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Grand Trunk Western passenger service "Torpedo Tube" GP9 4910 leads a sister unit eastbound through Port Credit in 1958, on train #14 the morning "International Limited" from Chicago for Montreal via Toronto. Note the boxcars on the head end, one being an "automobile boxcar" equipped with end doors for easier automotive loading.  Unlike Canadian parent CN that preferred using steam generator cars when using GP and RS hood units on passenger trains, the GTW purchased a handful of GP9's specially equipped with steam generators, water tanks and rooftop-mounted air tanks for passenger service, and numbered them in their 4900-series. More at Port Credit:RDC's at Port Credit Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=21410CNR 6070 at Port Credit Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=24345Doubleheading Northerns crossing the Credit River: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=24345
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Caption: Grand Trunk Western passenger service "Torpedo Tube" GP9 4910 leads a sister unit eastbound through Port Credit in 1958, on train #14 the morning "International Limited" from Chicago for Montreal via Toronto. Note the boxcars on the head end, one being an "automobile boxcar" equipped with end doors for easier automotive loading.

Unlike Canadian parent CN that preferred using steam generator cars when using GP and RS hood units on passenger trains, the GTW purchased a handful of GP9's specially equipped with steam generators, water tanks and rooftop-mounted air tanks for passenger service, and numbered them in their 4900-series.

More at Port Credit:
RDC's at Port Credit Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=21410
CNR 6070 at Port Credit Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=24345
Doubleheading Northerns crossing the Credit River: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=24345

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [612] (more) (contact)
Date: 1958 (search)
Railway: Grand Trunk Western (search)
Reporting Marks: GTW 4910 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 14 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Port Credit - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Port Credit (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Bill adds the following:

    “YES. Re the coal car Thomson Lumber Co. sold household coal (lots of coal was used for heating homes in those days.”

  2. Are we looking toward Stavebank Road?
    I see a coal hopper – was there coaling facilities?
    I was too young to remember any of that stuff.

  3. Another classic photo Bill. You’ve captured an era that is missed by many…including me!

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