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...two Edwardian* Era ex C.P.R. passenger assets meet again....


 ex C.P.R. 12-1 sleeper Hungerford ( 07 / 1913) as viewed from the ( 'original' ) boat tail lounge of the ex C.P.R.  S.S. Keewatin ( 07 / 1906).


 September 6, 2013 digital by S.Danko on board the S.S. Keewatin at the Port McNicoll dock

 
 What's Interesting


 coupled to ex C.P.R. Hungerford is ex C.P.R. Coach 1431


 ex Ossawippi Express Dining Car / ex CP Safety Instruction Car 41 / ex C.P.R. Coach 1431 ( built December 1923)  


 ex Ossawippi Express Dining Car / ex Leaside Station Restaurant dining room / ex C.P.R. Vision test car 65 - ex C.P.R. 12-1 sleeper Hungerford (built July 1913),


....prior to the 1955 introduction of the C.P.R. 'The Canadian' and the 1960 completion of the northern Ontario section of the  Trans Canada Highway (Agawa River to Marathon ) , I am informed that the classy way to travel to the Canadian West was NOT by train, the C.P.R. 'Dominion' being somewhat lacking in fine amenities and with the slow schedule ...  the S.S. Keewatin and sister ship S.S. Assiniboia both built 1907 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Scotland  fulfilled that need ….. then the 2012 return of the ex C.P.R. S.S. Keewatin to Port McNicoll ….. Refer the web for history.


 * The Edwardian period is portrayed as a romantic golden age of long summer afternoons and garden parties, basking in a sun that never sets on the British Empire. This perception was created in the 1920s and later by those who remembered the Edwardian age with nostalgia, looking back to their childhoods after the horrors of the World Wars. (credit: Wikipedia)

  
 Port McNicoll harbour update: since my 2013 visit the re-development of the Port McNicoll harbour lands stalled, a 2017 sale of the harbour lands property (excluding the S.S. Keewatin) to another development company may re-start re-development plans, as far as I know the rail cars remain on site. 


Trivia: if you had dined at the Leaside Station Restaurant ( circa 1975 to 1983 operated by CP Hotels ), it is likely that you were in the  Hungerford ( appropriately named ) passenger car.


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...two Edwardian* Era ex C.P.R. passenger assets meet again....

ex C.P.R. 12-1 sleeper Hungerford ( 07 / 1913) as viewed from the ( 'original' ) boat tail lounge of the ex C.P.R. S.S. Keewatin ( 07 / 1906).

September 6, 2013 digital by S.Danko on board the S.S. Keewatin at the Port McNicoll dock

What's Interesting

coupled to ex C.P.R. Hungerford is ex C.P.R. Coach 1431

ex Ossawippi Express Dining Car / ex CP Safety Instruction Car 41 / ex C.P.R. Coach 1431 ( built December 1923)

ex Ossawippi Express Dining Car / ex Leaside Station Restaurant dining room / ex C.P.R. Vision test car 65 - ex C.P.R. 12-1 sleeper Hungerford (built July 1913),

....prior to the 1955 introduction of the C.P.R. 'The Canadian' and the 1960 completion of the northern Ontario section of the Trans Canada Highway (Agawa River to Marathon ) , I am informed that the classy way to travel to the Canadian West was NOT by train, the C.P.R. 'Dominion' being somewhat lacking in fine amenities and with the slow schedule ... the S.S. Keewatin and sister ship S.S. Assiniboia both built 1907 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Scotland fulfilled that need ….. then the 2012 return of the ex C.P.R. S.S. Keewatin to Port McNicoll ….. Refer the web for history.

* The Edwardian period is portrayed as a romantic golden age of long summer afternoons and garden parties, basking in a sun that never sets on the British Empire. This perception was created in the 1920s and later by those who remembered the Edwardian age with nostalgia, looking back to their childhoods after the horrors of the World Wars. (credit: Wikipedia)

Port McNicoll harbour update: since my 2013 visit the re-development of the Port McNicoll harbour lands stalled, a 2017 sale of the harbour lands property (excluding the S.S. Keewatin) to another development company may re-start re-development plans, as far as I know the rail cars remain on site.

Trivia: if you had dined at the Leaside Station Restaurant ( circa 1975 to 1983 operated by CP Hotels ), it is likely that you were in the Hungerford ( appropriately named ) passenger car.

sdfourty

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Date: 09/06/2013 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: ex CPR Hungerford (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Port McNicoll (search)
City/Town: Port McNicoll (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I visited Port McNicoll and toured the lovely ship in August last year. The railway cars were nowhere to be seen. A report in the Owen Sound Sun Times says the S.S. Keewatin will need to be relocated, but the new owner of the property has not given a deadline. The preferred ports are Midland or Owen Sound.

  2. Nicely done with interesting information to go along with the pic.

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