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Canadian Rail 105 1959

NEWS REPORT NO.I05 NOVEMBER 1959
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CANADIANRAILROAD HISTORICALASSOCIATION

INCORPORATED.
P.O . BOX 22, STATION B­
MONTREAL 2 , QUEBEC­
The regular mont hly meet i ng of the Associ at ion
~tice of Meeting]
will be held
in Room 202 , Montreal Transport­at
ion Commi ssion bui ldi ng, 159 Craig Street v
Jest, at 8:15 PM, on Wednesday, November 11th,
195
9. ~IT . Lavallee wi l l show a pr ogr~nme of col our sl ides taken on
his summer tr ip to the Yukon and to Vancouver Island. Member s are in­
vited to at tend and br ing guests, as usual .
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M
atter s with regard to securing a si te on the
.icssociati on News Island of lJIont real for the museum, have now prog-
L ressed to the extent that the Museum Committee
are considering tentative designs for buildings
and the runount and size of fa cilities which wil l be required to house
our owned and planned exhibi t s. Thor-o are many problems incidental to
the a cqui s it Lon of a site, not the least of which is sensi ble pl anning to make
the best use of tho space available. In our particular field, 1
.Je must pl an our museum track layout, for example, in such a way as to
pc.rmI t t.ho
largest units being moved to any par t of the museum proper­
ty, so t
hat the exhi bi ts may be rearranged from time to time, and
f
uture additions housed adequatel y. Provision must also be made for
the admi ssion of the pUbliC , automobile par king f or visitors, etc.
In time, it is hoped to prepare a model of a pl anned museum arrangement
so
that the publ ic at large may be graphical ly acquai nted wit h tho
ambit
ious project whi ch we have in mind to fitti ngly preserve and exhib­
it the
transportation art i facts of ourtimes.
Thanks to the profit made on the Fall Fol iage weekend, the nssoc
­
Lat i.cn was finally able to arrange to have it s two Ottawa streetcars
moved to Mont real . The move was performed by S
icotte Transport s Limited, and No.859 of the OTC is now stored in Yuuvi l l e Shop
of t he Mont.r eaI Ir ari s por-t atLon ComurissLon, while No.696,
so@cwhat thGworse for out side storage since last February, will be
kept in the yar d of Canadi an llllis-Chalmer s Limited at Lachine. The
~a
i lway Divi sion is undortaking a crash pr-ogr-amme of boarding up No . 696!s br oken g
lass windows to keep out the snowand rain, for the winter.
TRIP COI!J.HITTEE: Mem
ber-s are reminded once agai n of the two spec­
i
al trips out of Mont r eal on Saturday and Sunday, NJvembcr 21st and
22nd, using C2.nadLln Pacif i c 4-4-0 type engine 144. Circular was at tach­
ed to the
October Nows ilapor t , and tickets can be obtai ned from the
Pas
senger llgent , I<1r . St eve ~fh..lbridgc , at our post office box number . S
aturday! s trip will be ar-ound Mont real , whi.Le Sunday! s will t ake us to
Carn*al l , Ontario. Ticket s, J6.00 each, Jl 1.00 f or both trips.
NEvJS REPORT NO.I05 NOVE~lIBER 1959
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CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
INCORPORATED.
P.O. BOX 22, STATION B
MONTREAL 2, QUEBEC
~
The regular monthly meeting of the Association
_
Notice of Meeting will be held in Room 202, Montreal Transport-
ation Comrnission building, 159 Craig Street
v;est, at 8:15 PM, on Wednesday, November 11th,
1
959. Mr. Lavallee will show a progrBllmme of colour slides taken on
his summer trip to the Yukon and to Vancouver Island. Members are in­
vited to attend and bring guests, as usual.
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Matters with regard to securing a site on the
l.ssociation News Island of Montreal for the museum, have now prog-
L res sed to the extent that the Museum Committee
are considering tentative designs for buildings
and the amount and size of facilities which will be required to house
our owned and planned exhibits. The:re are many problems incidental to
the acquisitj.on of a Site, not the least of which is scmsible planning
to make the best use of the space available. In our particular field,
{.Ie must plan our musoum track layout, for example, in such a way as to
pcrr:1it thc~ largest units being moved to any part of the museum proper­
ty, so that the exhibits may be rearranged from time to time, and f
uture additions housed adequately. Provision must also be made for
the admission of the publiC, automobile parking for visitors, etc.
In time, it is hoped to prepare a model of a planned museum arrangement
so that the public at large may be graphically acquainted with the
ambiti::ms project which we have in mind to fittingly preserve and exhib­
it the transportation artifacts of our times.
Thanks to the profit made on the Fall Foliage weekend, the hssoc­
iatLm was finally able to arrange to have its two Ottawa streetcars
movad to Montreal. Tho move was performed by
Sicotte Transports Limited, and No.859 of thO OTC is now
stored in
Yu
uville Shop of the Montreal Transp-)rtation Commission, while tJo.696,
s
omewhat tho worse for outside storage since last February, will be
kept in the yard of Canadian Allis-Chalmers Limited at Lachine. The
Ra
ilway Division is undertaking a crash prJgrammei? of boarding up No ..
696
1
s broken glass windows to keep out the snow and rain, for the winter.
lHIP COMYIITTEE: r,lcmbers are reminded once again of the two spec­
ial trips out of I-ilontrGal on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and
22nd, using C2nadian Pacific 4-4-0 type engine 144. Circular was attach­
Gd to the October Nows TIaport, and tickots can be obtained from the
Passenger /.gent, Mr. Steve ~;h:.lbridga, at our post office box number.
Saturday!s trip will be arounq. Montreal, while Sunday
1
s vvill take us to
Carn*all, Ontario. Tickets, ~6.00 each, )11.00 for both trips.
C.R .H.A. News Report – 1959 Page 108
CANADIAN RAI LROAD HISTORI CAL
ASSOCIATI ON
;stablished 1932
Incorporated 1941
News Repo
rt No . 105
November , 1959.
Editorial Address : P.O. Box 22, S
tati on l1BI ,
Montreal 2, Canada.
Edi t or: O
rner S.A. Lavallee, Asst .
Editor: Will iam Pharoah Pu
blisher: John Saunddrs,
uu u n+-1 J Cl Fg Comr.u.tt ee : .. •� ..d. _ u l-on .L ;,:..b ;~ ,
Lorne Porry. CAN
ADIAN PACIFIC »: iI CLASS 4-lt-0
LOCOMOTIU:ES­ FINJ.LLY END REGULAR
SEllVICE I N NZ,I BHUNSWICK
The month of October saw the Can­
adi an Pacific assign diesel -hydraulic
locomotive No.lS, class HS-5-a, formerl y used as a sH
itchor at Br i t t, Ontario, to
hauling ti:..e; vlcl l -knovm mixed train ser­V
ice , trains 559 and 560, between Chip­man and Nor
ton, New BrunSWick, on t he
CPR s Mint o Subdi vi s ion. ~t ti me of
writing, the exact dat e of no.18 s first
trip, ruplacing the thrGo well-known 4-h·-0
type engLnes, is not known to the
Editor i al Commit t ee .
Engi ne
144, whoso service with the Company wi l l end
officially lat e in Nov­
emb0r , has beon brought t o Montreal
preparatory to making i t s l ast runsfor
our ~ss ~ ciGtion on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd, 1959.
This weekend pr-ogr-amme will also mar -k t he end. of No .141
t
s sovonty­thr oe
years of ser vice for the Canadi an Pncif i c Rai lway Company. The
cng in ~ is presently at St.Luc being readied for these event s.
Encin
c;s 29 and 136, which have st il l sometime to run before ex­pi r y,
are being retained at Chi.pman in standby scrvLce for the diesel , and for oper
ation of snowplows in winter . No.29 was built in 1887,
2nd No.130 in 1883.
For many ye
ars, the Nort.on to Chipman sect i.on of the Minto Subdi v­is ion has boen the
private preserve of those three engi nes, and the i r rot
ention in that ser vi ce has been dictated by severe weight restrict i ­ons whi ch, u
ntil the advent of CPRs KinGston-built di esel -hydraul i c onei ne s of the 11 ser i
es, even precl uded the lightest CPR diesels. For many
Y0.?.rS, the; cncine s had been on bor-r-owed time, however, and one of
the mvst surprisin[ developments to rai lway enthusiast s was the compl ­e
te over haul each of the engi nes rec eived at Angus Shops, between 1954 and 195
6. The age of the locomotives was such that thr ee were required to pr
otect a service requiring only one locomotive, and each of the
en~inq s took its tur n in service, No.29 being slightly less powerful t.han the o
ther two by reason of its 70-inch dr i ve:rs (as acai ns t 63
11
for
llos.136 and 144). Hi t h the retirement of No.144, the Canadinn Pacific d
ecided to tako the step which had been obvious for some years, and
move one of its diesel-hydr aul i c enri nes to Chi pman.
Wit h tho
chango oftime, October 25th, the ser vi ce has been rev6r ­sed, wi t h
the train originat i ng at Ch.i.pman in tho morning at 7:00 :.H,
J.tlantic Standard Time, ar r i vi ng Norton at 9:20 AM, leaVing Norton
a[cd n at 9:40 HlVI, and roturning to Chipman at 12: 05 PM. Schedul e has
)
been quickened t o t,1,1O hours and 20/25 mi nutes, versus two hour s and 30/ 50 minu
tes r-espect.Lvcl.y , on t he cxpt.r i.n.; s chedule .
R
EMZi1BER, NO.l 44 Ts LliST TfUPS M(E ON NOVEJ:I,ffiEI1 21/22
OUT OF MONT11EAL. RESEHVE NOW FOa 11 MErIOI1ABLE EVENT I N
THE HI STORY OF THE AS30CI~TION . ~ ~ ~
C.R.R.A. News Report -1959 Page 108
CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL
ASSOCIATION
~stablished 1932
Incorporated 1941
News
Report No. 105
November, 1959.
Editorial Address:
P.O. Box 22, Station B,I,
Montreal 2, Canada.
Edi
tor: Orner S.A. Lavallee, Asst..
Editor: William Pharoah
Publisher: John SaundEirs, C
oml:littee: Anthony Clegg, L
orne Perry. CA
NADIAN PACIFIC lll: … li CLASS 4-4-0
LOCOMOTI~ES FINJ.LLY EHD REGULAR
SEflVICE IN Nfl] BRUNSWICK
The month of October saw the Can­
adian Pacific assign diesel-hydraulic
locomotive No.18, class HS-5-a, formorly
used as a sHitcher at Britt, Ontario, to
hauling tIl.; well-known mixed train ser­
Vice, trains 559 and 560, between Chip­
man and Horton, New BrunSWick, on the
CPRs Minto Subdivision. ht time of
writing, the exact date of rJo.18s first
trip, ruplacing the thrC::G vvell-known
4-L~·~0 type on,~:ines, is not knovID to the
Editorial Committee.
Eng
ine 144, v-lhose service with the Company
will end officially late in Nov­
embl:;r, has beon brought to Montreal
preparatory to making its last runs for
our ~ss~ci2tion on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd, 1959.
This w8ukcnd prJgrammc will also m~lrk the end of No ,144 T S sevonty­
threo years of service for the Cnnadian Pncific Railway Company. The
ongin0 is presently at 3t.Luc being readied for those events.
Enc
inl;s 29 and 136, Vvhich have still some time to run before ex­p
iry, GTe being rct[lined at Chipman in stc:;.ndby service for the diesel,
and for operation of snowplows in winter. No.29 was built in 1887,
and No.135 in 1883.
For many Y
8ars, tho lJortJn to Chipman section of the Minto Subdiv­
ision has been tho private preserve of these three engines, and their
retention in that service has been dictated by severe weight restricti­
ons which, until the advent of CPRYs Kinsston-built diesel-hydraulic
ontines of the 11 serios, oven precluded the lightest CPR diesels. For
many years, tho eneinas had been on borrowed time, however, and one of
the must surprisinc devclopmcmts to railway enthusiasts vms the compl­
ete overhaul each of the engines received at hngus Shops, between 1954
and 1956. The age of the locomotives was such that three were required
to protect a service requiring only one locomotive, and each of the
en~inqs t~ok its turn in service, No.29 being slightly less poworful
th(~n the other two by reason of its 70-inch drivc::rs (as Clcainst 63
11
for
ITGS .136 and 144). Uith the retirement of No .144, the CE.nadi.::m Pacific
decided to ti1kc the step which hDtd been ::Jbvious for some yeClrs, and move
one of its diesel-hydraulic cnrines to Chipman.
With the change of time, October 25th, the service has been rev6r­
sed, with the train originatin[ at Chipmcm in the morning at 7: 00 .:l.M,
i.tlantic Standard TDne, arriving Norton at 9:20 AM, leaving Norton
a[c~in at 9:40 i1, and rGturning to Chipman at 12:05 PM. Schedule has b
een quickened to two hours and 20/25 minutes, versus two hours and
30/50 minutos respoctiv,~ly, on the ezpirinr:; schedule.
REIvIZi.1BER, NO .144 T s Lll.ST TRIPS Mlb ON NOVE1YIBER 21/22
OUT OF fJIONT:t1EAL. RESEHVE NOVJ Fm{ 11 TvlEHORABLE EVENT
IN THE HISTORY OF THE AS30CI~TION. ~ ~ ~
Coil. H 0 A.
News Repor t – 1959 Page 109
O
NE OF THE Ivl01{E HIPORrANT cent enaries 0 ccur­
1-BRUCKVILLE & OTTA~JA
ri ng in 1959, and one which, so far as we
1 HAI UjjY CENT.f:;NARY know, h
as not been obserged of f icial ly in
IL–. . ….!
any of the communities concerned , i s t hat
of t he openi ng of the i ni t ial sections of�
the former Brockvil le &, Ottawa Eail way Company.�
The B
rockvi l le & Ottawa was .i.ncor-pcr-at.od and bui l t to link Br ockv� v
ille, on the main li ne of the Grand lr-ur.k r:aihm.y of Canada, with the� va
lley of the Ottawa f{j.ver, the pri ncipal outward traffic being logs�
and lumber whi ch had beenfloatod dOVJl1 the river fr omthe uppGr country,
t-., . t .+-c 0• • d f -r•d ,… , d
mcroowniio ne rnwar-o GraLLl C consi st.o 0 SUDD
1: …
..LJ.es an . anur acturea
t.
S�
for the sottler s of thi s sect ion of easter n Ontar i o.�
The fir st sec
tion of theline, fr omBrockvil le to Pert h. 39.1 mi les by ray of B
c;11t>.my
1
s, Ja sper t s and Smi th s Fall s, was opened on Febr uary 17t
h, 1859. This was the first railway into the present rai lway town of :3mit h,s
Falls. Later in the same year, on August 22nd, 1859, a branch
was compl eted from Smiths FnLl.s, through C2.r leton Place to Almonte, a fur ther 23
.9 mi les. Ultimately, in 1867, the B. &O. Ry. reached
Sand POint, on the Ot tawa River; lat er, in 1875, tho link between Car­let on Pl
ace and Ott awa (Broad St reet) was opened to traffic.
In lat er years, the name was changed to the Canada Central Railway
2nd in 1881, the C.C .R. was one of the first railways to be acqui red by
tho newly-organiz0d Canadi an Pacifi c Rai Lway , The linos of the B&O/ CCR now
form part of the CPR
ls
Brockvil le, Chalk Hi vcr and Car l eton Pl ace
Subdivisions of the Smiths Fal l s Divis ion, and the Bellevi l le Subdivi s­i
on of the Trenton Divi sion.
The Brock
vil l e & Ottawa was not t he first link between t he Ottawa and St.Law
rence valleys, however. .The first such railway, the Ottawa
cS Prescott , Vias opened bet.ween t.h osc two towns in December 1<.554. The Ot t nwa
& Prescott was standar d gauge, howover , while tho Br-ockvi Ll,o &
Ottawa cmuLat cd the practi ce of t.ho corinc ct.Lng GTR. at Br-ockvil lo, and 5
1
6
11
built to the Provincial gauge. When the CFl took ovor tho B&O in
1881 , the complotod line was standardized, but the broad-gauge locomot­
ives and cars were usod to continue const ructi on of the CPRwest of lL
-:.ck Gy t.owar-ds CaLl.ando.r, Ont . , whi ch was thus broad-gauge Ior some little time, bef ore the
broad-gauge equi pmortt could be brought back to
Ccrl~ton ~l ~ce and changed over to standard. At this time, the gauge
of t hu nGwly-construct ed CPR wust of Mackey was narrowed, al so .
Two
other centenaries which wil l be
I OTHER 1959 CENTENARIES observed before the now year , are those
I
of t he openi ng of the Vict ori a Tubular
Bridge, at Mont real , and the extens ion of the St ansto
ad, Shaf for d and Chamb1y Rai lway to Granby.
The
original Victoria Br idge W(lS comp.Lct.cd in 1859, and on December
16t h, of that year, officiul 1y openod to Oranel Trunk R2..ilway traffi c by
the Dopnrtmont ofIbil ;JD.Ys! enginc.:ur, Sumuel Keefer. Lat el, in 1860,
an official openi ng c er am~ny took placo presided Jvcr by H.R.H. The
Prince of Gales. Dacembdr 31st of thi s year wil l mark the hundredth a
nniversary of t h0 first train into Gr ~nby , Quo o, over the St anstead, Sho
fford &, Chambl y Re.i lway, whose route lay from Ibervi l le to Gr.:J.nby
t hrough Far-nham, and whi ch WJ,S a subsidi ary, then, of the Central Ver mont .
· )
CoiL H. A.
News Report – 1959 Page 109
I BiWCKVILLE & OTTA~1A
I HAIUJAY CENTENARY
I I—________ . ___ ……!
ONE OF THE Ivl01i.E IMPORTANT centenaries 0 ccur­
ring in 1959, and one which, so far as we
know, has not been obserged officially in
any of the communities concerned, is that
of the opening of the initial sections of
the former Brockville 8s OttavJa Itailway COmpanjT.
The Brockville & Ottawa was incorpor:.t,cd 2nd built to link Brock,:, vi
lle, on the main line of the Grand TIunk Hailvvay of Canada, with the
valley of the Ottawa Hiver, the principal outward traffic being logs
and lumber which had been floatE:d dovm the; river from the upper country,
IJ1:1i10; the imJard traffic consisted of supplies and manufactured croods
1 ~ ~)
for the settlers of this section of eastern Ontario.
T
he first section of the line, from Brockville to Perth. 39.1 miles
by ,Jay of B(~llE.my 1 s, Jasper 1 sand Smith Y s Falls, was open ed on Fe:: bruary
17th, 1859. This was the first railway into the present railway town
of :3mi.th,s F o.lls. Later in the same Y0ar, on August 22nd, 1859, a branch
was completed from Smiths F:~llls, through C2.rleton Place to Almonte, a
furthe::r 23.9 miles. Ultimately, in 1867, the B. & O. Ry. reached
Sand POint, on the Ottawa River; later, in 1875, tho link betwoen Car­l
eton Place and Ottawa (Broad Street) W2S opened to traffic.
In lo.ter years, the name was changed to the Can3da Central Railway
and in lS81, the C.C.R. was one of the first railv·:ays to be acquired by
tho n8wly-orgc:miz tJd Canadian Pacifi c Hailway. The lines of tho B&O/ CCR
now form part of the CPR
1
s Brockvillo, Chalk Hiver and Carleton Flace
Subdivisions of tho Smiths Falls Division, and the Belleville Subdivis­
ion of the Trenton Division.
The Brockville & Ottawa was not the first link between the Ottawa e
nd St.Lawrence valleys, howav8r. .The first such railway, the Ottawa
CS Fr,-~scott, VJQ.S opened betvJ8cn tlusc two towns in Decomber 1<.554. The
Ottawa & Prescott was stc:~ndard gauge, howover, while tho Br,Jckville &
Ottawa emulatad the prlJ.ctice of th(J c.)nr18cting GTR at Br,) ckville, and
built to the 5
1
6/i Provincial gauge. When the Cr:1 t.).)k oVt..;r the B&O in
1881, the completed line WQ.S standardized, but the broad-gaugo locomot­
ives and cQ.rs were used to continue construction of the CPR west of
lL:..ckGY tYhTards C81landcr, Ont., which wns thus broad-gauge for some lit
tle time, before the broad-gauge equipmortt could be brought back to
Ccrl(3ton ~l~cc and changed over to standard. At this time, the gauge
of thu nGwly-constructed CPR west of Mackey was narrowed, also.
l OTHER 1959 CENTENARIES I
f I
the Stnnstoad, Shefford and
Two other centennries which will be
observed before the new year, are those
of the opening of the Victoria Tubular
Bridge, at Montreal, and tho extension of
ChlJ.mbly Railway to Granby.
Tho
original Victoria Bridge W~lS completed in 1859, and on December 1
6th, of thCl.t YOlJ.r, officLllly opened to Cranel Trunk Railw!J.y traffic by
the Dvpartmcnt of Hclil2Ys y oncin8(..;r, SJ.ffiuel Keefer. Ln ter, in 1860,
an official opening ceremony took place:: presided Jvor by H.R.H. The
Prince of Wales. Docembdr 31st of this year will mark the hundredth
anniversary of thd first train into Gr~nby, Que., ovor tho Stanstead,
Shcff,)rd & Chambly Re.il w.J.Y, whose rout8 lClY from IbGrville to Gr.J.nby
through F:trnho.ffi, and iilhich W:1S a subsidiary, then, of the Central Vermont.
C. R. E.A. News Repor t -1959 Page 110
YVES
SAINT·-PIERRE
The .t.Cdit orial Corami.t t.ee rer;rets the
sudden death, on Tueslay, October of Yv
es Saint-Pier re, a member of the s
ince 1954, and wel l -known anJ act ive
to announce
6th , ~95? ,
ASSoclat lon in the tr ol­ley frat e
rnity in the As soci~tion . gr. Saint­P
ierre was 44 year s of age.
I-Ie
and his de epest r egr
ets fr iend.
,
L~ ,
The Pr0sident
Y
s Car
is survived by his wif e, Mme. Saint Pier re,
daught er , Huguette , to whom we ext end our
sympathy at this time, coupled wit h our at
the loss of a very valued member and
R. 1. P.
ooOOooCOoo
A
MONG TH I~ STREI~T CARS from t he Nont ­r e
al t ransportation syst em whi ch were
reti red as a result of the cessation of al l ra
il servi ce on Sunday, AUGust 30, 1959, and which are b
eing preserved ot her th
an in the of f icial Hi stori cal Colloction of the Montreal Transpor ta
tion CommissiJn, is car No. 1953, built by the Canadian Car
&Foundry Company in 1928.
This car was acqui r ed by purchase from the Montreal Tr ans­
por-t.ati on CommLs si on by our Honorary President , Donal d F. Angus ,
and is being kept at hi s country proper ty near Montreal . The p
articul ar affoction of the Angus family for No. 1953 stems from
the fact that it operated for many year s on the two routes serv­
in&:: ~Iostm) un t BouLevar-d, Route 14 GUY-BEAVl!;R HALL, and Route 47, ST.
ANTOINE. The Honorar y Presidents son, Fred Angus, has kept a
met iculous l og of t he various cars he
school, and t his inter esting record reveals him
somet.h i.ng marGthan 250 times —-more
car .
If
theru had to be some justification has taken rid
ing to
that No .1953 car ried
than any ot hor MTC
t o
preserve an MTC car, t
his was certainly sufficient, and N,). 1953, inst ead of suf fer i ng the
fate of the scrap pile, was acqui red by the Angus famil y for
preservation. It is idonti cCJ.l to Nc.1959, which is
bei ng kept in the Histor ical Collection.
No. 1953 w
as moved to its pr esent resti ng place on
AUE;ust 27, by Sicotte Tr ansports Li.mit cd, On Saturday, 26t h, mombe
rs of tho Execut i ve and chairmen of various
wore guests of tho A n~us family, and a gallen spike
Thur sday, Sept ember comm
itt ees
was driven
into the last tie of the 39-foot leneth of rock-bal lasted track on wh
ich No. 1953 rest s. Among the [~ue st s present at t his cer e­
mony was l-lr, Leonard Brook of the) Iii].T.C., who has been most sym­
pathet i c and helpful in the Associations restoration projects.
,Il�
I
II
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C.R.H.A. News Report – 1959
YVES SAINT-PIERRE
The i:ditorial CorarD.itt-ee rep:rets to announce
the sudden death, on Tuesiay, Ociober 6th, 1959,
of Yves Saint-Pierre, a member of the Association
since 1954, and well-known anJ active in the trol­
ley frat.erni ty in the f.SSOC :L:;,t ion. lIr. Saint­Pi
erre was 44 years of age.
I-Ie
is Burvi ved by his wife, Mme. Saint Pierre,
and his daughter, Huguette, to whom we extend our
deepest sympathy at this time, coupled with our r
ogrets at the loss of a very valued member and
friend.
R. I. P.
ooOOooCOoo
Page 110
The Pr0sidont
Y
s Car real transportation system which were
AMONG Tr-m STRE.l~TCARS from the Nont-I i1
rotired as a rosult of the cessation of
all rail service on Sunday, August 30, 1
959, and which are being preserved
other than in the official Historical Collection of the Montreal
Transportation CommissiJl1, is car No. 1953, built by the Canadian
Car & Foundry Company in 1928.
This car was acquired by purchase from the Montreal Trans­
portatLm Commission by our Honorary President, Donald F. Angus,
and is being kept at his country property near Montreal. The
particular affection of t.he Angus family for No. 1953 stems from I
th~ fact that it operated for many years on the two routes sorv-I I
in&:: ~lestm)l.mt BOLllevard, Route 14 GUY-BEAVZR HALL, c:md Route 47,
ST. ANTOINE. The Honorary Presidents son, Fred Angus, has kept
a meticulous log of the various cars he has taken riding to
school, and this interesting record reveals that No.1953 carried
him sumething mor8 than 250 times —-more than any othor MTC
car.
If ther~ had to be some justification to preserve an MTC
C2T, this was certainly sufficicmt, and N,). 1953, instead of s
uffering the fate of the scrap pile, was acquired by the Angus
family for preservation. It is idonticCll to No.1959, which is
being kept in the Historical Collection.
No.
1953 was moved to its presont resting place on Thursday,
AULust 27, by Sicotte Transports Limited. On Saturday, September
26th, members of the Executive and chairmen of various committees
wore guests of the An~us family, and a gallen spike was driven i
nto the last tie of the 39-foot 18ncth of rock-ballasted track
on which No. 1953 rosts. Among the guests present ;3.t this cere­
mony was lIr. Leonard Brook of th3 IvJ. T. C., vlho has been most sym­
pathetic 2nd helpful in the Associations restoration projects.
C.H.H.A.­
News Repor t -1959 Page III
SIX YEARS IN CONSTRUCTION, the second
link in Canadian Nat iona l s new rail
g~~~g~~1,~d~ ~~ r.l#~~~ CIEN I
net wor k connecting the former Nati onal­
LINE OPENS Tr anscontinental Haih,ray and Quebec /},
L J
Lake St .John Rai lway with the mining
community of Ch i bougamau, Que. , was
encd I,e. c30 [,
1,Op C e el> 0 r .1.l on VJednesday, October 28th, when PrcE3ident Donal d Gordon
of the C.N.ri. operated the first train into St.Feli cien, Que. , f r om ChLbouga
rnau ,
Chi.bougam
au s first connection by rail with the outside worl d was
opened in 1957, when the 217.4-f:1ile railway was compl eted from B
arraute on the NTR line, through Beatt yvil le and Miquelon. Since that
t Lme, the population of copper-concentr ate producing ChLbougamag has
~
r own to 4,000. The lino cost some ~34 , 500 ,800 , and its construct ion w
as subsidized by the Feder-a.I Govornmont as a developmental programmc, In
his r cmar-k s at the official ceromonies, Mr. Gordon counseLcd the
p:.cople of norther n Quobec that, as they had wor ked har d to obt ai n con­s
truction oftheseraillinks, theyshould nowuscthemand justi fy the
optimist ic forecasts of railway traf fic potential which the Chibougamau r-a.i
.Lway s advocates had rnadc,
In tho official party riding the fi r st train, in additiJn to rk .
Gor d:)n, was fodoral Mini ster of Ir-anspcr -t G (,;0-0 b,j c) roads mi nister Antoni o Talbot. T:I0 f Lrst, t r ain \T ival from Chi bougamau by the Nayor of St .Foli cion, and tho r ai l w
ay was bl ossed by tho FlomCln Cutholic auxi l iary bishop of Chi cout­
.ir.ri , t.hc IJIost Rev. f,1c,rius Pare.
The now ra
i Lwav runs t.hrough r ug[ ed forestod country; sixteen
rivers and streams had to be spanned wi t h ~ t ot al l engt h of bridging of
2,872 foet . Longest br i dge on tho subdivis ion is a 400-foot structure
~cros s tho Cran Ri ver, 30 mil es north of St.Feli cien .
On
e? of the advant ages of the rai lway i s that i t puts Chi bougamnu anJ
its extensive nei ghbouri ng natural resources within 225 mi l es 6f a d
eop-wat er port, Port Alf r ed on the Snguonay River near Chi coutimi.
00000.) 0000000

e The Dominion St ool & Coal Corpor ~t i0n ha s made
I� I-J.Jt cs and News appl i cnt ion t o the B~ard of Tr anspor t Commi s sion­
I
er s f ~r Canada, to uband)n the Cumberland Hnil way
&Coal Company, which operat es fromSpr inghill to Spr
inghi l l Jet., N.S. Cl osing of the mi nos following last yoars
mining disast er has rendereel the raLl.way usoLos s for tho timo baing. The Iown Coun c
i L of Springhi l l , whi Le in accord wi.t.h the CR&CCo . s
wish to suspend ser vice, wil l seek to havo the rails lof t in posi t ion f
or connoct Lon with the federal prLson farmwhich is to be built thore
and other industry which Springhill is onc::lUrQL:i ng to fill tho breach
with the closure of tho mi nes. Presumably, CNR would bo expoctod to
operat e t he branch .
e Canad.icn
N.
~ti onQl is payLnr; the dut y m Corrt r-a.L Ver-mont. locomotives
st ored Qt St .Albans Qnd is moving them int o CnnQdQ f or scrapping. A number
of 2-8-0s have boon noted on rout.c tJ Loridon, Ont.ar i.o, but a consi
derablo number of enginos romains at St . Albnns, includi ng one
2- 10 –ly, Ib .707, and a 4-8-2, aLso some Gro..nd Tr unk motive power.
)
C.H.H.A.
CANADIAN NATIONALS
CHIBOUGAMAU-ST.FELICIEN
LINE OPENS
News Report -1959 Page III
SIX YEARS IN CONSTRUCTION, the second
link in Canadian National1s new rail
network connecting the former National­
Transcontinental Hail way and Quebec /},
opened at 8:30 AM on Gordon
of the C.N.~.
from Chi bou€;amau. Lake
St. John Hail VJay ·with the mining
cornrnunity of Chibougamau, Que., was
Wednesday, October 215th, when Pr(;sident Donald
operated the first train into St.Felicien, Que.,
Chibougarnaus first conne ct ion by rail with ths outs ide world Ilas
opened in 1957, when the 217. 4-r:1i18 railway was completed from
Barraute on the NTH line, through Beattyville and Miquelon. Since that
tinw, the population of copper-concontrate pruducing Chibougawalit has
grown to 4,000. The line cost soma ~34,500,800, and its construction was
subsidized by tho Federal Government as a developmental pr)gramme. In
hL, rl.-marks at the official ceremonies, Mr. Gordon couns eled tho
l~cople of northern Quobe; c that, as they had workod hard to obtain con­
struction of these rail links, they should now use them and justify the
optimistic forecasts of railv,ay traffic potential which the Chibougamau
:cailways advocates had mado.
In the official party riding the first train, in additiJn to jv1:c.
Gord)n, was federal Minister of Tr3.m3port GeorGo Hoes, o.nd provincial (
,;u<.) bo.:: c) roads minister Antonio Talbot. T:18 fir,st tro.in Wo.s gr~eted
upon its arrival from Chibougamau by the Mayor of St.Felicien, and the
railway was blessed by the Fcomo.n Catholic auxiliary bishop of Chicout­
imi, the Most Rev. Marius Pare.
The
nov! railliv,3.Y runs thrGugh rugf~ed forested country; sixteen
rivers and streams had to be spanned with ~ total length of bridging of
2,872 faet. Longest bridge on tho subdivision is a 400-foot structure
across tho Cran River, 30 miles north of St.Felicien.
On-.: of the :l.dvantagos of the ro.ilway is that it put,s Chib:mgamau
and its extensive naighbouring natural resources within 225 miles 6f a
deap-wo.ter port, Port Alfred on the So.guenay River near Chicoutimi.
0000000000000
r
! H,:.;tes Ctnd News
9 The Dominion Steel & Coo.l Corpor:tion ho.s made
application to the B~ard of Transport Commission­e
rs f:)r C,lnada, to o.band::m the Cumberland FL:;.il WQy
l
& COfll Company, which opercttes from Springhill to
Springhill Jet., N.S. Closing of the minas following last yeQrs
mining disQster ht2s rendered the railwQy useloss for the time being. The T
Jwn C,)t1Dcil of Springhill, while in accord vJith the CR&CCo. s wi
sh to suspend service, will seek to have the rails left in position
for c::mno cti, .. )11 with tho federal pris~)n farm which is to bo built thore
e:.nd other industry which Springhill is Gncoura~:ing to fill the breach w
ith the closure of the minos. Presum2.bly, CNR would bo oxpuctec1 to
operate the branch.
9 Canc:.~diD,n N~tional is p:lying the duty m Cuntr:11 Vorn:unt locomotives
~tJred at St.Albans Qnd is moving thum into Canada for scrapping. A
number of 2-8-0s have boon noted en r~utc t~ London, Ontario, but a co
nsiderablo number of ongines romains at St.Albans, including one
2-10·-lt-, tb.707, ,::md a 4-8-2, .::..lso somc Gro..nd Trunk motivo power.
C.R.H.A.
News Repor t – 1959 Page 112
For t he ben
efit of those of our members who
FINAL LI
ST OF M. T. C. HAI L E
QU IPMENT
keep e quipment re cor ds , the f ol lowi ng i s a
list of r a il e qui pment on the pr oper ty of the
Mont real Transportat i on Commis s i on as of Se p­t ember 30t h , 195
9. All ca rs l i s t ed are stor ­ed at Yo
uvil l e Shops , with the except i on of
Cranes W-l , W··2and Tower Car No.2, which ar e storedatSt. Henrigar age. Al l equipment ot h
er than that listed has subsequently been dest royed.
(1) HISTORICAL COLLECTION OV{NED BY JIi. l . C.
1

Observat i on Car­
1339 –
D.T. Pa ssenger Car
II
1 11
2

1801
II
Ii 1
J-
1959 ­
1 Ii
7 –
Omnibus­ 2222
­
iI II
20

Sleigh 3517

(PC C) Car 200

S.T. Bir ney Car 51

S.T . Swee per
n
350 –
Ro ck e t i /­
859 –
D.T. Passenger Car
11
997 –
D.T. Passenger Car 3200

Tool Car
11 II
il
1046 -Subur ban 3151

Flat Car
1317 –
Ii
Pas se ne::e r Car VJ63

S.T . Rail Grinder
(2) HIST
ORICAL COLLECTION OWNED BY CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORI CAL ASSN.
8 -S.T. Open C
ar 104 (M&SC) D.T . Suburban Car 27h –
II Closed Car 611 (lfJ&SC) 11 Int erurban Car
(3) VEHI CLES HELD AS SOLD, OR FOR SALE TO PROSPECTIVE BUYEHS
(
a) -Purchased by Connecticut Val ley Elec. Railway Hist . Societ y
2005 -D.T. D.E.
Passenger Car 2056
,I if 1/
WI -Crane11
(b)­ -Cars 0mich New England Electri c Railway Histor i cal Society w
ish t o purchase
957 ­D.T. Pa
ssenger Car 2052 -D.T. D.E. Pa ssenger Car .
Ii
11
11+03 ­2652 -Ii Passenger Car 2001
D. E.
i/
(4j ~ A R S HELD FOR PO SSI BLE SA LE , Oli SALE OF PAHTS
1966

D.T . Pass enger Car 2010 -D.T. D. E. Pas senger Car
1968

11 11
35GO t o 1972

II Ii
3516 -D. T. Pas senge r (PCC) Cars . 1998
i1 11
HELD
(5) MI SCELLANEOUS SERV ICE EQU I P~ffiNTvF OR POSSI BLE SALE , OR TO
BE DES1HOYED.
1

To wer Car 3014 –
Hail Tr ailer
2

n
3021 –
Tool Car
5
1176

Hot ar y Pl ow B
rine Car

3022 3023

Flat
1]
Car
11 77 , -, 73
.L._

Training Car

Br i ne Car
3017 3015 –

St ores Ca r Pol e Tr a i l er
301 3

Ra i l Tra i l er 3051

Snow Pl ow
)
C.R.H.A.
News Report – 1959 Page 112
F
or the benefit of those of our members who
FINAL LIST OF M.T.C.
HAIL EQUIPlVIENT
keep equipment records, the following is a
list of rail equipment on the property of the
Montreal Transportation Commission as of Sep­
tember 30th, 1959. All cars listed are stor-
ed at Youville Shops, with the exception of
Cranes W-l, VJ·-2 and Tower Car No.2, which are stored at St.Henri garage.
All equipment other than that listed has subsequently been destroyed.
(1) HISTORICAL COLLECTION OVJNED BY Illi. T . C.
1

Observation Car 13
39 –
D.T. Passenger Car 2

11
1801

Yl 11
3 –
i!
1959 –
Ii 11
7 –
Omnibus 2222

11 11
20

Sleigh 3
517 –
i1 if
(PCC) Car 200

S.T. Birney Car 51
-S.T. Sv,reeper 350

n
ilRocket il
859

D.T. Passenger Car 997

D.T. Passenger Car 3200

1
Tool Car 1
046

11
Suburban
)1
3151 –
17
Flat Car
1317 –
I
Passene,:er Car W63

S.T. Rail Grinder
(2) HISTORICAL COLLECTION OWNED BY CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSN.
8 -S
.T. Open Car 274 –
11 Closed Car 104 (
M&SC) D.T. Suburban Car 611
(IfJ.&SC) 11 Interurban Car
(3) VEHICLES H.E:LD AS SOLD, ort FOR SALE TO PROSPECTIVE BUYBHS
(a) -Purchased by Connecticut Valley Elec. Railway Hist. Society
2005 -D.T. D.E. Passenger Car 2056
II ii 11
WI -11 Crane
(b) -Cars which New England Electric Railway Historical Society
wish to purchase
957 –
1/+03 –
2001 -D
.T.
ii
Passenger Car
11
D.E.
i/
2052 -D.T. D.E. Passenger Car.
2652 -II Passenger Car
(4) (ARS HELD FOR POSSIBLE SALE, OR SALE OF PARTS
1966

D.T. 1
968

11
1972 –
Ii
1998
11
Passenger Car
11
II
11
2010 -D.T. D.E. Passenger Car
35GO to
3516 -D.T. Passenger (PCC) Cars.
HELD
(5) MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE EQUIPMENTvFOR POSSIBLE SALE, OR TO
BE DESlHOYED.
1

Tower Car 3014

Rail Trailer
2

i1
3021

Tool Car
5

Hotary Plow 3022

Flat Car
1176 Brine Car 3023

n

1177 –
Training Car 3017 –
Stores Car
1178

Brine Car 3015

Pole Trailer ..1._
3013

Rail Trailer 3051

Snow Plow
C fjJ~ . ~,l ej f)
News
-,
tl.e port

1959 Paze 113
—— – .
3053

Snow Pl ow 3096

S
now Plow

3054 –
il
3097 –
iI

3055

d
3102

Rai l Tr ai l er

3056

11
3150 –
Snow Plow
3057

{I
3153

Flat Car

3067

Dump Car 5001

Locomotive

11
.3 082

;1
5002
­
3089

Hai l Trailer VJ2
_.
Crane
vI3

j/
3ince the foregoing list was issued, some changes have come about , as

follows:

notar y 5 in list 5 is now under inqui ry for purchase by the Branford
Bl ect r i c Railway Association.
Car 1177 in list 5 is now under inquiry for purchase by the New Eng­l
and Elect r i c lailway Historical Societ y, in addit i on to cars in
l i st 3 (b).
Car 2001 in li st 3 (b) is also under inqui r y for purchase by the City
of Dorval , Que. A l ocal newspaper report indicates that the city
i s consi0-srint: It s pur chase for exhibiti on in a Dor val park, at a c
ost of ;H;651.50. Add to
Li st 2, Ottawa Tr-anspcr-t.at.Lcn Commission car 859 which was del­
iver ed to Youvi l le Shops on Friday, October 30t h, 1959.
After the advance publicity for the November —Ad
ded Feature If or 21/ 22 e
xcursions wit h CPR No.144 wqs issued,
Cor
nwall Tri p negotiat i ons were initiated with the manage­[ ment
of the Cornwal l Street Rai lway, Light &
Power Company, for a tour over its lines
dur i ng the stopover of the steam trip in Cor-nvraLl., The street ra ilway
has very kindly complied with our request, and arrangement s are now b
eing made in detai l for a Ii-hour tour, us ing an electric locomotive
and t wo gond_ol.§; cars, and mak i ng a compr ehensive tour of t he CSRTS gr-owi.ng
trackage around Cor nwaLl..
No ext r a f
are wi l l be levied for those who choose to go on this
Side-tr i p, but we wi l l pass our farebox among you for contributions to
the Fund to replenish the Associations tr easur y for its disbursements
on behal f of the purchase of Br i t i sh Columbia Electr i c Rai.Lway car 1311,
and t o establish an addit i onal fund to bring this car to Montreal next
spring. Our passengers are usually generous in such matters, and all
contributions wi ll be greatefully received.
Many of our members wi l l not know that Canadafs first trolley pres­
ervat i on project by an enthusi ast s group was founded at Cornwall in
19L:,9 to preserve CS3, passenger Car No.29. This gr oup was gi ven every
encouragement and cooperation by the Cornwall St reet Rai l way s manage­
ment, who have always been sympathetic in matters hist or ical . No. 29 was given
back to the CSR when the gr oup disbanded in 1952, but still serves
the CSR as a line car.
Dur ing t he course of t he trip, it i s hoped to visit CourtauldTs
(Canada) Li mited locomotive No. 7, an electric engine built by the Mont ­
real Street Hailway in 1899 or 1900, and now the oldest electric engine
in Canada. This it em has been promised to our Associat i on for the museum when it
is ret ired.
v
C,jJ~.~,lejo
News He120rt

1959 Paze 113
3053

Snow Plow 3096

Snow Plow
3054 –
(1
3097

jy
3055

il
3102

Rail Trailer
3056

n
3150 Snow Plow

3057 –
11
3153

Flat Car
3067

Dump Car 5001

Locomotive
3082

il
5002

11
3089

Hail Trailer VJ2

Crane
VI3

j/
Since the foregoing list was issued, some changes have come about, as
follows:
Rotary 5 in list 5 is now under inquiry for purchase by the Branford
Electric Railway Association.
Car 1177 in list 5 is now under inquiry for purchase by the New Eng­
land Electric lailway Historical Society, in addition to cars in
list 3 (b).
Car 2001 in list 3 (b) is also under inquiry for purchase by the City
of Dorval, Que. A local newspaper report indicates that the city
is consi~erint its purchase for exhibition in a Dorval park, at a
cost of ;H;651.50.
Add to list 2, Ottawa Transportation Commission car 859 which was del­
ivered to Youville Shops on Friday, October 30th, 1959.
[ . Added
Feature I
for
Cornwall Trip
After the advance publicity for the November
21/22 excursions with CPR No.144 w~s issued,
negotiations were initiated with the manage­
ment of the Cornwall Street Railway, Light &
Power Company, for a tour over its lines
during the stopover of the steam trip in CormJall. The street railway
has very kindly complied with our request, and arrangements are now
being made in detail for a l~-hour tour, using an electric locomotive
and two gond_ola cars, and making a comprehensive tour of the CSR T S
grovJing trackage around CornvJall.
No extra fare ATill be levied for those who choose to go on this
side-trip, but we will pass our farebox among you for contributions to
the Fund to replenish the Associations treasury for its disbursements
on behalf of the purchase of Brit ish Columbia Electric F?ailway car 1311,
and to establish an additional fund to bring this car to Montreal next
spring. Our passengers are usually generous in such matters, and all
contributions will be greatefully received.
Many of our members vvill not know that Canada f s first trolley pres­
ervation project by an enthusiasts group was founded at Cornwall in
1949 to preserve CS~ passenger Car No.29. This group was given every
encouragement and cooperation by the Cornwall Street Railways manage­
ment, who have always been sympathetic in matters historical. No.29 was
given back to the CSR when the group disbanded in 1952, but still serves
the CSR as a line car.
0uring the course of the trip, it is hoped to visit Courtaulds
(Canada) Limited locomotive No.7, an electric engine built by the Mont­
real Street Hcdl way in 1899 or 1900, and now the oldest ele ctric engine
in Canada. This item has been promised to our Association for the museum when
it is retired.

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