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GE - Built B36 - 7, ex ATSF 7498, now in service with Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, eastbound for Calgary at the Banff AB station in the mid -1990s, before bi-level dome cars were introduced into service.
The locomotive was built in November 1980.

VIA service ended on the transcontinental service through Calgary in January 1990 and RMV seized upon the occasion to run a luxury train between Vancouver and Calgary/Banff both ways and haven't looked back since. 

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
RMR 8017, sill in the old Rocky Mountaineer paint scheme has just completed another assignment and
is backing away from the station and wying into the Jasper yard to make it ready for the next day's run during the evening of May 1st, 2009.

It operated in the US, after being built in August 
1968 by General Motors (Ser # 34291), and its 
first owner was Penn Central (PC 3114), then 
Conrail (CR 3114). Its next owner was the Missouri-Kansas Railroad (MKT 239). 
The loco was then sold to the Union Pacific 
Railroad (UP 9956/675), before being disposed to dealer National Railway Equipment (NRE 9956). 
Prior to service on the Rocky Mountaineer the
loco was   rebuilt in Capreol, Ontario from a 
GP40 to a GP40-2.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
NW 3725 at Windsor ON April 1976
This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones
Pennsylvania diesels 9774 (EMD F7A 1500hp built 1951) 
and unknown B unit (likely 9774B) at a location in the US. 

Most of the Pennsy units were painted in "
Brunswick Green" (Black with just a drop of green).
From research in the roster, it appears that the B unit
was given the same number as its A (leading) unit,  with
the B designation.
Also that Brunswick green was for mosly for freight, with  passenger units being  tuscan red or plain red, depending
upon  the train's importance. It all varied.
"As delivered", Pennsy units were Brunswick Green 
with 5 gold stripes.

The apparatus on the rooftop of the 9774 is an early
Trainphone induction radio antenna setup. 
These antennae were removed after the installation of a Motorola radio system  in the leading unit.
See a calendar colour photo in Brunswick Green, stripes
and installed antennae at  http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/roster/
5901tellerpainting.htm

In 1968, Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) merged with
New York Central Railroad (NYC) to become Penn Central Transportation, which in turn morphed into Conrail.(CR)
in the mid-70s
Conrail broke up into other entities in the 1990s.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
WP Pass 90 at Whitehorse, YT, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
WP&YR General Electric #'s 90 and 100 at Whitehorse YT
This picture was taken in Aug 4, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth
WP&YR General Electric # 91 at Whitehorse YT
This picture was taken in Aug 19, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth
WP&YR General Electric # 91 at Whitehorse YT
outside the locomotive shed.
This picture was taken in Aug 4, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth
WP&YR General Electric # 91 at Carcross YT
This picture was taken in Aug 13, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth
WP&YR General Electric # 95 at Whitehorse YT
in front of the locomotive shed.
This picture was taken in Aug 19, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth
WP&YR General Electric # 97 at Whitehorse YT
This picture was taken in Aug 4, 1982
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth
AC 1756 at SYR Shops Burnaby BC, Mar 2003
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
AC 1756 at SYR Shops Burnaby BC, Mar 2003
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
GO Transit F40PH 513 trails a commuter consist
as an Auxiliary Power Control Unit; inbound for
Union Station in this 1978 shot near the CNE in 
1978.  That  year  the CNE was celebrating 
"Once a Century" and transportation was the
main theme. Along with one of the brand GO new bi-level  available for inspection on the grounds
were other pieces of Toronto rolling stock used 
within Toronto throughout the century. Notice the 
CN Tower, which gets about 100 lightning strikes during the summer. 

The 513, built in 1978 by the Diesel Division of General Motors in London Ontario (Ser# A3498),
was sold to Amtrak in 1990 and became their 413.

 

 This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
GO EMD F40PH #512
GO Transit is a division of Metrolinx. GO Transit 
is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending 
to communities across the 
Greater Golden Horseshoe . 
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the "Frank Smeltzer Collection"
GO EMD GP40TC #503 June 1984
This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker
GO Transit # 552 east of the downtown station in Calgary, December 1991.

The locomotive was built as an F59PH by the General 
Motors Diesel Division (GMDD), London Ontario in
1990 (Ser# A4918).

After service with GO Transit in Southern Ontario, it was retired in 2011 to the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport
and renumbered AMXX 1346 to operate in the Montreal
area (according to some online pictures of this series, 
still in GO livery). With the advent of newer model locomotives on the AMT roster, the locomotive and others 
in the 1340-series were in Pittsburg in 2013, ready for
resale.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
?id=3496361

Photo: L. Unwin -  Massey F. Jones collection  
Go Transit Locomotive #552 and Bi-level Car #235 were brought to Calgary, so that dignitaries could study the feasibility of commuter transportation along the Calgary-Edmonton corridor, the second busiest, next
to the Windsor-Québec City. The study has now been ongoing since at least 2004, with 3 possible alignments
considered. 
http://vanhorne.info/files/vanhorne/HSRFullReport
(1062004)_0.pdf

Here, we see the two GO units resting on the east side 
of the Calgary downtown station, around December 
1991. In 2008, yet another study now  considered the
Bombardier high speed train and tried one of the units 
but nothing came about because the cost does not justify 
the load at around
$65 one-way. http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/Content
/publications/production/AIT_Market_Assessment_Full_
Rpt_02-2008_FINAL_rev.pdf

In years past, an RDC provided the service but it was discontinued by VIA fo
r lack of ridership and many accidents, along well over 
100 crossings along the 183 miles/295 km corridor, in use
for 90 years in passenger service between the two cities,
by the CPR and then VIA, up to about 1985. Conventional equipment at speed, takes about 3 hours. In 2014, the 
project was placed on hold yet again.

Photo: L. Unwin -  Massey F. Jones collection  
GO Transit Auxiliary Power Control Unit (APCU)  leads 906 leads an outbound commuter along the Toronto Lakeshore, 
in May 1977

APCUs (called NPCU - Non-Powered Control Unit in the 
US) only supplied Head End Power (electricity) for the coaches without the tractive effort; the work was actually being done by the locomotive at the other end, in a
push-pull operation. In 1977, the common locomotive
model used at the other end, was the GP40TC, shown elsewhere in this page.

Born  Ontario Northland 1911, it was sold to GO who numbered it 9864, then 906.     The 906 and other
APCUs were scrapped in 1995.

Read about GO Transit 900-911 at: http://www.cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php?title=GO_Transit
_900-911 (a picture of the 906 is missing from that
page but we have it!). Also  about the GP40TC at: http://transit.toronto.on.ca/gotransit/2502.shtml

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Rocky Mountaineer Railway 8018 stored between 
runs at New Westminster BC on June 15th, 2007.

The GP40 unit was built by the Electromotive 
Division of General Motors in the US, September 
1958 ((Ser#34310), for the Penn Central Railroad
3133. Penn Central then became Conrail, and the
loco carried the same number. Next, it moved to 
the Missouri–Kansas-Texas Railroad and became MKT 243.

Its next owner was the Union Pacific Railroad, as
UP 9960, then 678. Near the end of its working life
by now, it was sold to the National Railroad 
Equipment, a large scale locomotive dealer in the
US as their 9960. They rebuilt it as a GP40-2 and resold it across the border to the Rocky Mountain Railway, where it operated on the Vancouver-Calgary/Vancouver Jasper, before
newer locomotives replaced it. Repainted in the Whistler Mountaineer scheme, it then operated between North Vancouver and Whistler BC.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The long end of RMRX 8018 at New Westminster BC
on June 15th, 2007

Replaced by newer locomotives, it formerly operated 
between North Vancouver and Whistler BC on what is called today 
"Whistler Sea to Sky Climb", a three and a half hour trip, journey
through scenic Howe Sound and the Cheakamus Canyon.

http://www.rockymountaineer.com/en_CA_AB/routes
_and_packages/whistler_route/sea_to_sky

An HO replica of RMRX 8018 in this paint scheme is 
available as a Rocky Mountain souvenir http://merchandise.rockymountaineer.com/Rocky-
Mountaineer-Whistler-Model-HO

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Ontario Northland 1515 at Kapuskasing, Ontario in the Green/Yellow paint scheme it wore around 1975. 

It was built in July 1953 (ser# A526) by the Diesel
Division of General Motors in London Ontario (GMDD) 
as an FP7 with a steam generator, able to lead a passenger
train in winter. Its normal field of operation was between 
North Bay  and Moosenee
ON, sometimes pulling the Polar Bear Express to Moosenee, 
as there are no roads into the town
about 12 miles (19km) south of James Bay.

The 1515 was retired in 1984 and scrapped in 1988. 
View it in its late paint scheme and now almost 
derelict at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=
2927015

In the back of the train is CN locomotive 5107, displayed
beside the Ron Morel Memorial Museum http://mci390.wix.com/ron-morel-museum#!locomotive
The locomotive is featured in these pages.

 

Massey F. Jones collection 
ONR FP7a #1521
ONR 1521 in the back of the North Bay shop still
sporting the green paint scheme c.1970

The EMD FP7 was a 1,500 horsepower dual-service
passenger and freight-hauling diesel locomotive
produced between June 1949 and December 1953 
by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division and
General Motors Diesel. 
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
ONR TEE Train at North Bay Ont. Sept 1985
This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker
ONR EMD FP7A #1987 at North Bay Ont. Sept 1985
This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker
ONR EMD FP7A #1571 at the North bay Shops Sept 1985
This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker
ONR F7B-EGU #203 at Cochrane Ont.  Aug 1990
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) FP7s 
1306 in Montreal West trailing as an Auxiliary 
Power Control Unit (APCU) on a westbound
commuter train to the West Island
bedroom communities in the early 80s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agence_m%C3%A9
tropolitaine_de_transport

The locomotive was the former CP 4040 built by 
GM in 1951 (ser#A244) before being renumbered 
to CP1433 
in 1955 where it operated on The Canadian and 
subsequently back to CP 4040 in 1960. http://trainweb.org/galt-stn/cproster/locomotive/
4000s/cp4040.htm

It was sold to the Montreal Urban Transportation 
Commission (which became AMT) in 1982 and was renumbered AMT 1306 
in 1983. 

Following its service with AMT, 1306 then received 
a special paint scheme for a seasonal tourist train 
called 
"Le Riverain (loosely translated the Riverside) http://www.northeast.railfan.net/riverain.html
View it in this paint at: http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?road
_number=AMT%201306

Finally, 1306 was sold in the US to the Michigan
Air Line as a dinner train locomotive but the
railroad went under. 
See the loco, now a wreck in Columbus OH at http://www.flickr.com/photos/8854749@N03/566
2443468/ 
and http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.
aspx?id=2839609

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Following commuter service on the West Island line, 
AMT was painted in a special livery for "The Riverain" (loosely translated as "The River Dweller" or  "The Riverside"), a seasonal service tourist with a historical
flavour on the CPR, between Windsor Station in
downtown Montreal and St-Anne de Bellevue on the
West Island in 2000. The interior of the cars were 
refinished in period brass and wood décor and guides 
dressed in 1899 costumes. It departed twice daily on weekdays, and four times on Saturdays and Sundays 
June to September.

This view shows the 1306 on the Montreal waterfront,
before the beginning of service in June 2000. At the 
opposite end is AMT 1301 in a similar paint scheme. 
The cars are GO Transit 1080, 1091 and 1101. The
Jacques Cartier Bridge in the background links the
Island of Montreal to the South Shore.

In 2002, AMT 1306 was sold into the US for use on 
the Michigan Air Line as a dinner train. The company 
went under and the loco wound up in Ohio with the The Wellsboro & Corning Railroad (WCOR). The 1301
meanwhile was kept in the province and used as a 
tourist train along the south shore of St Lawrence River
on the Chemin de Fer de Chaudière-Appalaches, since
gone under also.

See the WCOR 1306, in pitiful condition at Columbus 
OH http://www.flickr.com/photos/8854749@
N03/5662443468/

Massey F. Jones collection
ONR Turbo #1900
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim McInnes Collection
ONR EMD FP9A #1985
This picture was submitted by Jim Parker and is part of the Jim McInnes Collection
Alco PA-1s 17 and 19, lead the Delaware & Hudson's Laurentian between New York City and Montreal,
inbound into Montreal around St. Lambert QC,
having just passed the locks on the St. Lawrence 
Seaway. The PA-1 is the most famous model in 
American railroad history. Notice the long nose.

Due to being a scan from a colour negative, the date
was lost but it's presumed to be around 1970; before discontinuation on April 30, 1971, when Amtrak 
declined to retain the New York-Montreal trains, 
and the Laurentian made its last run. 

When Amtrak took over most rail passenger service,
the D&H trains were not included, and the PA's were 
out of work. Two (17 & 19) were traded to GE. After 
Hurricane Agnes in 1972, the new D&H management requested them back from GE and they were
refurbished, repainted and ran as The Adirondack for Amtrak but  on a slightly different circuit than before 
and now also known as model PA-4. 

Eventually, the PA locomotives were sold to Mexico
where they were very severely abused. One (D&H 16) 
was rescued and brought back to the US for display. 
The rest are now presumed scrapped. 

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
EMD LWT12 Aerotrain at Toronto Ont. Sept 1957

Even though the Aerotrain was never used by a Canadian Railway it was brought to Canada and demonstrated as shown here in Toronto in 1957.
Because of this and it's uniqueness I decided to 
show it on these pages.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
EMD LWT12 Aerotrain at Toronto Ont. Sept 1957
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
EMD LWT12 Aerotrain at Toronto Ont. Sept 1957
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Another expermintal train that ran on the CN Lines around Montreal, 1993/94

""MOQ", short for "Maritimes-Ontario-Quebec" was a strange road-railer which operated briefly over the CN around Montreal in 1993 and 1994. 

It consisted of a cab which resembled an LRC cab, a "power cube", and a highway trailer with road-railer style trucks. 

It had a very short career on the CN main line from Montreal to Toronto, and then was sent to Quebec City to haul woodchips from Donnacona to St.Felicien. 

From there, it vanished into history. Does anyone know how long it operated in northern Quebec, and what was its final fate?"

Part of the Jim Parker collection

Heavy Freight and Road Switcher Diesels

Pacific Great Eastern (subsequently BC Rail) PGE 716
Photographed in April 1976 probably Prince George BC.
The loco is an M630 which, upon retirementwas 
sold to GE
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
AC185 at Oba, ON (way out in the sticks), during winter in the late 70s. 
I had the good fortune to get a cab ride on this engine from Oba to Hawk Junction through a quirk of fate, after missing the southbound Algoma Central passenger train to 
Sault St Marie. 
The story is told on the "Stations" page. 
ACR 185 became part of the Wisconsin Central when
absorbed by CN (WC 6003). 
It was retired in 2007and eventually sold; ending up as 
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad  (WLE 6316)
Two 2 views of this locomotive in new paint can be
seen at these sites

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=317978
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65456406@N06/6038488682/

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Helm Leasing units HATX 803 and HATX 803 on
May 26, 1999; inbound into Calgary, while on lease to
Rocky Mountaineer Railtours (RMRX). 

HATX 803 is a GP 40, built in February 1967 by General Motors (Ser# 32963). It first saw service on the Seaboard Airline (on the US southeast coast) as SAL 650. SAL
became Seaboard Coast Line and the engine was renumbered to SCL 1565. SCL became the Seaboard 
System and the loco was renumbered SBD 6720, prior
to being absorbed into the Chessie System   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chessie_System as their
CSX 6720 before being sold to Helm Leasing for 
rental to various railroads.

Its companion, HATX 805 also had a checkered history. 
Built in May 1970 by GM (Ser#35899), it started service 
as SCL 1598 and then was renumbered SBD 6753, before becoming CSX 6753 in the Chessie System and eventually sold to Helm Leasing. 

Prior to leasing to the Rocky Mountaineer, Helm rebuilt 
both GP40 locos to GP40-3 and they were used between Calgary and Vancouver during May to October each year, before RMRX acquired newer and bigger locomotives and returned them to Helm. 

View a picture of both (still in RMRX livery) in 2007 at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id
=759374

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
RLK 4096, back of the CP Alyth Yard diesel shop in
Calgary, around 2012 (slide not dated)

The locomotive was built by General Motors in June
1966 (Ser#A2169) and acquired as CN 4006, a GP40,
class 
GR-430a. In 1983, it bore the number CN 9306, before 
being retired June 1998 and sold to RaiLink for use in
Alberta. After RailLink ceased to exist, it was repainted
in the RailAmerica scheme in May 2000, renumbered
4096 and lettered for Mackenzie Northern Railway http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie
_Northern_Railway.

Following use on the Lakeland and Waterways Railway,
another RailAmerica subsidiary in far northern Alberta ,
RLK 4096 was then transferred to yet another  RA
subsidiary in Southern Ontario, hauling salt, grain and 
automotive parts around the area where apparently, it
probably still operates today. There are many on-line 
views of the RLK 4096. One of them is at 
Georgetown ON: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
?id=146188

CP 1600 in the back, also had a varied life. Shown on the
CP Sub at 
http://yourrailwaypictures.com/OldDiesels/
index-CP_Freight.html
the GP9u was rebuilt as a “Green Goat” CP 1700;  then traded or sold to Amtrak as ATK 599; before being returned to Rail Technologies and becoming their 
RPRX 2406 demonstrator. All the links are on 
my other page.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
GTXR (Goderich-Exeter Railway) GP9M # 177
at St. Thomas ON, July2002
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
This locomotive used to be CP Rail 5589, before being sold
to a US dealer in May 1999 who renumbered it URGX5589
before it was rebuilt by Alstom, and resold to First Rail
Union Rail (a Wells Fargo company) one of the largest and
most diverse railcar leasing companies in North America
who painted it in their company scheme and renumbered it 
to FURX 3050, as part of their SD40-2 fleet. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=
FURX&mid=884
We see it here in the back of the CPR Alyth (Calgary)
diesel shop on lease to its former owners in the early 
2000s, the slide is not dated.
CP 5589 was built by General Motors in London,
Ontario as an SD40-2 (Ser# A2633) and delivered to 
CP in May 1972.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
BCR 603 Road Switcher at Quesnel, BC, May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR701 Road Switcher at Quesnel BC, Apr 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR714 Road Switcher at Quesnel,BC, May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 610 Road Switcher at Quesnel, BC, June 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 612 Road Switcher at Williams lake, BC, Nov 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 738 Road Switcher at Quesnel, BC, April 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 704 Road Switcher at North Vancouver, BC, Aug 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 714 Road Switcher at Quesnel, BC, May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
GP40TC, 9870 and train at Mimico, ON
This picture was taken by Phil Mason in 1974 and submitted by Jean Guy Hamel, 
Quebec, Canada
BCR 611 Road Switcher at Williams Lake, BC, Nov 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 703 Road Switcher at Quesnel, BC, April 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BC Railway ALCO M420B #688 at North Vancouver
July 1989
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker
BC Rail GE C40-8 #4613 at the MacMillan Yard
Concord Ont. May 1990

The GE C40-8 is a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive built 
by GE Transportation Systems between 1987 and 1992.
It is part of the GE Dash 8 Series of freight locomotives, 
and its wheel arrangement is of a C-C type.
This locomotive model is often referred to as a Dash 8-40S 
or simply "Dash 8". "Dash 8" in general refers to the electrical control series, "Dash" being a carryover from 
the older syntax of C40-8. The "40" refers to the
baseline horsepower rating (4,000 hp or 3,000 kW) of 
the unit, although some units may be re-rated to 
4,100 hp (3,100 kW)

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
BC Rail GE C40-8 #4642 at the MacMillan Yard
Concord Ont. May 1990

The GE C40-8 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
BCR 746 Road Switcher at Fraser Mills, BC. May 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR750 Road Switcher at Quesnel BC, Apr 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCH 381 Road Switcher at New Westminster BC,
Spring 1984
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
PW 705 Road Switcher Nanaimo BC, 1999
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 740 Road Switcher North Van May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BC Rail 617 Road Switcher at North Vancouver BC,
May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Battle River #5251, SD 40-2W

The Battle River Railway is a farmer owned railway 
used to haul grain. The line was bought from the CN
after they had no use for it. The line extends from 
Camrose to Alliance. It operates on it’s own schedule, 
& has two ex CN locomotives (5251 & 5353) SD 40-2W’s Their traffic has expanded recently, & they now
haul oil cars as well as grain.

This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Northern Alberta Railway NAR 303 and 305 
Road Switchers in Dunvegan Yard in northwest Edmonton. 
Upon purchase of the NAR by CN, the locos were respectively renumbered 1080 and 1082. 
After rebuild, they became 1180 and 1182.
Most of this series were either sold or retired by CN
When Dunvegan Yard closed, the the area was
redeveloped as a  residential and commercial Edmonton neighborhood.
NAR had 7 GMD1 diesels on the roster, each one named after either an individual. Consult the NAR portion of http://cnlines.ca/CNcyclopedia/loco/nar.php for more details.
Other NAR diesels (GP9 and SD38-2) were named for the northern Alberta area they mainly operated into.
This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones
Locomotives RS25, 26 and 27, used in transport of bauxite from the deep water port at La Baie (Port Alfred), about
140 miles north of Québec City to the Alcan facility 
at Arvida (now Jonquiere) for smelting into aluminum. 

While the 25 is an low nose RS-18, the 26 and 27
are the only two M-420TR locomotives of this type ever built, featuring Hi-Ad trucks, later used in many CN and 
CP road locomotives. Other M420s (not the TR model)
were built and started the trend to the Canadian Comfort Cab, very familiar today.
All 3 locomotives were sold in 2000, as the RSR started 
to switch to into General Motors locomotives.

This photo was taken circa 198(basically behind Canadian Forces Base Bagotville QC), at the top end of a very long and steep horseshoe curve inbound to the La Baie, the RS teerminal.
Action on the horseshoe curve outbound is a sight to 
behold when full loads, pulled by at least 3 locomotives, sometimes more depending upon the load. View the 
curve at: "La Baie" on Google Earth.
The RS roster and other pertinent detail at: http://www.trainweb.org/rosters/RS.html

This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones
Road switcher 4302, photographed on shortline Central Western Railway in Stettler in east-central Alberta, about east of Red Deer. The CWR is now a unit of CN.

The unit is a GP7u (ser#14576) was manufactured by the Electromotive Division of General Motors (EMD) in 1951. Unit 4302 was first used in the US on the Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad as PLE 5679 and acquired by the CWR in
1986 after a couple of owners. Its next stop was north on 
the Mackenzie Northern Railway (4302) in 1998, where it was finally retired in 2000.

Unit 7438 in the back is a GP9 built in April 1957 (Ser#A1083) and part of the New York Central (6038), 
Penn Central, then Conrail (7438) before being acquired by the CWR in 1985. It was sold or scrapped in 2006.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
BCR 717 Road Switcher at North Vancouver BC,
May 21, 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 767 Road Switcher at Quesnel BC, 
April 30, 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 746 Road Switcher at North Vancouver, May 21 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 606 Road Switcher North Vancouve BC,
May 21 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 611 Road Switcher at North Vancouve BC, 
May 5 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
CEMR 4011 at Windsor Hantsport gypsum train  at
Mantua, N.S.
Loco's going around the train to pick up their loads at Mantua, N.S. Nov. 2006
This picture was posted as "Public domain" on Photobucket by Brian Hiscock
BCR 713 Road Switcher at Quesnel BC, April 30, 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 750 Road Switcher Quesnel BC, April 12 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
ADM 8316 at Lloydeminster AB May 16, 2013
 This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB  
St Lawrence & Hudson 5448 Road Switcher looks as 
though it had a had life, when seen here in Calgary's 
Alyth Yard in the mid 90s. 

SL&H is a CP subsidiary operating mainly in  Eastern US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Lawrence_
and_Hudson_Railway

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
ONR EMD SD40-2 #1734 at North Bay Ont. Sept 1985
This picture was taken by Alan Campbell and was submitted by Jim Parker
DW&P (Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway)
EMD SD 40 #5905 at Concord Ont. July 1997
CN SW12RM #7302 behind.
The Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway (reporting
mark DWP) is a subsidiary railroad of Canadian
National Railway (CN) operating in northern 
Minnesota, United States. 
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Ontario Northern Railway EMD GP9 #1600
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
CDAC ( Canadian American Railway) EMD F40PHR #453

Beginning in 1993, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced its intention to abandon or sell its entire 
Canadian Atlantic Railway (CAR) subsidiary which 
operated routes in eastern Quebec, Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
In early January 1995 the eastern portion of the CAR mainline from Saint John, New Brunswick to Brownville Junction, Maine was sold to industrial conglomerate J.D. Irving Limited (JDI) which created the New Brunswick Southern Railway (NBSR) and Eastern Maine Railway as subsidiaries. 
Also in early January 1995, the western portion of the CAR
(Canadian Atlantic Railway) mainline from Brownville Junction to Lennoxville, Quebec saw operation transferred
to the Canadian American Railroad (CDAC) which was a joint venture of Iron Road Railways and Fieldcrest Cannon Inc.

This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker

Geeps,  General Purpose Locomotives
Railway Slugs


SOO 6450 in the CP Alyth Yard (Calgary) on May 6,
1999. Built as BN SD40 #6302 in October 1971 as a 
standard SD40 road freight unit (of which CP owned a
couple of hundred), it later became BN #7600 after a 
wreck and rebuilding as a "B" (cabless) unit in 1981. 
When it entered SOO service (a CP subsidiary) in 1987
6450 was quickly repainted in the red and white hockey
stick scheme and put into service as a helper diesel. 

During the early 1990s, SOO 6450 received the
"Proud to Be Part of CP Rail System" decal under the
road number on the hood - the only SD40 to receive this application. It can still be seen here in small letters 
beside the large SOO logo 

At the end of its working life, 6450 was delivered to 
Mandak Metals in Selkirk, Man. for scrapping on 
May 30, 2004.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
SOO Line EMD SD40B #6450
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
RL (Railink) EMD GP10 #1752
#1752 is an 1850 hp GP10 ex-Illinois Central 8290 
which was rebuilt by the IC from GP9 originally
numbered Chesapeake and Ohio 5916.
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and was submitted by Jim Parker
Railink GP-9 #4004 sits in the yard at Stellarton NS 
This was an Ex-Southern Pacific Unit at one time
This picture was posted as "Public domain" on Photobucket by Brian Hiscock
Two Ex-Conrail GP-15's at the Railyard Stellarton NS
This picture was posted as "Public domain" on Photobucket by Brian Hiscock
BCR Slug S410 at Williams Lake BC
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR Slug S402 Quesnel BC 17th May, 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Algoma Central Railway 166, 150 and 167 at the 
sanding facility in the Steelton (Sault Ste. Marie ON)
yard in c. 1975.

All three GP7s have been scrapped, except for 167,
which was rebuilt and renumbered by new owner 
Wisconsin Central to WC 1508, before being scrapped. 
View the 1508 with a chopped nose at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53192745

Algoma Central Railway and Wisconsin Central are
now totally owned by CN.

 

This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones and is part of 
the Massey F. Jones Collection
Grand Trunk 4443 leads an extra consist out 
from under the Ville Marie Expressway (Quebec
Autoroute 720), around 1974 (negative not dated)
. Grand Trunk Western is a CN subsidiary, operating
in Michigan, Illinois and the Northern United States.

The locomotive was built as built in May 1956 by 
General Motors a GP9 (Ser#21450) and assigned
to the Grand Trunk Western (a CN subsidiary) as
GT 1769. It was renumbered to GT 4443 in 1956 
and later transferred to Central Vermont (another 
CN subsidiary) as CV 4443 in July 1963. In March 
1989, it was rebuilt in Battle Creek Michigan as 
GT 4600 and retired in 2003.

Its next companion CN 5550 is a GP-38-2, built by 
General Motors in the early 70s. It was rebuilt in 
1978 and renumbered CN 7518, its number having
been assigned to a newer lo CN locomotive.
Currently, CN 7518 is still active as a "Mother unit"
to CN “slugs” (power units) on yard and hump duties.
View a picture of her at Edmonton’s Walker Yard at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
?id=2872462

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
DM&IR (The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway)
EMD SD9 #139 at Fordhaven Mich. May 1968
In May 2004 Canadian National purchased Great Lakes Transportation, which owned this railroad.
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
DM&IR (The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway)
EMD SD9 #139 at Fordhaven Mich. May 1968
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
DM&IR (The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway)
EMD SD9 #212 at Proctor Minn, June 1975
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
DM&IR (The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway)
EMD SD9 #154 at St. boniface Man. June 1967
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
DM&IR (The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway)
EMD SD9 #154 at St. boniface Man. with CNR EMD SW1200RS #1371, June 1967
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
DM&IR (The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway)
EMD SD9 #154 at St. boniface Man. . with CNR EMD SW1200RS #1371, June 1967 
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
ADMX 8316 at Lloydminster AB May16 2013
This locomotive ia a remanfactured a remanufactured 
GP9 ex GTW 8316
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
ADMX 4607 at Lloydminster AB May16 2013
This locomotive ia a remanfactured a remanufactured 
GP9 ex GTW 4607
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
EMDX 7102 backs up on across a small CN bridge, using CN/CP shared track across the Western Irrigation Canal
on August 8th, 2018, on a task between Alyth Yard and Alstom (formerly CP Ogden Shops); with a load of coil cars. This view is from a frame of a sequence shot by Massey 
and posted at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSs4KkgoUQU
The locomotive was built by the Electromotive Division of General Motors (EMD) as high hood GP9 unit CP 8511
(Ser# A 709) in November 1954. Its nose was chopped 
and it was renumbered to CP 1637 in November 1986, 
before being shipped to CAD Railway Industries in 
Montreal in May 2007 and fitted with a "greener" and 
more economical engine, under the EMD's 710ECO
repower program.  Losing the GP9 designation and
becoming GP22ECO Demonstrator EMDX 7102. The complete list all the ECO units ever built at: http://www.trainweb.org/gensets/emd.html
View a photo of its predecessor, EMDX 7101 and the advantage of ECO units at: http://www.progressrail.com/repowered-
locomotives-710ECO.asp
The canal is a diversion of the Bow River starting just
east of downtown (Harvey Passage), to an artificial lake 
at Chestermere, 26 km away. It is run by the Western 
Irrigation District to supply farmers with extra water for
their crops and is a mixture of glacier and Calgary treated waste water. The bridge was likely built around 1944, when the WID was established and CNR needed to collect 
military equipment from the Ogden Shops for the War
Effort. It might be older but probably not centenarian.
Image from a sequence shot by Massey F. Jones 
The Napierville Junction Railway was a subsidiary 
of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad and it carried its 
freight between Rouses Point NY and Montreal. Lacolle,
QC (7 miles from the NY state border) served as the stop 
for the NJR.

NJR only had 2 diesel locomotives shown here, the 4050
and the 4051. While the 4051 in front was painted in the 
blue and grey D&H colours, the 4051 stayed in basic black.
Both were Alco RS2 locomotives built in 1950 by the
American Locomotive Corporation (Alco).

In 1971, D&H merged the NJR back into one entity.
No longer needed, both locomotives were then traded to Montreal Locomotive Works (an Alco subsidiary) by the
D&H. It appears from research that they were eventually 
sold to Cuba. 

This view  taken around 1972, shows both locomotives
beside the MLW building in east-central Montreal, 
during the early-70s. The building has since been razed. http://wikimapia.org/23088473/Montreal-Locomotive
-Works-Site 
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
GEXR EMD GP20 #900 at Concrod Ont. Sept 2001
The Niagaia Railway, GEXR GUELPH SUBDIVISION
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker
GEXR EMD GP20 #900 at Concrod Ont. Sept 2001
This picture was taken and was submitted by Jim Parker

Switchers, Road and Yard

Ex- Reading Railroad 524 (almost confirmed) and
friend await a new lease on life at United Railway Supply 
in Cartierville (central north-end Montreal) 
circa  early 1970s 
This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones
Roberval Saguenay and RS3 locomotive cross a 
concrete bridge over a small set of falls, near 
Chicoutimi QC (now Saguenay) in the late 70s, outbound 
with aluminum ore (bauxite) from their dock at 
Grande Baie (Port Alfred)
to the smelter at Arvida on one of their frequent runs.
The bridge replaced an adjacent almost centenary wood bridge which had rotted.

Like all the locomotives on its roster up to about the early 90s, Roberval Saguenay Railway motive power was  built
by either ALCO or their Canadian subsidiary Montreal Locomotive Works. The #24 was built as a Model RS-18 
by Montreal Locomotive Works in April 1960
(Ser # 83278) and spent its entire life on the RSR, 
before being sold to a local metals dealer for either
sale or scrap in 2000. 

Massey F. Jones collection
Roberval Saguenay Railway 72-360
(confirmed on the nose); at the Alcan (now Rio Tinto) aluminum plant in Arvida in the Saguenay region, 
about 140 miles north of Quebec City in the mid-70s.

72-360 it was built by the American Locomotive
Company (ALCO) in June 1943 (Ser 70218) and came
new to the Aluminum Company of Canada as their #60, subsequently renumbered to 72-360. It was one of their
first diesel locomotives.

Getting on in years, the S-2 loco was mainly used 
for in-plant switching, before being scrapped in 
January 1978. 

 

Massey F. Jones collection
Alco power still reigns supreme in 1975, as these
Roberval Saguenay units proceed from the Alcan 
(now Rio Tinto Alcan) deep water port facility at
La Baie (Port Alfred) to the aluminum smelter in
the former district of Arvida. The locos are 
respectively RSR 32, 39, 35 and 37. 

All except RSR 32 are model C-420 formerly of the 
Long Island Railroad in the US. RSR 32 is an RS-11 formerly with the Southern Pacific Railroad. All are 
now retired.

While the area appears wild, it is just about a
half-mile behind the married quarters at Canadian
Forces Base Bagotville QC and the rock in the 
foreground has been known by local airforce kids as 
"old Baldy". 
 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Roberval Saguenay 32 and 31, at the Alcan;
(now Rio Tinto Alcan) facility in La Baie QC
(pronounced La Bay), formerly Port Alfred, in the
very early 1980s. The loco is equipped with a front 
plow year-round.

The area, which dates back to around 1850, is a
deep water port, allowing ocean going ships to load 
and unload material. In former days, pulp and paper 
from the mill around Chicoutimi (now Saguenay) was
the main staple. Now, ships bring in bauxite, which the aluminum ore from all over the world and it is taken by
the Roberval Saguenay Railway to the Rio Tinto plants
in the area for processing. Bauxite powder coats
everything around, including the inside of the RSR
locos with the rusty colour seen here. 

RSR 32 is an ALCO RS-11, formerly with the 
Southern Pacific Railroad (5866, then 2931) was
retired around 1988, when Alcan switched to GM 
power. RS 31, still in the older paint scheme, is an
ALCO RS-3 from the Reading Railroad (#492) and it returned to the States after retirement from the RSR.

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A freshly painted RSR 32 at the Alcan Arvida plant, 
shortly after delivery in the late 70s.

Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan) bought used ALCO
power until the mid-1980s, when they switched to
General Electric, then to General Motors diesels, 
lately the GP38-2 model, the latest rebuilt from
CN 4000 series GP-40s. 

This photo was taken by a friend of Massey.

 

Massey F. Jones collection
Roberval Saguenay Railway Alco power at their
Grande Baie (Port Alfred) yard  in the Saguenay 
Region (about 150 miles north of Québec), consisted
in M420TR #26 (one of only 2 ever built), 
High Hood RS-18 #24 and RS-11 #32;  in 
August 1978.

The prime purpose of the RSR is to haul bauxite 
from the Grande Baie deep sea port to the Alcan 
plant (now Rio Tinto) at Arvida QC for refining.
Bauxite is aluminum ore and colours everything 
to a pinkish shade here.

Roberval Saguenay sold all their Alco locomotives
around 2000 and now operates mostly with rebuilt
GP38-3 locos. The caboose in back is probably 
their # 15.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
EMD Demo GP 38 #813 at Concord Ont. July 1993
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
Roberval Saguenay 28 and 29 still wear the older 
black paint scheme, as they ferry a load of tank 
cars from the Alcan smelter (now Rio Tinto Alcan) to 
La Baie (formerly Port Alfred) in the Saguenay region,
about 140 miles north of Québec. 

RS 28 is the former Delaware & Hudson 4129, while
RS 29 has the frame from ex-D&H 4117 and the body
from ex-D&H 4097. 

Upon retirement, RS28 went to Buffalo Southern 
Railroad (BSOR 28) http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
?id=845677 and RS29 became New York Susquehanna
& Western
as their NYSW 104 http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.
aspx?id=1032409

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
United Railway Supply purchased retired locomotives 
from major railways, and refurbished them for resale.
A few of these ALCO RS3 locomotives came from the Reading Railroad.
Number 15 was ex-Reading 488
http://www.readingrr.com/diesel/rs3.htm
Click on the roster link to view some other excellent 
photos of other Reading RS3 locomotives in their
glory days RDG 488 was built in July 1952 by the
American Locomotive Company (Serial #80106)
Sold to United Railway Supply Co. #15  in October
1973, it was leased to Delaware and Hudson who
renumbered it  #115 Assuming that the other one is
#16 (renumbered 116 ), see a photo of it at: 
See a photo of the 116 at: http://www.tamr.org/Andy_Inserra/urs.htm

"RS" stands for Road Switcher. These locomotives
were either used within industrial yards as as plant 
switcher or sent on light duty runs Until they were sold,
URS operated these locomotive in lease service for
railways who were short of power.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
DW&P (Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway)
ALCO RS11 #3611 followed by CN ALCO RS18 #3708
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
A Norfolk & Western "Baby Trainmaster" being cannibalized for parts, along with brother 523 (probably 
from Chihuahua-Pacifico) in the mid-70s. .
Location is the (now defunct) United Railway Supply in Cartierville, situated in the northern portion of the
Montreal. The prime purpose of URS was to rebuild
diesel locomotives and then lease them to railways.
United Railway Supply Leasing Corporation was formed
in 1974 and dissolved March 31, 1979.
It mostly leased RS3 http://www.tamr.org/Andy_Inserra/urs.htm
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

 
S & H MLW S-12 8245

This was the last locomotive to operate on the The
Salem and Hillsboro Railroad. The railway closed in
2006 after a fire set by arsons. This fire destroyed much 
of the equipment including the priced CPR 29 steam locomotive.

Ontario Northland 1306, just out of North Bay ON in its 
final blue and yellow paint scheme.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A "going away"of OntarioNorthland 1306, out of 
North Bay in the mid 70s
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
RS27 Entering Alma QC 
(M420TR models. Built by Bombardier They're the 
only 2 models like that. Other M420TRs have wide
cabs, like the modern GEs)

There were only 2 of these built by MLW:
The 26 and 27.
They were owned by Roberval Saguenay, an Alcan railway arm, operating 135 mile north of Quebec City.
This locomotive is carrying an acid load to the Alcan plant in Alma QC in the winter of 1978

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
BCR 502 at North Vancouver, BC, May 1988
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 503 at North Vancouver, BC June 1987
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
BCR 1001 at Nothh Vancouver, BC, Dec 1986
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Builders plate for Sask Power 1001 at Moose Jaw SK, 
Spring 1979
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Sask Power 1001 and 1002 at Moose Jaw SK, Spring 1979
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Sask Power 1001 at Moose Jaw SK, Spring 1979
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
Sask Power 1001 at Moose Jaw SK, Spring 1979
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Booth, Willingdon AB
In 1974, during a trip to Prince George with a railfan
friend, we stopped at all the Lower Mainland and 
Vancouver Island rail facilities.
BC Hydro 902 is probably in New Westminster. BCH underwent a name change and still operates as Southern Railway of British Columbia (SRY) .
A view of BCH 902 now rust-free and in new blue paint  (coupled to 103) at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SRY_SW900.jpg
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Algoma Central 140 in operation in the Sault Ste. 
Marie ON area c. 1975.

This SW8 unit was built by the General Motors 
Diesel Division (GMDD) in London, ON  in 
December 1951 (Ser # A297). It was subsequently
renumbered WC 900, when the Wisconsin Central 
acquired the ACR.  The SW* is solely designed to
be a yard engine and cannot be coupled to any other 
diesel unit. These switchers had the stack shortened
and fitted with a spark arrestor, which is the balloon 
on top. It's also fitted with a winterization cab
(projection out of the cab window).

View it in decrepit condition at: http://trainweb.org/algoma/Images/Engines/140_
then as ISLX 900 in the red and yellow Chicago 
Terminal Railroad livery more than 50 years later,
at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx
A more superb picture of the loco is at: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?
If you are curious of what it looked like in between: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture

 

This picture was submitted by Massey F. Jones and is part of 
the Massey F. Jones Collection
Essex Terminal Railway, ETL 104 at Windsor ON in May 1980. The railway runs for 21 miles (32 km) between 
Windsor and Amherstburg ON., as a shortline transporting mostly commodities, such as car parts.  The ETL exchanges with the CN and the CP at Windsor ON. 

The 104 was built by General Motors in February 
1954. (Ser# A611) and acquired new by the ETL.
It was sold to Cargill in Bloomingburg Ohio in 1999
and its number reused for another ETL locomotive
(known in railfan lingo as the "Second 104" or 104:2. 

View the ETL 104 in its later paint with a bold logo at:  http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Rear view  of Essex Terminal Railway 104.  Typical
of yard locomotives, it has large cab windows to 
facilitate operator visibility.

The Essex terminal was founded in 1902 as a western connection of the GTR (present-day CN) to factories
in the eastern end of Windsor ON. Construction of the
line took place between 1902 and 1918. During WWII
the trains hauled military and industrial equipment (i.e.
Bren Gun carriers, and trucks) from Ford Windsor
and other industries, to interchanges with C.N.,
C.P. N.Y.C., P.M., and Wabash Railways. 

Due to heavy development along much of the mainline,
Essex Terminal runs its trains at a maximum of
12 MPH (20 km/h) in the city, and 20 MPH
(30 km/h) in the county.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_Terminal_Railway

 

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones  
CSR ALCO RS23 #504
This picture was taken by Bill Grandin and submitted by Jim Parker
TH&B EMD NW2 No. 51 at St. Thomas Ont. July 2002
This picture was taken and submitted by Jim Parker
TH&B EMD SW9 #47, July 1980
This picture was taken by Allan Campbell and submitted by Jim Parker
TH&B (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway)
#52 at St. Thomas Ont, July 2002
This picture was taken and submitted by Jom Parker
Windsor & Hantsport leased CN GMD-1 #1430 approaches the crossing at Mt.Uniacke, N.S. Nov.2004. 
This picture was posted as "Public domain" on Photobucket by Brian Hiscock
Ex-Canadian Pacific MLW RS-23 #8019 Locomotive
leads The Evangeline Express at Wolfville NS June 2000
This picture was posted as "Public domain" on Photobucket by Brian Hiscock

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

The Steam Engines of the CNR

The Steam Engines of the CPR

 
The Halifax & South-Western Museum
 

 
 
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
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 Canadian Old Logging Equipment
and Steam and Diesel Locomotives
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Passenger Cars
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Electric Locomotives and Street Cars
VIA Rail 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

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