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When is the last time you saw a CN Railiner (or a CP Dayliner) on the prairies? The last scheduled (freight) train on the CNR Drumheller Subdivision operated on 02 Dec 2008 so you can imagine my surprise to see a Railiner on the remnant of the subdivision between Calgary's Sarcee Yard and Lyalta, the current end of operated track, 17.4 miles to the north east of Calgary, on 19 Apr 2010! 
CN does operate an occasional local freight from Sarcee Yard to the Louis Dreyfus grain facility near Lyalta, perhaps a couple of times per month. The last passenger train to run on this section of the Drumheller Sub was CNR No. 10 on 16 May 1963 from Calgary to Saskatoon. The Railiner in question is CNR's # 1501 Track Geometry Car. As it was operating at just over 15 miles per hour, I was able to photograph it at seven locations in 17 miles. Not another rail photographer to be seen; it sure can be a lonely task...

Cor van Steenis
Chestermere, Alberta, Canada

Cor van Steenis has given me permission to show these pictures on my site.
Many thanks go out to him. They are truly amazing pictures.


 
When is the last time you saw a CN Railiner (or a CP Dayliner) on the prairies? The last scheduled (freight) train on the CNR Drumheller Subdivision operated on 02 Dec 2008 so you can imagine my surprise to see a Railiner on the remnant of the subdivision between Calgary's Sarcee Yard and Lyalta, the current end of operated track, 17.4 miles to the north east of Calgary, on 19 Apr 2010! 
CN does operate an occasional local freight from Sarcee Yard to the Louis Dreyfus grain facility near Lyalta, perhaps a couple of times per month. The last passenger train to run on this section of the Drumheller Sub was CNR No. 10 on 16 May 1963 from Calgary to Saskatoon. The Railiner in question is CNR's # 1501 Track Geometry Car. As it was operating at just over 15 miles per hour, I was able to photograph it at seven locations in 17 miles. Not another rail photographer to be seen; it sure can be a lonely task...

Cor van Steenis
Chestermere, Alberta, Canada

Cor van Steenis has given me permission to show these pictures on my site.
Many thanks go out to him. They are truly amazing pictures.


Noisy and awkward, gas-powered passenger car Canadian National railcar 15813, locally called "The Galloping Goose", carried mail and 30 passengers twice daily
between Victoria and Leechtown north of Sooke BC, from 1922 to 1931. when the gold ran out and the town died, passenger service was abandoned but freight service continued until the 1990s with steam and then diesel locomotives between Victoria and Sooke.
After the rails were removed, the Selkirk trestle on which 
it ran on was vandalized but it was repaired and in 1996, 
the "Galloping Goose Trail" was officially inaugurated.
View the Selkirk  trestle on my bridge page http://yourrailwaypictures.com/TrainBridges/indexBC.html
Submitted by Massey F. Jones and used with the permission of the 
Canada Science Technology Museum
One of the first self-propelled cars in Alberta was this British-built Baguley  "petrol-hydraulic" (gasoline) passenger car, which ran around Lacombe, Rimbey
and Bentley, in East Central Alberta on the Lacombe 
and Blindman Valley Electric Railway;  connecting 
with the Calgary & Edmonton Railway (CPR) at
Lacombe. Although the line was meant to be electrified, 
the charter allowed other means of propulsion. The 
railcar proved to be very unreliable and had a tendency 
to derail on curves.

Adding to it, the company leased older rolling stock,
including a tiny 0-4-0 saddle locomotive from the 
Alberta and Great Waterways Railways (NAR). 
A flatcar modified to act as a tender was added, as 
well as a combine, in what came to be known as 
"The Peanut Line". The provincial government took
over the line in 1918 and reorganized it as the Lacombe
and Northwestern Railway. It sold the line to the
Canadian Pacific, which renamed it the Hoadley
Subdivision. Mixed trains ran 3 times a week and
currently, local freights serve the area on an irregular
basis out of Red Deer.

More (including this picture) at http://www.forthjunction.com/blindman-valley-railway.htm

Massey F. Jones collection
CPR 9004 Oil/Electric was built  by the St. Louis Car Co.
in 1930. It is shown on route to Guelph Junction, 
April 26, 1958
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Jim Parker Collection"
CPR 9004 Oil/Electric #60027 at Fort Erie Ont. April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CPR 9004 Oil/Electric #60027 at Fort Erie Ont. April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EX Oil Electric #60026 Work Service
at Belville Ont. June 1964
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EX Oil Electric #60027 Work Train Service
at Niagara Falls Ont. March 1972
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR 9000 Oil-Electric Self-propelled car
CNR 9000 Oil-Electric Self-propelled car
Drawing #15821 Builder Ottawa CNRys. 1925
Gas Electric Self Propelled Rail Car
Jim Parker Collection
Drawing #1543-4 Builder National Steel Car Co. 1931
Gas Electric Self Propelled Rail Car
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15817
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15817
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15817 with connection to a Trailer
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15820
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15820
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15823 at Toronto Ont. Oct 7, 1940
This picture was taken by Peter Cox and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR Gas-Electric #15824
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15825 at Montreal P.Q. April 28, 1938
This picture was taken by Peter Cox and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR Gas-Electric #15826 at Edmonton AB May 18, 1946
This picture was taken by Peter Cox and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR Gas-Electric #15832 at Transcona P.Q. May 21, 1957
This picture was taken by Peter Cox and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR Gas-Electric #15836 at Stratford Ont. July 16, 1960
Jim Parker Collection
CNR Gas-Electric #15844 at Toronto Ont. 1950's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) at Norfolk
 
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) at Norfolk
 
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) at Lyalta
 
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) at Chestermere
 
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) at Norfolk
 
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) at Lyalta
 
CN Railiner 1501 (Track Geometry Car) 
at Sarcee Yard Calgary
Railiner CN 9002; model RDC-9, seen here in in the
mid-70s at Spadina Yard in downtown Toronto.
Spadina Yard has since been demolished and the 
RDC retired View the CN Tower and the 
Royal York Hotel in the background.

It's always nice to trace the car's "lineage".  The unit 
was built by Budd in 1956 (serial #6403) and started
service as Boston & Maine 6902, then became 
CN D502 and CN 6002 before it was sold to VIA 6002
and retired between 1986-88 for storage at Les Cedres (formerly Cedars), on Montreal's West Island..

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Railiner CN 6302, just outbound from Toronto's 
Union Station and now at Sunnyside, probably on 
the way to Niagara Falls in the mid 70s.
It was built by Budd in 1957 as an RDC-3 and
numbered D-302. After being sold to VIA Rail, it
became renumbered 6220 because the 6300 series 
was taken by rebuilt FP diesel locomotives. 

View a picture of the RDC in VIA scheme 
(still as 6302) at: http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_
itemId=14939
Notice the TTC Red Rocket in the background, 
still in regular service at that point.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6002 at 
Toronto Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6006 at 
Toronto Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6110 at 
Niagra Falls Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6111 at 
Toronto Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6114 at
Brampton Ont. May 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC3 Railiner #6352 at
Niagra Falls Ont. March 1972
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC3 Railiner #6355 at
Toronto Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC4 Railiner #6453 at
Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC2 D205 Railiner #6205 at
W. Toronto Ont. Selt 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6101 at 
Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6103 at 
Toronto Ont. July 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR BUDD RDC3 Railiner at Toronto Ont. April 1969
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR BUDD RDC1 Railiner #6105 at 
Toronto Ont. June 1973
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR BUDD RDC3 Railiner
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Greater Winnipeg Water District Self Propelled Rail Liner
This picture was submitted by Arthur Grieve, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The following series of Self Propelled GO Cars was taken by Phil Mason
 in 1975 and submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
GO 9825 at Union Station, Toronto, ON
 
GO 9832 Self Propelled Car
GO Servicing Facility at  Mimico, Ontario
New HS Single Decks at Mimico ON
   
A Toronto Transit H-5 car, on the Bloor-Danforth
line, short of Kennedy Station, painted in an
experimental scheme for higher visibility in the very
early 80s

One such car was 5807 and research has indicated 
that there were only 4 such cars repainted, as the 
TTC eventually reverted to the bare metal look, 
such as for those in the background.

View another image of it from the ground, at http://transit.toronto.on.ca/photos/images/ttc-h5
-train-19810520.jpg

 This picture was taken and submitted by  Massey F. JonesI  
GO CC&F Control Coach June 1984
 This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker  
 GO Coach #2025 June 1984
 This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker  
BC33 in green livery, passing through a bridge, very likely 
near Vancouver.
This scanned photo is from the cover of the British Columbia 
Railway July 1st 1974 timetable.
BC33 in the last days of BC Rail, was painted in blue and silver.
Budd b/n 6601 (Dec 56), this RDC-3 is now the property of the West Coast Railway Association in Squamish BC
BCRail's passenger operations ceased in September 2002 
This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones
A Pacific Great Eastern RDC  over one of the many
bridges along the route between Vancouver and Prince George, scanned from the 1971-72 timetable cover.
PGE ("Prince George Eventually" as it was known in its early days) ceased to exist under the Pacific Great Eastern name in 1972 and became British Columbia Railway.
At one time, PGE/BCR owned a fleet of some 15 Budd RDCs.
When passenger service ceased on the BCR after nearly 
100 years, RDCs who weren't previously wrecked, were either sold or scrapped.
BC33 (seen on another photo on this page) was repainted from blue and silver, to  PGE colours, by the West Coast Railway Association for operation within  its museum
BCR was absorbed by CN in 2004.
This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones
BCR 503 at North Vancouver, BC June 1987 pulling a RDC
BCR BC-33 RDC at Quesnel, BC, May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR BC30 at Quesnel BC, Apr, 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR BC12 at Quesnel BC, Apr 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BR 142049 at New Westminster BC, Aug 1986
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
In this view, a string of Dayliners (RDCs), inbound from Montreal's West Island is just a couple of minutes away
from its Windsor Station terminal on a snowy day, when it meets with what seems to be an early Bombardier LRC
doing a test run, as evidenced by  just a couple of cars
behind the engine and no VIA logo. Let's date it about 
1975, in pre-VIA Rail days. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
 BVIA Budd RDC1 %6101 Sept 1981
 This picture was taken by Allen and submitter by Kim Parker  
VIA 6213 at Courtenay BC, Nov 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
VIA Rail 6120 and 6206 at London, ON, Aug 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
VIA Rail 6208 at London, ON, Aug 1987
  This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
VIa Rail 6212 at London Ont. July 1984 
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
VIA Rail 6133 in the CP Shop at Victoria BC Late 1990's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CPR 9054  on a curve,  approaching Ste-Rose station ,
on the Montreal-Mont Laurier line in the early 70s in the "War Paint" cheme. Ste-Rose is now a district of Laval, 
an island north of Montreal and the RDC is destined
for Windsor Station. 
I frequently used the Dayliner back and forth to proceed
to my parents' place near the station, while stationed in Montreal with the Canadian Forces in the mid 70s

Notice the rotating Mars light on the door and the single number board, subsequently modified on later RDCs.

CPR 9054, built in 1953,  was sold to the 
Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) in 1983
as their #54.
After retirement, it was acquired by the Illinois Transit Assembly Corp 
and  is now  displayed at the National Transportation Museum, St. Louis, 
MI., still carrying it's MBTA #54 roadnumber.
http://transportmuseumassociation.org/passenger_
cars.htm

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A trio of Rail Diesel Cars (RDC) just out Union Station,
probably heading for Niagara Falls. 
The first two are ex-CP and the rear one is ex-CN
(still in its old paint)
The photo was taken in the late 70s through the glass
from the footbridge access to the CN Tower. 
All that area is now occupied by the Roger Centre
(ex Skydome) and other buildings.
In this view, rail activity is still going on in a far 
distance to the right. .
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR Budd Car RDC3 #9022 at Smiths Falls Ont
June 1964
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CP 91, ex CP 9108 (Budd RDC-2 7/1956). 
After extensive revenue runs in the Montreal area,  the RDC
was taken out of service and modified to a Railway Technology Exhibit/Instruction Car. 
At the end of its life cycle, the 91 sat forlorn  for months outside
in the weather at Calgary's Ogden Shops before finding a home at the Alberta Central Railway Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
View the car in its new home at: http://www.abcentralrailway.com/dieselcar.html 

This photo was taken at the Industrial Yard, on 9 Ave (in front
of Fort Calgary) on December 9th, 2002; just before CP91
found its way  to the museum for preservation

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CP91 (Ex CP9108) stored at Ogden Yard (now Alstom) in southeast Calgary, circa summer 2000,  after completing  Company Service as an Exhibit/Instruction car.
View a photo of the 91, below this picture, on its way to
preservation at the Alberta Centran Railway Museum in
Wetaskiwin, a few miles northeast of Calgary.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Canadian Pacific 9064 in goalie mask scheme, 
subsequequently VIA 6139.
In 1978 the unit was sold by VIA Rail to Dallas Area
Transit, who renumbered it as DART 2009 and used 
it in the "Trinity Railway Express".
Read all about it at 
http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr047.htm and
scroll to their 2009 to see the unit in blue an silver paint.
The photo  is taken at an unknown location, likely in the Laurentians, during a
fantrip with the St Lawrence Valley Railway Society (CRHA) out of Montreal in the mid 70s.
The back  was preferred, to take advantage of  full sun on the RDC.
 A careful look will reveal the "extra" flags at the other end by the door.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
 Dayliner CP 9064 almost at the end of a runpast on the
Fort Coulonge Bridge during a St. Lawrence Valley 
(CRHA) fantrip during the mid-70s. Shortly thereafter, 
the line was due to be abandoned by CP. The purpose of
the fantrip was to have a ride on a line before the rail was torn up. 
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
Fort Coulonge is named after Nicholas d'Ailleboust, Sieur 
de Coulonge, who formed a settlement near there in 
1694-95. It eventually became a Hudson's Bay trading
post on the Ottawa River and most of the area was 
developed in the mid-1800s, including the bridge, which 
was installed in 1887.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
  At one time, Fort Coulonge was the
site of a large sawmill, due to the large amount of forest around and gave rise to folk tales about those famous Canadian lumberjacks, kept alive at the nearby Chute Coulonge (Coulonge Falls) http://www.chutescoulonge.qc.ca/trails_6.htm . A map 
on the link will give the location of nearby Fort Coulonge.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
E&N (CP) 9199 in "War Paint" scheme at Malahat BC
in the mid-70s 

Malahat is in the Cowichan Valley, about 30 km 
northwest of Victoria and it was served by VIA until 
2011, by the Victoria-Courtenay "Dayliner" (RDC) cars. There is no more rail passenger service on
Vancouver Island
 

 Massey F. Jones collection  
VIA RDC 6148 southbound near Townsite Road in Nanaimo
BC, 8 May 2003.
The train is a few minutes short of the station, which burned
down in August 2007. (see my Station page) 
VIA rail service on the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway, linking 
Victoria to Courtney was suspended on March 18th 2011, 
after 125 years, due to steadily rotting ties and lack of money to
fix them.
A bus charter was started between the two cities, with the
hope that rail service will be eventually reinstated but it
appears very much in question, as VIA has been wanting to
abandon the line for some time. Meanwhile, the two RDCs 
on the Island were moved from Victoria in May, to long term
covered storage at Nanaimo.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Southbound VIA dayliner 6134, in front of the historic Nanaimo station on May 8, 2007. 
The RDC provides daily service between Victoria and
Courtnay BC on Vancouver Island, a 4.5 hour trip.  Nanaimo is about half-way. The station normally opened only 30 min. prior to train arrival but did not provide any amenities, hence the catering truck.4 months after
the photo was taken, in the wee hours of August 16, 2007,
a fire gutted the southwest portion of  building (red portion behind the truck), starting at the exterior and spreading quickly inside the the somewhat neglected wood station. The news item and excellent picture of the damage is at:
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/story.html
The E&N Railway Station is one of the city's top six heritage buildings and has both federal and municipal heritage status. 
Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in 1920, the building is owned by the Island Corridor Foundation. The foundation was considering a major renovation to the station before the blaze. 
Plans are made to restore the exterior historic landmark
and modernize the interior, as it forms a piece of
Old Nanaimo.
Access my Stations page for a view at the undamaged building.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
VIA 6144, inbound from Edmonton and about 5 minutes away from the Calgary station in the spring of 1985. Later that year, the Calgary-Edmonton corridor service would be terminated, 
due to frequent crossing accidents and other factors. I rode the last "Dayliner" northbound to Edmonton. We stopped at  Tuttle (just short of Red Deer) where the northbound met the southbound and they briefly exchanged greetings before proceeding,  each on their last run. The VIA runs usually left Calgary and Edmonton  around 5:30pm to accomodate commuting workers. There have been plans made to re-instate the service by another means, through private track but the project is still under study.
The Calgary-Edmonton corridor is the busiest in
Western Canada approximately 260 km long (about 3 hours by car), Presently, people must drive or fly. Edmonton
International is several miles from downtown, in Nisku AB.
http://www.vanhorne.info/files/vanhorne/HSRFull
Report(1062004).pdf will present a very advanced
study on the subject. A less learned study can be found at: http://www.albertahighspeedrail.com/routeMap.html
There are 3 possible alternative routes.
 VIA  6144 has a long history;  being modified along
the way from a CN RDC-3 (a baggage compartment
and 48 passenger seats) to an RDC-1 for VIA (90 passenger seats) and renumbered from CN D101 to
CN 6350, then to VIA 6144. 
Ex-CN Rail Diesel Cars have the number board
on the roof, while on CPR RDCs, it is on the face above the windows (compare it with a photo of  VIA 6134 at Nanaimo, on this page)
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
VIA Dayliner crossing the Bow River in Calgary July 20, 1985, bound for Edmonton on the CP Red Deer Sub.

Service was discontinued shortly thereafter

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The lone Budd car has just left Calgary daily at 1730, enroute to Edmonton, on the CPR Red Deer Sub, in this view taken from the 16 Ave bridge. Long ago, VIA decided to terminate the commuter service, after several major accidents at some of the 100 or so farm crossings.

Several attempts have been made to revive the run in the form of a high speed train that would wisk passengers in about 2 hours,  in what would be one of the busiest rail corridors, next to the Windsor-Quebec City portion.
Two routes have been proposed http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2009/07/21/calgary
-edmonton-corridor-next -up-for-train-improvements/
Cost (about $60 one-way) and other semantics seem to always get in the way; with  the project on the back burner
for some time, then resurfacing  periodically. 
A brief trial took place on the CPR Red Deer Sub, with a Bombardier bullet train and no passengers but the (diesel) unit was found to be unsuitable. Many of the studies done on the project are now very outdated. 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Wearing the "hockey mask scheme", a CPR RDC is
winding its way along Blue Sea Lake in (90 km/56 mi) 
north of Ottawa/Gatineau on a runpast during a 
Canadian Railway Historical Association (CRHA)
fantrip during the early 70s. During a runpast, the motive power stops at a picturesque spot, all passengers alight; 
the motive power backs up about a mile and everyone gets to take a photo as it goes by "with all bells and whistles", after which everyone then reboards.. 
Today, this is no longer possible, due to high  insurance premiums that must be paid in case of accident.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
For many years in the 1970s, this combination of CPR RDCs  provided morning and afternoon commuter service between Windsor station and West Island communities  at the toe of Montreal Island. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Island 
They were eventually replaced by double-decker cars,
(shown on the CPR Page). 

Today, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT; 
English: Metropolitan Transportation Agency) still provides 
the link between downtown Montreal and Hudson QC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaudreuil-Hudson_Line_(AMT) 
with modern diesel electric locomotives and double decker
cars in push-pull operation 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
At least 3 CN Railiners at Calder Yard in Edmonton
(now Walker Yard) in the mid-70s, before VIA took
over CN passenger operation . 
They mostly operated on branchlines such as to Stettler AB but not between Calgary and Edmonton, which was
serviced by CP
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CPR Budd Car RDC3 #9023 at Sault Ste Marie Ont. 
April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
CPR Budd Car RDC3 #9023 at Sault Ste Marie Ont. 
April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
CPR Budd Car RDC1 #9049 at Leaside Ont July 1967
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
CPR Budd Car RDC1 #9050
This picture was submitted bu Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker collection
CPR Budd Car RDC1 #9055 at Duncan BC June 1967
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
CPR Budd Car RDC2 #9109 at Smiths falls Ont. 
June 1964
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
CPR Budd Car RDC2 #9110 at Toronto Ont.
July 1967
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
CPR Budd Car RDC2 #9110 at Toronto Ont. July 1967
This picture was taken and submitted bu Jim Parker
The British Rail cars were used as demonstrators during
Expo 86. Probably got sent back to England after the demonstration period was over.
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Electric motor 6733 exiting the tunnel into a trench at
PORTAL HEIGHTS along the Deux Montagnes line. 
The stop was formerly named CANORA after the
CAnadian NOrthern RAilway, the ancestor of CN. One 
of 6 m.u. 
motors built in 1952, pulling 88-seat trailers in commuter service, CN 6733 operated with other electrics through the Mount Royal Tunnel from a platform at Gare 
Centrale/Central Station in downtown Montreal,
well into the 70s . 
http://raakone.hubpages.com/hub/The-Deux-Montagnes-
Line-and-the-Mount-Royal-Tunnel
Deux Montagnes (French for Two Mountains), is a 
bedroom community in the Montreal area.

Constructed in 1914, the tunnel became necessary to 
prevent CN trains from going a log way around the 
Island of Montreal, as was the case with their
competitors, the Canadian Pacific (CPR) and
Grand Trunk Railway (GTR)
The bore measures approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) and
has an ascending grade of 0.6% from Gare Centrale 
to the end of the tunnel. Tunnel boring started from
each end and met in the middle in 1913, with an 
alignment error less than one 
inch (2.5 cm)

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

VIA  Rail trains to/from Northern Quebec and the northern
route to Quebec City (Jonquiere) also used the tunnel until 
cancelled in 1990. 
Due to a small ventilation shaft in the middle, all trains t
hrough the tunnel had to be pulled by CN electric  boxcab cab locomotives. A pair of newer GE steeple cab 1100hp 86-ton locos (675 and 6727) pulling conventional passenger cars, also formed part of the commuter fleet. View everything including construction, rail stock described above and the other portal
of this tunnel (before Gare Centrale became covered in 1943 after being in construction for some time but stopped due to the Great Depression. 
http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cnr_electric/
MRT_gallery.htm

You can see the interior of Gare Centrale at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Station_(Montreal)

Today (after changing the electrical system from 2400V DC 
to 25000V AC and the catenary), electrified commuter
trains from the Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT)
still provide commuter service to Deux Montagnes through 
the Mount Royal Tunnel.

Also shown is Electric motor 6732

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR Battery storage powered passanger car #15798
The Jitney, built in 1937 and retired in 1961.
This self propelled rail car was used to make four round 
trips everyday except Sunday between 
Lunenburg NS and Mahone Bay NS
This picture was taken at the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum,
Lunenburg Nova Scotia
West Coast Express units 107 and 108 sit idle on
a stub track east of the downtown CPR station between rush-hour only runs. In the evening, they will be backed 
into the station. At the other end, is an F59PH1 diesel locomotive. Each double-decker (built by Bombardier) 
sits 144 people and serves 11,000 daily at 8 stations,
westbound from Mission in the morning and eastbound
from downtown Vancouver in the afternoon.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

 
   
The Steam Engines of the CNR
The Steam Engines of the CPR

 
 
Canadian Train Stations
The Grain Elevators
of Western Canada
Untimely End
     
Canadian Cabooses
Canadian Railway Artifacts
Train Bridges and Trestles
 Canadian Railway Tunnels
with a detailed look at the
CPR Spiral Tunnels
Canadian Old Logging Equipment
and Steam and Diesel Locomotives
Old Canadian Rolling Stock
The Scrap Yard
 The Halifax & South-Western Museum
 Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Freight Cars
 
Electric Locomotives and Street Cars
CP Locomotives
Industrial and on Site Diesel  Locomotives
 
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
Railway Maintenance Equipment
And Old Railway Rolling Stock
Train Bridges and Trestles
Canadian Railway Tunnels
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
E Mail
johnmacdoanld@summerville-novascotia.com

 
 
 


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