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CP G1 2214 and G3 2332 waiting in Streetsville, to take an NRHS fan trip back to Guelph Junction and on to Hamilton in 1959. This trip was well noted at the time as six locomotives were used - two Mikes (2-8-2), two Pacifics (4-6-2, of which the two G-class units pictured were), and two Ten Wheelers (a common nickname for CPR's D10-class 4-6-0 steamers).

[Editor's note: photo likely taken beside the freight shed, which was north of the station site but just to the south of the junction. Image geotagged to reflect this]
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Caption: CP G1 2214 and G3 2332 waiting in Streetsville, to take an NRHS fan trip back to Guelph Junction and on to Hamilton in 1959. This trip was well noted at the time as six locomotives were used - two Mikes (2-8-2), two Pacifics (4-6-2, of which the two G-class units pictured were), and two Ten Wheelers (a common nickname for CPR's D10-class 4-6-0 steamers).

[Editor's note: photo likely taken beside the freight shed, which was north of the station site but just to the south of the junction. Image geotagged to reflect this]

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [652] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/19/1959 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 2214, CP 2232 (search)
Train Symbol: NRHS fantrip (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Streetsville / CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Streetsville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Yes, this was a doubleheader with two London headend crews not the usually seen consist heading west with a 2200 assisting a P1 or P2 on freight. Power ran light from Lambton to Streetsville.

    The reason for the power change was the two London P1′s needed many brake shoes changed due to wear. There was a manpower situation (Sunday) and time. “Red” was the relieving Shop Foreman that day and he was turning the air blue (as per usual) trying to figure out what to do. He was standing on the shop track looking at his little black book we all carried back then, so I asked to see what power was in the house. When I spotted the two ex passenger engines I suggested he sign them up. He was reluctant fearing the railfans would be upset since they had the two P1′s and would be expecting them back. (I guess he didn’t want any criticism from the Passenger Dept. guys since this a Passenger Special a.k.a. charter train) I assured him they would be happy to see different power. “Are you sure?” “Yes!” “OK then.” The blue air cleared up and all lived happily ever after. Ha! Ha! I mean LOL.

  2. Ray, I assume this power held a London crew that was waiting to take over the train after it returned from the Orangeville Sub?

  3. The date was July 19, 1959. I well remember it because I was working at Lambton at the time and was involved in making the decision to dispatch this power in place of 5118-5214.

    I rode the cab of 2332 to Hamilton and going west to the Junction I would guess we were doing 80 mph making up time. She rode fine and performed great for such an old ex passenger engine.

    There is a lot more to the story. Some other time perhaps.

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