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Steamy day at the roundhouse! A gathering of large of steam locomotives sits outside of Canadian National's Mimico roundhouse and yards one morning in 1956, ready and waiting for service. Lots of 6000-series 4-8-4 Northerns are in attendance, one of CN's preferred steam locomotive models for mainline service. In the background linger some CN cabeese with maple leaf wafer logos.

Today, groups of large steam locomotives together with fires in their bellies are a thing of the past, as are the roundhouses at every major terminus full of employees that kept them roadworthy, and the caboose that punctuated the opposite end of almost every train they pulled.

More Northern action:
CNR Northern 6258 at Mimico: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=14024
Doubleheading Northerns on a runby near Washago: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=14528
GTW Northern 6301 at Clarkson: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=13305
CNR Northern 6167 on an excursion near Picton: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=14252
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bill Thomson all rights reserved.



Caption: Steamy day at the roundhouse! A gathering of large of steam locomotives sits outside of Canadian National's Mimico roundhouse and yards one morning in 1956, ready and waiting for service. Lots of 6000-series 4-8-4 Northerns are in attendance, one of CN's preferred steam locomotive models for mainline service. In the background linger some CN cabeese with maple leaf wafer logos.

Today, groups of large steam locomotives together with fires in their bellies are a thing of the past, as are the roundhouses at every major terminus full of employees that kept them roadworthy, and the caboose that punctuated the opposite end of almost every train they pulled.

More Northern action:
CNR Northern 6258 at Mimico: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=14024
Doubleheading Northerns on a runby near Washago: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=14528
GTW Northern 6301 at Clarkson: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=13305
CNR Northern 6167 on an excursion near Picton: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=14252

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [521] (more) (contact)
Date: 00/00/1956 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 6000's (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Mimico Roundhouse - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Mimico (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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