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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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

Featured subjects on December’s Canadian Corner post are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #3547 – Stratford, ON – 9/5/58
  • CNR #5601 – Stratford, ON – 9/5/58
  • CNR #5701 – Windsor, ON – 9/3/58
  • CNR #5702 – Toronto, ON – 9/4/58
  • CNR #6235 – Toronto, ON – 9/4/58
  • CNR #6247 – Toronto, ON – 9/4/58

All photos courtesy of Richard Leonard’s Rail Archive.


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Detroit’s Michigan Central Station Restoration

Video courtesy of Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV via YouTube.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotives

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

  • CPR #1228 – Windsor, ON – 6/18/59
  • CPR #1258 – Montreal, PQ – 6/16/59
  • CPR #2214 – Streetsville, ON – 7/14/59
  • CPR #2459 – Montreal, PQ – 6/15/59
  • CPR #3759 – Montreal, PQ – 6/16/59
  • CPR Reclamation Yard – Montreal, PQ – 4/17/60

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Railway Steam Locomotives

canadian-flag-smallFeatured subjects on December’s Canadian Corner are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives at various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #5704 – London, ON – 5/7/51
  • CNR #6237 – Windsor, ON – Date unknown
  • CNR #3490 – Bayview Jct. – Hamilton, ON – 9/55
  • CNR #5701 – Kitchener, ON – Date unknown
  • CNR Yards @ Bathurst St. – Toronto, ON – 5/52
  • CNR Yards @ Spadina St. Roundhouse – Toronto, ON – 5/18/52

All photos courtesy of Mr. Walter Taylor.


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Canadian Corner/Depot Doings: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

canadian-flag-smallKINGSVILLE,
ONTARIO DEPOT
On the Pere Marquette / C&O Rwy

The depot at Kingsville, Ontario, Canada was built in 1889 on the Lake Erie, Essex and Detroit River Railway. Originally owned by Hiram Walker, the line and depot later became part of the Pere Marquette Railroad. Still later, it was acquired by the Chesapeake & Ohio which owns the depot today, although it is no longer used for passenger service.

Kingsville is located about thirty miles east of Windsor, Ontario on what used to be a single track between Windsor and St. Thomas. East of St. Thomas, the C&O uses ex-New York Central tracks. Several C&O freight trains still pass over this route on the way to Buffalo, New York. Those trains, coming from Detroit through the Michigan Central railroad tunnel, take the Penn Central out to a Pelton Interlocking where they switch to the C&O mainline. Passenger train service on the Pere Marquette line ended in the mid-1920’s; however, many of the depots on the line were eventually refurbished for freight-only service. The first floor originally consisted of a Ticket Office, located where the semicircular bay window is at trackside, a Gent’s Waiting Room, a Ladies’ Waiting Room and a combination Freight and Baggage Room where stairs to the second floor are located.

The second floor consists of a small hallway from the stairs leading to a single large chamber that has a series of small windows facing trackside. To the left of the bay window is an opened and curved covered porch that adjoins a porte-cochere to the rear of the building. It was probably once used as a carriage entry and exit point. When the depot was first built there was a raised platform in the Freight and Baggage Room which occupied about half the room next to the large freight door. Another platform of equal height joined this same wall on the exterior of the building. Both were used for the handling of freight and baggage. The exterior platform no longer exists but it is shown in the drawings.

The chimney, like the exterior walls, is of stone and the roof peak joints are covered with a galvanized iron projection. All windows on the first floor are set in deep casements and entry doors are crowned with an arched design.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad still staffs the Kingsville depot with a part-time agent. The former waiting room is now used as a storeroom and kitchenette for the maintenance-of-way crews.

Article courtesy of the Mainline Modeler April 1990
Text Credit: Julian Cavalier
Drawings made expressly for Mainline Modeler. Copies of these drawings may be made for noncommercial use only.


The depot slowly fell into disrepair in the 80’s with its abandonment. The timeless images below were taken from 1972 to 2003 and reflect on the station’s many years of neglect. Through tireless efforts and what seemed like constant delays, the citizens of Kingsville prevailed in keeping this exquisite piece of railroad architecture preserved for future generations. After full restoration, the depot now houses a beautiful Mediterranean-style restaurant, Mettawas Station.


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Canadian Corner: Canadian National Steam Locomotives

canadian-flag-smallFeatured subjects on July’s Canadian Corner post are Canadian National Railway steam locomotives in various Ontario locations:

  • CNR #6185 – Windsor, Ont. – 8/13/56
  • CNR #7467 – Windsor, Ont. – 8/13/56
  • CNR #6178 – Toronto, Ont. – 6/27/59
  • CNR #3434 – Oshawa, Ont. – 12/6/53
  • CNR #6250 – Toronto, Ont. – 1952
  • CNR #6308 – Toronto, Ont. – 1959

All photos courtesy of www.railpictures.net.


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