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We would like to invite any of the visitors to this page to submit
any Older Canadian Railway pictures that they may have.
You may use this email link
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This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Ogden's 75th. anniversary was held in 1988.
To commemorate the event, Odgen Shop employees decided to assemble a lasting monument.
Originally called "Oggie" (for Ogden), the monument has since been renamed SPIKE.

SPIKE  is 27 feet tall and constructed from various pieces of freight car and locomotive parts.
The body is a boiler, the head and ears are gears and the arms and hands are couplers. 
He is holding a locomotive engine crankshaft in his right hand. The monument stands within the parking lot at the entrance to the Shops (now Alstom), in the 7200 block of Ogden Road in Calgary.


 
 

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Railway Construction as it used to be
Track laying crew of the contractor O'Brien, Fowler and McDougall Brothers around 1910. The firm liked to hire Italian immigrants because of their strong work ethic. One at the far right of the photo in still in the typical work dress that they wear in the old country, typically with the front of the beret pulled forward. The firm was awarded two contracts, amounting to 150 miles of railway immediately to the east of the point where the Grand Trunk Pacific (later CN) to Fort William turned off the mainline, which they named "Superior Junction".
Massey F. Jones collection

 
 

 
 
 
Rail Speeder from the 1960's
This picture was submitted by Doug Giesbrecht, Carstairs, Alberta
Rail Speeder from the 1970's
This picture was submitted by Doug Giesbrecht, Carstairs, Alberta
Railway hand car
Complements of the BC Archives
Railway 3 Wheel Handcar (Velocipede)
This picture was taken Tim Croft's father in lawSydney Taylor in 1942  when he was on his way to Raf Penhold 
(Red Deer AB) flight training school.
This picture was submitted by Tim Croft from the UK  
 Gas driven inspection car (1923)
This picture was taken at the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum,
Lunenburg Nova Scotia
 
Hand Car with two Interuurban Electric's at Delson Que. 
Aug 1976
This picture was taken by Allan Campbell and submitted by Jim Parker  
A CN Section gang on standby CFB Shilo Man, 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR crew members on a jigger car, riding the rails 
regardless of the weather
This picture was submitted by Art Grieve, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CPR Maintenance crew, 1948
This  pictures was submitter by Jim Sheppard, Fort Frances, ON Canada  
Calgary July 2012, a hardhat foreman is heading back
to Alyth Yard on his speeder, after a day’s work. 
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
It's not very often that we'll see an Austin Mini used as a railway speeder.

The roof rack has some kind of rod on the driver's side 
and a long-handled shovel on the passenger's side,
shown in the other photo.

This one was in or around Cochrane, Ontario in April 1976 and belonged to CN.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
The passenger side of the CN speeder above; Northern Ontario, April 1976.

For some reason, it doesn't bear a number. 
Notice the long-handled shovel fastened to the roof rack.

If someone has other details, we'd like to add them here.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
1934 Pontiac Rail Inspection Car
This picture was taken and submitted by Jan Barnier, Netherlands
It was taken at the Railroad Museum in Odense, Denmark
Canadian Pacific Railways  M-499,  on display at the Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker 
Drive, Moose Jaw, SK 

It is a 1934 Buick adapted to run on rails. The 
conversion was done in 1936 at the Canadian 
Pacific Railway shop in Winnipeg for use by the
CPR superintendent, Saskatchewan division, 
who worked out of Moose Jaw.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Canadian Pacific Railways 1934 Buick  Rail Inspection Sedan, M-499 stands in front of the replica station within
the railway display at the Western Development 
Museum, in Moose Jaw, SK.

Some of the display includes MLW diesel locomotive 
CPR 6553 , CPR steam locomotive 2634 shown in these pages and other rail artifacts such as railway cars. Other portions of the museum feature old-time classic cars and aircraft, particularly the Canadian Forces Snowbirds 
who are base in Moose Jaw.

Take a 360 degree tour of some of the displays at:  http://wdm.ca/mj.html

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Inspection Car 507, at the Algoma Central Railway
Steelton Shops in Sault Ste. Marie ON, mid-1970s, 
The 507 is a 1967-1968 AMC Ambassador Station Wagon.

It has been fitted with steel wheels, which precludes travelling on the highway. Another special feature of the
car is the jack and turntable fitted to the underside. To change direction, the driver lowered the jack against the roadbed and raised the car slightly off the rail. By then pushing on one corner of the car, it could be turned 
around easily.

Next to the 507 is ACR Steam Generator 76, rebuilt
from a boxcar 204 in 1951 or 1952, to provide heating 
for ACR coaches on mainline trains. Behind the vehicle
is ACR 141, one of the diesels purchased ACR from
General Motors in 1951 strictly for yard switching.
It was retired in 1992. During service the ACR SW8s 
had their stack shortened and were fitted with a spark arrestor. There is a photo of their only other SW8, 
ACR 140 at
http://yourrailwaypictures.com/OldDiesels/indexOther.html

Massey F. Jones collection
BC Rail V-10 track inspection car at an unknown
location, either North Vancouver or Squamish.

It was probably built in the 1970s by The D. Wickham Company of Ware, England. This is their Type 42. 
View their brochure for this model at https://www.flickr.com/photos/112499646@N07/
11557350336/. V-10 is 1 of only 5 ever imported to 
Canada. Another one is M200 used by CP Rail;
shown down the page at http://www.wpgrailwaymuseum.com/page2.html
and preserved in Winnipeg.
Both featured a streamlined body with full insulation 
and could sit as many as 9, with double-ended controls 
and capable of a fair speed.

Sometime in the mid-1980s, the V-10 got repainted in 
the new BCol livery of red white and blue and it is now preserved at the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum. See a photo of the V-10 in blue at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38387499

Massey F. Jones collection  
One of the most forgotten yet oldest pieces of railway equipment has to be the track speeder, replacing the
handcar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handcar, mostly in
use since the beginning of railroading.
About 1991, most track speeders were replaced by
half-ton pickup trucks for track inspection.
CN speeder 800-30 in primer paint was photographed in Calgary's Sarcee Yard  around that time.

The  speeders are now very much in great demand by 
railway collectors and museums

Take the ultimate speeder trip by visiting The
Railrodder, starting Buster Keaton, as he makes a
trip on CN speeder 135-58 across Canada.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiqqxyZeDXo

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This is more or less the original National Film Board 
version, completely uncut and entertaining to boot.
It shows several views of bygone stations (such as 
downtown Ottawa), old railcars and diesel engines
Fifteen thousand viewers liked the video. 

Should you wish to purchase the original:  http://www.nfb.ca/film/railrodder
34,000 people liked that  one.

More about the making of the film at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Railrodder 
And more about speeders at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speeder

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
WP & YR speeder at Carcross
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth,  
First, there were handcars (some people called them handcarts) used by railway maintenance crews. They were usually powered by two people alternately pushing a T type handlebar up and then down, to make the car move. The higher end sit down models required just one person, 
pushing and pulling a large lever activating the wheels. 
Then came motorized versions, powered by a two-cycle engine. Some people referred to them as  "put-putts". 
They were hot in simmer and cold in winter. Automobiles 
like Buicks, equipped with steel wheels were for the railway superintendents and always had high priority on the
Right of Way. http://www.borail.org/Ma--Pa-No101.aspx

The more modern version of the track inspection car for track maintenance is now the small and medium size utility truck fitted with a "high railer" kit. It's usually a pickup 
truck which can transport both material and crews along
the rail. 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Trucks such as this small Bronco truck were issued to Maintenance of Way (MofW) crews at divisional points.  Notice the high railer kit, front and back. The type on this truck  can be easily installed or removed.

As they neared the site to be inspected, the MofW crew proceeded to a railway crossing. There, the aligned the
truck aligned it parallel to the rails.  Steel wheels front and back were then lowered into the rails, either manually or electrically from the cab. The truck then departed down the rails and tires provided the traction on top of the rail and forward movement, while the steel wheels guided the vehicle along. The setup operation usually took less than 2 minutes.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 079348 is photographed on July 8th, 1978 on the main street in the Village of Beiseker Alberta, as evidenced by
the large building in the background at the end of the street, which serves as the village office and museum http://www.beiseker.com/

The building is in fact the old CPR station, illustrated on
the Station page. Notice the wide width of the Main Street 
in those early Western Canada villages and towns. 
All commerce was usually located there. All parking was at an angle such as here. (It goes back to the horse and buggy days and hitching posts)

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Westbound CPR M-101 utility vehicle, fitted with 
Hi-Railer, downtown Calgary with management
personnel inside.
This view is pre-1991, since Alberta switched to 
rear-only plates at that time.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
A hi-railer near Weldford NB down the NB Southern's MacAdam sub at the Hwy 7 crossing, obviously doing 
a rail inspection. Jul 2007 
 This picture was posted as "Public domain" on Photobucket by Brian Hiscock  
A CPR maintenance employee actuates a lever to lift the front bogie of his Hi-Railer off the tracks,  at the 
11 St SW level crossing in Calgary (Mi 1.1 Laggan Sub);
as the Heavy Haul train, previously parked on a siding
is now ready to proceed west. The lifting operation takes about 2 minutes and is hydraulic.

Note the extra-wide tires on the truck for better
traction of rubber on steel. 
The location is ideal for visiting railfans and within
walking distance of the Calgary Tower in the 
background. The date is June 17th, 2014.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company 
(WHRC) Plow 55360R

This winter there was no need to take any chances! 
The plow sat here all winter because of lack of snow

(WHRC) Plow 55360R
WHRC Plow 55360 CEMR 4014 4011 
Windsor Jct Jan 4 2010

Windsor & Hantsport Railway Company (WHRC) plow 55360 (ex CN) pushed by Central Manitoba Railway GP9RMs 4014 & 4011 (leased to the WHRC) and three empty grain cars have just arrived at Windsor Junction 
on January 4 2010.
Antique equipment still at work! Last year wet snow was apparently packed down by trespassing snowmobilers and then froze. First the locomotives derailed and later the plow derailed. Finally the railroad had to rent a front end loader to 
dig out the tracks. This year they are taking no chances!
With the economic downturn the gypsum mine has stopped work and so the freight from Windsor Junction to Windsor Nova Scotia (approximately weekly) is the only train on the railway. At Windsor the grain is unloaded with augers into trucks which transport it to the feed mills in the Annapolis Valley - the line from Hantsport to 
New Minas is out of service.

Text and picture used with permission of David Othen.
RSR Plow 3012

Roberval Saguenay Raliway plow 3012 in Alma QC in
the early 80s,  behind an RSR flanger.
The flanger is still in the old paint of orange and black.
Roberval Saguenay started operation is an arm of Alcan in 1925, taking over a pulp carrying railway.  RS is an industrial shortline, operating from Port Alfred QC (a
deep sea port) to Jonquière (formerly Arvida - named
for Arthur Vining Davis, first president of ALCOA), carrying bauxite, which is then refined into alumina and aluminum ingots. Another plant is in Alma QC. 
The Roberval and Saguenay Railway Company is
owned by Rio Tinto Alcan ( previously
Alcan Aluminium) 

Near there is the only aluminum (road) bridge in Canada.
http://en.wikipedia.org

View the RS information  at http://cnplus.cn.ca/it/shortlines/sl_static.nsf/
and
http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/RS/history.htm

In the 1980s, prime motive power was Alco/MLW only.
RS operated the first two M420TRs.
Numbers 26 ad 27. - see photos elsewhere on this page.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
NAR 16531 Snowplow photographed at Dunvegan Yard,
circa mid 70s
Collection: Massey F. Jones  
CNR Snowplow #55231
This plow is now with BCR
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP Snowplow 400884 displayed on a side track at
Calgary's Heritage Park in October 2013.
The white sign on the side warns visitors against 
climbing on the artifact.
The orange scuff marks on the red paint indicate that
many took up the challenge anyway.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP Snowplow 400884 at Heritage Park in September 2013. 
The track in front is the "mainline" circling the park. 
View dozens of rail pictures of this noted Calgary landmark on my page at http://yourrailwaypictures.com/HeritagePark/

The artifact was constructed in December 1911 at the
Canadian Pacific Angus shops in Montreal, as CP 300884, 
before becoming 4000884 and probably worked through 
the Rockies before being retired and donated to the Park.

Ron Powman, worked for CP for 37 yrs..including a few years on the Conductor's spareboard out of London Ontario.  We often ran snowplows especially on local branchlines and I worked many. He had the following comments to make about this plow.

The CP plow you show No. 400884 is a western design used to plow avalanches at lower speeds. Those plows have shorter "brow" and bars over windows to prevent trees in the snow from breaking windows.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Snowplow 55499 was built by CN in 1939 and passed to
the Kamloops Heritage Museum in 2002 it is seen here downtown
Kamloops behind the original  CN station/Keg Restaurant
(a heritage site) on May 7th, 2009. Behind the plow is what
seems to be the "Riverside Park" passenger coach as
seen in another web picture. The passenger car is ex 
CN/VIA 5590.

Both railway artifacts are property of the Kamloops 
Heritage Railway Society

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamloops_Heritage_Railway

http://tourismkamloops.com/kamloops-heritage-railway
-steam-train-in-kamloops-british-columbia

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CN double-ended snowplows 55698 and 55699 at Charlottetown PEI, July 1974.

The plows were painted CN orange. The 698 is
preserved at The New Brunswick Railway Museum
in Hillsborough, NB. 

View a photo of the preserved plow at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.
aspx?id=3557367
 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP C424 4238 on snowplow at Schreiber Ontario 
Photograph by Darcy Furlonger and submitted by Jean Guy Hamel
CNR Snow Plow #55614R at London Ont. Aug 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
CNR Snow Plow #55205 at Carpeol Ont. Sept 1976
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Snow Plow #55217 at Carpeol Ont. Sept 1976
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Snow Plow #55256
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Snowplow #55614 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. 
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Snowplow #55614 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Snow Plow #554 at North Bat Ont.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Snow Plow #55397 from the rear at London Ont. 1990
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"
 CNR Snow Plow #55304, 1950's
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
CNR Snow Plow #55501
CN snowplow No. 55501 is a double track plow. This is designed to throw most of the snow to one side instead of evenly to both sides. It would be run on the right hand track on double main track territory, in the direction of movement. They have a small wing on the "inside" left side and a normal wing on the right or "outside". The idea is to avoid throwing  a lot of snow on the adjacent track.

This information was provided by Ron Bowman
Ron worked for CP for 37 yrs..including a few years on
the Conductor's spareboard out of London Ontario. 
We often ran snowplows especially on local branchlines and I worked many.

 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
CNR Snow Plow #56304, 1950's
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Plow #55219, 1950's
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Plow #55501
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Plow #55501, 1950s
  This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Plow #55501, 1950s
  This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Plow #55501, 1950s
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Plow #55219, 1950s
  This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
CNR Snow Plow #55501, 1950s
  This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Flanger #56286  1950's
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Flanger #56286  1950's
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Flanger #56286,  1950's
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
 CNR Snow Flanger #56288, 1950's
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Flanger #56392 at Allandale Ont. 1970
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Flanger #56392 at Allandale Ont. 1970
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Flanger #56392 at Allandale Ont. 1970
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Flanger #56392 at Allandale Ont. 1970
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Flanger #56392 at Allandale Ont. 1970
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Snow Melter #55700
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
CNR Snow Melter Conveyor
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection  
5 Old CPR Rotary Snowplows
CPR Rotary Plow 4247
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel and are compliments of the
BC Public Archives
Rotary Snow Plow in Rogers Pass
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel and are compliments of the
BC Public Archives
CPR 400805 Rotary Plow
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel and are compliments of the
BC Public Archives
CPR 400805 Rotary Plow
 This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel and are compliments of the
BC Public Archives
 
White Pass & Yukon Railway Snow Blower at Skagway BC

The railway originally used the blower in front of a steam engine, but I have seen the same unit in front of the diesel engines after they were introduced.
 

This picture was submitted by Bob Swanson 
CPR Rotary Snow Plow at Delson Que. Aug 1976
 This picture was taken by Allan Campbell and submitted by Jim Parker  
Among the many pieces of Maintenance of Way
rolling stock, was this ancient wood sheathed flanger, photographed by a friend at an unknown location.
Notice that some of the equipment in the background
is still labeled "Canadian National", hence the 
photo dates back to the sixties and it was scanned
from a 35mm slide.
Collection:  Massey F. Jones
A flanger is a device used to clear the space between
the rails of ice and snow. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanger_(railroad)
As we can see, if it lacks great looks, the CN 56479 
has 2 stoves.

Flangers are still used. A more modern version 
(CN 56215) rebuilt from a boxcar can be viewed at http://www.flyerguide.net/viewphoto.php?id=35860

Collection:  Massey F. Jones
 CNR Flanger #56273 at Allandale Ont. June 1973
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Flanger #56333 at Allandale Ont. June 1973
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Flanger #56392 at Allandale Ont. June 1973
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CPR Flanger #400405 at Agincourt Ont. May 1966
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CPR Flanger #400405,  Aug 1976
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
ACR Flanger 10120 looks like a wooden caboose 
except for the plow underneath.

It has regular cupola and plywood sides and is
painted in the 1950s maroon scheme with the large 
bear logo. This view is taken at the ACRs Steelton
(Sault Se. Marie ON) facility c. 1975

 

 This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones and is part of 
the Massey F. Jones Collection
 
A close view of Flanger 10120 in the Algoma Central
Railway Steelton yard. The plow can now clearly
be seen.

It is used to clear ice and snow between the rails 
and the plow must be raised when the flanger comes
to a switch or grade crossing. A trackside sign alerts 
the operator when this becomes necessary. 

 

 This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones and is part of 
the Massey F. Jones Collection
 
CP 415 815
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP Service car at Victoria BC Sept 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP Service cars at Victoria BC Sept 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR Service car #403255 at Victoria BC
Sept 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Taber AB  
 
 This picture was taken by Allan Campbell and submitted by Jim Parker  
 
 This picture was taken by Allan Campbell and submitted by Jim Parker  
 
 This picture was taken by Allan Campbell and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CPR Work car #403378 at Agincourt Ont. July 1966
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CPR Work car #411513 at West Toronto Ont. Oct 1964
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 TH&B Work Combine #X762 at Hamilton Ont. 1950's
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CP 408463 Tool Car at Nelson BC, Dec 10 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CP 408463 Tool Car at Nelson BC, Dec 10 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
This ancient wood sheathed caboose was used by the Northern Alberta Railways  to transport track repair
crews. View the outside brace boxcar to the left and 
the wooden passenger cars to the right. Formerly 
called the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway,
At one point, the NAR  was jointly owned by CN and 
CP. and strictly a “no frills” operation; transporting equipment and passengers through wilderness, to
places such as Dawson Creek BC and the Northwest Territories.

Taken at an unknown location, either at the NAR
Dunvegan yard (today non-existent)
or  north of Edmonton, most probably in the mid-60s.

Massey F. Jones collection - from a Polaroid print   
A close-up of Road Repair car NAR 17510. It seemed
to have has an earlier number before the new one was stenciled on.

Probably built around 1910 it is still in remarkable
condition some 50 years later but most likely scrapped 
today along with other NAR rolling stock

Massey F. Jones collection - from a Polaroid print   
TH&B Work Flat Car #X764 at Hamilton Ont. 1950's 
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CP Service Car at Nelson BC Dec 10 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN rail mounted crane 50387 attending to a derailment on the Grainger threstle (near Three Hills AB) in Aug 1988.

The Industrial Brownhoist 250-ton (Ser# 12325 and built in 1956) and is now on display as part of a work train at the Alberta Rail Museum in north Edmonton, Alberta
http://www.albertarailwaymuseum.com/

A superb wide angle view of the pulley arrangement is at http://gigapan.org/gigapans/78504/

Collection:  Massey F. Jones
CN Crane 50108 at the CN Calder (now Walker)
Yard in Edmonton AB
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Canadian Pacific Railway, Brownhoist Crane # 414476 
(200 ton capacity) taken at an unknown location,
probably in the late 60s.
It became part of my collection through my late 
railfanning father-in-law.

View the whole series of these.CP cranes at http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cpr
_rolling/three.htm

Photo: Lorne Unwin - collection Massey F. Jones
Canadian Pacific Railway crane 414217 at 
Alyth Yard in Calgary.
This OHIO model crane can lift 50 tons and be used 
as a pile driver.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CP Crane Works #50125 at St. Thomas Ont. Oct 1989
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Frank Smeltzer Collection  
 CPR Crane #414511 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1956
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CPR Crane #414501 at Agincourt Ont. July 1066
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
200-Ton Industrial Brownhoist CPR 414476 , Auxiliary
(Wreck) Crane, at work in an unidentified location,
scanned from an old print. 
The crane was assigned to Calgary.

See it at rest with a boom car: http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/
photos/cpr_rolling/three.htm

 Massey F. Jones collection  
Crane 414217 is self-propelled and can move either
forward of backward.
View one moving on the rails at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJOn5DlZhPk
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP Crane 414325 at Victoria BC, early 1980's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Steam crane CPR # 414321 looks in excellent condition in this undated photo along with its boom car, by an unknown photographer.
The type of craftsmanship that went into the wooden cab including the sliding door doesn't seem to be around much anymore.

The maker and lifting capacity couldn't be determined 
but it looks to have been taken with a large format
camera around 1910-1920 for record purposes and 
could be a 100-ton Industrial Brownhoist crane. 
By 1923, Industrial Works had produced and sold
3,776 cranes and were the leading manufacturer in
North America.

 Massey F. Jones collection  
CN Hoist 50416 on Auxilary car 7
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR Crane #50397 at Georgetown Ont. July 1960
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CP Ohio Crane at Moose Jaw SK, Late 1970,s
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR Crane #50125 at St. Thomas Ont. Oct. 1989
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"  
CNR Crane #800-21 at Montreal Que. July 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
Steam wrecking crane ONR 502, the mid-70s, 
scanned from a colour negative.

Very little information about this piece of Maintenance 
of Way can be found anywhere but some members of
the Ontario Northland Railways Historical & Technical
Society http://www.onrhts.org/ were kind enough to
confirm that the picture was taken pre 1980 on the 
auxiliary track between the present wheel shop and the 
old yard office and car offices in the North Bay yard. 
The crane is ready for quick response, judging from the steam around the frame. ONR502 is a  Industrial 
Brownhoist, capacity 100 tons capacity and style wound indicate that it was probably built by Brownhoist, in the 1940s.
View a photo of it in derelict condition at: http://www.onrhts.org/More-Galleries/MOW-Equipment/
MOW-Cranes/
 

 Massey F. Jones collection  
For medium lifting, some railways use the self-propelled Burro crane. This one is seen in the Rockies at an undetermined location (probably around Lake Louise) in March 1976. It is coupled to a flatcar. View a Burro 
crane in operation without the flatcar at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdChRA1WCmY
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP MoW Rail Crane "OHIO" 414218 doing rail
repairs at Lethbridge, AB
 This picture was taken and submitted by Braedan Dunne, October 15, 2013  
CPR Rubber tired Mobile Crane, Pettibone 220 rrc 
#414032, Sept 1981
 This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker  
The Pettibone Speed Swing crane has become the most versatile railway tool for light lifting. It can operate on or 
off the tracks, with either all-terrain tires or a sturdy 
Hi-Rail unit; whose hydraulics are controlled from the cab. On the street, the crane operates at speed and will keep 
up with most cars. Here, we see a Pettibone 445-D in operation in Calgary at MP 1.1 CP Laggan Sub, at 
the edge of the city core.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 
Sped Swing crane at: 

http://www.gopettibone.com/speed-swing/

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The Pettibone Speed Swing crane
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A lightweight rail crane, manufactured by Industrial
Brownhoist and lettered for the Quebec North Shore 
Paper, on the dock at Baie-Comeau QC in the early 70s 

Baie-Comeau is a deep water port on the St. Lawrence
River located approximately 420 kilometres (260 mi)
north-east of Quebec City in the Côte-Nord 
(North Shore) region of the province of Quebec.
It is named for a local North Shore geologist and naturalist.

Though colonized before, the town took root in 1936, when Colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, built the Quebec 
North Shore Paper mill, taking  advantage of surrounding
forest for the pulp, unlimited  supply from nearby waterfalls
for hydroelectric power and paper processing as well 
as ice-free deep water port to ship finished newsprint 
rolls to Chicago by boat through the St. Lawrence River.

The Quebec North Shore Paper thrived and greatly
expanded in the 1950s. It lost its identity along with 
other Canadian pulp paper pioneers in the 1970s, as 
merger upon merger took place within the industry.
Currently, it is known as AbitibiBowater. It now has
11,200 employees. Newsprint still accounts for about 
40 percent of its business. The rest of the business 
includes products like packaging paper and lumber.

It's fair to assume that the crane was used to unload
giant newsprint rolls brought to the dock from the plant 
and place them into ships' holds for transportation to the 
US. After this photo was taken, it may or may not have remained in service and does not appear on any paper
roster or on-line research. The dock at Baie-Comeau is
now serviced by COGEMA, which is a subsidiary of CN. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compagnie_de_gestion_
de_Matane

Any update would be most welcome.

 

This picture submitted by Massey F. Jones and is part of The Massey F. Jones Collection  
Containers are loaded on railcars with these machines 
called The PC-90 Piggy-Packers. They formerly lifted
trailers on flatcars (TOFC) also. 
The CN version is sometimes black and white 
but the  basic colour as purchased is yellow.

This view shows containers being handled at the old intermodal facility in East Calgary just out of the 
downtown core, in September 1985. 
The CP Intermodal Yard has now moved in the deep 
south, around 114 Avenue SE, far away from
any habitation. 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
A very good view of the PC-90 Piggy Packer O-8003 in 
action with the hydraulic arm extended. In 1985, it is 
following its true calling by loading Trailers on Flatcars
(TOFC) at the CP intermodal yard in Calgary, at one 
trailer per flatcar. Containers had not yet been a source
of bulk commodity transport and double-stack rail
transport was at least 30 years into the future.

Sharp eyes will notice the dark plate (actually multi-
coloured) on the side of the trailer. It is part of the now
defunct Automatic Car Identification system (ACI). 
The plate was scanned by an optical reader while trains proceeded at speed in front of the unit mounted trackside
on a post. It gave shippers a readout of where the cargo actually was within the system. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_equipment
_identification and it was used heavily on boxcars, 
hoppers and 
other pieces of heavy haul.

Read all about ACI coding specs including size of plate 
and at: http://www.nakina.net/other/aci/aci.html

 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
LORAM DC-1, idle at the north end of Calgary's
Alyth Yard 29 Sept 2007. 
The machine runs long hood forward.
DC stands for Ditch Cleaner. A search on YouTube
turned up views of LORAM DC-1, DC-2, DC-3 and DC-6.

View the DC-1 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Q9KS4J6Gg,
as it approaches a crossing blowing the whistle 
several times.
Much better still, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=lppYY6CTtqQ&feature=endscreen&NR=1
is a video of the DC-3 actively cleaning a ditch.
It shows the capabilities of this type of mighty machine.
Another view of a railway ditch cleaner is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acFYtydxH7Y&feature

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Canadian Pacific Ballast tamper 4204-16 at Alyth Yard 
in Calgary.
Before the advent of mechanical tampers, the job used
to be done by hand with levers.

A ballast tamper lifts the railway tie (sleeper) and 
vibrates it. This causes the ballast around the tie to
loosen up and fall underneath (tamping). The tie is then replaced on top of the newly-vibrated ballast and the
machine goes on to the next tie.

View a small ballast tamper in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuDOFxYweIk
This one is fitted at the end of an excavator while the
crew spreads new ballast  on new;y-laid track.

A bigger tamper is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaQHc6fM-SA

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The working end of small ballast tamper 1204-11.

The claws grab the tie, which is then lifted slightly and vibrated, causing the stone underneath to level off and 
fall into the cavity under the tie..

When the claws are released and brought up slightly, 
the machine moves along to the next tie. It's a slow 
and noisy process, carried out about walking speed. 

A tamper is extremely useful where concrete ties are installed, as they are too heavy to be lifted by hand
using a crowbar, as done for years with wood ties.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP Spreader 401201 at Penticton BC Fall 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
 CNR Jordan Spreader #50957 at Allandale Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
Ballast Spreader #50985 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CN Mow-Maintenance of way spreader
at Lloydminster AB
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
CP MoW Jordan Spreader 402870 at Banff, AB
 This picture was taken and submitted by Braedan Dunne, August 31, 2013  
CNR Scale Test Car #52257 at London Ont. Dec 1996
 This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Scale Test Car #52257 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Sept 2001
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CPR Scale Test Car #420926 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Sept 2001
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR Scale test Car (EX Ore Car) #52260 at the 
MacMillan Yard, Concord Ont. Oct 13, 1996
Jim Parker Collection   
Four pieces of Maintenance of Way equipment  photographed at the Canadian Pacific Alyth Yard in
Calgary on September 22, 2007.

Notice the different window treatment in each spreader
and plow.
Also, yellow reflective patches have been recently 
applied to bring the units to current railway standards.
All four units are currently on the active roster.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Sperry Rail Service Car #138 is performing  ultrasonic
rail testing in the Calgary's Bonnybrook area by simply riding along the track at speed.
The photo is very specifically taken along Ogden Road
SE between Ogden Shops (now Alstom) and Alyth Yard in
July 1989.
For those with no car, Calgary Transit Route 24 runs just 
a few metres from the CPR Brooks Sub for a fair distance.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Track detection car,  Sperry Rail Service 139, at the east end of the Calgary station in the early 90s. 
It was rebuilt by Sperry in 1972, from a Chicago & Northwestern gasoline self-propelled "doodlebug" railcar
in 1972 and modernized in 1983.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doodlebug_(rail_car).  Sperry Rail Cars are designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the human eye and they do it "at speed".

The 139 was taken out of service by SRS and is no longer shown on their roster.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Sperry Rail Service 119 at Calgary in 1984. Note the
pain scheme difference between older and more recent
SRS cars on this page.
The track detection car is ex Baltimore & Ohio #6003,
built in 1934 by the St Louis Car Company and 
modernized in 1985.
Like many other SRS cars, the car was a gasoline 
doodlebug before being modernized and is today fitted
with the latest in ultrasonic rail detection.

Of particular note to this view is that the car is parked exactly where the CPR Great hall, now stands (as is the RG-9 grinder elsewhere)
The blue pillars were the loading dock for the Calgary 
central post office and the building at the back is the Fairmount Palliser Hotel
More about doodlebugs at: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/doodlebugs.html
View a great night shot of SRS detection car 119 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKEUWGpvUA 
and notice how the paint scheme was changed yet again, 
to reflect the "ultrasonic" function of the car;  with 
electronic pulses now on the side..

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Sperry Rail Service unit SRS 129 at Calgary in the 
early 70s. It was manufactured by St.Louis-EMC in 
1925. (Ser#1376A133). St. Louis Car Company 
supplied the carbody, which was the fitted by the 
Electro Motive Company with a Winton gasoline
engine and a GE electrical system. Read all about 
the Sperry Company and see all their cars at: http://trainweb.org/elso/SPERRY.HTM

Other than the Sperry units, some pictures of 
surviving EMC railrars can be viewed at http://www.dermpav.net.au/html/body_surviving_emc
_railcars.html  Most were built in the 1020s and still 
feature their original gasoline engine. While idling, 
they burbled and reeked of fuel. See one in operation at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGOIRLqtd1g 

Massey F. Jones Collection  
In this other view of SRS 129, the car is standing on
a downtown track looking northeast behind the old 
central post office building, which has since been 
gutted out and remodeled as the Great Hall of the
Royal Canadian Pacific train. The building is covered
on my station page http://yourrailwaypictures.com/TrainStations/index
Central.html

The unit was formerly Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
29 and was acquired by SRS in September 1939. 
It is currently named P.E. Kennedy and its purpose 
like others in the fleet, is for electromagnetic 
detection of rail flaws.

Massey F. Jones Collection  
Right front view of Sperry Rail Service 136 on a siding 
at the CPR Alyth Yard in Calgary on 3 Feb 2012.
The car is apparently a frequent visitor to the Canadian Pacific Railway, where it is contracted to check miles and miles of track for flaws.

The doodlebug was built by J.G. Brill in 1928 and entered service for the SRS in 1948 after a stint on the New York Central.
See a 2-minute night action video of SRS 136 going in the "hole" at Alyth,  with all lights flashing at: http://www.youtube.com/watch
The location in which the SRS 136 will eventually park is
that of the picture.
(A "doodlebug" is a self propelled coach, the ancestor to modern RDSs - The older ones were gasoline units with gasoline generators and electric transmissions.
The inside was dirty and smelly and they made a racket
when running. All SRS units were eventually converted to diesel electric, in common use today)

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Some of the ultrasonic rail flaw detection equipment, 
under the right side of Sperry Rail Service SRS 136
Even if the unit appears old, the electronic system
inside is very complex and state of the art. 

As a rule, SRS units, when inspecting track, cruise fairly 
slow but they still clip along at speed. 
A very good overhead shot of an SRS unit on the track 
(SRS 119) is at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature

SRS doodlebugs have an unmistakable one-tone (tooter)
horn which can be heard at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature
The horn is prominently located on the roof, over one of
the windows. Also look at the bell and the air intake.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Sperry Rail Service 402 is a converted Mack bus, used 
for ultrasonic checking of track (for cracks). Built in 1954 
for the New York, New Haven & Hartford railway, it was acquired by Sperry in 1958, to add to their rail checking 
car fleet. Sperry cars test between 160,000 to 180,000 miles of rail each year on over 100 different railways in Canada,
the US including Alaska, Mexico, Europe and Australia.

SRS 402 suffered fire damage in 1985 in the Windsor
Tunnel while returning to the USA from Canada and 
was retired.
It's visiting here in downtown Calgary, in March 1976.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Sperry Rail Service at an unidentified location in 
Alberta, scanned from a print.

The unit has not yet been modified to the newer 
standards, as seen in SRS 135 on this page

View the unit in a bit later livery at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
.aspx?id=3411678

Massey F. Jones collection  
Along with LORAM and Speno, Pandol Jackson RMS-5 
is a rail grinder, contracted by the CPR and seen here
at MP 174 CP Brooks Sub (south side of Alyth Yard); October 4, 2002. 

The RMS-5 was introduced in 1997 and consists of one locomotive and 9 cars; arranged in the following order:
2 crew cars, 3 grinding cars, 2 water and fuel storage
cars and 2 generator cars. The 3 grinding cars are
fitted with 96 grinding stones, 48 on each side.

 Notice a couple of features on the locomotive:
The road number (RMSX 0591) and the fire hose
apparatus. Rail grinding generates a lot of sparks and therefore brush fires. The RMS-5 is designed to
grind about 80 miles of track per day.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
RMS-109 at one end of the RMS-1 grinding train. If this is confusing, the other end is numbered RMS-101 . The MW stands for "Maintenance of Way".
The whole train consists of diesel locomotives RMS- 101 
and RMS-109 with  two tank cars, five articulated grinding cars, two more tank cars and a crew sleeper (part of which can be seen in the photo) in between. The locomotive is an F40PH-2 built by the Electromotive Division of General Motors (EMD) in March 1982 (Ser#816021) [basically 
same model as today's VIA locomotives]. 

RMS-1 eventually became integrated into Pandrol
Jackson (another picture on this page) and part of Harsco Rail Technologies, which contracts out to major railways.
The diesel engine is photographed in Calgary's Alyth Yard, sometime in the late 1990s.
Another picture on this page, shows the RMS-1 train 
train in action.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
I happened to catch the RMS-1 in action from the Trans-Canada Highway, many years ago. In this view, it doesn't have the crew sleeper car  but we can clearly
see one diesel locomotive at each end. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The LORAM RG-9 grinding train, parked downtown
near the Calgary Tower. The large brick building in the background is the Fairmount Palliser Hotel and the one 
with the blue columns is the old Calgary Post Office,
now completely gutted and rebuilt as The Grand Hall,
for the Royal Canadian Pacific train. 
See my Stations page.
The view was taken in March 1990 from the Gulf Canada Square Parkade, also described in one of pages; where 
the price of parking the chariot can lead to good overhead 
views of the CP mainline in and out of Calgary. Rail grinder trains never come apart and crews can be on the road for several months at a time. The crew quarters can be seen 
in the other photo at the end of the train, this car rebuilt 
from an old GO Transit double decker. Some call  a rail grinder "The train from Hell" but  it is fascinating to
watch.  Many older units such as the RG-9 have now been replaced by newer units and this setup, now becoming 
part of the new rail grinding train.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The LORAM RG-9 grinding train, parked downtown near 
the Calgary Tower. The large brick building in the background is the Fairmount Palliser Hotel and the one
with the blue columns is the old Calgary Post Office, now completely gutted and rebuilt as The Grand Hall, for the Royal Canadian Pacific train. See my Stations page.

The view was taken in March 1990 from the
Gulf Canada Square Parkade, also described in one
of pages; where the price of parking the chariot can 
lead to good overhead views of the CP mainline in and
out of Calgary. Rail grinder trains never come apart and crews can be on the road for several months at a time.
The crew quarters can be seen in the other photo at the 
end of the train, this car rebuilt from an old GO Transit double decker. Some call  a rail grinder "The train from Hell" but  it is fascinating to watch. Many older units
such as the RG-9 have now been replaced by newer units 
and this setup, now becoming part of the new rail
grinding train.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Two sets of the grinding stones from the LORAM RG-9,  above. The whole train has 88 stones
Each stone is driven by its own motor. 8 of the stones
can be seen here, fitted to 2 bogies. 
Bogies can be computerized to any angle by the operator to fit the rail profile ordered by the customer. 
That is the curvature of the rail at the top, which matches
the train wheel. 
With heavy tonnage, the rail flattens or wears out. The grinder resurfaces the track and removes corrugations 
and other surface defects. 

The stones are just a very large version of those found on shop grinders, with the proper grit to match and they are periodically replaced and the old ones discarded trackside,
as they wear out. 
Grinding generates lots of sparks. The attached apparatus
to the bogies is designed to contain wayward sparks and prevent brush fires along the right-of-way while grinding. 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Rail Grinder J-5, photographed at the south end of the
CP Alyth Yard in Calgary on May 26, 1990. 
This is one of the lighter models, mainly used for light grinding of yards and branchlines.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The grinding apparatus under Rail Grinder J-5. View its brother J-10 rail grinder in action at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaEp-9Q0MJ4
More of the same at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAbYSwgbsEM
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
BCR Rail Grinder at Quesnel BC 1980's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
CNR Track Maint Equipment at Vandorf Ont. May 2007
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR Track Servicing Equipment at Vandorf Ont. May 2007
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Trackmobile #4300 at the MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. Sept 1996
 Jim Parker Collection  
CNR Engineering Test Car  #15007
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CNR Test Train #RMSY-0502
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR Test Train #09012950201
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR Test Train #09039505
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
Propane Car for rain grinder
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
Propane Car for rain grinder
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
In this view, taken at Mile 174.8 Brooks Sub (8 Street East) in Calgary on November 10th, 2007, Track Geometry Train 63 (TEC 63 for short),  westbound just out of Alyth Yard actually checking the track for flaws at Mile 174.8 Brooks Sub (8 Street East),  roughly across the street from Fort Calgary.
 
 

 

Images from a video clip by Massey F. Jones 
CP only runs only two track geometry trains, who roam the entire Canadian Pacific System in Canada and the US, once
per year including major sidings, operated by the Engineering Department of the CPR Maintenance of Way (MofW).
Images from a video clip by Massey F. Jones 
Each train is known as TEC 63 and TEC 64; by the end observation 
car which houses the testing equipment and crew, is self-contained and composed of a locomotive and three cars. While the locomotives have varied since 2007, the cars have always remained as part of their
named train. Dedicated power for each train was then athen, was GP9u locomotives; CP 8217 leading TEC 63 and CP 8218 for TEC 64. Each locomotive of the TEC train is equipped with a front-facing video camera and other special power requirements. View the entire TEC 63 at: http://thunderbayrailfan.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.
aspx?id=981001
Images from a video clip by Massey F. Jones 

 

CP 8217, is GP9 built in September 1954 as CP 8502 (Ser# A700 with high hood) and remanufactured in 1988 to low
hood; Accommodation Car CP 68 which provides lodging
for testing personnel; CP 424993 for tools and generator, labeled GAUGE RESTRAINT MEASUREMENT 
VEHICLE, which shoots a laser beam on the track below
(seen in the second photo by the underside boxes). 
Bringing up the rear is Track Evaluation Car CP 63,
equipped with a horn and ditch lights used when the
train must test, back end first, such as into spur tracks.

 

Images from a video clip by Massey F. Jones 
Likewise, newer locomotives were assigned to equivalent
TEC 64, previously composed of CP 8218, Supply and 
Services Car 424994, Crew Accommodation Car 65 and
Track Evaluation Car 64. The Accommodation Car and 
Track Evaluation Car  are stainless steel ribbed-side cars.  There is a brief video of TEC 63 in Calgary at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svso_HAdVag and 
of TEC 64 in the Hamilton area (led by CP 8205) at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLVIsJ3eu-s

There is excellent coverage of the purpose and 
composition of both Canadian Pacific Railway TEC 
trains and methods and a few pictures of the interior at: http://www.okthepk.ca/dataCprSiding/articles/200710/
tec00.htm

Images from a video clip by Massey F. Jones 
CPR Track Evulation Car at North Vancouver BC
Aug 23, 1999
View the evaluation train in action in Calgary at: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svso_HAdVag

In this video, GP9u CPR 8217, specifically assigned to 
this evaluation train, has just left Calgary's Alyth Yard 
westbound and proceeds across 8 St SE x 9 Ave (by Fort Calgary), composed of ACCOMODATION Car 68,
GAUGE RESTRAINT MEASUREMENT VEHICLE 424993 and TRACK EVALUATION Car 63.

 

This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR Track Evulation Car at North Vancouver BC
Aug 23, 1999
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR Accomation Car at North Vancouver BC
Aug 23, 1999
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CPR Measurement Vehicle #424993
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker  
TH&B Steam Generator Car #500 (Converted Tender)
  This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitter by Jim Parker  
CNR Electric Line-Car #31 at St. Catherines Ont. 
Sept 1955
This car was used to repair the overhead catenary on the
electric railway railway.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR Electric #15707, April 15, 1966 at the CNR 
MacMillian Yard in Toronto, Ontario.
CNR 15707 was retired June 5, 1968 and scrapped in
Montreal, Quebec
This car was used to repair the overhead catenary on
the electric railway railway.
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Jim Parker Collection"
CPR Wash Racks, Toronto Ont. July 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR Wash Racks, Toronto Ont. July 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
FP40PH-2, VIA 6410 leading "The Canadian" is slowly
going through the washrack at 9 Ave & 5 St SW in 
downtown Calgary, just out of the station late afternoon
in the mid-1980s, prior to proceeding West to Vancouver.

In January 1990, VIA abandoned service through 
Calgary and the washrack was dismantled. Also, 6 ft.
fences were added to each side of the track to prevent trespassing.This photo was taken with a Canon F1 
camera and 200mm telephoto lens on colour film from
several feet outside of the track network. (9 Ave SW is 
to the left of the picture).

F40PH-2 6410 was built by General Motors Diesel 
Division in London Ontario (Ser# A4607) and rebuilt 
to an F40PH-3 in July 2010 with a third headlight, 
different horns n top of the cab,  air conditioning and 
repainted in the VIA Rail “Renaissance” scheme. 
View it in its new colours at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN MacMillan Yard's "Locomotive Reliability Centre"  Portable Load Box for testing Locomotives 
electrical output, the energy generated that normally 
goes to the traction motors gets dissipated into heat 
on the dynamic brake section of this unit while the Locomotive is stationary at the shop.

Basically it saves taking the Locomotive out on the 
road to see if it can " load " or pull properly.

The above caption provided by Jore Zika

Jim Parker Collection
CN MacMillan Yard's "Locomotive Reliability Centre" 
Jim Parker Collection  
CNR Steam Loco Servicing at Stratford Ont. 
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

 
 
 
 The Steam Engines of the CNR
 The Steam Engines of the CPR
Old Canadian Diesels
 
 
 
Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Passenger Cars
Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Freight Cars
Canadian Old Logging Equipment
and Steam and Diesel Locomotives
     
 Electric Locomotives and Street Cars
The Scrap Yard
 Industrial and on Site Diesel 
Locomotives

 
 
Canadian Train Stations
The Grain Elevators
of Western Canada
Canadian Railway Tunnels
with a detailed look at the
CPR Spiral Tunnels
     
Canadian Cabooses
Canadian Railway Artifacts
Train Bridges and Trestles
 
The Newfoundland Railway
 
Robot Cars

Two site worth looking at.

The Memory Lane Railway Museum in Middleton, Nova Scotia.
The only exclusive Dominion Atlantic Railway museum in the world

Welcome to the DAR DPI
A web community initiative intent on digitally preserving
the history of the Dominion Atlantic Railway


Links
Visit our Home in Summerville Nova Scotia. This house was built in 1873.
Where we live and what we do
A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
The Steam Locomotives of the CPR
The Steam Engines of the CNR
Train Bridges and Trestles
Canadian Railway Tunnels with a detailed look 
at the CPR Spiral Tunnels
Old Canadian Diesels
The Grain Elevators of Western Canada
Canadian National Railways Motive Power Statistics Index
Jerry Barnes' Garden Railway, The SCRR
The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
The Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society
Historic Aircraft Pictures
Visit John's Old Car and Truck Pictures
The Yard Limit's page on the 
Windsor & Hantsport Railway (WHRC)
CN Pensioners' Association
The Stanley Steamer

For all you steam fans, this page is a must

Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth's
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on Covered Bridge Plans  webpage and is 
building a Covered Bridge for his Live Steam train.
Many new pictures have been added including pictures of his Live Steam Engine
The building trades class at Darlington HS in Darlington, Wisconsin built this covered bridge for a local business man
 Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges
 of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once
dotted Nova Scotia.
Lilies From the Valley
A Vast selection of Oriental and Asiatic previously cut commercially grown bulbs ready for shipment anywhere in Canada
Visit my Jeep page
A Picture Review of the Jeeps
from 1940 to the present
A Picture Review of the 
Nash, Hudson
and the cars of American Motors
A Picture Review of the Hudsons and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
A Picture Review Studebaker
A Picture review of the Packard
A Picture Review of the
Pickup Truck from 1940 to 1969
A Picture review of the Volkswagen
A Picture Tour of the Kaiser Frazer
A Picture Tour of the
A Picture Tour of the Henry J
A Picture Tour of the Crosley
A Picture Review of the Chevrolet
from 1916 tto 1970
A Picture Review of the Ford
from 1908 to 1969
The Chrysler Airflow
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of
John' Evan's Artwork
This site has quite a collections
of John's artwork.
View these old cars as you haven't before.
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the
details of this Rebuild
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Privacy Policy for http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ 

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at john@summervillens.ca 

At http://yourrailwaypictures.com/, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ and how it is used. 

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. 

Cookies and Web Beacons 
http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. 

DoubleClick DART Cookie 
.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on http://yourrailwaypictures.com/.
.:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ and other sites on the Internet. 
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include ....
Google Adsense
 

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. 

http://yourrailwaypictures.com/ has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. http://yourrailwaypictures.com/'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. 

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.