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I still regret taking my time grabbing this image. I was not alert to how fast the shadow expanded and already was starting up the locomotive while I was looking around the yard. Oh well. Can't be helped. This view of TH&B 57 and van 83 was taken late day on a Sunday as it was a habit to go out and wander around after the heat of the day had passed.
TH&B 57 was sold to GMD in London in May of 1989.
The caboose was apparently scrapped in 1995.  Real shame.
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Caption: I still regret taking my time grabbing this image. I was not alert to how fast the shadow expanded and already was starting up the locomotive while I was looking around the yard. Oh well. Can't be helped. This view of TH&B 57 and van 83 was taken late day on a Sunday as it was a habit to go out and wander around after the heat of the day had passed. TH&B 57 was sold to GMD in London in May of 1989. The caboose was apparently scrapped in 1995. Real shame.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1338] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/26/1987 (search)
Railway: Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (search)
Reporting Marks: TH&B 57 (search)
Train Symbol: yard local (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Welland yard (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Not to mention the fact that a number of the geeps were out of service for this time with mechanical problems. Instead of doing maintenance, CP parked defective TH&B geeps at John Street in Toronto. After the full absorption in 1987, they were sent to Montreal and rebuilt as a batch – which is how they got sequential rebuild numbers (1682-1690). IIRC in 1987 there were only three TH&B geeps in active service, and they were very often with 51 and 57 – the only two switchers with MU connections got a lot of road service.

    I believe power involved a lot of borrowed units from CP – C424s and RS18s show up in photos fairly often. The only “true” TH&B train I ever saw was a Port Maitland local in Dunnville, and it was powered by a high-hood CP RS18.

  2. I’m not sure when the TH&B was fully merged into CP – but it was sometime in 1987. Fascinating to read in the Ontarion (TH&B Historical Society magazine) that basically, for two years, from 1985 to 1987 the TH&B expanded their empire to include switching Welland, Port Colborne, Montrose, Niagara Falls, and Fort Erie via the CASO purchase.

    Then CP took it all over once TH&B was merged in.. but that’s in part two of John Eull’s great article not yet published.

    This leads me to believe it still had not yet occurred. Kind of wondering how this stretched the TH&B thinner for those years.. given that the Steel Train also ran during this timeframe.

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