Canadian Corner: Canadian Pacific Jubilee Locomotives

canadian-flag-smallFeatured subjects this month are Canadian Pacific Railway Jubilee locomotives in various Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec locations:

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Article and all photos courtesy of Old Time Trains.


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Canadian Corner: Great Lakes Car Ferries Chronology

DETROIT – US 201607
296’x 64’1x 18.1′ – Built: Great Lakes Engineering Works 1904, Hull #2 – 2,220 GRT – Engines: Four fore and aft compound 24”x 48”x 33 – 3600 HP – Each engine drove propellers – 2 forward and 2 aft.
Boilers – Two double ended and two single ended scotch boilers built by Lake Erie Boiler Works. As Built (for NYC) three tracks, 24 cars. Rebuilt for Wabash – Four tracks, 32 cars. Disposition – Scrapped LaSalle, Ontario in the last five years after sitting at Nicholsons in Detroit in ½ sunk condition for about 10 years.

LANSDOWNE – C88629
294’x 41.3’x 13′ – Built: Jenkins Brothers, Walkerville, Ontario 1873, Iron Hull – 1,222 GRT – Engines: 2 x horizontal low pressure 50”x 108”- 1360 HP – Built by E.E. Gilbert & Sons Montreal, Quebec. Capacity – 2 tracks, 16 cars. Disposition – converted to barge to carry containers, then converted to a restaurant beside Cobo Hall in Detroit. Scrapped in Buffalo three years ago. Photos of engine attached prior to the scrapping.

MICHIGAN CENTRAL – US91652
263.3’x 45.6’x 15.3′- Built: Detroit Dry Dock Company 1884 – Iron Hull #65 – Two horizontal condensing engines – two cylinders each 28”x 48”- 1,200 HP – Four fire box boilers – 75 psi – Three tracks, 21 cars. Once the tunnel across the Detroit River was completed the NYC ferries were surplus. Sold to Kelly Island Lime and Transport Co. Resold August 1923 to TL Durocher and reduced to barge. Foundered near Cockburn Island October 27, 1926.

TRANSPORT – US145211
Built: Detroit Dry Dock Company 1880 – Iron Hull #34 – Two horizontal condensing engines – two cylinders each 28”x 48”- 575 HP – Four fire box boilers – 65 psi – Three tracks 21 cars. Sold to Wabash Rwy 1912 – same name in service. Sold to John Rosen Steamship Co., reduced to barge in 1933. Foundered September 22, 1942 near Eagle Harbor, Michigan.

History courtesy of “The Great Lakes Car Ferries” by Hilton.

All photos courtesy of Shorpy.com.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

This August post features Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario and New Brunswick locations:

Photos courtesy of Richard Leonard’s Rail Archive and Fallen Flag Railroad Photos.


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New York Central Steam Feature for July 2019

Featured New York Central Railway steam subjects this month include various locations in New York, Illinois, and Ontario:

All photos courtesy of Mr. George Elwood at www.rr-fallenflags.org.


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Canadian Corner: New York Central and Canadian Pacific Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects this July are New York Central Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotives in Ontario locations:

All photos courtesy of Mr. Walter Taylor.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects this month are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #3490 – Bayview Junction, Hamilton, ON
  • CNR #5287 – Reclamation Yard, Stratford, ON
  • CNR #5704 – Taking on coal at London, ON
  • CNR #6226 – Windsor, ON
  • CNR #6234 – Windsor, ON
  • CNR Yards at Bathurst St – Toronto, ON

All photos courtesy of Mr. Walter Taylor and Mr. Chris Wiley.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects this month are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario and Nova Scotia locations:

  • CNR #6124 – Mimico, ON – 1953
  • CNR #6148 – Unknown Location & Date
  • CNR #6201 – Brockville, ON – 5/24/58
  • CNR #6205 – Bayview Junction, Hamilton, ON – 8/25/56
  • CNR #6212 – Truro, NS – 1943
  • Panorama View from Bathurst St – Toronto, ON – 1946

All photos courtesy of Old Time Trains.


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