OPPOSITE: No mistaking the most
powerful steam locomotive ever to operate
on the C.N.R., the 4100 has
been completely sandblasted and
restored to its original Canadian
National paint scheme.
FRONT COVER: What better subject matter
for a January cover than
this hard working sweeper and yard
crew of the Cornwall Street Railway
Sandy Worthen snapped the rare action
back in the late fourties.
Photo courtesy CRHA Archives, S.S.
ISSN 0008 -411.75
Published monthly by The Canadian
Railroad Historical Association
P.O. Box 22, Station B Montreal
Quebec Canada H3B 3J5
EDITOR: M. Peter Murphy
EDITOR EMERITUS: S. S. Worthen
~WSINESS CAR: John Welsh
OFFICIAL CARTOGRAPHER: William A.
LAYOUT: Michel Paulet
CALGARY & SOUTH WESTERN
L. M. Unwin, Secretary
1727 23rd Ave. N.W., Calgary Alberta
D. E. Stoltz, Secretary
P. O. Box 141, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario
R. Keillor, Secretary
P. O. Box 1006, Station A, Vancouver
British Columbia V6C 2Pl
C. K. Hatcher, Secretary
P. O. Box 6102, Station C, Edmonton
Al berta T5B 2NO
TORONTO & YORK DIVISION
J. C. Kyle, Secretary
P. O. Box 5849, Terminal A, Toronto Ontario
R. Ballard, Sr., Secretary
300 Cabana Road East, Windsor,
Ontario N9G lA2
AN IllUSTRATED ROSTER
OF 1HEC~R.H.A. .. … •.•.
All ph,otcrgrap,s, ,courtesy Peter ,Layland utll~ss qthex:wis,e, noted.,
T,hree workhorses ,of the Canadian Railw.ay Museum st,and on the
lead tr6cks to building one. Diesel electric # 77 was built
in 1929 by C.L.C. , Diesel .lectric self propelled car 15824
dates from t926 and survived as the motive power for the line.
car in CNs termin~l electrified zone until preserVation, Porter
N-o. 9 was built in 1928 and was the .first mode ,of l.ocomotion on
the property replaci,ng muscle power.
R A I L
AN ILLUSTRATED ROSTER
OF THE C.R.H.A.
It was 28 years ago when a dedicated group of CRHA member~
took possession of a lowly single truck brine car from the Montreal
Transportation Commission. The object was to restore and preserve the
car as an example of early street railway passenger transportation.
Little did these members know that from these modest beginnings with
Car 274 their collection would grow to the point where in 1978 no
less than 127 other pieces would be added. Most of the CRHA s coll
ection is located at the Canadian Railway Museum in St. Constant P.Q.,
but several pieces have been acquired and are in the regional coll
ections of various CRHA Branches across Canada.
Time passes ouickly , so much so that we have recently
accepted a fine exhibit ( CPRs # 8905 Trainmaster) that was actually
built long after the Museum collection began. This indicates that our
collectian is ever growing, ever changing with the advances in railway
technology in Canada and around the world.
We are pleased to present an up -to -date roster of
the CRHAs fine collection. Most units have been donated to the
CRHA, others purchased and a small few are on a permanent loan arr
angement. We wish to take this opportunity to thank all those individ
uals and corporations who made this collection possible. It all star
ted in a borrowed corner of Youville Shops and our most recent bene
factor has been the CNR who made available Dining Car 1265 to us.
This roster up-dates that last published in CANADIAN RAIL
in the summer issue of 1970, this roster is for information only and
may not be copied or published without the permission of the CRHA.
CANADIAN RAILROAD HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
RA ILWAY ROSTER
CANADIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM, ST. CONSTANT, qUE.
Ra i 1 way Egui pment
Road No. Company Represen ted
3 St. Anne Paper
4 National Harbours Board
5 Maritime Railway
25 Old Sydney Collieries
29 Cdn. Pacific Railways
49 Cdn. National Railways
Locomoti ve Co.
Baldwin Loco. 1900
Built by Canadian Car and Foundry in 1921 this Large Witt
has returned to her home town of Toronto where she operated
for years. 2300 is in the care of our Toronto and York Branch
and is stored indoors at their Harberfront Museum.
Canadian Pacifics first Diesel # 7000 has found a good home
at the Canadian Railway Museum. It has been stored indoors since
its arrival and is at the heart of our Diesel collection.
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This CNR 4-6-2 tank engine is being readied for the daily
commuter run along Montreals West Island back in the fourties.
49 has been restored and is today on display at the Canadian
Railway Museum. Photo courtesy CRHA Archives, S.S.Worthen coll.
CANADIAN 9 R A I L
Road No. Company Represented Builder
9. 144 Cdn. Pacific Railways C.P.R. (Mt1. )
1BB6 4-4-0 1959
10. 492 Cdn. Pacific Railways C . P . R. (Mt 1 . )
11. 999 Cdn. Pacific Railways M.L.W. 1912 4-6-0 1960
12. 1009 Cdn. National Rai h~ays M.L.H. 1912 4-6-0 1960
13. 1112 Q.N. S. & L. M.L.W. 1913 4-6-0 1960
14. 1520 Cdn. National Rai h~ays C.L. C. 1906 4-6-0 1960
15. 2231 Cdn. Pacific Ra ilways C.P.R. (Mt1 .)
1914 4-6-2 1960
I 16. 2341 Cdn. Pacifi c Rail~ays M.L.H. 1926 4-6-2 1960
17. 2601 Cdn. National Ra ih1ays M.L .VI. 1907 2-8-0 1960
18. 2850 Cdn. Pacific Railways M.L.H. 1938 4-6-4 1960
19. 2928 Cdn. Pacifi c Ra ilways M.L .-/. 1938 4-4-4 1960
3239 Cdn. National Railways C.L.C. 1916 2-8-2 1960
3388 Cdn. Pacific Railways Schenectady 2-8-0
4100 Cdn. National Railways C.L.C. 1924 2-10-2 1960
23. 5468 Cdn. Pacific Railways M. L..J. 1948 2-8-2 1960
24. 5550 Cdn. National M.L.H 1913 4-6-2 1960
25. 5702 Cdn. National M.L.H. 1930 4-6-4 1960
26. 5935 Cdn. Pacifi c M.L.~ . 1949 2-10-4 1960
27. 6015 Cdn. National M.L.W. 1924 4-8-2 1960
28. 6153 Cdn. National M.L .~. 1929 4-8-4 1960
29. 6271 Cdn. Pacifi c CPR (Mtl.)
1913 0-6-0 1960
30. 030 C841 S.N.C. F. S.A.C.M. 1883 0-6-0 1964
31. 55361 Cdn. National M.L.~J. 1928 Rotary Plow 1965
32. 60010 British Railways L.N.E.R. 1937 4-6-2
(Doncas ter ,Iorks) Dominion of Canada
33. John Molson Kawaski Nerovinc
Kyosan KOGYO 1970 2-2-2 1971
l. 9 Lake St. Joseph Transport. H.K. Porter 1928 B. Gas-Electric 1963
2. 20 R & S M.L .W. 1949 B.B. Diesel
(RS -2) Electric
3. 77 Cdn. National C.L.C. 1929
4. 7000 Cdn. Pacifi c Nat. Steel Car
Har1 and & Wo 1ff Electric
5. 15824 Cdn. National Ottawa Car -CNR 1926 B.B. Diesel
Electric Rail Car
6. Hydro-Quebec Plymouth Gas Mechanical
l. 1 Cdn. Pacific C.1867 B.B. Offi ci a 1 Car 1960
2. 4 S . & L. Rhodes. Curry 1894 B.B. Comb. Cab 1961
Ex Saskatchewan Cdn. Pacific Barney & Smith 1883 C.C. Offici al Car 1958
4. 51 Cdn. Pacific CPR Mtl.(Hochelaga) 1898 School Car 1967
5. 56 Malaha t Cdn. Pacific (E. & N.) 1893 C.C.Par10ur Obs.Car 1960
The Classic Train CP 4-4-0 # 29, wooden baggage car, coach,
business car 1, business cor SASKETCHEWAN. The Sasketchewan
has been stripped down to bore wood and was carefully varnished
to strict specifications under the watchful eye of our Gord
Hill. Structural work such as replacement of buffer beams etc.
was also carried out at this time.
Suburban interurban Car 104 of the Montreal & Sauthern Counties
is one of two representative cars in our collection from this
road. The 611 has been externally restored, while our devoted
member Ed. Lambert and friends continue restoration on the 104.
Her Bedford Mixed days over for good old 492 poses for her portrait
fresh from hours of devoted restoration by our Treasurer and sometimes
painter Steve Walbridge.
Passenger Equipment (Continued)
Company Represented Buil der
Cdn. Pacific CPR Mtl.(Angus)
Cdn. National Pullman
Cdn. Pacific CPR Mtl. (Angus)
Cdn. Pacific CPR Mtl. (Angus)
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1908 C . C. Coach 1960
1911 C.C. Colonist Car 1968
1940 Mail Express
1913 B:B. Baggage Car 1960
4275 EX(2335) Cdn. National C.C. & Fdy 1914 C.C. Coach 1974
Cascade Lane New York Central Pullman-Standard 1939 B-B Sleeper 1967
12. Canada GTR 63 Cdn. National Wagner 1897 C-C Official Car 1974
13. Neville Cdn. Pacific CPR Mtl. (Angus)
C.C. & Fdy.
1924 C-C Sleeping Car 1967
C.C. & Fdy. Mtl.
1893 G.T.R. Buda
S – 1 L & P S Ka 1 amazoo
Cdn. Paci fi c
1916 B-B Tankcar
1916 B-B Boxcar
1919 B-B Flat
1883 B-B Caboqse
Gasoline Velocipede 1961
C 1915 Gasoline Gangcar 1962
1938 Track Inspec. Car 1963
1952 Electro Gang Tamper 1974
Electric Streetcar and
Interurban Passenger Equipment
M.T.C. M.S.R. 1905 SE DT Obser. Ca r 1963
3 M.T.C. Mtl. TraiTh/ays 1924 SE DT Obser. Car 1963
6 O.T.C. Ottawa Car Mfg. Co. C 1895 DE ST Closed Pres.
& Corbin C 1895 DE ST Psgr. Car 1957
10 L & PS Jewett Car Co.
1914 DE DT Interurban car1962
14 L & PS Jewett Car Co.
1917 DE DT Interurban car1960
82 N.B. Power Co. Ottawa Car Mfg. 1912 DE ST Closed Psgr. car
104 M & SC Ottawa Car Mfg. 1912 DE DT Suburban Psgr
105 Q.R.L. & P. Jackson & Sharp
1889 8-8 Combine Car
200 M.T,C. J.G. Brill Co.
1919 DE ST Birney pgr. Car 1963
274 M.S.R. Newburyport
1892 SE ST Closed Psgr.
Rocket 350 M.S.R. Brownell
1892 SE ST Closed Psgr.
401 Q.R.L. & P. Ottawa Car Mfg. Co. 19~ SE DT Interurban Car1960
M. & S.C. Ottawa Ca r Mfg. Co. 1917 SE DT Interurban Car1956
696 O.T.C. Ottawa Ca r Mfg. 1917 SE DT Closed Pgr.car 1958
859 O.T.C. Ottawa Car Mfg. 1928 SE DT Closed Pgr.car 1959
859 M.T.C. J,G. Brill Co. 1907 SE DT Closed Pgr.car 1963
I ; ,
, You E.
Feeling just a little prouder following her being named the No. 1
steam locomotive in Canada in a recent issue of CANADIAN RAIL, our
CP 5935 SELKIRK poses for the photographer before being safely
placed in her slot for public display.
One of three steam locomotives from Europe represented at our Museum
the French engine 030 C841 awaits the switcher for transfer from
the Port of Montreal to the Museum site.
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Electric Streetcar and Interurban ~assenger Equipment (Continued) .
Road No. Company Represented BU11der Built Description
Ottawa Ca r Mfg.
Ottawa Car Mfg.
Ottawa Car Mfg.
C.C. & Fdy.
C.C. & Fdy.
C.C. & Fdy.
1911 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
1902 SE DT Suburban Pgr.car
1913 SE DT Closed pgr.car
1913 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
1924 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
1928 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
1928 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
C. ~ Fdy. 1929 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
C.C. & Fdy. 1921 SE DT Closed Pgr.car
St. Louis/C.C. & F.1944 SE DT PCC Car
T.R.C. C 1909 DE ST Closed Pgr.car
Electric Locomotives and Miscellaneolls
Montreal St. Ry.
Ottawa Car Mfg.
Ottawa Car Mfg.
Montreal St. Ry
Can. Car & Fdy.
Mt 1. Tramways
1900 DE DT Locomotive
1928 DE ST Sweeper
1906 SE ST Royal Mail Car
1903 Flat Car Trailer
1925 SE DT Motor Flat
1928 SE DT Tool Car
1917 DE DT Locomotive
1913 DE ST Sweeper
1923 SE DT Crane
10. Y-5 Charl ie
Ottawa Car Mfg.
1912 SE ST Shunter
11. Sl udge Car C 1935 ST Sludge Car
Non-rail Transit Equipment
Mt1. City Psgr. Rwy. N. & A.c.Lariviere C1875 Horse-drawn omnibus
Mt1. City Psgr. Rwy. N. & A.C. Lariviere C1875 Horse-drawn sleigh
Mt1. T. C. Can. Car & Fdy.(Brill)1947 Trolley Coach
r~tsce 11 aneous
Holl inger Mine
Quebec Central Railway
C 1920 Mining Engine
1922 Fire Engine
OTTAWA BRANCH/By town Railway Society
1. 4251 C.V.R. Ind. Brown Dist. Co. 1910
Steam Crane 1967
C. V. R.
Tender (originally 1967
from CV52 scrapped 1928)
Montreals first electric streetcar the Rocket # 350 is awarded
special attention at the Museum. Although on display visitors are
not allowed inside and it has been decided that no attempt will
ever be made to operate the car under trolley because of its rare
Steam powered ratary CN 55361 is a real conversation piece among
visitors and members alike. Although possessing a boiler of con
siderable capacity the unit is not self propelled and was always
pushed by one or more locomotives.
CP School Car # 51 is displayed with a lengthwise platform alongside
from which visitors can peek in and see just how children in Northern
Ontario got their education.
CANADIAN 18 R A I L
Road No. Company Represented Buil der
TORONTO & YORK DIVISION
1. 608 C. & O. Pierre Marquette
2. 7195 C.N.R. Pull man 1919 Combination Car
3. 7988 (8135) C.N.R. M.l.W. 1942 B-B Switcher St.
4. 9716 C.N.R. C.C. & F. 1920 Baggage Ma i 1
G. T .1-1.
Grand Trunk Railway
6. 90644 O.N.R. 1948 Boxcar
7. 562605 N. & I~. Caboose
8. L-2 L & P S General Electric
1915 B-B Freight Motor
9. 70 TH & B C 1920 Caboose
10. X758 TH & B Boxcar Work Service
11. 101 RV LX Reinhart Vinegar Co. 1938 Vinegar Car
Fleischmann Transportation Co.
12. Dominion Bridge Plymouth
ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRANCH/APRA
1. 73 N.A.R. C.L.C. 1927 2-8-0
1. W1076 N.V.C. Open Platform Coach
RECENT ACQUISITIONS NOT INCLUDED
Cdn. Pacific Railways FM Trainmaster C.L.C. 1956
National Railways dining car C.C.& F. 1920
This Gas Mechanical switcher # Q for Hydro Quebec was built by
Plymouth and acquired by the CRHA in 1971.
CPs classic freight locomotive # 5468 spent most of her working
life in Western Canada. Built only one year before the CRHA aCQuir
ed its first piece of rolling stock ~468 enjoys o,boppy o~d well
earned retirement at the Canadian Ra1lwoy Museum. –
recent aC0uisition by our Toronto & York Branch is this composite
fiberglas and steel bodied yard switching locomotive # 1001. Fresh
from duties at GMDs London facility 1001 is presently being res
tored both visually and mechanically to operating condition by the
Forest City Railway Society before being forwarded to the Canadian
Railway Museum in Toronto. Our thanks to Don McQueen of London,
Ontario for submitting the report.
C. C. & F.
E. & N.
G. T .R.
L. & P.S.
M. & SC.
N.B. Power Company
Q.N.S. & L.
Q.R.L. & P.
R. & S.
R. V. L .X.
S. & L.
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Canadian Car & Foundry
Canadian Locomotive Company
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
Central Vermont Railway
Esquimalt & Nanaimo
Grand Trunk Railway
London & Port Stanley
London, Brighton, South Coast Railway
Montreal and Southern Counties
Montreal City Passenger Railway
Mon trea 1 Locomot i ve ~Jo rks
Montreal Street Railway
Montreal Transportation Commission
Northern Alberta Railway
New Brunswick Power Company
Napierville Junction Railway
New York Central
Ottawa Transportation Commission
Quebec Central Railway
Quebec North Shore and Labrador
Quebec Railway Light & Power
Roberval & Saguenay
Reinhart Vinegar Leasing Limited
Sydney & Louisburg
Soci~t~ Alsacienne de Constructions M~chaniques
des Chemins de fer Fran~ais
Toronto Surburban Railway
Toronto Transportation Commission
Union Tank Car Limited (Procor)
Toronto Rwy. Company
AFTER 104 YEARS, THE SANDWICH, WINDSOR AND AMHERSTBURG RAILWAY GETS
a name change, as part of an image-fitting for an over
hauled authority now known simply as Transit Windsor.
(Globe & Mail, Nov. 10/77)
GOS RICHMOND HILL RAIL SERVICE WILL GET UNDER WAY NEXT SPRING,
jus t ass 0 0 n a: S , s u ff t-I: i en t 6~f-the new b i -1 eve 1 c 0 a dl e s have been
put into service on the Lakeshore route to
release uni-level cars for the Richmond Hill trains. Initial
service will be similar to the Georgetown line in its early days –
three trains southbound in morning rush hour, three northbound
in evening rush hour every workday. Running time between Richmond
Hill and Union Station will be 38 minutes southbound, 40 minutes
northbound. Construction of four new stations is well advanced.
In GOs Lakeshore development program, the first three stations
are in service -Rouge Hill, Guildwood and Clarkson. The move
from Bronte station to the new Oakville West facility took effect
(GO NEWS, Oct.177)
BRITISH COLUMBIA RAILWAY FACES THE PROSPECT OF A $700-MILLION DEBT
by the end of the century if its Fort Nelson line is kept
operational and the Crown-owned railway proceeds with a
costly link to northeastern coal deposits, the Royal Commission in
to railway affairs has been told by Karl Ruppenthal, director of
the Centre for Transportation Studies at the university of British
Columbia. This forecast means that 20 percent of the provincial
budget would be needed to prop up BCR by the end of the century,
provided B.C. s economi~ condition and tax rate remain constant.
In other evidence, it was stated that BCRs 1975 expenses on its
1,600 miles of track totalled $26-million, compared with $277.0-
million for CNs 31,000 miles and $142.3-million for CPs 22,600
miles. The commission was also told by BCR officials that losses
on passenger services have increased from $430,000 in 1974 to
$625,000 in 1976. The first six months of 1977 showed a loss of
more than $383,000. HCR wants the provincial government to take
direct responsibility for the services (which would mean little
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change for the taxpayers). Whether the services should be con
tinued as a public service is being discussed between BCR and the
provincial government. Budd cars will soon have to be replaced;
and 44 percent of passengers are tourists.
(Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province Oct. 26-29/77)
SW&A Ouellette Ave. car was captured by Ontario Hydros official
photographer back on June 26,1918. Photo courtesy Ontario Hydro.
AND SPEAKING OF BUDD CARS, BUDDS NEW SELF-PROPELLED RAIL CAR MAY
make its debut in Chicago next year. The prototype,
designated SPV-2000, is being completed and is scheduled
for testing on the Department of Transportations high speed test
track in Pueblo, Colo. Chicagos Regional Transportation Authority
wants self-propelled cars to provide expanded service during non
rush hours on several commuter lines.
(Chicago Tribune, Nov. 2/77)
PO~IER PLAinS KEEP SHORELIrIE CHUGGI;IG HEADS AN ARTICLE IN THE
Ilucleus (project nevlspaper of the ILl!. Electric Power
COImissions Point Lepreau Generating Station). lIn
eye -cat chi n g b r 0 ads ide 0 f C f) II -G -0 # 45 3 i s are min d e r 0 f t h e good
old days of the Shore 1 ine sub constructed around lU78 by
the Grand Southern Railway Co., transferred in 1889 to the Shore
Line Railway Co. and taken over in 1901 by the N.B. Southern Rail
way Co. It was finally leased in 1911 to the CPR for 999 years …
CP re-opened part of the line in 1974 to accommodate materials and e qui
pOle n t for the Col e son Co v e pro j e ct. Wit h the he 1 p 0 f Ii. f:l •
Power, the line has been upgraded to Lepreau for the Point Lepreau
Generating Station. Uecause of interest by local industries such
as Connors Bros. and the Irving Hill at Pennfield, CPR will extend
the rejuvenation of the 1 ine to Lake Utopia. The reference to
Lake Utopia suggests a point near St. George. CP spells it Le
preaux. Thanks to Carleton Sioi th of Hami lton for thi s i tern.
OUR FUNNY OF THE YEAR, FROl1 tHLEPOST (MIDWESTERN RAIL ASSOCIA
tilon, WWl1lpeg.)., follaw,ing theweek-long celenration of
100 years of railroading in the area, designated Coun
tess of Dufferin Week:
On October 8 the Rail Heritage 100 special was
waiting to depart on track 5 at the CPR Station
right beside the eastbound Canadian on track 6.
So on track 6 we have a long shiny stainless steel
train powered by two diesel units while on track 5
we have the Prairie Dog Central, three turn-of-the
century wooden cars powered by an 1882 steam loco
motive. Up the stairs from the waiting room comes a
lady in her late twenties and looks at both
trains. She then turns to Gerritt Vanderklok and
asks Which is the train to Toronto?
BEGINNII1G IN 11AY 1978 AND CONTINUING THROUGH TIIAtlKGIVING WEEKEND,
B.C.s Royal Hudson steam train will leave the BCR sta
tion, North Vancouver, at 10 a.m., Wednesdays through
Sundays. The return trip takes six hours including a two-hour
stopover in Squamish for lunch. Special buses provide a con
necting service to and from Vancouver, leaving the bus depot at
Cambie and Dunsmuir at 9 a.m.
ALSO IN 1978, MUNICH WILL SEE THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR TRANS
port 73, Oct. 17-21, for display of Transport Systems
for Goods and Passengers, Today and Tomorrow. The fair
is conceived for trade visitors and can be expected to function as
a pathfinder indicating future trends in several areas of interest.
R A I L
CLASS ONE ROADS REUEFINED -THE NUMBER OF CLASS ONE RAILROADS WILL
be reduced to 41 on Jan. 1/78, according to an item in
The 470 (Portland Division, Railroad Enthusiats Inc.).
New ICC regulations define Class One roads as those with revenues
greater than S50-million annually. Uropped form the 1977 list
will be Bangor & Aroostook, CP-Maine, Chicago & Illinois Midland,
Detroit & Toledo Shore Line, Illinois Terminal, Maine Central,
RF&P, Georgia, Uuluth Winnipeg & Pacific, Northwestern Pacific,
Texas-Mexican and Toledo Peoria & Western.
CN TRAII~S IIJ QUEBEC AHE STARTING TO RUN IN FRENCH AFTER YEARS OF
English-only dispatching, reported The Montreal Star
(Nov. 5/77). In fact, trains will be dispatched bilin
gually throughout the St. Lawrence region as part of an overall
program to achieve bilingual train operations. As part of the
program, a French version of the Uniform Code of Operating Rules
was updated and the employees operating timetable made bilingual.
CPR ail re p 0 r t s t hat i t ~I ill ado pta b iIi n g u a 1 t r a i nor d e r s y s
tem for its Atlantic Region on April 3D, 1978, the article says.
CNs Keeping Track (Nov./77) states that since Oct.
29, everything has been carried on in both languages in the Lac
Saint-Jean, Roberval and Cran subdivisions.
TRACK IIAIIHEHAI~CE SCHOOLS ARE BEING BUILT BY Cil AT CHARfH, WIIHU
peg and Kamloops as part of a training program worked
out in co-operation with the Brotherhood of Maintenance
of Way Employees to ensure that well-maintained and safe trackage
is provided for todays faster and heavier trains. The training
facilities, scheduled for completion in Jan./78, will feature
living accommodations, cafeterias and classrooms for some 60 em
ployees at a time, as well as workshops complete with 300 feet of
track for practical instruction.
Training programs will run from two to four weeks, de
pending on the employees experience. All of CNs 6,000 track
maintenance employees will take part during the next four years.
Another training facility will be built in Toronto in 1978.
(Cil KEEPIIIG TRACK, Nov/7l)
I~ORE FROI~ IIEWFOUNDLAIID – A FULLO~/-UP TO THE REPORT IN CMADIAH RAIL
for Oct.1l7, p. 315, that the r~ary ~·Iarch r·luseum has d~g
up the first steam locomotive used on Hewfoundland ralls:
R.D. Tennant, Jr. (Scotian Railroad Society) writes ~hat t~is
0-6-0T, built by Hawthorn-Leslie of England, had 27-1n. drlvers
and cylinders of 8 x 12 inches. It was used on the Harbour Grace
St. Johns line until 1918 when it was sold to the Anglo-Hewfound
land Development Company. As Number 7, it worked ANUCOs Botwood
Railway (Grand Falls-Botwood) until it was retired in 1940.
Mr. Tennant also confirms that the Buchans Railway (an
ore hauler) ceased operations June 30/77 and the Grand Falls Cen
tral died July 1/77. GFC locomotives and rolling stock were sold
to the Ferrocarril del Norte (Northern Railway) of Costa Rica and
first shipment left Botwood, Newfoundland Aug. 2/77.
R A I L
RAIL TRANSIT WAS UEBATED AT LAST OCTOBERS CONVENTION OF THE AMERI
can Public Transit Assn. The Congressional Budget Office
had charged tilat rail transit is one of the most energy
wasting methods of public transportation if energy used in system
construction is taken into account; and that government funding of
heavy-rail, high-speed trains above or underground may even be
counterproductive. The rebuttal: a) construction costs for high
ways have risen as fast or fastern than the costs of constructing
heavy-rail systems; b) most rail transit systems run on electri
city, and only 15.7% of that comes from petroleum-fired power
plants; c) in congested urban areas, subways relieve crowded
streets -every other transit method merely rearranges people
above ground; d) no city can survive with just one mode of trans
portation and comparing one mode against another is meaningless –
rail systems should be considered as a trade-off with other forms
of public transportation and against the automobile.
(Business Week, October 31/77)
BUS BOWS TO TRAIN -EXECUTIVE BUS SERVICE, TORONTO-LONDON, HAS
been abandoned by Charterways after one year of opera
tion because of strong competition from CN, reports
the Toronto Globe & Mail, Nov. lS/77. Charterways was allowed
to operate two daily round trips, with club car amenities. When
it was planned, CN was operating two club cars daily but when the
bus service started, CN increased its club car service to five
round trips daily and made rates more corilpetitTve. roday, CN
operates four club cars in each direction, charges an extra ~4.00
(increased to ~5.00 Dec. 1/77), but provides no meal.
FINAL PLAN FOR WESTERII TRANSCOllTINUnAL PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE
was released by the Canadian Transport Commission, Oct.
20/77. It features a) a daily Montreal/Toronto-Vancouver
train running almost entirely on CP track, with a scheduled pat
terned on that of the present Canadi an; b) a connecting Winni peg
Vancouver train on CN track via Edmonton; c) a connecting three
times-a-week Capreo1-Winnipeg train on CN track via Nakina, with
bus transfer between Sudbury and Capreo1; d) retention of local
trains between Capreo1 and Nakina on CN track and between Sudbury
and White River on CP track. Changes from the Preferred Plan (is
sued last t~ay) include: a) use of CII station at Vancouver for tile
time being; b) consolidatiun of Montreal and Toronto sections at
Sudbury, instead of ~ortil Day. Out of Toronto, the train will run
on CN track to South Parry, thence on CP into Sudbury. Out of
Winnipeg, the train will run from C~S station on CNs double
track to Portage la Prairie, thence on CP track to a point near
New Westminster where is can switch to CN, for the entry into Van
couver. The CTC Plan states that if the CP facility is improved
by the city and rrovincia1 authorities to the extent that it could
handle the transcontinental trains, then at such time it could be
come the terminal.
The Commission also issued tile following guidelines: i)
sufficient capacity is to be provided to cater to the volume of
traffic which presents itself; ii) the transcontinental and
Capreo1-Winnipeg trains are to have adequate baggage, coach, sleep
er, and meal/beverage/lounge facilities. The local trains between
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Capreol and Nakina and between Sudbury and White River are to have
basic coach accommodation; iii) in keeping with the present situa
tion, transcontinental trains are to provide through coach (or
dayniter) service and through sleeper service bet~een Montreal/
Toronto and Vancouver via Edmonton and via Calgary.
Here are the final schedules for normal service and
for peak period service, as issued by the CTC, Oct. 20/77:-
CONDENSED NORMAL SERVICE SCHE DULE
( Octob:r 20, 1977)
WESTBOUND (READ DOWN) EASTBOUND (READ UP)
3/WK 3/WK 3/WK DAILY DAILY DAILY DAILY 3/WK 3/WK 3/WK
1200 DD MONTREAL eN Ar 2200
1420 Op OTTAWA Dp 1950
2010 DD NORTH BAY cr DD 1345
2155 Ar SUDBURY CP Dp 1210
1555 Dp TORONTO Ar 1805
1735 Do BARRIE Cri Dp 1625
2200 Ar SUDBURY CP Dp 1205
0940 2215 2300 Dp SUDBURY Ar I I 05 I I 15 1900
0630 Ar WHITC RIVER Dp 0325
1325 Dp rHUNDER BAY DD 2055
Dp CAPREOL Ar
2205 0940 Ar NAKINA Do
2045 Ar WINNIP£.G eN Do I I I 0
2145 2215 Do WINNIPEG eN
Ar 0940 1010
0100 Do BRANDON Do
07 l 0
0700 Do REGINA Do
0805 Do MOOSE JAW Dp 00 10
1200 Do MEDICINE HAT D,; 1805
1550 Dp CALGARY Dp 1450
1805 Do BANFF Do 1220
po SASKATOON 00
1545 Dp EDMONTON Dp
2150 00. JASPER flo 0955
0510 0340 Dp KAMLOOPS Dp 0040 0015
1505 I I 20 Ar VANCOUVER eN 00 1705 1455
~;()llrCe : Crtn8,;5.ctn lranport r;or1flision
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Peak Period service schedule provides that section
running via Winnipeg-Edmonton-Vancouver will originate
at Sudbury, leaving 2320, arriving Winnipeg 2105, with
other times as shown for 110rmal Service; eastbound,
leaving Winnipeg 1050, arriving Sudbury 1045 (times
we s t 0 f ~ inn i peg ass how n for I~ 0 r mal S e r vic e ) •
FIRST PURCHASE or !lEVI RAIL PASSEIIGER TRAIIIS (AT LAST!) ~IAS AIHWUNC
ed by Transport Minister Otto Lang, Hov. 2/77. Uo~bar
di er-IIL~1 Ltd. of 110ntrea 1 ~Ion a $90-mi 11 i on con trac t
covering 22 diesel locomotives (reportly of 3,700 h.p.) and 50 cars
of the LRC design; first delivery to be in 1980, for service on the
Hon trea I-Quebec City 1 i ne of CP Rail. Tra ins wi 11 be opera ted by
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
LONG A RAILWAY LANDMARK AT LETHIJRIDGE, THE ICEHOUSE IS FItIALIy coming down.
Built prior to World War I, it stood beside the
Union Station -also gone -which served both narrow and standard
gauge lines. To the west, 400 feet, CP Rail has just increased
its fuel oil storage capacity to 45,000 gallons (about one months
capacity) from 21,000 gallons with the addition of four B,OOO gal
Ion tanks. Neamlhile, wandering down from Calgary occasionally are
PNC Geeps, some of the 14 presently under lease. In September,
further color appeared briefly at Lethbridge when r7 4037, 4
smooth-sides and a box appeared in the strange livery of the Kan
sas Star; Superman was being filmed nearby at Uarons, tile third
movie featuring a train to be shot in this area in 13 months. The
others -Days of Heaven, and Silver Streak). Meanwhile C-Liner
4104 still reposes in the Lethbridge roundhouse, her ultimate
destination unknown wllile in Edmonton the government ponders the
city of Lethbridges application for railyard relocation. Our
thanks to Pat Ilebb for the up-date from Lethbridge.
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~lr. William J. Rugen of Iladley, N.Y. ~Ias kind enough to forward
the following Engineering news item as picked up from a 1901
A IWYAL ELECTRIC
The first electric car to be provided for the exclusive use
of European Royalty has been furnished by the Ottawa Electric Rail
way Company of Canada for the use of the Duke and Duchess of Corn
wall and York.
stroll ey car, named The Duchess of Cornwall and York
after her Royal Hi ghness-., recently madea tria.Lrun tlu::.ough t.h,e
city of Ottawa and out to Urittania on the Bay, and on this ex
perimental trip its performance was entirely satisfactory. The
brake and tile motor equipment are entirely of Westinghouse manu
facture. Four railway motors of 50 h.p. each drive the car at a
speed of 50 miles per hour and at this high speed the motion is
entirely controlled by automatic air brakes.
The car is 50 feet in 1engtll, straight sides and vestibuled
at both ends, with full monitor roof of the Pullman pattern. The
color of the car is also Pullman standard with the British coat
of arms conspicuously displayed on its front and rear. The in
terior is finished in antique polished oak, with a handsomely
decorated ceiling of three ply birds-eye loaple vendor. At either
end of the car and set in frames are two large British plate mir
rors that greatly enhance the beauty of the interior decoration.
Rich bronze trimmings -the hat racks, hooks, etc., are of solid
bronze -heighten the luxuriousness of tilis Royal car, which at
night is resplendent with the illumination of five beautiful
clustered groups of incandescent lamps. A rich Royal blue velvet
carpet covers the floor and from the windows hang highly ornamen
tal curtains of tile latest pattern.
For the comfort of the Royal occupants, large easy chairs
beautifully upholstered in olive-green plush are provided. Their
G r ace s, the D u k e and Due he s s 0 f Cor n ~I all and Yo r k, are not, 110 It –
ever, the first Royal personages to possess an exclusive electric
car. This distinction belongs to an Oriental sovereign, the Em
peror of Korea, who but recently had a trolley car built for his
private use, all of which is perhaps a rather curious commentary
on European pro~ressiveness and Oriental conservatism. This car
likewise ~Ias equipped by the,~.es,tinghouse Con;pany.
The Railway and Engineering Review, September 21, 1901
Both photo9faph, courtesy Public Archives of Conodo Nos. C26393 ond C26378.
When the Late Wyatt Webb ,napped this photo of 492 at Sutton Quebec bock
in the fourties little did he know of the role he was to play
in the building of the Canodian Railway Museum. So many years later two
old friends met, Wyatt and CP, 492 at the Museum the affinity
of a man for his laco~atives hod come full circle. Photo courtesy
of Mr. Ion Webb, Ville Brochu Quebec.