Canadian Corner: Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects on March’s Canadian Corner post are Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario and Quebec locations:

  • CPR #1227 – Montreal, PQ – 7/4/54
  • CPR #2397 – Montreal, PQ – 7/4/54
  • CPR #2826 – Ottawa, ON – 8/26/58
  • CPR #3426 – Ottawa, ON – 8/27/58
  • CNR #49 – Montreal, PQ – 7/3/54
  • CNR #6180 – Montreal, PQ – 7/3/54
  • CNR #6185 – Windsor, ON – 8/13/56
  • CNR #6226 – Windsor, ON – 8/13/56

All photos courtesy of Mr. John Dziobko, Jr., GodFatherRails.com.


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Union Pacific Railroad Steam Feature for March 2019

Featured Union Pacific steam subjects for this March post include engines in Cheyenne, Wyoming:

  • UP #3941 – 9/28/57
  • UP #3950 – 9/28/57
  • UP #3955 – 9/28/57
  • UP #3966 – 9/28/57
  • UP #4017 – 9/5/57

All photos courtesy of Mr. John Dziobko, Jr., GodFatherRails.com.


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“Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume II”

Video courtesy of Speed Graphic Film and Video via YouTube.

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LATEST STEAM NEWS: NC&StL’s No. 576 back on the rails for restoration and public excursions!

NASHVILLE – A steam locomotive that has been on display in Nashville for decades is about to take its first journey since 1953.

After two years of planning, preparation, and fund raising, Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 4-8-4 No. 576 will move from Centennial Park to live rails on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, the Nashville Steam Preservation Society announced Thursday.

The locomotive and tender will travel two miles down some of the busiest streets in Nashville on special multi-wheel trailers, the preservation society said. Mammoet, a global leader in heavy lifting and transport was selected to move the engine to a nearby shortline railroad, the Nashville & Western Railroad.

For the complete story, click on the links below:

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/12/13-nashville-steam-locomotive-no-576-move-date-set-for-jan-13

News courtesy of Trains Magazine; video courtesy of SmokyMtnSteam via YouTube.


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Depot Doings: Bellefonte, PA / Christiana, PA / Lima, OH / New Freedom, PA / Overbrook, PA / Richmond, IN

Featured Pennsylvania Railroad depots on the blog this month include various locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana:

  • PRR Depot – Bellefonte, PA – Date and source unknown
  • PRR Depot – Christiana, PA – 4/24/10
  • PRR Depot – Lima, OH – Date and source unknown
  • PRR Depot – New Freedom, PA – 4/24/10
  • PRR Depot – Overbrook, PA – 4/25/10
  • PRR Depot – Richmond, IN – Date and source unknown

All photos courtesy of DepotMaps.com.


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Canadian Corner: “End of the Line”

The subject for January’s Canadian Corner post is a documentation video describing the end of steam operations in Canada.  This video features interviews with railroad personnel reflecting on the change from steam to diesel and how it impacted their jobs:

Video courtesy of NFB via YouTube.

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Norfolk & Western Steam Feature for January 2019

Featured Norfolk & Western steam subjects for this January post include various locations in Columbus, Ohio and Roanoke, Virginia:

  • N&W #133 – Columbus, OH – 8/8/56
  • N&W #422 – Columbus, OH – 8/14/56
  • N&W #610 – Roanoke, VA – 8/7/56
  • N&W #1209 – Columbus, OH – 8/8/56
  • N&W #2084 – Roanoke, VA – 8/7/56
  • N&W #2149 – Roanoke, VA – 8/7/56
  • N&W #2169 – Roanoke, VA – 8/7/56
  • N&W #2176 – Roanoke, VA – 8/7/56

All photos courtesy of Mr. John Dziobko, Jr., GodFatherRails.com.


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