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The following is a series of pictures were scanned from
B&W photos of CN diesels taken in Clarlottetown and other places on PEI in the
1970's and were submitted by Massey F. Jones
All of these pictures were scans from his own 35mm negative film strip


CN1730 Charlottetown PEI
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 1730 at Charlottetown PEI, September 74, one 
of 35 MLW RSC-13 diesel locomotives designed 
by the Montreal Locomotive Works and produced 
June 1955 - November 1957, specifically for use on 
light weight CN branch lines on A1A trucks (2 powered 
axles, 1 unpowered axle). It helped lighten the axle load.

Numbered CN 1700-1735, they usually operated long 
end first and were assigned solely to Eastern Canada, particularly in the Maritimes at the end. All were 
retired in 1975-1976 and their A-1-A trucks used to 
re-truck many RS-18 locomotives, which then became 
MLW RSC-14 locomotives in the higher 1700-series.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN1732 Travelers Rest PEI
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN1734 Travelers Rest PEI
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN30 and CN40 Royalty Jct
 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 30 at the Charlottetown yard in July 1974.

The loco is a 70-Ton locomotive, built in April 1950 by 
General Electric (Ser# 30619) as CN 7804. It was
renumbered CN 1530 in 1954 and renumbered CN 30
in 1956. All are now retired from service.

CN 30 is preserved as an artifact at the CRHA Exporail museum on the south shore of the Montreal Island. View 
a photo of it in the colour it formerly had at:  http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
then one at Exporail: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx

 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN30 Summerside
 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
The side of the former Charlottetown CN Station, 
at 14 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown in July 1974. 

It has been totally refurbished inside and out. 

View a series of pictures at: http://cadcpei.com/projects/cn-station-renovation/

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

CN Marine (New Brunswick / Prince Edward Island)
CN Ran a fleet of ships around Atlantic Canada
One of the ships was the MV Abegweit which was
on the Prince Edward Island Run for many years


MV Abegweit on the ways 1946

MV Abegweit 1977 (Was built 1946 and was in service until 1982) At that time she was renamed MV Abby and was replaced by the (new) MV Abegweit which stayed in service until 1997 when
the new bridge to PEI was open. 
In 1983 she was sold to the Columbia Yacht Club
in Chicago, Illinois where she remains in service
as a yacht club to this day.

These pictures were submitted by Eldon Snyder of Moncton, New Brunswick
MV Abegweit on the ways 1946
These pictures were submitted by Eldon Snyder of Moncton, New Brunswick
MV Abegweit 1977
These pictures were submitted by Eldon Snyder of Moncton, New Brunswick
The car deck on the MV Abegweit on it's run 
from PEI to NB
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A reverse angle of the photo above showing the interior
and a bit of the port side of original MV Abegweit . 
She could carry 950 passengers and 60 automobiles 
or 16 railway cars.

At the time of her commissioning, she was the most
powerful icebreaker in the world and also the heaviest
ever built in Canada.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This view gives an excellent example of the rail 
connection between the land and car deck of the 
MV Abegweit.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The MV Abegweit has just pulled out from the
ferry slip and the safety net has yet to be raised
by the crew.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
MV John Hamilton Gray was an icebreaking railway, vehicle, and passenger ferry which 
operated across the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait, connecting Borden PEI
to Cape Tormentine NB between 1968-1997
She is shown here leaving Cape Tormentine for Bordon PEI, 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
MV John Hamilton Gray
Leaving Cape Tormentine for Bordon PEI, 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
 MV Lucy Maude Montgomery
The late 1960s saw a temporary relief vessel, the
MV Lucy Maude Montgomery, enter service for
several years.

Massey took these pictures while on the Northhumberland Strait between PEI and NB in 1974 It was also owned by
CN Marine. Typically painted black and white, it still 
has the orange stack with the CN white Noodle. The 
stack eventually became repainted blue and white 
with a diffent logo.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
 MV Lucy Maude Montgomery
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

CN Early Passenger and Freight Diesel Locomotives


CNR 9000, the first of two units to form the V-1-a, #9000, Kingston Ont. 1928

 
 " Go Canadian National"
CNR 6504, EMD FP9A
This picture was submitted by Warren Cook, 
in honour of his father, Harold Cook
As he was cleaning up his father's home he found a cardboard poster
from the 1950's of 6504 with a saying " Go Canadian National" 
With CN 6793 leading, the Super Continental is just 
short of entering Montreal's Central Station, crossing
the Lachine Canal  after its journey across Canada 
in early 1970s.

From a delapidated condition, it would appear that the area under the bridge has all been converted to green space.
The structures on the bridge once held overhead catenary 
for the Montreal electric locomotives.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD F3A #9000 at Mimico Ont. April 1956

The EMD F3 was a 1,500-horsepower (1,100 kW), B-B freight- and passenger-hauling diesel locomotive produced between July 1945 and February 1949 by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division. 

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD F7A #9034

The EMD F7 was a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW) Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February 1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD).

This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of "The Jim Parker Collection"
CN EMD F7A #9134 on a repair track, probably in Edmonton's Calder Yard July 1968, in its original CNR paint. The blue notice in a stand beside the unit indicates that no one else but the person who placed this stand can move the unit, hence the rail term that a unit is "blue flagged". At that time,"ditch lights" were just coming into use,  so external wires are visible above the anti-climber, connecting  clip-on units to the engine power. 
Today, ditch lights are a permanent feature of all road engines in North America. Research indicates that
the F7 diesel was retired in 1970.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD F7A #9038 at Hamilton Ont. Sept 1956
That is a 1950 Studebaker in the foreground.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD F7A #9046 
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of "The Jim Parker Collection"
CNR EMD F7A "Blinded" #9103 in McBride BC on 
Oct 22nd, 1968. Blinded engines were used strictly as
booster units, at the end of their useful life.
Series 9100-9108 were retired in 1988-1989.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD F7A #9102 at Kelowna BC, Feb 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR EMD F7A #9102 at Kelowna BC, Feb 1987

The EMD F7 was a 1,500 horsepower (1,100 kW) Diesel-electric locomotive produced between February
1949 and December 1953 by the Electro-Motive Division
of General Motors (EMD) and General Motors Diesel (GMD).

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR EMD F7A #9110 at Ashcroft B.C. June 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD F7A #9175 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Oct 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
The cab interior of an FP7 and F9 diesel locomotive. 

The engineer sits on the far side, while the fireman is
the middle and the near seat is for anyone else riding
in the cab. The seats swivel.

Behind the wall to the right is the electrical panel 
and a door to access the engine compartment.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR F7A Operators controls 1950's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN Rail EMD FP9A #6503 leading the Super Continental in the early 1960s, scanned from a small print in my collection. 
Photo taken at the downtown Edmonton CN station. 
The CN headquarters building for Western Canada can be seen to the right. 
The tracks have now lifted to make way and the Grant McEwan College campus is on that site. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD FP9A #6504 with FP9B #6612
at Toronto Oct 1965
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of "The Jim Parker Collection"
CN EMD FP9A # 6506 leading the Royal Train at Shilo Man.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN EMD FP9A  #6509  Super Continental

The EMD FP9 was a 1,750 horsepower (1,300 kW), B-B dual-service passenger and freight-hauling diesel locomotive produced between February 1954 and December 1959 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division, and General Motors Diesel. Final assembly was at GM-EMD's La Grange, Illinois plant, except for Canadian orders, which were assembled by Canadian subsidiary GMD at London, Ontario

This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
CN 6515 leads the eastbound Super Continental just
short of Calder Yard in Edmonton in the mid-70s. Calder Yard is now called Walker Yard.

The locomotive was built as an FP9A by General
Motors in 1957, retired by CN, and transferred to 
VIA in 1978. In 1984, it was rebuilt at the
Montreal Pointe St. Charles shops renumbered 
VIA 6307, based in Montreal and used in passenger
service to Northern Quebec. In 2000, it struck a large
dump truck, which dented its nose and ruptured a fuel
tank. It was repaired, returned to service and finally
retired in 2002; after which it was sold in the US to
the Ohio Central railroad as their OCR 6307. See an awesome shot of the loco in the new livery at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.
aspx?id=629602

* The  train has just cleared the 127 St. underpass
* The view looks northwest
* The large building in the background is the AgHorizons elevator, a division of Cargill.

Massey F. Jones collection  
CNR EMD FP9A #6518 at Toronto Oct 1967
6518 was built in 1957, sold to
Ohio Central Railroad, 1995 and then scrapped
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6519. 6519 was built in 1957, sold to
Ohio Central Railroad, 1995 and then scrapped
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of "The Jim Parker Collection"
CNR EMD FP9A #6519 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6519 at Toronto Ont. Ocy 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6520 at Toronto Ont. April 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6523 at Oshawa Ont/ Sept 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN 6524 Super Continental with train #2
This picture was submitted by Arthur Grieve, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CNR EMD FP9A #6525 at Toronto Ont. May 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN 6528 in Toronto, summer 1976. To the left, the 
tracks leading into Union Station and to the right, t
he Spadina yard run-around loop; while in the centre,
the CN Tower, still under the last phase of construction, opened a couple of months later.

The locomotive was built as an FP9A by General Motors
(Ser# A1200) in May1957, retired from CN roster and transferred to VIA in 1978. It was then rebuilt by 
CN Pointe St Charles shops for VIA in 1984 and
renumbered to VIA 6309 and  kept in storage during 
the late 1990s before retirement by VIA early in 2001. 
It was then acquired by the Canadian Railway Museum
at the Canadian Railway Museum in Delson/St Constant, south of Montreal. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?
id=3111696

Rapido Trains Inc. immortalized the CN 6528 in 
HO (220511 with DCC), retailing in the US 
for about $300.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
FP-9A 6529, about to disembark Toronto passengers at Kingston, on its way to Montréal in August 1978.
Shortly thereafter, it was sold to VIA and put in service as VIA 6529, before being rebuilt and renumbered VIA 6309.

See the 6529 in VIA paint at Toronto's Spadina Yard
(now site of the Skydome)  http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto
By 2004, the engine had outlived its usefulness and looking fairly grim http://trainiax.net/photos/2005/2005-10-27-expo/photo

It was then donated for preservation to Exporail in St-Constant QC, who are restoring  it to fairly pristine 
VIA 6309, for outside display.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VIA_GM_FP9.jpg

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD FP9A #6530 at Newtonville Ont. July 1966
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6532 at Toronto Ont. Jine 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6536 at Toronto Ont. June 1980
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD FP9A #6537 at Toronto Ont. April 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN Rail EMD FP9A #6540, Toronto-bound at Ville St-Pierre (West part of Montréal) late evening.
Note the VIA logo on the side but the CN "noodle"
on the nose.
Also, the unit has not yet been fitted with ditch lights, 
so common today on road engines.
Taken in August 1978, at the very beginning of the 
CN/VIA transition.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD F9B #6616 at Toronto Ont. Nov 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD F9B #6625 at Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
This CN passenger train has just left the station in 
downtown Chicoutimi QC (now called Saguenay) for Montreal along with a helper (partly hidden and facing backwards), passing trough a bridge just at the edge of
the city in this June 1974 view. The Saguenay region is
about 140 miles north of Quebec City.

The train left Chicoutimi mid-afternoon and arrived in Montreal late at night. It was a lonely 318 mile ride traversing mostly lakes and forested area for at least 200 miles with the concept of "Bring Your Own Food" (or go without). VIA still serves the area but the rails now end at Jonquiere, a few miles short of Chicoutimi.

The bridge is over Rivière Chicoutimi, which eventually
flows into the Saguenay River from a dam situated 
nearby. In 1996, a major flood devastated most of this
area and the bridge was probably washed away. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguenay_Flood

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CN 6774, just entering Kingston station, on the way to Toronto in the mid-70s.

It was built in February 1959 (Ser# 83152), as part of
two orders of two orders in 1958 and 1959 and soldiered mainly on the Montreal-Toronto until becoming 
VIA 6774 and being retired in 1988. The second unit 
is a non-identified  FPB-4 in the CN  6800 series, a lot
of which also became VIA units.

Following retirement, many FP4-4 and FPB-4 
locomotives were given new life on tourist railroads 
across the United States.
Many are still in service today, leading dinner trains
and railroad museum trains.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR ALCO FPA4 6784 at Belleville ON. c.1970's
This picture was taken by Stan Svihla and submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
CNR ALCO FPA4  #6770 at S.Perry ON, July 1969
This picture was taken by Stan Svihla and submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
CNR ALCO FP4A #6765
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CFA16-4 #9300 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CFA16-4 #9314
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CFA16-4 #9314
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CFA16-4 #9314
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CFB16-4 #9301
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN 9302 Port Hope ON, Mid 1960's
9302 had cleared for #6, the overtaking passenger train, 
in the eastward passing track. There was no west passing track at Port Hope. Westbound freights needing to clear 
did that at Cobourg. 
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CNR F-M CFA16-4 #9338
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CFA16-4 #9344
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CPA16-5 #6701 at Allandale Ont. 1950's
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CPB16-5 #6800 at Toronto Ont. May 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M CPA16-5 #6701 at Belleville ON. c.1970's
This picture was taken by Stan Svihla and submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
CN 6770 on the turntable at Chicoutimi QC, about 
140 milesnorth of Québec, in the Saguenay region.
From Montreal, it's a 9 hour trip. When VIA took over
CN in 1978, it was decided that they would only send 
the train to Jonquiere, about 10km short of Chicoutimi
CN also decided not to serve Chicoutimi by rail, as there
was no sizeable industry and it would be better served
by road.
The turntable was then removed; the track lifted and
today, nothing remains of the fuel tanks etc. 
A large park was built on the site with a view into the Saguenay fjord, a deep waterway off the St Lawrence river.
This view was taken from the platform of the former Chicoutimi 
passenger station in March 1976.
Built in 1920 by CN, the 2-storey station was converted
into a commercial centre, upon termination of rail service.
The street entrance for the station was on the top floor. Passenger then proceeded to the lower floor for boarding.
See "before and after" shots of the station at: http://akakia.blogspot.ca/2007/05/
(The blog is in French and basically titled "Historians vs Developers")
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
This view was taken during a fantrip in northern Quebec 
with the St Lawrence Valley Railway Society, an arm of Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) http://www.exporail.org/en/crha/history-of-the-crha/ 
around 1971. The motive power is an FPA-4 (6700 series)  and an FPB-2 in the 6800 series
The train is possibly around  Hervey Junction, about 200 miles north of Montreal. Notice how the stripes are
matched. The tour director insisted on this.

The event is a "runpast", where passengers detrain and stand trackside into a safe area. The train then backs up 
for a mile or so then roars in front of the crowd with bell 
and whistle sounding for the entire length of the runpast,
with the idea of passengers acquiring photos and videos of the train (usually minus the crowd). 
Due to accident insurance rates and diesel fuel prices 
today, the practice is much rarer now, except for special occasions and short distances.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR ALCO FPA2 #6707 at Ottawa Ont. May 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA2 #6707
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection
CNR ALCO FPA2 #6755 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #1765 at Toronto Ont. Nov 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA2 #6752 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA2 #6759 
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker Collection
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6761 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6761 at North bay Ony. March 1978
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6785 at Toronto Ont. Nov 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6770  at Toronto Ont. Jan 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6771 at Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6772 at Toronto Ont. May 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6780 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6780 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6782 at Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6783 at Totonto Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6785 at Stratford Ont. Aug 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6785 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1965
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6786 at Toronto Ont. July 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6787
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD F7A #9166 (Used in snow plow service
at London Ont. Dec 1988
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6791 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO FPA4 #6792 at Toronto Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

CN Diesel Freight and Road Switchers  Locomotives

CN 3200,  leading a consist in the Toronto are in the mid 1970s.
Notice the TTC "Red Rocket" in the background
This Montreal Locomotive Works C-424, built in 1964,
was retired in 1984, leased and eventually sold to Mexico.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 2301 (M636 built 1970). Built by Montreal Locomotive Works. 
At 3600 HP; a powerhouse freight diesel  in its time, at 
3000HP with 6 wheel trucks and  75mph gearing
MLW units made a burbling sound when idle, a racket 
when running and smoked a lot.

2301  was sold to Quebec Cartier Mining (Cartier Railway)
in 1976 along with several other M636s.
Renumbered  Cartier 42, it was scrapped it in 2003 at
Port Cartier QC.

This Kodachrome was taken in Windsor ON during
April 1976. Shortly before the unit's retirement.
Unit CN 5050 was retired in 1998.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 2326 in the Montreal area in January 1974.
In its day, those M-636 locomotives were about the most powerful on the road. 
In the back is RS-18 #3643.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 3107 and CN 3113 lead a Canadian Railroad 
Historical Association fantrip out of Montreal to 
Gorham NH on Sep 30, 1978.

Both are RS-18's  built by the Montreal Locomotive
Works The roster indicates that 3107 may still be 
active but 3113 was sold by CN to a dealer in 2000.

Collection: Massey F. Jones 
CN SD 45 #5000 at Fraser Mills, March 14, 1987
These next two locomotives are the same two shown
above when they were in service.

The SD45 is a six-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between December, 1965, and December, 1971. It had an EMD 645E3 twenty-cylinder engine generating 3,600 HP. It had 
the same frame as the EMD SD38, EMD SD39,
EMD SD40, and EMD SDP40.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 5001 at Fraser Mills, June, 6 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1650,1652,& 1653 All taken at Lloydminster AB 
over the last few years. They are a unique group of
4 SD38-2 locomotives that were originally built for 
the NAR.
 

CN 1650 at Lloydminster AB

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1652 at Lloydminster AB
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1652 at Lloydminster AB
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1653 at Lloydminster AB
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR EMD SD 701 #5671  at Muskoka Falls Ont. 
April 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN Track Geometry train (an earlier version of the
pictures submitted by Cor Van Steenis and show 
above). This one is pulled by a locomotive and
is not an RDC
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR BBD HR412W #3580 at Concord Ont.
This picture is part of the Jim parker Collection
CNR MLW HR616 #2102 at London Ont.
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"  
CNR MLW (BBD Bombardier) HR616 #2119 at
Concord Ont. Aug 1995
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker 
CNR ALCO C630M #2000 at Fort Erie Ont. Sept. 1967
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CNR ALCO C630M #2000 at Fort Erie Ont. Sept. 1967
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CNR ALCO C630M #2008 at Concord Ont. Aug. 1988
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CNR ALCO C630M #2008 at Concord Ont. Sept 1990
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CNR ALCO C630M #2012 at Concord Ont. Sept 1990
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CNR ALCO C630M #2013 at Concord Ont. Jan. 1988
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CN ALCO 630M at London Ont. Oct 1982
Built 1967-68, reclassified MF-30b in 1969
This locomotive was retired between 1992 and 1996
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR ALCO M636 #2313 at London Ont. Feb 1989
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"
CNR ALCO M636 #2303, Concord Ont. Oct 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2304, Concord Ont. Aug 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2311 Concord Ont. Oct 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2320, Concord Ont. May 1984
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2322, MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2322, North Bay Ont. Jan 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2323, MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. April 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2323, MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. Sept 1980
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2324 at Huntsville Ont. Sept 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2327, MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2327,  MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M636 #2339 at London Ont.
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"  
CNR ALCO M420W #3528 Concord Ont.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR ALCO M420W #3539 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont.
This picture is part of the Jim Parker Collection
CNR GE C40-8 #2415 at Concord Ont. Sept 1990

The GE, General Electric, C40-8 (Dash 8-40C, C40-8C, or simply Dash 8) is a type of six-axle, 4,000hp diesel locomotive built from 1987 to 1992

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR GE C40-8 #2426
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"
CNR GE C40-8M #2420 at Bayview, Hamilton, Ont. 
May 1999
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR GE C40-8M #2420 at Bayview, Hamilton, Ont.
May 1999
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR GE C40-8M #2451 at S. Parry Ont. Aug 2005
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR GE C44-9LW #2500 at the macMillan Yard
Concord Ont.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR GE C44-9LW #2500 at the macMillan Yard
Concord Ont.
This picture is part of the Jim Parker Collection
CNR GE C44-9LW #2543 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Sept 1999
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
The collection of pictures of the EMD SD 40, 
SD 40-2W, SD50 and SD60 has grown to the point that I put most of these pictures on their own page. 
Please click the link button to the left to view 
these pictures.
DM&IR EMD SD38AC #207 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Aug 2004

The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway (DM&IR) (reporting mark DMIR) is a railroad operating in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin that hauls iron ore and later taconite to the Great Lakes ports of Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Control of the railway was acquired 
on May 10, 2004, by the Canadian National Railway (CN) 
when it purchased the assets of Great Lakes Transportation.

An EMD SD38AC is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between June and October 1971. It was basically an SD38 with an AR10 alternating current alternator instead of the SD38's normal direct current generator. It produces 2,000 horsepower (1,500 kW) from a 16-cylinder EMD 645E roots blown prime mover.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SD40-2W #5277 at Concord Ont. May 1998
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SD40 #5010 at Concord Ont. July 1970

SD40, class GF-30d, built 1968 retired April 1998
and sold to the New Brunswick Railway. 
The EMD SD40 is a 6-axle diesel-electric 3000 hp locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive
Division between January 1966 and August 1972.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR EMD SD40 #5013 at the MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. April 1973. Class GF-30d, built 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR EMD SD40 #5013 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. April 1973. Class GF-30d, built 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR EMD SD40-2W #5311 at Concord Ont. July 1997

The EMD SD40-2 is a 3,000-horsepower (2,200 kW) C-C diesel-electric locomotive built by EMD from 1972 to 1989.
The SD40-2 was introduced in January 1972 as part of EMD's Dash 2 series, competing against the GE U30C and the MLW M630. 

The GMD SD40-2(W) is a Canadian-market version of the SD40-2 diesel-electric locomotive, built for the Canadian National Railway by the Diesel Division of General Motors of Canada Ltd. (formerly General Motors Diesel) of London, Ontario; 123 were constructed between May 1975 and December 1980.[2] The major difference between the SD40-2(W) and a regular SD40-2 is the fitment of a wide-nose Canadian comfort cab, 

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CN EMD SD 40 #5232 Port Mann BC
March 2003 Built 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR EMD SD50F #5450 at Vandorf Ont. 

EMD SD50 is a 3,500-horsepower (2,610 kW)
diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. It was introduced in 
May 1981 as part of EMD's "50 Series", but prototype SD50S locomotives were built from 1980; production
ceased in January 1986.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR EMD SD60 #5428 at Kamloops BC, Sept 1988
Note the the draper taper" behind the cabs, something
I was told you only see on Canadian Locomotives.

The EMD SD60 is a 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW), 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division. Intended for heavy-duty drag freight or medium-speed freight service. It was introduced in 1984, and production ran until 1995.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
The collection of pictures of the EMD GP 35, GP 38-2, GP38-2W, GP 40 and GP40-2LW has grown to the point that I put most of these pictures on their own page. 
Please click the link button to the left to view 
these pictures.
 
CN EMD GP40-2W 9411 at the Rockinghan yard
Halifax NS
CN EMD GP40-2W 9411 at the Rockinghan yard
Halifax NS
CN 5 CNR units led by  EMD GP40-2W # 9431,
South bound through South River Ontario, Aug 1988
Photo by  W.J.Wilson  submitted by K.D.Thornborrow
CN GMD GP38-2 #4700 at Fort Sask. AB April 2005

The EMD GP38-2 is a four-axle diesel-electric locomotive
of the road-switcher type built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division. Part of the EMD Dash 2 line, the GP38-2 was an upgraded version of the earlier GP38. 
Power is provided by an EMD 645E 16-cylinder engine, which generates 2000 horsepower

The GP38-2W is a Canadian variant of the GP38-2 and 
a forerunner of todays wide-nose units. It is easily distinguished by its wide-nose Canadian comfort cab. 51
of these locomotives were produced for Canadian 
National Railways during 1973 - 1974.
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
CNR EMD GP38-2 #5524 at the MacMillan Yard,

Concord Ont. April 1973

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR EMD GP40 #603 at Fort Erie Ont, Jan 1967
The GP40 is a 4-axle diesel-electric road-switcher 
locomotive built by General Motors, Electro-Motive 
Division between November 1965 and December 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN 9415 at Sunnyside on Toronto's Lakeshore
 mid 70s, when the engine was brand new.
Two things that stand out are the white flags
and the clean spots by the ladder caused by
someone who climbed on the dusty hood.
Sharp eyes will also notice that the Trailer on 
Flatcar (TOFC) concept is still going, as container
service (COFC) had yet to be invented.

9415 was a GP40-2L(W), class GF-430a, built in 
1974. It became  involved in a collision with a motor
vehicle,, July 1999, while on lease to the St Lawrence 
and Atlantic, along with two other locomotives and 
all three derailed. It was retired 30 September 2002
and scrapped at Woodrest IL in 2004.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD GP40 #4017 at Toronto May 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GP40-2LW #949418 at Concord Ont. July 1999
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR EMD GP40-2LW #9432 at Hamilton Ont. Aug. 1984
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR EMD GP40-2LW #9655 June 1989 
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Frank Smeltzer Collection
CNR GE Dash 8-40C at Mactier Ont. Sept 2001
It is  is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built by 
GE Transportation Systems between 1987 and 1992.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

CN Geeps,  General Purpose Locomotives
Because I have collected quite a number of pictures of the General purpose Locomotives
most of these have been placed on a seperate page. A small sample has been left on this page
Please click this link to view those pictures


CN 992 was originally London & Port Stanley L5.

The LN& PS, owned and operated by the City of
London Railway Commission
London, Ontario, was originally an all-electric railway. 

In 1955, it ordered its first diesel (L4 Ser# A 831), from General Motors Diesel Division (GMDD), based in 
London.  A second diesel (L5 Ser# 831) was delivered
by GM in 1957. Both were 1310 hp, Model G-12.

When Canadian National took over the L&PS in 
1966, it renumbered the L4 to 991 and the L5 to 
CN 992.

Explore the L&PS and view photos of the L-4/991 at: http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/radial/lps/gallery.htm

 

Massey F. Jones collection 
The 90-ton model G-12 was suited for the L&PS light
rail and bridges and lacked multiple unit (MU) capacity, which means that they could not be used in passenger service. 

After a few years in Ontario with CN, the 991 and 992
were transferred to Vancouver Island, where they ran
in the Deerholme area, around Duncan
(north of Victoria), hauling lumber products.

These views were taken by a friend of Massey in the 
early 70s and are scans from negatives.

 

Massey F. Jones collection 
Looking forlorn now with no windows and almost at the
end of their working life, the 992 was taken out of service around 1976 along with the 991.

Research indicates that they were then both shipped to Newfoundland.  Because of a difference in rail gauge between the G-12 and the smaller G-8 (due to tight 
curves), they could not operate on rails in that province
but being of similar manufacture, were stripped for 
parts for the G-8s.

 

Massey F. Jones collection 
Lead Engine FM 9302, CN 2200 and CN3714 at 
Port Hope,ON
The power in this photo was just nicely out onto the eastbound main (it was still directional running with ABS). The east end of the passing track was equipped with 
a spring switch.
This picture was taken by Keith Hansen and submitted by J. Guy Hamel
CN 7078 and GMD-1 CN 1403 are attempting to
push their way through a weed-grown roadbed behind
the old Canada Packers plant in Calgary, on a spur that
has not seen service for quite some time. It is the end of
the track which served Canada Packers and local
industries, up to the mid-90s, to and from Sarcee Yard.
After Canada Packers closed, the track came into disuse
and the historic building, at 1235 26th Ave SE, recycled 
in 1999 to house the Crossroad (Farmers) Market but
there is still some small local industry around and this
load is for them. 

In mid-2013, CN started to phase out Sarcee Yard in
favour of a newly-constructed intermodal facility near Conrich, about 2 miles or 3.2 km north of city limits. 
There is strong talk of an LRT line, from downtown to Calgary's southernmost communities now served by
diesel bus. Perhaps in the far future, this spur will form 
part of the right of way from the core, mere minutes 
away, through some part of Sarcee Yard and then south. 

The light on top of the 7078 indicates that it is equipped 
for remote controlled operation by a trackside operator.
CN 7078 was formerly high-nosed CN 4502 before remanufacture to GP9u and CN 1403 was renumbered 
from CN 1061; one of a handful of a Canadian-designed model, still left in yard service across the country.

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Northern Alberta Railways 206 at an unknown location 
north of Edmonton, in July 1965.

The GP-9 locomotive (Ser# A1537) was purchased from 
General Motors Diesel Limited in June 1958 and called
"Grande Prairie", following the NAR tradition of naming 
their locomotives.  In 1979, CN bought the Northern
Alberta Railways and integrated NAR 206 into their 
vast Geep fleet as CN 4607 with a new livery.

During overhaul in 1960, CN 4607 was cut at the 
CN Pointe St-Charles shops in Montreal, becoming slug 
CN 261. View two photos of the 261 at http://www.csx606.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
.aspx?id=1111061
and 
http://www.csx606.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
.aspx?id=1526286

Massey F. Jones collection
CNR EMD GP9 #2002 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1965
This is a  4-axle diesel-electric road-switcher locomotive 
built by General Motors, Electro-Motive Division
between November 1965 and December 1971
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR EMD GP9 #4129 at Toronto Ont. Jan 1968
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR EMD GP9 #4149 at Toronto Ont. April 1965
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR EMD GP9 #4287 at the MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. May1969
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR EMD GP9 #4420 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1971
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4465 At Toronto Ont. Sept 1960
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN 4590 Yard Switcher, a classical GP9;  in its black 
and red paint scheme at an unknown location.
Clearly visible is the footboard pilot, enabling yard
crews to ride the locomotive
See a picture of her in newer paint at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD GP9 #4100 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GP9 #4100 at Toronto Ont. April 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GP9 #4102 at the MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
   
   
   
   
 CNR GP9 #4484 at St. Albans VT. May 1972
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4486 at St. Albans VT. May 1972
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4488 at St. Albans VT. May 1972
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4494 at Toronto Ont. Aug 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4494 at Toronto Ont. Aug 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4503 at sarnia Ont. May 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4510 at Capreol Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4410 at Capreol Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
 CNR GP9 #4512 at Concord Ont. Oct 1970
 
CNR EMD GP9 #1728 at Peterborough Ont. Nov 1955
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker  
CNR EMD GP9u #4100 at Concord Ont. July 2001
There were a total of 646 GP9u's built for Canadian
railways.
They were built between January 1954 - August 1963.
They used a V16 engine producing 1750 hp.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GP9u #4102 at Stratford Ont. Aug 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

CN's Ecorail


CN's Ecorail #8003 at the MacMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont, 
Sept 1997
http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.ca/2012/04/
cns-ecorail.html
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN's Ecorail #9004 and #9005 at the MacMillan Yard, Concord Ont, Sept 1997
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker

CN Switchers, Yard and Road


CNR F-M H12-46 #1525

The FM H-12-46 was a light road switcher of Fairbanks-Morse design manufactured exclusively by
the Canadian Locomotive Company from October, 1951-January, 1953 for the Canadian National Railway. 
Only thirty of the 1,200 hp, six-cylinder opposed piston engine locomotives were produced. The units (assigned #7600-#7629) were configured in an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, mounted atop a pair of three-axle trucks.

This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Jim Parker collection"
CNR F-M H12-46 #1628
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Jim Parker collection"
CNR F-M H12-44  #2202 at Toronto Ont. July 1965
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M H12-44  #2206
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Jim Parker collection"
CNR F-M H16-46 #1844

The FM H-16-44 was a road switcher produced by Fairbanks-Morse from April 1950 - February 1963. 
The locomotive shared an identical platform and
carbody with
the predecessor Model FM H-15-44 (but not the
FM H-20-44 end cab road switcher which used a 
different carbody and frame and a larger prime
mover), and were equipped with the same eight-cylinder opposed piston 
engine that had been uprated to 1,600 horsepower 
(1,200 kW). The H-16-44 was configured in a B-B
wheel arrangement, mounted atop a pair of two-axle 
AAR 
Type-B road trucks with all axles powered. In late
1950,
the AAR trucks were almost exclusively replaced 
with the same units found on the company's 
"C-liner" locomotives.[1]

This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Jim Parker collection"
CNR F-M H16-46 #2201 at Oshawa Ont. Oct 1963
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M H16-46 #2213 at Toronto Ont. April 1965
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR F-M H16-46 traveling through Halifax's southend coming from Bridgewater on it's way to the CN Station 
Early 1970's
This picture was taken at the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum,
Lunenburg Nova Scotia

 
The CN Station at Red Deer Alberta to the right, 
built in 1923 and demolished in 1960. It had ticket 
office, waiting rooms, toilets, baggage and express
and the second floor was the agent's residence. 
The last regular train used the station in 1955. 
After CN relocated its tracks more to the north,
the station land was redeveloped as the 
Co-Op shopping Centre.

GMD-1 locomotive CN 1044 was built in 1959 and
had A1A trucks (3 axles with the center one 
unpowered).  It was rebuilt in 1987,  given BB trucks
(each truck has two powered axles), from retired 
GP9s and renumbered to CN 1144.  The locomotive 
was retired and sold in 1998. Subsequently it was
leased to INCO in Copper Cliff, Ontario from 1999
to early 2001. 

Since the GMD-1 was built in 1959 and the station demolished in 1960, we have to date the photo to
that period.

Massey F. Jones collection
CN 1003 at Victoria, BC, May 1987
EMD GMD-1 Built in 1958

The GMD GMD1 was a diesel locomotive produced by
General Motors Diesel (GMD),the Canadian subsidiary
of General Motors Electro-Motive Division, between
August 1958 and April 1960. This switcher locomotive was
powered by a 12-cylinder EMD 567C diesel engine,
capable of producing 1,200 horsepower. 

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN GMD GMD-1 #1003 at Victoria, BC, May 1987
EMD GMD1 Built in 1958
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN GMD GMD-1 1163 and CN 1179 at Sarcee Yard in 
southeast Calgary in the mid-90s.
Notice the different exhaust stack treatment between 
the two locomotives.

1163 was reconverted to a three-wheeled truck
(A-1-A) and renumbered 1063 in 1999, 1171 was
retired in 2000.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN GMD GMD-1 1403 at Sarcee Yard in the
middle-80s with transfer caboose 79469.
It was formerly CN 1061 before remanufacturing 
at the CN Pointe St Charles shops in Montreal  .

Like many of the GMD1u model, this one has been 
retired and replaced by remanufactured GP9 locos.
Sarcee Yard has started to see a decrease in traffic, 
as the railway is building a new state-of-the-art 
intermodal facility near Conrich, north of Calgary

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1002
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1002
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1003, Deep Rock BC June 1965
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1010 at London Ont. August 1957
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1010 at London Ont. August 1957
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
GMD1 CN 1179, is delivering a  refrigerator (reefer)
car, to  the "Ogden Grain Elevator" as it was locally
known, sometime in the late 80s or early 90s. Before
being acquired by CN, the 1179 was Northern Alberta
Railways (NAR) 302, based at Dunvegan Yard in 
Edmonton. The NAR served areas north of Edmonton
and northeastern BC. Two of the NAR units (303-305)
can be seen on this page.
The building in the background is labeled ATL, for the 
Alberta Terminal Limited, 
a division of Cargill Limited. It was built in 1911 and was
operated by several
concerns, before Calgill took it over. 
A really good photo of the complex in 1983 can be found at
http://www.aportraitofcanada.ca/?p=1654
It's a side view of what is shown here. It was actually
located in the Bonnybrook district,
some fair distance from its popular name of "Ogden Elevator"
After Cargill closed down the elevator, historians tried to
find a use for the vacant
building but it couldn't be adapted to anything and was
considered unsafe..
At 8am, on  Oct. 16, 2011; the last part of the elevator 
was imploded to make way for a housing project.
http://www.calgaryjournal.ca/index.php/news/end-of-an-era
Several YouTube sites show the implosion, as Calgarians 
were invited to witness it and cameras captured the event
from several angles..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_0OuQZFRPU
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 1402 switching at at the east end of Sarcee Yard
(50 Ave & 52 St) in southeast Calgary on 6 May 2004.
While Sarcee has served industry the southeast area for
more than 30 years as in intermodal yard, a more modern
facility is neing built in Conrich, a few miles north of Calgary
to be nearer to road traffic and supply management. 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/

A detailed Q&A of the pros and cons of the move at http://www.cn.ca/en/calgary-logistics-park-faq.htm

Built in 1958-1959 as CN 1913, GMD1 1402 is still 
in operation, according to the latest Canadian Narional
Historical Association roster. 

In road service GMD1s usually ran long end first, 
a holdover from the steam era days.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
One of the remainig Canadian-built diesels, this GMD1
was rebuilt from 1064 in 1989 fitted with BB trucks
from former GP9s and renumbered 1406 at that time.
In this photo taken on 4 May 2004, the 1406 is coupled
to CN 7062 (in another photo) and operating in
Calgary's Sarcee Yard. 
One of the grain elevators  previously served by this
loco was imploded on 16 Oct 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_0OuQZFRPU 
and others
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 1163 moves a high priority shipment from Sarcee Yard
to one of the  southeast Calgary industries in September 
1985; with a "flat hat" (transfer) caboose in tow.
A "Canadian only" road switcher model built for light 
rail operations (mostly on CN), these GMD-1 units have 
virtually disappeared from Canada. CN 1163 was retired 
in 1999
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN  EMD GMD-1 #1404 at Wainright AB, May 2005
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN  EMD GMD-1 #1406 at Fost Saskatchewan AB 
April 2005
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN EMD GMD-1 #1412 at Fort Sask AB 
May 2008 Built1959
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN EMD GMD-1 1420 at Port Mann BC
May 2008 Built 1959
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR 1911 was at old Ottawa Union 11/8/65 about to 
leave for Hurdman to turn for #141
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, Quebec, Canada
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1904 at Toronto Ont. May 1966
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1909 at the MacMillan Yard
June 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1911 at Toronto Ont. April 1968
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1913 at Toronto Ont. May 1966
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD GMD-1 #1914 at Toronto Ont.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CN 1291 at New Westminster BC, 1984
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 8227 at London ON, July 1984
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1256 photographed at Calgary's Sarcee Yard in June 1989 is a good example of this type of switcher around CN yards.
This SW1200RS  was built in 1956, very likely in London Ont. by General Motors  (Ser# A1028) and retired by CN between 1989 and 1993.

A total of 287 were built for Canadian National and
Canadian Pacific,  operating in their yards and light rail branch lines for many years.
RS stands for Road Switcher, usually fitted with larger fuel tanks and different trucks than their brothers, the SW1200.

After retirement from CN and CP, many of these units
found new life as industrial plant switchers in Canada or elsewhere. 1256 was sold to Eurocan Pulp & Paper in
Kitimat BC, retaining its number there.
(The Eurocan Pulp & paper plant was closed January 31, 2010 by the parent company, when the loco again came
up for disposal).

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 8490 at London Ont, 1969
This picture was taken in the CN roundhouse area
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1361 at London ON, August 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1205 at London, ON, Oct 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1374 at London, ON, Aug 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CN 1341 Switching Tail End, Via 3 at Jasper
This picture was taken by Phil Mason and was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC
CNR EMD GMD, Toronto Ont. Sept 1971
This picture was submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, QC, and were taken by and used with permission of Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW8 #7164 at West Toronto Ont. June 1983
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR SW8 #7160 at London Ont. Oct 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR EMD SW9 #7316 at London Ont. July 1989 
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Frank Smeltzer Collection  
 CNR EMD SW9 #7316 at London Ont. July 1989 
 This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Frank Smeltzer Collection  
CNR EMD SW12RM #7106
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Frank Smeltzer Collection
CNR EMD SW12RS #1207 at Toronto Ont. Sept 1967
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1201 at Georgetown Ont. July 1960
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1217 at Concord Ont. July 1970
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1228 at Concord Ont. March 1964
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1229 at McMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. March 1972
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1232
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker collection
CNR EMD SW12RS #1235 at Toronto Ont.
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim Parker collection
CNR EMD SW12RS #1239 at Rexdale Ont. June 1965
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1242 at McMillan Yard, 
Concord Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1242 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1254 at Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1254 at Toronto Ont. June 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1257 at Toronto Ont. April 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1263 at Sudbury Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1263 at Sudbury Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1267 at Toronto Ont.
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1322 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1966
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1324 at Sudbury Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1324 at Sudbury Ont. Sept 1976
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1326 at rexdale Ont. June 1965
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1583 At Toronto Ont
April 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1585/1583 At Toronto Ont
April 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1583/1585/1582 At Toronto Ont.
May 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1585/1582 At Toronto Ont.
May 1956
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #1593
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW9 #7001 at Toronto Ont. June 1973
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RS #7023 at Ft. Erie Ont. April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7024 at Ft.Erie Ont. April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12  #7024 at Ft.Erie Ont. April 1975
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7026 at the McMillan Yard
Concord Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7026 at the McMillan Yard
Concord Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7027 at Hamilton Ont. May 1969
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7028
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7029 at Toronto Ont. Oct 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7030 at Toronto
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR SW12RM #7313 at Minico Ont. May 1992
From the Jim Parker Collection
CNR SW8 #7160 at London Ont. Oct 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CNR EMD SW8 #7170 at Toronto Ont. April 1974
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW9 #7240 Sept 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW9 #7240 Sept 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12 #7303 at the McMillan Yard,
Concord Ont, Aug 1993
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RSM #7311 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Oct 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RSM #7311 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Oct 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW12RSM #7315 at the MacMillan Yard,
Concord Ont. Oct 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
CNR EMD SW8 #8511
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Montreal Locomotive Works (Alco) S-13  CN #8504

CN 8504 in the Montreal area in the mid-70s, probably 
on the way to their Taschereau Yard.

 It was built by Montreal Locomotive Works (Alco) in 
1959, as part of Order 4112 which encompassed 23 locomotives (8500-8522) in Class MS-10q (for Montreal Switcher 1000hp) S-13 locomotives.

In 1985, the locomotive was rebuilt as  an S-13u, Class 
410b locomotive and renumbered CN 8709, before being retired in August 1997 and transferred to rail dealer
Canac http://www.canac.com/ in Montreal, as CANX
8709 for disposal. View 8709 in action at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture
and as CANX 8709 in 2003 at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

 
 The Steam Engines of the CNR
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Canadian Railiners/Dayliners (RDC)
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The Newfoundland Railway
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Canadian Train Stations
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Untimely End
     
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The Scrap Yard
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Industrial and on Site Diesel  Locomotives
 
The Newfoundland Railway
 
The Halifax & South-Western Museum

Two site worth looking at.

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The only exclusive Dominion Atlantic Railway museum in the world

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A Nova Scotia Snow Storm Hits Summerville
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The Steam Locomotives of the CPR
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Many new pictures have been added including pictures 
of his Live Steam Engine
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The Covered Bridges that once
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Lilies From the Valley
A Vast selection of Oriental and Asiatic previously cut commercially grown bulbs ready for shipment anywhere in Canada
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and the cars of American Motors
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that were found in Australia
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A Picture Review of the
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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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