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Canadian Rail 096 1959

IJANUARY 1959 I

NEWS REPORT NO. 96

CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAl ASSOCIATION

INCORPORA!:ED.
P.O. sox 22. STATION S

MONTREAL 2 . QUESEC

On March
16th, electric service between Quebec
city and St . Joachim, Que. , will be terminated,
bringing an end to
scenes such as this, which
shows QRL&PCo. locomotive 31 pulling a passenger
train across the frozen Montmorency River in 1950. NEWS REPORT NO. 96
JANUARY 1959
CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAl ASSOCIATION
, I NCOR.POR.A!tD.
P.O. sox 22. STATION S
MONTREAL
2. QUESEC
On March 16th, electric service between Quebec
city and St. Joachim, Que., will be terminated,
bringing an end to scenes such aS,this, which
shows
QRL&PCo. locomotive 31 pulling a passenger
train across the frozen Montmorency River in 1950.
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News Re£ort -1959
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Canadian Railroad Historical Association
Est abli shed 1>32 Incor porat ed 1941
NeiJTS Re12, l~ !:. J:!..c?_~_<.L~� J an~ ary 1959
Published eleven ti mes yearly. Su
bscription rate: $2.00 per
annum, Canadian f unds.
Editorial Address : P. O. Box
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Montreal 2, Canada.
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~lliR S. A. LAVALLEE •••••
Chairman, Editorial
Conm lt.t.ee, and EdLt.or,
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Editorial Accounting�JOHN
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Ci.r-cu Lat i.on and Sub­
s cr ipt.ions .
The Annual Gen
eral Meeting of t he The
Annual Gener al Me~ t in~� Associ at.Lcn, beginni n.g its twent y­ei
ghth year of activity, was held
in Room 202: Mont real Transport ati on
Commission Building, 159 Craig Street West , M0nt r.eel .
Ch
airman of the meeting to hear the reports of the ret i r ing officers
was Mr . R.l-1. Bc.nns, a retir-ing Di:rector of the Associati on. Reports
of the Pr-esi.dent., .~;e cretQry J Ireasur er-and Cf18 var i ous committees wer e r
ead and approved, all of which poLnted up to the fact that 1958 had
been a yeaI of unpr ececi.eDted acti vi t.y in our Association, which was
founded at the Chateav de Ramezay i n 193~ .
Fol l owing the readi ng of reports, the elect i on of officers for 1959
took place, and the r esult s were as follows:
P
resident : Dr. Rober t V.V. Nichol ls,�
Vice Presi dent : Sanborn S. Wor t hen,� Treas
urer: A.. Stephen Walbridge,� Se
cret ary: C.W. Kennet h Heard,� Di re
ctors: R.G. Harries,�
Orner S.A. Laval lee, 10rne C, Pe:rry, Wi l l iam
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Pha~oah .
It is worthy of note that Dr . Nicholls, whi le serving hisfirst term
as President of the Associat ion, ~a s hel d other post s in the past ; he w
as for some time Secr etar y of the Associat i on, and is a Charter Member .
Messr
s~ Walbri dge and Heard are servi ng their first terms on the Exec­
utive. After M.: . Bi.nns had f ormal l y handed 0V8 ~ t he gavel t o Dr ~Ni ch­
oIls, the meeting proceeded to the 81ection of honourary officers. Duly
proposed, seconded and appr oved) the results are as fol l ows:
Hon
ourary President: Donald F. Angus,
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Established lS32 Incorporated 1941
January 1959
o~mR S.A. LAVALLEE •••••
Chairman, Editorial
Committee, and Editor.
FORSTER A. KEMP ~ ••••• ,.
Published eleven times yearly.
Subscription rate: $~cOO per
annum, Canadian funds.
Assistcmt Editor
WIL~IAM L. ?HAROAH •••••
FubLisher & Distributor.
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Editorial Address:
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Montreal 2, Canada.
Edit~rial Accounting
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Circulati,onand Sub­
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The Annual General Meeting of the
Ass()ciation~ beginning its twenty­
eighth year of activity, was held
The Annual General Meeting
Commission Building, 159 Craig
in Room 2()2~ Montreal Transportation
Street West, Montreal.
Chairman of the meeting to hear the reports of the retiring officers
was Mr. R .IvI. B~.nn3, a retir-ing Director of the ASBo ciation. Reports
of the Pi~esident, ~;ecret.;}ry J Tre3.SUTe~C and t,tH) various committees were
read and apprcved, all of which p.–ir.;,ted up to the fact that 1958 had
( been a year-of unprececiented activit.y in our Association, which was
founded at the Chateau de Ramezay in 193~.
Following the reading of reports, the election of officers for 1959
took place, and the results were as follows:
President: Dr. Robert V.V. Nicholls,
Vice President: Sanborn S. Worthen,
Treasurer: A. Stephen ,[;Jal bridge,
Secretary: C.W. Kenneth Heard,
Directors: R.G. Harries, O
mer S.A. Lavallee,
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William L~ Pharoah.
It is worthy of note that Dr. Nicholls, while serving his first term
as President of the Association, l:1as held. other posts in the past; he , was
for some time Secretary of the Association, and is a Charter Member. rv1essrs _
Walbridge and Heard are serving their first terms on the Exec­
utive. After M.~. Binns had formally [.landed OVG~ the gavel to Dr~Nich­
oIls, the meeting proceeded to the 81ection of honourary officers.
Duly proposed, seconded and approved
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the results are as follows:
Honourary
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President: Donald F. Angus 1
Vice President:. No:r~rj.~ J~ Crl~l,~p:. Presid8nt,
CanadJ.an I~c,c:L:: i,e RaLc.irlTa.y CClr.rany,
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Ii : Arthv.r DupErron, Chsi!LVln and Gen-
eral r-ilanager, Mont.real £rcmsportatj,cm Commission.
Vice President: Donald Gordor., Cha irmrm and Pres­
ident, Canadian National Rail-~lays. .
Legal Counsel: Leonard A. Seton, B.A., B.C.L.
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Following the conf i rmati on by the President crf the present Commi ttee
Chairma
n, the Railway-Di vi sion 01 the Association ? in charge of the
pr-esor-vat.Lon and upkeep of the rolling st ock and other railway mater ­
i a l , announced t he
foll owi ng oTl3an iza t.rcn for 1959:
G
eneral Sup erintGndont ••••••••••• O.S.A . Lavallee
Superintendent of Roll i11g St:)l{ •• R. R. Clarlr.
Chief Accountant •••••• , .••• .. •••• C. W. K. Heard
The other cu stomary pos iti ons in the Aeao c t a t Lcn iIGrC also filled, the
President ca lling upon Mr . Char le s Vf.au to act, 011CO again , as Audi tor.
Mr . S , S. vforthcn cont inues ae Cus t odL:m and Librar ian.
[ Exe I TWO EXCURSI ONS ARE PLA1fNED duri ng t ho spring of
ur sion s
SUNDAY.
lclAHCH 15TH, 1959 –.
In connc c t.Lcn with tho ce ssation of elect r ic
rai lw
e.,y servi ce botwe en Quebec , r
1
lont morol1cy Fal ls, S3.inte -Anne-de-Bca upro
and Saint J02,chim, Q,ue. , by Canadi an Nat ional Rai lwo.ys (f ormerly, Quebec
R.
.i l way Light &: Power Co.) , the aoc viil l sponsorAs Lat.Lcn a Far-cw o L l
Excur-si cn, using ca rs 401 and 105 , and other equipment [,,8 rcquir od.
Fa r-o is Q2 . 50 per person and t.Lckota LUC ava..ilable from Ca n3di an Rai 1­
r-oc.d Ei s t.or-Lca I As sn,, Box 22, St n,tIon BII , l-1ont real 2, Cariada, The
usu
al railway fare reductions app l y to children. Thi s movement will
Lco.v o the Saint Pa ul Street terminal at; Quebec shor tly after the arr i val
of
Cc:mr-,. di2,n Pac l r i c t r-am No.150 from Morrtr-ca L, arid wil l retur n in time
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to conne ct with train No. 15S, wh ich leaves Quebec a t 6 :00 PI-I. This
tro..i n is due at Montreal at 10:00 PMin ti me fer New York abO. Torento
connections. Yeu
a r-o cordially inv ited to CC:TIe 3.1cDS and cb serve the
pa s sing of t he coLeb re.t.cd Ch cm.iri de Fcr de La Benne Sa :..ntc-Anne
ll
aft er
near-Ly seventy ycar-s of service.
Hi.Y, 195.2 The pre
cise d8.te is not yet determined, but duri ng the ear ly
pa
rt of May, the As acc Lat i on , i n cocpc r-ation VIi th t he Uppe 1 Canada Ra i 1­
way Society of Toronto, will sponsel a special traIn from Be lleVille,
On t.a
r-Lo , to Bancrof t , Ontar io and re turn. Bancr-oft, is :n the Haliburton
Bighl 2.hds of Onta rio, tho termi nal of the former Cen tral Ontari e-Rai lwo_y
whoso rou
te the trai n will fellow. The traj.n will al sc be taken up
the
8hort br anch from Ormsby Juct. te Coe Hill . EQUIPMENT : DOUBLE…HEADED
S
TI:~~ I~ .1 LOCOMOTIVES, one of which wi 11 be e. Canadi an N o.:~ i on gl 2-6-0 tyDe
cn~ ine of the 80 series. The se cond engine wil l probably be a 2-8-0
t yp
e. lhose of yeu who r cmember cur doublc-headed CNR 1l65/1391 t r i p on
~lar ch 30th, 1958, wil l certain l y not I,cmt to miss this 0:1e. :ehe trip
vIll I conne
ct with dC.y trcdns in one direct ion, but fur-t.nor dct.al Ls wi l l
be c
Lr-cu Lat.cd to the malLi ng list arid pub lished in Q fut.ur-e is sue of tho
N
ews Repor t . This tri p wi11 be ever Cc.nadi cm Na t.L cna l riai lways .
AIJSC)• •.•­ A number of trolley tr i ps arc planned for ~h e spring of
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9, of whi ch further detai ls wil l be givGn as avai lable.
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The Editorio..I Ccmm:i.tteo Hil l have ,0 disconti nue
Subscripticms
del i nquent aubscr-Lpt.Lon s wi t h the next, is sue ef
the NOvIs Report. All sub s cribe r s who wish te
cont inue r
eceivill;O; the News Repor t out who have
net
yet remitted fer 1959, ~ re requested te send $2.00 :n Canndian
funds to: Edi
terial Committe e, C.R.H.A., Box 22, Station B, Montrcsal 2,
Canada, as so
en as possible.
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C.R.H.A. News Report -1959 Page 3
Following the confirmation by the President of the present Committee
Chairman, the Railway-Division 01 the Association, in charge of the
preserllation and upkeep of the rolling stock and other railway mater­
ial, announced tho following Or38,niza tion for 1959:
General Supcrintendont •••••••••••
Superintendent of RollinG St 01r. ••
Chiaf Accountant •••••• , .•.•..••••
O.S.A. Lavallee
R. R. Clarlr.
C.W.K. Heard
The other customary positions in the Assoclation vTere also filled, the
President calling upon Mr. Char1es ViEm to act~ 011CO again, as Auditor.
Mr. S.S. Worthen continues [..s CxstOdJCl,ll and Librarian.
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TWO EXCUHSIONS ARE PLAN1TED during the spring of
Excursions 1959:
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£UN12AY~ f,lARCH 15TH, 1959
In connection with tho cessation of electric
rail:!2,y service botweon Quebec, JVlontmorericy Falls, S3,inte~AnnG-de-BGaupre
l1nd Saint J02.chim, Que., by C[!,nadi.an Natione.l Rai lwo.ys (formerly, Quebec
R
[tilway Light & Power Co.), tho A.ssociatlon will sponsor a !FarmlOll
Excursiol, using CEtrs 401 and 105, and other cqu,ipmeDt [tS rcquirod.
Fo,rc is Q2.50 per person and tickctFJ arc o.,v2.ilable from Can3dian &il­
rOD,a Hi s toricr..l As sn ., Box 22, Str.. M.on fiB II, Hontrcal 2, C:mada. The
u
sual railway fare reductions apply to children. This movement will
le),ve the Saint Paul Street terminal 2..-[:; Quebec shortly after the arrival
of Cc:m:dic.n PEwific trnin No .150 from Montreal, Emd will return in tim~
to connect with train No.155, vThich lcr:wes Qucbcc o.,t 6:()0 PI-I. This
train is dUG at Montreal at 10:00 PM in time for New York abd Toronto
co
nnections. You EtrO cordially invi ted to cc:ne O,le
g Etnd cbscrve tho
passing of the celebrc.tod Chemin de;; Fer de la Benne Sa:.nte-Annc after
ne~,rly seventy yco.rs of service.
NAY, 195.2.
The precise date is not yet determined, but during the early
part ef May, the Associc,tion, in cooperatio-n wi th the Gpper Canada Rail­
way Society of Toronto, will sponsor a special train from Belleville,
Ohtario, to Bancroft, Ontario and return. BEmcroft is :n the Haliburton
Highlrlhds of Ontarlo, the terminal of the fermer Central Ontaric Railway
whoso route the train will follow. The train will alsO be taken up-
t
he short branch from Ormsby Juct. to Coe Hill. EQUJP:tvI:ECNT: DOUBLE~HEADED
STl:~~I-I LOCOIJi.OTIVES, one of. which wi 11 be e. Cana~i[m Na:t1cDnl 2-6-0 tYDe
engine of tho 80 series. The second engine will probably be a 2-8-0
type. Those of yeu who remember eur double-headed CNR 1165/1391 trip on
l
!J:arch 30th, 1958, wi.ll certainly not .~,nt to miss this 0:18. fhc trip
vlill connect vil th dC1.y tr8,ins in cne directien, but furt:1er details will
be circulated te the me.iling list [md p1Jblished in a :;:~uturo issue of the
N
ews Report. This trip will be over Cc,nadian Naticllo.: Railways.
~IJSC) •••• A number of trolley trips are planned for ~he spring of
1
959, ef which further dctE..ils will be given as avr.,ilable.
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Subscriptions I
The Edi torio.,l Camml ttee li 11 haVE:: )0 di scontinue
delinquent sub~3cripticns with the l:.oxt issue ef
the NevIS Report. All subscribers whc wish to
c
ontinue rGceivine; the News Repcrt :mt who hRve
not yet remitted fer 1959, are rcquos~cd to send $2,00 in Canadian
f
unds to: Editorial Committee, C.R.H.A., Box 22, Station B, MentrGal 2,
Canada, as soen as possible.
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Whi l e it had previously been ant i ci pated t hat
1959 BLACK YEAR FOR 1959 would see a considerable curt ailment in
BLECTHIC LINES electric railway mi leage, recent devel opment s
indicate that, by the end of 1959, the Toronto Tra
nsit Commissi on wi l l provide the onlyel
ect r i c railway passenger service in the Domini.on.
Fi
rst , early in Januar y, Canadian Nati onal Hailways announced that
the abandonment of the electric operat ion bet ween Quebe c, Montmor ency F
alls, Ste.Anne de Beaupre and St .Joachim would t ake ef fect at 2:00 AM on M
arch 16th, 1959 . Thi s wi l l compl et81y end ser vi ce on what was, un
til 1950, the Quebe c Railway, Light &, Power Co. s Montmorency Di vi s ion . Th
is line was built i n l a89 by the Qu~b6 c , Montmorency &Charlevoi x Rai lway, 81ectr
ified in 1900 by the Q.R.L &, P.Co ., and acqui red by the C.N.R.
in 1950. The ~br ch 16 abandonment wi l l end n8arl y seventy years
of local rail servi ce on the Beaupre co~st . The Associat ion wil l run
a farewel l trip on Mar ch 15th, for whi ch an announcement appears e1s8­whe
re in this issu8.
Mont r eal Transpor t at i on Co~ni s sion plans final bus substitution on the th
ree remaining rail segments of its netwwork on September 6th,
Labour Day weekend. It is possible, however, thattraffic changes on
som8 of the mai n-travel led street s wi l l resul t in an earlier abandon­ment of
the Cart iervi l le, route 17, line, though no definite plans have been
formulat ed.
Ot
tawa Transpor 6at ion Commission replaced its route (Bank-Linden­I1BII
lea) streetcars with busses on Januar y 12t h, leaving only the o1Sil (Holl­
iland-Laurier), l1R11 (Preston-Rideau ) and n (~ (George Loop-Br-it.anni.a ) rai l r
outes still oper ating. Retired coincidentally with the Bank rout ~ wer e 24 p
asseng8r cars, includi ng the last three units of the 651 class, cars 685, 695 and 696,
and the four unit s of the 1000-
10
03 class . The Ass­
ociat i on expects t o preS8rve one of the 1000 and one of t he 651 class
cars, while the ot her two 651 cLass cars have been bid for by the Bran­
for d Electric Rai lway Asso ciation. Uhile the Cornmi ssLon has made no pr-onouncemerrt on
tho fat e of the rest of the system, usually rel iable
sourfes indi cate t.hat; the summer wi l l see the complete passing of the once-ext
ensive rail nct.wor-k in Ot tawa, D city which, by reason ofits we
ll-known citiz8ns, Thomas Ahearn and VJar r8n Y.Soper and the many tr ac­t
ion enter pr i ses in which they were associatod, can wel l claimtitle to
being the homo of the Canadian st reetcar . Ottawa, incident al l y, had
electri c cars in 1890, two years before Mont real and Toronto, the other c
iti c;s in whi ch rail service can be seen today.
As if
tho foregoi ng were not enough, th8 Board of Transport Comni ss­ioner s gave
tho Niagara, St . Cathar i nes &Toronto Railway permi ssion to
abandon it s Thorold-Port Colborne passenger ser vi ce, upon 60 days noti ce being g
iven to the publ i c. At print ing ti m8, the dat e had not boen set, but the announcement is exp8cted to come
sho~t ly . We underst and t hat the e
lectri c freight operation wi l l continue, however .
RAILWAY DIVISI
ON, ( ~)
Dur ing January, an appeal was cir culated
privately by Mr . O. S.A. Lavallee, to mem.bers of the Associat ion resident
in the Mont r eal area, for funds with which to preserve Ottawa Transpor t ­at
ion Commission car No.696 in our col l ection. Mr.Laval lee informs us
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C.H.H.A.
1959 BLACK YEAR FOR
ELECTHIC LINES
News Report – 1959
W
hile it had previously been anticipated that 1
959 would see a considerable curtailment in
electric railway mileage, recent developments
indicate that, by the end of 1959, the Toronto
e
lectric railway
Transit Commission will provide the only
passenger service in the Domini.on.
First, early in January, Canadian National Hailways announced that
the abandonment of the electric operation between Quebec, Montmorency
Falls, Ste. Anne de Beaupre cmd St. Joachim would take effect at 2: 00 AM
on March 16th, 1959. This will completely end service on what was,
until 1950, the Quebec Railway, Light &, POwer Co.s Montmorency Division.
This line was built in 1889 by the Qu~b6c, Montmorency & Charlevoix
Railway, electrified in 1900 by the Q.R.L &, P.Co., and acquired by the C.N.R.
in 1950. The March 16 abandonment ,,:ViII end nearly seventy years
of local rail service on the Beaupre co~st. The Association will run
a farewell trip on March 15th, for which an announcement appears else­
where in this issue.
Montreal Transportation Cormnission plans final bus substitution on t
he three remaining rail segments of its net~vwork on September 6th,
Labour Day weekend. It is possible, however, that traffic changes on
some of the main-travelled streets will result in an earlier abandon­m
ent of the Cartierville, route 17, line, though no definite plans have b
een formulated.
Ottawa Transpor6ation Commission replaced its route nBii (Bank-Linden­
lea) streetcars with busses on January 12th, leaving only the S11 (Holl­
and-Laurier), lIR 11 (Preston-Hideau) and rr(~ Yi (George Loop-Britannia) rail
routes still operating. Retired coincidentally with the Bank rout6 were
24 passenger cars, including the last three units of the 651 class, cars
685, 695 and 696, and the four units of the 1000-
1
003 class. The Ass­
ociation expects to preserve one of the 1000 and one of the 651 class
cE,rs, while the other two 651 class cars have been bid for by the Bran­
ford Electric Railway Association. lhile the Corrmlission has made no
pronouncement on the fate of the rest of the syst~~m, usually reliable
sourfes indicate th2_t the summer will-see tho complete passing of the
once-extensive rail network in Ottawa, a city which, by reason of its
well-known citizens, Thomas Ahearn and vvarren Y. Soper and the many trac­
tion enterprises in which they were associatr:;d, can well claim title to
being the home of the Canadian streetcar. Ottawa, incidentally, had elect
ric cars in 1890, two years before Montreal and Toronto, the other
cities in which rail sorvice can be seen today.
As if the foregOing were not enough, the Board of Transport Comniss­
ioners gave the Niagara, St.Catharines & Toronto Railway permission to
abandon its Thorola-Port Colborne passenger service, up,)n 60 days notice be
ing given to the public. At printing time, the date had not boen set,
but the announcement is expected to come sho~tly. We understand that
tho electric freight operation will continue, however.
RAILVJAY DIVISION, (~)
During January, an appeal was circulated
privately by Mr. O.S.A. Lavallee, to members of the Association resident
in the Montreal area, for funds with which to preserve Ottawa Transport­
ation Commission car No.696 in our collection. Mr.Lavallee informs us
C.R.H.A. News Re£or t -1959
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hat, as of January 20th, the sum of $262 . 00 was r aised t oward t he
~
300 . 00 bid which was made on t his car, contribut ions were made by
Ottawa and Toronto members in addition t o those from Mont r eal . The
generosity of the members who supported this appeal i s much appreciated
by the members of the Rai lway Di vi s ion, who have thus had a demonstrat­
ion of the general support of t he Association in t he work which they
carry out. At pr inting time , no offici21 advice had been received
from the Ottawa Transportation Commission as to the status of the bi d,
which al so included $100.00 toward car #1002, but we gat her from r eports
released by the OTCto the press, that the Associat i on was successful
inits bid to preserve these cars. More expcnse wi ll be ent ailed when
these cars are moved to Montreal . Any of the reader s, a pa ~ t from those who
received circulars by di.r-ect. mai l in the Montreal ar ea, who car e
to cont r i but e to this fund, ar e invi ted to do so. Thei r contributions
will be grat efully received, and their names pLrced on plaques which it
is pr oposed to erect in each of the cars giving the names of those who
supported thi s very worthy cause.
As this appeal is not an of fici al Association appeal , you are inv­
ited to send your contribut i ons, by currency or cheque, t o:
/
Orner S.A. Lavall ee ,
7440 Duro cher Avenub , M
ontreal 15, Canada ,
Envelopes should be mar ked Ot.t awa Car Fund.
The Rai lw
ay Division has also init iated negotiations with Canadian Na
tional Rai lways, to preserve some of the Que be c el ectr i c eqUipment . The ne
gotiations pr esently embrace car 401, a wooden, electri c passenger car
built in 1902 by the Ottawa Car Company, which we believe holds some r
ecor d f or longevity, 57 years, in regular passenger service. Anot her c
ar included in this project is No.105, a combination baggage-passenger c
ar built by the Delaware Car Wor ks in 1889 f or the predecessor steam roa
d, the Quebe c, Montmorency &Charlevoix Railway, and lat terly used as a trai
ler behind the elect ric motorcar s.
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e Can
adian National Rai lwavs have cal l ed f or NOTES
AND NEWS t enders for t he sale of ~h8 Newfoundl and coastal
——–­-­-­-.-­vessel SS l1 Glenc oe
11 ,
Ihis c :Y~ l -bu r ning vessel by For st
er Kemp was built in Glasgo!! in 1<399, and Ins been almost
everywher e around Nevrfound.LandI s coastal water s dur
ing fift y–nine Y8clrs of operation. Wi t hdrawn
from regularly-scheduled service in 1956, she was us ~d on freight runs
and to relieve other vessels of the fleet unti l Soptember, 1958, when regulnr
use of the MV ilWi l l iD.m Carson
Yl
in·the North-Sydney-Por t-aux:Bas­ques ser vi ce r
eleased SSBur-gee 11 and SS Cabot St rai t n f or this dut y .
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anadian National Rai lways has receivecl approval of it s appl icati on
to discontinue el ectrical ly-operated suburban services between Quebec and St. Joa chim, Que.
Not i ce was given on January 7t h and service wi l l
end effective 12:01 AM Mar ch 16, 1959.
e Ott awa Tr ansportation Commission has announced that electric operation of
its Bank-Li ndenlea (B) route wi ll cease af ter the end of ser7ice
on Monday, January 12th, 1959. Three lines wil l continue operation:
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that, as of January 20th, the sum of $262.00 was raised toward the
$300.00 bid which was made on this car, contributions were made by
Ottawa and Toronto members in addition to those from Montreal. The
generosity of the members who supported this appeal is much appreciated
by the members of the Railway Division, who have thus had a demonstrat­
ion of the general support of the Association in the work which they
carry out. At printing time, no official advice had been received
from the Ottawa Transportation Commission as to the status of the bid,
which also included $100.00 toward car //1002, but we gather from reports
released by the OTC to the press, that the Association was successful
in its bid to preserve these cars. More eYpf:~nse will be ent.ailed when
these cars are moved to Montreal. Any of the readers, apa~t from those
who received circulars by diTect mail in the Montreal area, rho care
to contribute to this fund, are invited to do so. Their contributions
will be gratefully received, and their names pl..ced on plaques which it
is proposed to erect in each of the cars giving the names of thosQ who
supported this very worthy cause.
As this appeal is not an official Association appeal, you are inv­
ited to send your contributions, by currency or cheque, to:
Orner S.A. Lavallee,
7440 Durocher Avenu~,
Montreal 15, Canada.
Envelopes should be marked 1!Ottawa Car Fund.
The Railway Division has also initiated negotiations with Canadian
National Railways, to preserve some of the Quebec electric eqUipment.
The negotiations presently embrace car 401, a wooden, electric passenger
car built in 1902 by the Ottawa Car Company, which we believe holds some
record for longevity, 57 years, in regular passenger service. Another
car included in this project is No.105, a combination baggage-passenger c
ar built by the Delaware Car Works in 1aa9 for th~ predecessor steam
road, the Quebec, Montmorency & Charlevoix Railway, and latterly used
as a trailer behind the electric motorcars.
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NOTES AND NEWS
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i e Canadian National Railways have called for
I tenders for the sale of the Newfoundland coastal
l vessel S3 11Glenco()110 Thi,s col-hurning vessel
! was built in Glasgow in li399, b.nd Ins Geen almost
_1 __ –
I everywhere around Newfoundlnnd IS coastnl waters
——……;
during fifty-nine yenrs of operation. Withdrawn
from regularly-scheduled service in 1956, she wus used on freight runs
and to relieve other vessels of the fleet until SopteJ11ber, 1958, when reg
uln.r use of the MV l1VJilli2m Carson
n
in the North-Sydney-Port-nux:Bas­
ques service:; released S3 I1Burgeo 11 and 33 iiCabot Strait II for this duty.
e Canadinn National Railways has receivecl approval of its applicntion
to discontinue electrically-operated suburban services between Quebec
and 3t.Joachim, Que. Notice was given on January 7th and service will
end effective 12:01 AM March 16, 1959.
e
Ottawa Transportation Commission has announced that electric operation
of its Bnnk-Lindenlea (B) route will cease after the end of ser7ice
on Monday, January 12th, 1959. Three lines will continue operation:
C.R .H.A. _News Report – 1959
Pas;e 6
Routes A (Geor ge Loop-Bri t annia via Alber t Street), R (Preston-Ri deau
vi a Albert Street ) and S (Holland-Laur ier via Somer set Street). At
night and on Sundays, the R car does not operate; the A rout e runs
Britannia-Rideau and a shuttle bus runs on Proston St r eet.
I
e Canadi an Pac i.f Lc Ra.. :i.l way has scrapped gas -oLe ctr i c c ar-s 9000-and 9007m
and trcdler 9002 at Angus Shops during December . It ap p~ that ca:r­
900$ wi ll also be scrapped shortly. Only one of those cars is now in
service; car 9003 runs t he Fredericton br-anch service, and car 9005 is
stored in reserve at Angus Shops. .TrD.i ler 9002 wa s built or i ghlO.l l y
as el bnttory-el ectric car for Guelph Jct.-Guelph servico, but pr oved unsuccessf
ul and was converted into a t .r-aiLer, It W anndian National 15796.
e Canad i.an Nn t.LonaL Hail ways f st. cam l ocomotives whi ch have stcod i dle in Mont
real thr ough most of 1958 wer (~ pl aced in service dur ing Decem­bor
to replace those ~iesel-ele ctri c units whi ch were sent t o tho
At l anti c Region to handle the seasonal upswing in traffic on this
entirely Diesel ized area of the syst em. However, dieselization is cont
inuing on other parts of the system –the Nor t hern Ont elr io Di st r i ­
ct was compl etely changed over to diesel -el ect r i c power on December 7t
h,though 45 steamlocomot i ves arerotained in tal low. CNRfs2-10-2
No.4190 is once agai n in service on the snow-molter at Turcot Yar ds. It
is reported to us that Stratford Shops isnow starting to scrzp
steamlocomotives at the rat.e of two per day. All sout.h ern Ontari o D
ist r ict passenger sevvice is scheduled to be diesel ized by September 195
9, with freight not long af t er.
e The h
eavy snow of Decelnber and Janunry nlso resulted in Canadian Pac­
if i c turningtoitsreservepool ofsteampower to handleregul ar
trai ns. 4-6-2
fs
of the G3 and G5 cl asses, and 4-6-4
fs
of the Hl cl ass
prodominnted, whi le the Ste.Ther ese commutertrain, and it s Fridny
night extension to Ste.Agat .he were handled frequently by 5100 cl.ass
2-8-2
fs
. This brought bnck to mi nd the ski specials of former years
upon whi ch the 5100s were to be found regular ly. Even tho f amou s
C anad Lan was not exempt from the seasonal shortage of di esels. On one
occnsion in January, it was hnuled by steam from Chalk River to
Sudbury, 2-$-2 No.5411 doing the honours as far as Nor t h Bay.
e C
anndi an National Rai lways wil l suspend night operat ion through it s Mount
HOyD.l tunnel for t wo t.hr-ca-wock periods dur i ng reLocati.on of
track at the Sout h Portal , caused by construction of new bUi l dings in the C
ent ral Station ar ea. The first of these periods will begin on Janu
ary 12t h, and tr nins 370 and 371 wi ll terminat e and originate nt M
ount Royal, only, with bus connections to Cont.r-a..l s t atLon, Trains 372
and 347 will a.l.so operate to and from Mount ROY21 onl y, but without
bus connect ion.
2YJ
1.S0VER: This mont h, a phot.ogr-aph made by ycur Edit.or in 1950 cal l s ;
to mind tho imminent abandonment of the Quebe c eLect.ric ser vice. The U58 of e
lectr i c Lc comoti ves to haul trains of t r D,j, l (~:i~ s ~ cha l……. Y~:(l. G-t erist i c of +-he e :ln_ ~-,l:. ·) . St J p o lr1~ne YC _ lst . .. Ln t.. , ~-, _ thelJ 1.. ••••• ,L .~ …… .::> fe…… …)..C _ Tll -y. nd train – .L . ( .-,V ..1 ………. …

in ;-,l )() photograph vms c, v :ld (·~ :,lt ly compo scd in this WD.-y h:;cau:Je of a
shor tage of mot or pa sscr gcr-un.ics , some be i.ng under r-cpa.l.r at that time.
OUR ;iPOLOGIES FOR THE srWRT , M;;D LATE, NE~1 S REPORT THIS MONTH.
FEBHUAHY ldlJD f,LiHCH WI LL MAKE UP FOR IT t :
–The Edit or .
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C.R.H.A. News Report – 1959 Pa~~e 6
Routes A (George Loop-Britannia via Albert Street), R (Preston-Rideau
via Albert Street) and S (Holland-Laurier via Somerset Street). At
night and on Sundays, the R car does not operate; the A route runs
Britannia-Rideau and a shuttle bus runs on Preston Street.
e C
anadian PClcific Rail way h2s scrapped gas-cle ctric C2XS 9000-and 9007m
and trC1.iler ~002 at Imgus Shops during December. It appecrs that car
900a will also be scrapped shortly. Only one of thes~ cars is now in
service; car 9003 runs the Fredericton brclDch service, and car 9005 is
stored in reserve at Angus Shops. TrD.iler 9002 1V2S built orig:Lnally
as a bnttery-electric car for GU81ph Jct.-Guelph service, but proved u
nsuccessful and W:1S converted into a trailer. It wtJ.S a twin to
Canadian National 15796.
e
Cam~dian National Ho.ilways f steam locomotives which have st:)od idle
in Montreal through most of 1958 were placed in service during Decem­ber
to replace those 1iesel-electric units which were sent to the
Atlantic Region to handle the seasonal upswing in traffic on this
entirely Diesolized area of the system. However, dieselization is
continuing on other parts of the system –the Northern Ontario Distri­
ct was completely changed over to diesel-electric power on December
7th, though 45 steam locomotives are retained in tallow. CNRs 2-10-2
No.4190 is once again in service on the snow-melter at Turcot Ynrds.
It is reported to us that Stratford Shops isnow starting to scrzp
steam locomotives at the rate of two per day. All southern Ontnrio
District passenger se~vice is scheduled to be dieselized by September 1
959, with freight not long after.
e The h
eavy snow of December and January also resulted in Canadian Pac­
ific turning to its reserve pool of steam power to handle regular
trains. 4-6-2s of the G3 and G5 classes, and 4-6-4s of the HI class predominated,
while the Ste.Therese commuter train, and its Friday
nisht extension to Ste.Agathe were handled frequently by 5100 class
2-8-2s. This brought back to mind the ski specials of former years
upon which the 5100 s were to be found regularly. Even the f2.m6us
IICanadi,ln
l1
was not exempt from the seasonal shortage of diesels. On
one occasion in January, it was hauled by steam from Chalk River to
Sudbury, 2-8-2 No.5411 doing the honours as far as North Bay.
e Canadian National Railways will suspend night operation through its
Mount Hoye.l tunnel for tvvO three-w8ek periods during relocD,tion of
track at the South Portal, caused by construction of new bUildings in
the Central Station area. The first of these periods will begin In
January 12th, and trains 370 and 371 will terminate and originate at
Mount Hoyal only, lilith bus connections to Centro..l stntion. Trains
372 and 347 will 2lso operate to i.1nd from Mount Roy.?l only, but without
bus connection.
OUR COVER: This month, a photograph made by your Edi.tor in 1950 calls;
to-··~rn.ir1d t110 ilnmillent [l.bQnd.onn1cnt of the Qu,cbec eJ_Gctr·~i,.c sell·vice. The
u.sc of electric locomotives to haul trains of traiJ.e:i~s ;v<:l3 cJ.so only
ch3.:rrlcteristic of the aD~,~II:c-l Si:;e 0 i~nne Y s feast dey ip Jui y, C>.nd the train
in i-,:)(~ photograph VIas 8v:td(,:.ntly composed in this WD,:l h;ca1..1::;e of a
shortage of motor passer:ger L~!lU~S, ;::()nJE;; boing under repa.i.r at that time.
OUE ;iPOLOGIES FOR THE S}WRT, M~D LATE, NEWS REPORT THIS MONTH.
FEB~iUARY ldlJD r,LiRCH WILL IVIi~KE UP FOR IT t!
–The Editor.

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