgeîh:opf:;àgea:gysËàJ8::;ig::ÊÎ
Ë: : wÎ|:|:tot,:Êg;3 Ïgre
made at Victor`ia Squar`e, Gaï`land, and on the Bois Fr`
anc ..Pioad loop.
|Ë::`à:nâ:g, 8:h;iàoË;.Egâî:dc:ÈÎo3::egoMÎ
:ÏvËÎîg; :Î:Êes:. ggàËÎ:igî
turns were taken on the test loop for cïemonstr`ation pur`po
ses.
SUNI)A¥, OCT0BER 6TH IS OUR ANNUAL FAI.Ij F0IjlAGE
EXCURSI0N
::ggËËZÎ ÎËEASËËvïÏ#gRËÏ?HTcg#ÎA5Ï
JFËÉÏîugoÆïfËàvE:TËà.È 22 ,
STATI0N 8, MONTREAL.
•-=,:Ji±i—=–.-:-…—.-=.:=rL-…—…–..-±I±!!ES_LË
£Æg=±-.=-..–|9±±:–±?ï£_
Forster` Kemp reports on ……..
`-
The Route of the AURORa – Ar.ctic
streamliner of the Alaska R.R.
Îïëîïg:Ë:ÏÏ:Ï;ÏÏ;ÏgËîg::ÏEF
sÏ.Î:Î#Ï;:âîï:Ïià:âlfvî:Ïnîïî
ïËÏog;IÎÎËtthe
blue and yellow, with the largcç5l-, w.indc)ws 1 have
e`rer seen on a
-:-:i::–:::::::-::–:-::–:-:-:-:::::–:–:::-:–:-:::::::-:-:-::::i:::
::-:::-::::-:::::-:–::–:-::-::-:::-::-i–ï:-:-ï:–i::-:::::[-:-:
–:-:-:::–
ÎËÎse#aîf :ââs câ:i|Îseï:::taîuggââ;
oÏËrTâ3h:|o|:msu=gr?a:à3li:a::;i-
aced by a tri-weekly overnight sleeper train in the winter.
Other equipment of the r`ailway is quite moder`n and well-maint
ainrAed. Motive power is pr.ovided by a fleet of loooHP Alco un
its with
::Î:ÎÎ::#uÏ!Î:3Î:Îîâï!;fî Îiï:Î
;Ïhîïiîg;::fÈ:Ï:;Ï:::Î:::,ÎÏÎ!Î:i:,a
nd
gËÈ:`ïhî::i:ÎesaÈgeï::Î ÎÎ:ïà:e , B
::daîâ Î::.:Eg:Î:Îgrs::Ësa:r:h:oÎÏ:Ë3:;î_
Î3:m-Î:r:r:Îg Î:âe:Î:Î, y:ÎÎ:ïy|:.Ë`tl
ÈÎÎÎË` wiË:f:ËÊË:aîgÈgÈ:Î: :::c;
l:i|owwith +r.Ïack lettering. Those with onedpiece rc>llaway doo
r`s also h.ave
#3hd;:ÏÎo£aî:Ë3grËà3:kT:àïecgËgaË:xgà
rgàe3t3f|lel:t%£ÎË:sAÎ:,;btËêk
Ïïà3:aîÈlfg:mËîléËy3:cËh:nEnÈg:t:ÎË
trcâ:e:omBÎËË;ba:Ëe:âr:rî|a:gecial
Î;e:È:à Îïi:g;Îgà. gaË:Ît:Ëà:ÏssË
Ëgo:Ëoàïe23rî:gtofoàg: ::âiÈÎ: :3,:f:-ied two to a flatcar`. They are painLecl bright blue and y
ellow like
:Ïêîï:ÎÎ:Î`!Î:kîî:ÎÎÎ::::g:ÎË
:t!ï:Î;r:ÎA,::ÏÎÎ:%;Ïji;ÎÏÎ:ÎÎ!!Ï
gîiîî:Î;Ï:t
qnd lettering ( Pullman -Tr`oop Sleeper)real side-door` Pullmans still ar.ound ! Others are painted
slate greyànd still othe.t.s are in the afor`ementioned blue-a`nd-yellow
livery.
Historic locomotives: Ther`e is a small saddle-tanJ<: engine
pr`e-served at each end of the line. Both ar.e O-4,no and both
aï`e num.beredÎilli. The one at Fairbanks is an old Tanana Valley RR
nar`r.ow-gauge
e`ngine built by H.K.Porter Co. The one at Anchora£e is
a standard
ËLàËèLeu;ï:Làe:ïiJ£éJÊcï#è:;à
r;Uiocà:[:tË#:Tï/àrË:CJri:=;§
4
Steam ljocomotives! Thr`ee of these wer`e seen, one each
at Fair-
ÏÎÎ::à:`!Ï:Ïlïeîî::[fî:ÏÏ:tâ::Î
ï:::Î:g:Îïâ:ÏÏuÎÏ:Îâoïîa;;:AÏÎ
Ï;:;:ÎE:Ï:
coal-burning engines. Tenders are f.ull of coal and there is
suffic-ient coal ar`ound that they can use if necessar`y. The eng
ines arekept in case of` flooding of the line, when diesels can not
operat,è.
News.Rcport -ï957 Pag:e
97
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goî:iàî :::ÎdH::|;:kaTîgîeJ:Ë:s:i::eibàïttï
;eïî;a:Ï:Ïîesr:Î, vâïîoâ:
!:m:ÎÎô:Î;;::Ïg:Ê`Ï:î:ÏÎ:âàïâ:
ÏÎîîà::Îpîrî:gï!Îy:::(:f:;Î:ï!e:Ï
à:ËÎÏ5e
and U.S.R.At +intage, 2-8-2s and 4-6-2s.
Hotels: Ther`e are railï.oad hotels at both Curry and Hea
ly anda posh r`esort hotel at MCKin Park which has been l
eased to a
privat,e operator.
Mbrine equipment: The Alaska Raiiroad has several diesel-
ÊD_£___§t_ernl¢_9_ç=±__çüÈS and bar.ges
imiich operate on thea-na-naw ivër` and on the ¥ukon River._ __ (=J _ _ –___ ___ _1___ __Ower,-
pronouncedThe sternwheel àteamer`
ÏÎîîgîàkgïi:Ëegstlï:t:ËâgeÈgoà:53
ieiîeg3:âegoiàlv:ÏÊigËînagu:ÈÏ:raLaïË.meals are served. It is under the auspices of the Fairbanks
Charnbein
of Commerce;
vàïî:n:Î!:Ï;:ÎÎÎÏÎÎ;Ï;Î;Îîi
ïî;;:;;e:ÎÎÎ;ÎË£Î!:;ÎÎ!ÎÏÎÎ
ÎÎÏ!Îyîîg:n
locomotive shôp. The buildings of the University of Alaska
ar`e then
passed, situated on a hill overlooking the tracks. Beyond th
is was
àg:tegËe:àï:Ëtî: :3:gie¥hà;hsÈ:oîâ:gî
:wttËef:::sîîrmîhân|EË: Î:eftànancq
àÈÎ:oà:h:ssËÎ:lîgn:âÈlâïv:Îrîî
r:Îebïp:3:eËàlàîr..ecâËog:n;:Îà|f:ÎslÈ
ge
ÎÎ!:::Îï:ÎÏï;:Ï;1!:;:;Îîîf:Î;iijî
î:ÏÎÎ:n:ËÎ::cl:::Îe:Ï!g:Ï:::iï:Ï!.:::ng

The track resumes its southwesterly directiôn after leaving
;Îîîi;Îg;Î;Î;ÏÎÏ!Î;ÎÎÎÏÏÎ
;ÏÎÎÏÏ;eîï::ÎÎÎoÎÎÏîïi:b!Î
ÎÎ:ÏIÏÎÎ:Î:Èïy
gî:cÎ:gîyt3i;e:wg;sgg:e c:ggîigga:: :ËÊCËi:Ê: ,
cÏ:â:|ÏpvE:Îbïglïây.Î:
ÎÎ::Ï::ÎÎ::Ïâ:;;Î;:g?ÎÊÎ:ÏÎ::Î
Ï;gîcîïîg::#:ÎË:ï:;Îj!;:`Ï!ÏËÎuÏ
Ï:Îï::n
îfàeîew#: £:Î:Î Îgoï:c:Î:dïivî: à
îe::ât:tîÈâo:aËfwï;KÏ:1:ïepg:Ïi wayto get there, but a highway is scheduled for` completion this
year.
u ® {t , h . A ,
News Re
follows for more than seventy miles. At Color`ado; the fir`
st view
of Mount MCKinley may be had on clear days. I saw.only tr
aces ofit dur`ing three days in Alaska, although it is visible fr`om
many
points on the railway. Thenext station is named Hono-
:ϱ¥è ÎgS #a±£stËca#àeg:ng
The train crews exchange
::::ÏÊ; :af::c:g::Ê ï:âcËin-utes. A spectacular` viewof the Chulitna River. may beseen just beyond this sta-
:i::bï:à:eaf:Îiî:Ïgw:usEen-few miles further on, theAlaska Railr.oad has its ownver.sion of the CPRts StoneyCreek Viaduct — a steelbr`idge which passes 296 feet
above Hurricane Gulch.
and vÏîïâym::::g:;, i:iïî:i-
ble as the line descends to-the division point of Curry,which is famous ï`or bears.It is a. radlway division
£3;nààt:Ï: p3Ëgeîâîîrgaàaàà;
:ÎÏ:Î:Î:à::Ë:Ïîîi:Înï;:€Ïàe
latter near
. Both
Eiiii!ar.e wandering, gravelly
:::ÊÎË:wÊÏ:hh:¥: ¥âË¥ ::±Ë;
good for salmon and br.outfishing. Our` ti.ain stoppedsever`al times for fishing
par`ties to entraini lt ispossible to use the tr.ainsfor one-day fishing excur`-
Îà3nînfïîg âg:ËÎ:êgâàdlî:ï:urning in the evening. Two
ànïeiaâ:;;pÎ::Îdaî:!àË::aresorts for the residents of
Anchûr.age .
+.hrouËËeal#ÎnË:e3fpîÊ:efiat-
ânuskà Valleyj,, ,Alaska,ts pr-
i`Ï;ï:ËÎ;S::Îïàïîoî;:â;Ë:Ï:iïh
¢ ïh± :]3ë ; Ï.;:;ïn.fl:::.+ff£.–.f.,.*Ë
J. ,_i®À.
HÊHS.ÆÊË9±±=_l_9_5__?___=__-a*mLe`._9~2
rîvÈ9¥Î..y.e.efz_ap9.¥u€h.of the gravel baiiast hà
d Èeéà–ùà;-hé-d~èi.way.
and to the coal mines at Premier, Eska a.nd Joncsville.
The rr};],j.r
;Înîg::ÏËÏÎ;;Ëg|:3Îg:ËË!yÊî::Ï:im
:!Îrc|f:Î:gglï:Î:::Îï€Î::Ë:hî:i:t« iJ;l;:;
:,ïl
ÎÎ;:ÎnËÎÎîîi::Î!Î;ÎÊÏÎ::ÎÎ
Îî:ÏÎÎÎ;Î!Î:Ïr:::ÎÎÎ:Î!;ÎÏ;
:Îœ:ÎÎÏ:îÎ,;r,::,ac`ï.
Ëriver, but they ar`e insufficient €o deai witË trii;-à
-àcè=-à-=y;àr.`^+V
f:oîgingM::Ëaîfa:Ë:dlàËÊhf:ggktblàî|:SÈ:t
|Ï:tgï:l:Ïaioîîo£:lcËÎ:age
ÎË::În:Êa|ïàïiâ:g,oÏuË|:::Ëâoîï
axiËefg::erÊâ::ifignânâgàragîàEâ-Îîà
-çg
of Ship Creek to Anchorage depot.
The town of Anchorage r`eceived its name when small boats fou
nd
Îoîaâem:5gfes:âpâ::h3:ea€otï:smg:gË 3fdggi:ngrî
:Ïè fï:g2ï:Ë pÈ::i 5â.
mi:eî.:ÏÎï!i:âï;:;ÎTîn;;:Îïq_s_Ê;;,e;oË
:;^ÎÎ?Ëo:Ëîèho:âiî:lîÊ:a.::Ëiel:gsts__ ___ _-__ _ __ —- _ t,_L ,,`-, *+++~ ^
_(. V,-
he r`ailway hàs half-a-dozen br`idgQs cr`ossing var`ious arms
of the
£ _____ 1____L J_1_ _ _
_ _ _ ________ __–r –.,- t .-,- +., r« hJ+
ennï¥b:ï$9JL.Î¥Ë_rhï?f±eï.._ _abëut. 62 q
iles from Anchorage, r.eaëiicü
a |2-mi|e. branch |ine fiom portage; _ _Àé. TT|,ii-_S._à
-à_;-,-_-JüÎ; 2_5ÈË;
r` `r`^^-o Àr`t7. J?^`.` –.`_JLL ___ T
_1 . i i ,
Î~^Î+-PP9r+£Îyjf`9rLW€:?tp.er. , I^dî£iq.ê.d.to
visit Whi-€€ièi–ôn`Éri-a-£ ciè`Ly.V`rjeï}r:j£O..±hîL9ep9çL9?__aboùt 9:20 AM for t
he 9:30 tr`ain, but found
_ + , , 1
Χà;;~:« Î;α;ÎJ#ÎsÎÎ;§Îi§;:Î
ÏÎ:§:;Î::ÎÎ:§ÎÎîîiï;;!ÎÏÎ:i
î;-Î!Îi:Îtî:ï-Îù:w
Thc Whittier train had been cancelled. I went acr`oss a cr`
eek to
gâïîpâe::oïnaËh:h;a:âi::3aî âïâpËà
t :::::ew:ât îîmîaÈ:Ëelb`ÎâË 3-Îrîe
g:;àÈàa;|ïeh:gaËîgn:onî :::ï fî:k ÎÏ
:owÊîeogà#aaâËo:EoïïàsË|Î:c:ideof a hill above the tr`acks until 1 r`eached the depot where
the mis-
!Î::ÎÎÎÏÎ¥Î;ÎÏÎ;§;Î:ÎÎÎÎ
;ÎÎ;ÎÏÎ;§ÎÎÏÎÏÎÎÎ:Ïîiî
îî:ÏïÎ:§ÎÏ:Ïiî§ÎÎ;::g
Jl –I-~,®-__ -._ -L-,___ _,_ rn,
1tearing uderailing_ _ _ 1_ _–_ . _ _.-but one pair of wheels of the unit derailed when they
_ _ L _____ __. ,) ,
rtl,_ -_ ___ ____1= _–_–
p tr`ack. The last unit and two carJs t6ok the spur. with
out
l__L _ __ _
:Î;::e8o:Ëê €£:g:Ë£ %Ë:C§*ït:Ë: br`
ain sÈoi;-É;a Ïà-;Ë8ù€ 3ÔÔfëè`€J
The removal of he derailed units elicited a g.reat deal of
àï3:Êstt5r;Ët:ËetË:og::c::dî::g:rarfiâr,|ywf)Î
ot::l:âsh:u:eÈlel ÈâËgâ as
the leading A unit was lifted a.nd moved to c?+ tempor.ary
cribwork
Î1:Ë:`iîioË::Ïâ:îîtï:Ï;:wÏîïtî
:Îîïg:Îîe:Î:ÎâÈ:ÎÎÈ:,n::1i;îi.:g:
ÎïïËgunce-
rlhe trailing A unit was r`erailed after lunch, and the a
uxiliary
cr`ane switched to work from the other side, to begin work o
n theiB0 uÏ:its,
..:..,.n±:=±.._-+,_Â.,………._.___._.=T._…___.__====..==.:
=_=.=_….==..=¥Ê±r±Æ__.._.;;__.:.;=;……._………_..
_.« Ëa8Ê…±:.99
At 2:3o PM tJhe thr.ec-Càr l,,Jhitt,ier passenger train wa
s moved
into the station, hauled by a looo-HP Alco rc>ad-si.ivitcher.
Therewas an express car, a baggage-and-seconduclass combination ca
r, and
;a:à:âË;Îl:Êîr::c5-È3à3Î-ÎÊa:tîî.
ÏcL16reTËl:et:âà%eirag39,PÎ:aJJg-Îgâgsîg-
nation boards. I inight adcï, her`e, that the Alaska Ra
ilro&d usestrain designatiori. boards like those of the Hair`iman roads —
theUnion Pacific and the Southern Pa.eific. The train left at
3:00 PM
3âtî:Ë:Ën:;gèdi:Îgâg:,È:w5Ïo::StoËhrîu:
ÏcÎI;ËÎ:gàïfl.diîI::1aï:i::r:â:n
iniscent of the Bay of Fundy (or at least, the inner` r`ea
ches of it)in that there are high, turbulent tides, second only to thos
e of
:-;:-::::-::::-::-::-:::::-::::-::::::-:::l—-::-:i:–:::-::–:–ï-:
-:-:::::-:-:i:i–::–:-=:-:i:::–::–::-i–:-:i:-:–:-:-:-:–i-:i–:–i:
:::::i:=::–
Îïiîîïîï:ï#;Î::ÎÎÎÎÎ;ÏΧ
;§:ÏÎ;§Îi!Î:ÏÎÎÎ;ÏÏÎÎÏÎï
Î;ÎÎÎÎ;,Î:;Χ.§wÎÏ;Ïy
tiody of a moc>se which the tr.ain had struck down. Anothe
r moosc
hurr.ied away around a curve. They removed the mooET,e fr
`om the t;,rack,then r`etumed, made a brake test and called in the flagman.
Delay:
tv`enty minutes.
g:ÈÏoîïâ:Îr#Îàt:Ï::iïî:yÊâ::ÎÎ
Îîîg:Ï:cîaïâï:t:Îîi:ÏÏ;T;rî;Îî
fî:w:Ëe,
For`tage to Whittier`. The PortagenïiJïhittier li]`ie
follows t-,he v..c+`11eyaf a glacial river for the first seven miles, `and appea.rs
to be8ËΣÎÊ::ïâî§oîtgïîîïî:à±
¥:ïÎ:Î:Îi:tïïîî;iï:::Ë:;Îâ:Ï:
:È:ÎiàE:ÎoÎ;ÎÎ8w-
Î,:::Î#:ÎÎ:È!g;:Îhï::;Îâi;Î:Î:ÎË:
;Ë:g:;Îîiï:Ï::ÎI:Î,:ÎÈ:Ëi:Îeî::Î:
ÎÏ?
:,ÏË::si::â vtJ::::àe:nA:mb:aî:ioË:sÊâ:kï:â
:::: :Îeo:ga::::ï lîÊ:;e
Èîeâ âgî:ÈgîË3ptgtttiï:iS:ÏÎ:dag€aî
::eâîÈyçieîÊ: ïii:Ëâ Î::nËËËè
ds:ge of
ïÏ;::.;Î:::::Ïol!!oiâo#g;;ÏîîtïâÊÎÏ
ÎÎÎîîà:ÎÎÏ:tî::Ï;r:o::Ï:::lilîï
::
the s5ene of the mor`ningls accident. No. 5 had arrive
d from Fa:ir-ba.nks, and this was the only time that 1 saw twc> passeng
er` tr`ainsin this terminal at the same time.
tril, :a:eàïï,Îînd|e?ob:ÎiïËên£:a3Îeï
o*âstâ:r531ÈÊ:àngnm3Ë:i#gàwnEh e
triF. I spent the night, at Fairbanks in the old ÎîNe
nana; if 1 canno long€ir ride a sternwheel steamer-, I could at least sl
eep on one !
A note on the Alask& Railroad dining car`s: The ,A.R.R. o
per`ates
ç±i!±4=.= _ __ __ ___|Ïg]±[£L˧PgË£
==J2ÉZ____PÆ€|±£2È
dining and lounge ser.vice on the tîAuRORa. The cars
are built withthe kitchen in the cent,re, an eight-table dining se3ition at
one end.and a twenty-seat lounge in t,he ot,hor. Tho bar adjoins th
e kitchen.
:Ë:Xeïî?alÈïi:g:eaîef::::t,c;l?l:nhî:Ê:sÉcÎ
oïàv:aËrènc::o:aGî:;îdïàigÈsh-
§Î#:Ï:ÏÏÈïÎF;-Îëj:!ïÎÏÎÎ:Ï
?%:?!ÎÎ;Î!;L3:Îë¥!::iÈ3Î_8§ÎÎ;J;-Ï;ï
Χ:Ï;:Ï::::
r.e i$2.2and ïb2.50,
esserts 50 cents, sc>
3.00 for a meal. Both
-`_-« _ d _-_ _
quality and quaritity do not compare favour`ably with most Ca
nadianand United States r`ailwayst However, this is about the ori
ly draw~
back to an other`w±.se good passenger servicQ. Crews ar
e c()ij.r.teous
â:g :Ï:âËlâàde:gî;o:Îagî:?ta:Ëttî:e:à
âLgpî:sv::;nËnË:Îe:#Îà. ca-
Aïask:nR:Ï¥::g ÏP, t:em:::t:dgÈttË:âF,A:R:#à9Î
ïed my tr±P over theU,
S:,cL:sâ:à %:Îf:gtï3. cÈ£tg:S{È:ÎË. 4oM%È
£tgîstàâ3théit you usually end up by paying mor.e than
–oo–00–oO–
UIPMENT NOTES – Canadian National Railriays is effect,ing a
furtherlocomotive renumbering, pÏ.incipally to separate
Diesel units of differ`ent weight cate£rories:
Old number 1500
Î
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„1100-1104
1200-1203
1222-1226
3043-30/+9
30
300-3057
6-3073
Ïiî:Ï;!;
4370-4373
CANADIAN RAIljROAD HISTORICAL
ASSOCIATION
__ = _ : _ ———— _
T`ews Report No. 823ctober, 1957
Ëditorial Addr`ess :
;;orioËÎïeÊÎ,2:tÎ:::âa
Editor: Omer S.A. Lavallee
Ë:gï?ÏdïË::?rioË:Ëg,:aÊeË;own
Committee: Kenrieth ChiversAnthony Cleg#William Pharoah
Research Historian:Robert R. Br`own0
85
_1-3(or.iginal number)
3815-3,822
t28%:Ï2g;4800+819
4820-4823
Springfield Ter.minal Ry.electric
locomotive No.20 has become Corn-
wall Street, Railway, Li£J:h.t & Power`
gîà I:Îé:r4: agîT:Ëy?aËÏJ3?Îg Ïg à
lî:3on
on the CSRL&.PCo but has not, beenÏ`epainted.
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Î:Îiïiî!:Ë-
ÎvÎÎÎÊi;::Î:d%§Î¥%Ï:Ï:C;;ï;:ÏÊ
:Ïiy.
OUR SALES DIVISI0N HAS MANY INTER-
ESTING ITEMS FOR SAljE. ASK FOR LIST.
NARPGEDA
_ _ =__ _ _ _ _C.R.H.A.
CNRCPRAC&HBGWvH)
NOTEs AÎ`m NEWS
by
For.ster` A.Kemp
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Reloc.=`Ltions ar`r.ï under. way on several
stc3ani and e.l.ecti.ic railwt3.y lines iri
the 1..TLontreal a.rea. Ori t,he CanacJii,:.,Lu
#É:i:ggàpl;Lîà:wgï;ài:il:i::a|:-ÏsogeËrïer`elocated bctween Ville Sai.nt Pi.e,rreand .Ï3alla,ntyne to pc`r`mit excavation
€ârï¥dîânaËc¥::ÎÎ%Ëgï,±::yg:tT:Ï
ï˧::t;:§Îg:Ï;ÎÎ;:;Î:ÎcÎËË:Ï:ï
rît:ÏïeïÈ:ï
!ias also been diverted and is carï-ied upon a tempor`tc
ir`y woodentrestle which spans the excavation.
e flTh`e Sai.nt l.awrence Seærway constr.uction has res
ulted in the use of
tempor.ary t,rackage by the C&nadian f`aci£`ic ?Lailway betwe
en St,Constant and La.Salle. Necessary slow ordei`s have causcd s
ome delayto most passen&.er tra:i.ns using the line. A lift br`-idge
is to be
placed in the Adirondack Subdivision whcre it cr`osses the shi
pchannel .
egEet€ârMÎÏË:e:ÈrTï:Î::p8:|f|:-t|È::cJ::mï
i:J|:i::àsiil|iâeîèvî:ÎâàogïeËÈeof
:3Ï3:Î:igîp:Îaî|ïet:aE::c:|e|ÈagʧcÈÏ.1
cï:Îïïrelrïï|:CgtÊ:3ÇÈËtÊgË|ÈI:::
stg:me
years ag.c). Cars appr`oach-ing the car bar`ri by runriing
east,boundon St.Cather`ine were forced to tur`n south on Frontenac to l
\TotreDame, then r`eturn via Harbour` to St,.Catherine ancl tum Ç
ast to the
rear of the barn. Most ca.r`s retur`ning t,o Hochelaga ca,
r` barn
used Notre Dame str.cet for` this purpose. With the abando
nmcmtof the track on Notr`e Dane, the long-unused eastbound track
onSt.Cather`ine between Frc>ntenac and Harl:)our was rewired ar
`id conn-ec ted with the track leading to the bLlti-n. A single-trac
k loop
has been le.ft on Front,enac, Notr`e Dame and Har`bour s
tr.eets.
e A mor`e extensive r`elocation on the MTC ha.s been come
nced on C+r`eml
Îgà:eBàxg.ïo:#Ï::àg;sïhiîËeeggËÏ:::rafr
àrlslcq.:obà1:âcâu:Ë:.upÈtE:ËEïn
ïàg.ËïrtïÈtgl::a::âeg:i::Î#:gÈdîh(Çef
Æ-::Êo;:ÎÎ;àrâtÈ:Iàl:#.Wi#e
MTC ti!ack is being` r`elocated to the ceritr`e strip to
alloiw unimpeded
`::iît-,;ËCËà:â,o:ËI::sg:;:f.eËa:ïE::rs|sT:-::
:a|Î:dolilïl|ysî.Ë:ÏÎ:osË:::Ë
just south of Cr`emazie.
e A recent visit to two of Montr`ealts fc>uï. r`emaini.
n€i ec?Lr` houses, itwas noted that there was been a, marked r`eduction in iT:,trc
ct c{ir`stor`age space. At St.` Henri, only four tracks are st,ill
ushbleby trolleys, but, some ya,rd space is still av,-~ïilablc.
At, St.Denis,
it was noted t,hat all stor.aLgc3 tracks nort.h of the car
barn hëi.ve
been r`emoved.
e Canadicm Natic)nal Railways Poi]it,e St,.Char.1es shops
in PvIont,recfil
ÎÏÎÎ:Î:ÎÎÏÎ:ï!i!Ë:Î:§;j:ïîî
âîî:ÎÎΧ#cÎÎ:`:Î:;Îïïi§ÎÎ
:Ï;;Îïtîî§::,
Ontar`io, for` the eastern lines.
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C.R.H.A. Nem, Report -1957 Puge 1,,)
e Canadas most complicated electric railway intersection has been
reduced to more orthodox proportions. The Toronto Transj:t COffiJ:1-
issions Roncesvalles-Kint:-Queen-Lake Shore Hoad inters.ection,
which brought toe;llther five lines 0: doable track and a sinele­
track loop, has been cut down to inauguration of the new Queen Street ~xtension line and the aban­donment
of the former line on Lake Shore Road. Tho bridge crossing
the Canadian National at Sunnyside Station, ~nd the special track­
iork which connected the Lake Shore aoad line with King, Queen and
Roncesvalles and Sunnyside Loop has all been removed, as has most
of the loop itself. The nevI line went into service on July 21st.
e
Pacific Great Eastern Railway has purfhased six 72-passenger coache,
from the Chicagolp Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Tlailro2d. It is
understood that the cars have been operatinr; in service on the PGE
in their fl.Ulwaukec Road colours.
8 On August 30th, CNR unveiled a master plan for the future develop­ment
of the fo10ntreal Central Station area. Developed in cooper­
ation with ~Iebb & Knapp (Canada) Limited, the area surrounding
the present Central Station-Queen Elizabeth Hotel-ICAO building
development, will be transformed into an imposinc group of
office bUildings, chi0f of which will be a 40-storey, 550-foot
high cruciform-shaped glass-wulled office building, whose summit w
ill rival that of Mount Royal in height. Other structures will
include a 20-storcy air-conditioned office building between the
new Hotel and that ICAO Building, a five-storey CNR general office
building on LagauchetiereStreet which I.-rill presumably replace the
present headquarters facilities at 360 McGill Street, and a three
storey-transportation centre occupying an entire block south of
Lagauchetier Street, equipped with heliport on the roof. It is
expected that the development will be substantially completed
within five years.
e
Early in September
L
the Iflormer Montreal & Southern CQunties Hail­
way station in 3t. am bert , a landmark since the line was opened
in the fall of 1909, was dismantled. Service on the railway ¥ad
ceased on October 15th, 1956.
9 The New Haven RR has accepted from General Motors Corp., four
newall-purpose heavy combination electric/diesel-electric loco­
motives. Thirty more are to be acquired by the end of this year, and
an additional thirty will b..:o supplied next year. The locomot­i
ves, known as Universals, arc.:: said to operate with equal ease
on regular electric power drawn from third rails, or on convention­al di
esel-electric propulsion, generated on the locomotive. The main
purpose of the engines is to permit of a complete run being
ma::ie without change of locomotives between New York City and Boston. At pr
esent, electrification extends only from New York to New Haven.
a
Ca~~dian National Railways has two 98-ton depressed-centre flat
caro on order from Canadian Car Co., for its Newfoundland service. Ther wi
ll be the largest railway cars ever placed in service on t,hc
Islend, when they are delivered early next year.
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CÂNAiJIAN RAILROAD li.ISTO[3ICAL
AsjocIÂTI0N-__ _ _ -= = – _ – _____=_=___-
Montreth.|
UPPËR CANADA RAILWAT SOCIÏT¥
Tc>r`onto
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cANA3ËâF{SÎùÏÎËp,ËXDtËÎsTœicAL AssN„ Hosts.
The members of the Railway Division of theCa.nadian itailï.oad Histoi-ical AssociatiQn, would like to
Ëâk:uËhÈîaâî.gî:àËïiËïlioFàJÎÏ:Ê-:eEÏ:Ër:Îoâ.paËËÎsi?gËËwe are pleased. to have with us many members of our
§::Ë:.ËÎ:rîgf f`:,Ï3EpoàË ::ïÎ:Ë3 l e5hîo-ËË£elïJiîînîgîmR;È:;ayof a mutual a.ctivity indulged in by members of both
8.roups.
trolleyi:EÏÈÈâë.stl:Êec3ÏËââi::dtî;ïÊ1:rèaË#Îï-1:aîiÈ¥îru-=d
Ï;:::ÎÎÎÎ:âJiîgIÎ1!Î;àl-:1:Îtïï:a;Ïîâïi`Î::iî:::ï::ï:1éîïîî:?::eexcursic)n alone, and the r.ecognition you have given bysupporting this outing is deeply apprecic+Gedo
bhat we 9JËÎÎ Iîg;ànih:e:ltlâsËÈg gîus:,:Ï::m;ràuaâgaËâp:ndagain, as we hc?`ve i,h,rith majiy of our passengers who have
been coming with us on t,hese Jûr`ips sinëe they wereinaugurated in the Association in 1950.
Jom ï`j.nRJO:`ilBAÏ« ïKS, Jr.
Passenger Agent
Œ,`ER S.A. LAVALLËE
General Superintendent.
£aË:i3nî3üùüii:|ï:Ê::iî:ÏîiÊÎ::Î::::iï;;:|:Î:#!Înnî;:Î:vaî::Ïeîî:;Î::Î:ïn:iation,
Combination Baggage-Passenger Car:First Passenger Car:Se cond. w :
Thiï.d „ :Fir`st Par31our Car :
Second (Observat,ion} Parlou.r Carâ
Mir® Stephen Cheasley
Mr; î,,.ülliam MCKecm7n
MÏ.. Kenneth Chiversrvïr. Anthony Clegg
PJh® Paul MCG`ee
nh. Joki.n MarjoriL,âïks+Jr®
Nor,t
Read Down
Tii-iies given are Ëastern Standard .Time
Sunday, October 6th, 1957.
îv,7incl.sor Sta..! SJGations
l.,tontreal (ï`/ïindsor Sta. )T,,17estmount
Ïbïontreai ï,`Jest
Par`k Avenue!3te. Ther`ese
St. Jeï.ome
ShawbridgeVimy
ste. 1[argueriteMile 3Ste. A
Ê Mile 5St . JoviteMont TremblantÊ Mile 71.7
Labelle
Southwar`d
Read U
6:05 Î
–IJ 3:05 î
L 4:50 „
Æ – Passengers will be permitted off at these stops totake photographs
i~:isTORICAL NO ON TIljï RAIL-vVAY: just before arriving at Park Avenue
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inci,].lly-oùmed ;uebec, i« Iontreal, Ottawa sc Occidental Ra.ilway. On
that date, the ïgestern jJivision of the .IJïoæ was sold to the CanadianPacific liailway.
The line nor`th of St.Jerome was built by the Canadian Pacifici~`tailway Company, under the cha.rter of the Montreal Nor`ther.n Colonizat-•`_L
any. It was opened f.i-om St.Jerome to Ste.Adele (now
n Sèp.Cember. 28,-i89i.` The iine was opened to Ste.Agatheion Raïïont R
:I:eüâg:Êmîâ:e:: :Ë9_3èDÎ:Ëb:Î gl:el3?112mit 1o.9 miles past Ste.AgatheConstruction was through to La
ÏLÉïti:iËx:Ïïi+gù:É+:D{È:È:.Ë`ËË*ÎËËiËË;Î
e end of that year, and the open-
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! ABl,UT oUR ASSoC|AT.|o_N .-._. `.`a`-. u-! ËI::ogïg;Îàâ: :3:.àl::aËtgi:Ïtv::È;Îl1
= .—– ÎÈx#3¥:a:à ïî: ::g::-âgr;no]i[o#:eal
organization of Ce.nadaîs fir.st public i-ailway, the Company of theProprietor`s of the Champlain sc Saint L8.wrence Rail Road. Having asits first pur`pose, the preparation of a suitable observance of the
Î35g:nsË: :fi:Ïîaîp(r:g:Ëgwg-g :ÏIÈgràiËâte¥hà:haËo:Ër#aâât:? ÏÏIïh:1,
à:àâ:!:Î: Îftgî::1giËË. ghge;:ÎË:Ï|:o:ÈaÈrîîsË::ïa#::h|oivoï:Ï|ïaïî Îgsmany for.ms, and. associated industr`ies.
In 194.1, the Association was incor`porated by Feder`ai Charter as
;eâ:ïp:râït|3:rwàËhî::oâî:rêeâîî:à:à , wf3Ë :Ï|âîîaËuÏEÎ::g;t s:nwË:eh:âmehitherto comprised a Toronto Chapter. of the C.ROH.A„ for`med themselves
ÈgËÎoËËîeuïË::t îî#:oi|:a#:a¥aâââÈâàyjiaïËÈ:gdhÊÎsgg:Î:âï âs:3gî:ÎE:nsince that time. The U.C.R.S. was incor`por.ated in the Pr`ovince ofOntario in 1952.
of th`;JiàËÈgcËI:Êig:sËa:e:nË:ââ:ieàhâ 3::#Ëtofo:hâ :g:Î:::Ë€ ]ÎT:geâîogÊnà`ÏriaË£Ë:ràgàî3nio:gÈ CËh:a:xË:::Ï:eo::s::r:Ërwg:Èn:à£gà8.Î3Î;sÊei:Ëch an
fîg:È:dg:Ee::tË:1ÈS Éàâlïnigaîêïgî: , f3Ë£, wÎÏ:df:::Î:gtiî3rsg:Ê;egà âg%l;Î-:àsÈ:earîËâ:: :Î:nh:gd:Êgeàïï: f#: g:âïs*iïîsol#)Çeb:a:çhË:Î:âlwîth
time G.nd patience, and the generous suppor`t of our activities.
All members of the Association serve without pecuniar`y Ï`emuner-ation, and any pr.ofit accruing frofÀi our` trips goes to support the
?|ïÎ:e;::roîotËîa_;ïaà:ga:aËÈ;igà:nt|:: ::âuîsî3 Î:Ê?i:Îè gËÈg:rï`ÎÊi::rlàl:grestor~3.tion of prototype railwe.y material. In addition to an extensiveCollection of lanterns, station signs, signals, iûocïels 3`nd other` equipL
gââtÈr:Ïîe#|:ËJÎïeDÈgà:ÎoËngoË:Îîîâê :ÈgcfîecÊÎ Î: ::È:ç:Î;ee:ËàË.gâyin the ace4i`.isition of other items oi. this nr=JÛure. At the present tiine,
J!ioiîîî;lîî!:iî:ËÏÏÎ:i:G:û:?:ÏÏÎ;rî:i:;iîiîî;alîîi!:jîï::JÎÎ:hî!Ï:c:;ËR-ÎÎÏ|v;:y
car` planned for` restor`at,ion and. conversion to elcctric propulsion;
ÎÎ: :a:aïilll:Tâ¥eË:È:a-:Î :Î: | ||ÎâË#ân&pÏî::fÈcrJ:lgÉ::,ây–`gîiï?tzi. formerly
FUTuiiE ACTIVITIËS—– _ _
Be sure to see that your name is placed on our•ËÎÎÈiËg` iïàâËieàîïî chTËTÏ:1|Ï:t càïîï1%:e:s:â Egek::;i;o:ni:Î:r::à?r%y
¥£Èïjïs:âcî:˱:Ësdg::hn:+€ Ë]:±:a::eîtÈnr,îgï±Îî:gwîî:€: j:ggggÊgrt:Ë.g¥Ès ,and you will therefor`e not be ,solicited by any other` or`ganization.
Further information about the Association can be obtained fromthe Tr`ip Corittee Ï.iepr`esent8.tive in your car`.
ËLhi.v.A+j ï A+i_±t±±±±;;;::gLÀïj ii i 5 iiïç}àijCAL ASSOCIÀTI0l`J iïivites you ….,
to its ioLËËË˱9.L7LüËËÉÈËË˱Æi_ËLA± with the
Ui::FÆ[ï CANÂDA RÂILTv.JÂY SocliïT¥, of Ë{?Æ9˱Ë9 ..
FJÂrJl.U|J||NG:
o – Observation Car Tourof Ivlontr.eal
o – Annual Fall FoliageExcursion to theLaurentian MountainsviaCanadian PacificRailway,with optional side trips.
=–::L=i:l_=Ti
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C.P.R. class Hla
Hudson Type engine_ _ = – – – _ _ =-_
EiiiE
.,-`.-ï,
PROGi-iAmrÆ: (Acl.vance P.eservations Necessary -Sept.15th deadline)
s aturda 6|i:;;r:;f:Ïâ:;:ÎË!È:;Ëgê ;Î::Ë;EÎÎ:Î;Fn:Îîja;::ÎÏÎÏ?:ràï:ÏÎËt in„
:giàËeoî:egË |:grÈnàÈÎ::n:fwîî:hp?Ëè ES|Î.gîo:Ë::1YÈ:ÈIË:tË3àçFare … $ 1.50
sunclay oct%Ëââd.ÎàË pî:i3i;-|-taiî::yçaïioH?noï?Ï;ËÈ::aïe::rFïo:;iËr:Ëb|ant
3:: Îgn:g c:gâËÈ:: ::dËiî:Ï;ËÏ::Ï;:?u:t:Î:riïàï!::Îàî:::â-
and LaToe||e, `
iue.
coach Far.e, return: ;;5.oo Parïour car Fare, ïS;tgân:
ItiâËJE:13ïïàemî¥rcËd:În]c|:n:eîî:Ë,ÎËÈ:Î : ÈaË: Ë5ËÎ:wïË3
facilities are available:
Bus from station to Lac Tremblant chalet … i}1.00 Ï.eturn.Chair Lift r`ide.up Mont Trembl3nt fromthe chalei* …………… „ ……….. $1.00 Twenty-mile motor launch touï` of Lac Trem-blant fromthe chalet ……………… $2.00
Those who desire to remain in the trtain as far as ljabelle,will be enabled to photogr`aph the railway facilities atthat point.Lay9,ver .[%:nÈa,EÎ:È£ï;=;. Î ho#rs, ±g mïnutes.il
îgË-: Leave Ï:;Ï::à::Î|àta,
ËasternSta.ndardiiËËËH
•ïu`Jestmount
}v{ontreal vJest
Par.k Avenue
Arr. Ïv[t. TremblantLabelle
Leave LaballeMt.Tr.emblant
Arr. Park AvenueMontreal WesWestmount
MontrealWindsor Sta.
=,- ` *r-
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RÏJSËRVÀTI0N APPI,ICÂTIO1`ï
Passenger Agent,
%:-È:gîïnDiÈÏÎÎÈ3:à Historica| Assn.
£i62£::=L22: 8:â:à:ï 87
Please reser`ve, in the name
of the undersigned, space as under`noted, for i^hich 1 enclose
personal cheque, money order, payable to the Canadian Railroad
:-Iistorical Association in Canadian Funds at par in IJlontreàl.
Sunday. Oct:ËËʱ.É5È+J2ÉZ.
RAIHïïA¥ TRIP TO : I.ABËljLi3 …… „ x
( COACH )
|uH. TR.T+T^m ……. „ x
( pARLOUR-
FIR3T CljASS)
IjABELLE……..x
I`ïT. TREÏUTæLANT …….. X
AT Mcm TfiËÏ`,.H3LANT :
BUS FpiŒ[ ST.:iTI0N T0 CÏ-IALET
Alœ RETURN:
X
$5.00 – S ……..-
#5.OC, – lS .-…….
$7.00 –
;;7.00 –
;;;1.00 –
CHAIR LIFT FROM CHAljET:
•…..- x $1.00 –
20ul`{ILÆ }..IOTOR LAUNCH TOUR 0F
LAC TRËÏvïBLANT :
•……. x ($2.00 –
iâL˱±|`.;±.-v:L l Cto« .` e.r 5tlL _1_9_5j7.
P,JIONT+-LËAL, TOUR OI+T ]:OrïTREAL ÀÏ« JI) Ï`jiou1`
r ïio¥Alj
PARFL BY OpiïN üBSÏRVA.1TION STRdET CAR:
•……. x J8l.m –
TOTAL :Et.t.jljlTTANCË ENCLOSED ……. S …….. „
Rdl,±ITTED BY: ………………… ® …… ® …. Name
( please
print )…………………………… Address
•… ………………….. ® …. City etc.

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