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Prior to the famed CPR Tripleheader fantrip of Sunday May 1st 1960, a doubleheader was run on the Saturday before (April 30th) on the Galt Sub, from Toronto to Cooksville and back (fully within yard limits) with just 4-4-0 136 and D10 4-6-0 815. The pair are pictured here with their train, sitting over the ash pit at Lambton Roundhouse in Toronto as fantrip attendees stretch their legs and get some photos in. The Alco/MLW FA's on the ready tracks nearby hint that the first few months of 1960 were the final hurrah for Canadian steam in regular operation, and Lambton roundhouse itself would be made redundant by the diesel and demolished months later in October 1960. The coal tower in the distance would be pulled down by diesel switchers a few years later.

According to Ray Kennedy (the organizer of this fantrip and the subsequent one) the consist on this day was round roof baggage 4329, two steel coaches, two wooden coaches, and wooden combine-baggage 3262 (previously used on branchline mixed trains, and specially brought to Toronto).

On the left, a conveyor transports ash (dumped out of steam locomotive fireboxes) from the ash pit into a CP 369000-series Hart convertible gondola spotted on the adjacent track. This car type was popular in the steam era for hauling ballast, fill, and other materials. Often, a Lidgerwood winch car would be used to pull a plow through the insides of the cars in order to "dump" (push) the ballast out the sides. Conventional bottom-dumping ballast hoppers and air-operated side dumps replaced them for the most part.

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
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Caption: Prior to the famed CPR Tripleheader fantrip of Sunday May 1st 1960, a doubleheader was run on the Saturday before (April 30th) on the Galt Sub, from Toronto to Cooksville and back (fully within yard limits) with just 4-4-0 136 and D10 4-6-0 815. The pair are pictured here with their train, sitting over the ash pit at Lambton Roundhouse in Toronto as fantrip attendees stretch their legs and get some photos in. 815 trailing appears to be taking on water in her tender. The Alco/MLW FA's on the ready tracks nearby hint that the first few months of 1960 were the final hurrah for Canadian steam in regular operation, and Lambton roundhouse itself would be made redundant by the diesel and demolished months later in October 1960. The coal tower in the distance would be pulled down by diesel switchers a few years later.

According to Ray Kennedy (the organizer of this fantrip and the subsequent one) the consist on this day was round roof baggage 4329, two steel coaches, two wooden coaches, and wooden combine-baggage 3262 (previously used on branchline mixed trains, and specially brought to Toronto).

On the left, a conveyor transports ash (dumped out of steam locomotive fireboxes) from the ash pit into a CP 369000-series Hart convertible gondola spotted on the adjacent track. This car type was popular in the steam era for hauling ballast, fill, and other materials. Often, a Lidgerwood winch car would be used to pull a plow through the insides of the cars in order to "dump" (push) the ballast out the sides. Conventional bottom-dumping ballast hoppers and air-operated side dumps replaced them for the most part.

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
Photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll [563] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/30/1960 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CPR 136, 815 (search)
Train Symbol: Fantrip (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CPR Lambton Yard (search)
City/Town: Toronto (West Toronto) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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