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Canadian Pacific has stopped beside a different CP.
CPR Class G2 4-6-2 CP 2609 was photographed in Hull Quebec at Canada Packers (their CP on the water tank).
Visible part of the train is 40 foot steel boxcars, the ubiquitous car of the era that carried most non-perishable freight that fit inside. 
Once the more industrial neighbour of Ottawa across the river, in 2002 Hull was amalgamated with other nearby  Quebec communities, becoming the downtown of the city of Gatineau.
Sources indicate Canada Packers used to be on Rue Montcalm in Hull.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Unknown, J.Pittman collection all rights reserved.



Caption: Canadian Pacific has stopped beside a different CP.
CPR Class G2 4-6-2 CP 2609 was photographed in Hull Quebec at Canada Packers (their CP on the water tank).
Visible part of the train is 40 foot steel boxcars, the ubiquitous car of the era that carried most non-perishable freight that fit inside.

Once the more industrial neighbour of Ottawa across the river, in 2002 Hull was amalgamated with other nearby Quebec communities, becoming the downtown of the city of Gatineau.
Sources indicate Canada Packers used to be on Rue Montcalm in Hull.

Photographer:
Unknown, J.Pittman collection [282] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa 1950 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 2609 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Hull (search)
City/Town: Gatineau (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Another sign of defeat for steam, using a Pacific to switch freight.

  2. Thanks as always for comments and favorites, and to the moderators.
    The crewman are seen to be looking back, so the engine could be slowly reversing. Photo interpretation is inexact, but doesn’t seem to me like yard switching – more like drop/lift cars en route, or picking up a train.
    Dieselization was less advanced on the CPR in the late 1940′s than south of the border, and it’s my understanding that CP used Pacifics quite often for freight trains within their capability. Otherwise CP 2-8-2 or 4-6-0 were commonly used on freight trains.
    There was a bit more on the left side of the negative than submitted, having more the appearance of a station than a yard.

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