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The last steam-powered run of Canadian Pacific train #21 the "Chicago Express" is seen crossing Dundas Street west of the station in Galt, Ontario in January 1954. CPR G5-class light Pacific 1221 and G3-class semi-streamlined Pacific 2409 head up the usual passenger consist. Due to a pending fireman's strike in January 1954, steam replaced normal diesels.

(Original photographer George Schaller, duplicate slide from the collection of Bill Thomson and posted on behalf of and with Mr. Schaller's full participation).
Copyright Notice: This image ©George Schaller all rights reserved.



Caption: The last steam-powered run of Canadian Pacific train #21 the "Chicago Express" is seen crossing Dundas Street west of the station in Galt, Ontario in January 1954. CPR G5-class light Pacific 1221 and G3-class semi-streamlined Pacific 2409 head up the usual passenger consist. Due to a pending fireman's strike in January 1954, steam replaced normal diesels.

(Original photographer George Schaller, duplicate slide from the collection of Bill Thomson and posted on behalf of and with Mr. Schaller's full participation).

Photographer:
George Schaller [599] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/00/1954 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CPR 1221, 2409 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 21 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Galt - CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Galt (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Amazing.

  2. Thank you for the memories. In the early 1950s my grandparents (CPR passholders) took me several times a year to Galt or Woodstock on train #21. I remember it was frequently double-headed. I vaguely recall chatting with the engineer or fireman after arrival.

  3. Pity most of todays rug-rats and carpet-crawlers will never get to witness one in action.

  4. What a classy way to move passenger train, with snow on the ground. Never has man constructed a machine more moving than the steam locomotive!

  5. Photos to me do not do much for steam itself. To be next to a live breathing steam engine when I was a little kid was one of the supreme thrills of being alive. These fire-breathing monsters were something to behold. And the noise!! But a glimpse back in the day is one heck of a lot better than nothing. Thanks for being there, George.

  6. I wished I could have been more aware of what was crossing the Erindale Station Road level crossing not far from where I lived but I was too young in ’54. Thanks for posting this.

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