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Now who might this be? This individual tagged along with Bryce Lee on a chilly February afternoon in 1977 to check out Penvidic Contracting's ex-CPR 44-ton CLC D-T-C 44H44A1 switcher in a sharp company paint scheme. Note the scheme design is based off the CP maroon and grey it once wore. Built by Canadian Locomotive Co. of Kingston and outshopped on April 29, 1960 as CPR 19, the locomotive was one of 14 D-T-C (Diesel Torque Converter) locomotives, also called DT2s, designed for light switching duties and to be operated without a fireman (weighing less than 45 tons). After it's 12-year career with the CPR, this unit was sold to Penvidic Contracting of Burlington in November, 1972, where it would be involved in a deadly accident while working on the construction of Hydro One's Trafalgar Substation line, branching south off the Galt Sub at the east end of Hornby yard. During the workmen's coffee break on March 14, 1978, the locomotive ran away down a small grade, smashing into cargo vans positioned close to the tracks near where the workers stood. 3 perished, including the engineer who had attempted to board and stop the movement. After an inquest into the incident, the locomotive would be sold in April, 1980 to Aquitaine Petroleum and sent to work at their gas plant in Ram River, Alberta (which also rostered Canada's only ALCO C415s) as their 2034, later to it's original number of 19, and relettered for Aquitaine's new owner, Canterra Energy. It's final operation would be with Skibstead in Rosebud, Alberta before being retired in September, 1987 and put on display in Champion Park, Okotoks, Alberta.Bryce's shot once he climbed up the snowbank.More DT2s:

Dan Dell'Unto Collection: Dryden, Ontario.
Bill Hooper: Canal Flats, British Columbia.
Bill Thomson: Goderich, Ontario.
Bill Thomson: Tottenham, Ontario.Bryce Lee Photo; Jacob Patterson Collection slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bryce Lee Photo; Jacob Patterson Coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: Now who might this be? This individual tagged along with Bryce Lee on a chilly February afternoon in 1977 to check out Penvidic Contracting's ex-CPR 44-ton CLC D-T-C 44H44A1 switcher in a sharp company paint scheme. Note the scheme design is based off the CP maroon and grey it once wore. Built by Canadian Locomotive Co. of Kingston and outshopped on April 29, 1960 as CPR 19, the locomotive was one of 14 D-T-C (Diesel Torque Converter) locomotives, also called DT2s, designed for light switching duties and to be operated without a fireman (weighing less than 45 tons). After it's 12-year career with the CPR, this unit was sold to Penvidic Contracting of Burlington in November, 1972, where it would be involved in a deadly accident while working on the construction of Hydro One's Trafalgar Substation line, branching south off the Galt Sub at the east end of Hornby yard. During the workmen's coffee break on March 14, 1978, the locomotive ran away down a small grade, smashing into cargo vans positioned close to the tracks near where the workers stood. 3 perished, including the engineer who had attempted to board and stop the movement. After an inquest into the incident, the locomotive would be sold in April, 1980 to Aquitaine Petroleum and sent to work at their gas plant in Ram River, Alberta (which also rostered Canada's only ALCO C415s) as their 2034, later to it's original number of 19, and relettered for Aquitaine's new owner, Canterra Energy. It's final operation would be with Skibstead in Rosebud, Alberta before being retired in September, 1987 and put on display in Champion Park, Okotoks, Alberta.

Bryce's shot once he climbed up the snowbank.

More DT2s:
Dan Dell'Unto Collection: Dryden, Ontario.
Bill Hooper: Canal Flats, British Columbia.
Bill Thomson: Goderich, Ontario.
Bill Thomson: Tottenham, Ontario.

Bryce Lee Photo; Jacob Patterson Collection slide.

Photographer:
Bryce Lee Photo; Jacob Patterson Coll. [178] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/20/1977 (search)
Railway: Industrial (search)
Reporting Marks: Penvidic 2034 (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Penvidic Yard (search)
City/Town: Burlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. John Ross (deceased) .

  2. Great writeup. I managed to get shot of this unit, also impeded by a lot of junk in the scene (probably under the snow) and did not know much of anything about the unit other than seeing it was boarded up as in this photo.
    Really appreciate the research.

  3. Very interesting, thanks for sharing

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