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E8 1801 at Chatham St with a sister locomotive.
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Caption: Canadian Pacific E8 1801 is shown at TH&B's Chatham St. shops with an 8500-series passenger service RS10. CP 1801 was one of three E8's built at La Grange for CP in 1949 (1800-1802), which were the only E-units ever built new for a Canadian railway.

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Date: 02/1960 (search)
Railway: New York Central (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 1801, (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: TH&B Chatham St shops (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. A CP E-unit in Hamilton? That certainly is unusual. The mostly ran out of Montreal, at first to Boston, later to Ottawa and Quebec City and finally to Saint John.

  2. For CP, unusual, oftimes the normal E units sitting during the day would be A & B units with New York Central and later Penn-Central registry. How the outside (the CP unit) appeared is anybody’s guess…

  3. CPR engines at the TH&B Chatham Street facility was a normal occurrence until the train(s) came off and the final few years were with RDC’s. But finding a CPR E8 has to be considered quite rare indeed. Obviously 1801 made it’s way to Toronto on the Pool train and then got selected to take the New York connecting train over to Hamilton this particular day. It’s also rare since 1801 was wrecked by CP in 1968 and never ended up with VIA as her two sisters did.

  4. In searching for dates for a comment on a Wm. Thomson photo, I came across a report in the April 1965 issue of the UCRS newsletter – E8 1801 had arrived Toronto with The Canadian; then made a roundtrip to Hamilton; then went to Montreal on train 22. So that’s two times that 1801 made it to Hamilton. Might we also discover, some day, that 1 or both of the other E8′s also made a rare appearance ??

  5. Doug took this picture on his lunch break.His place of work was close by.From what I remember he would go by every day

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