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Looking south, London & Port Stanley Railway L4 is seen working in Pinafore Yard in the south end of St. Thomas.  Houses along Parkside Drive can be seen at left with what is now the St. Thomas Curling Club beyond the L&PS coal hopper.Designed primarily for the export market, the L&PS was the only domestic buyer of the 1310hp GMD G-12 with two units on their roster.  The L4 built in 1955 and shortly after, the L5 in 1957. Both would continue in service on the CN roster after the L&PS purchase on January 1, 1966 becoming 991 and 992.  Both units eventually made their way west for service on Vancouver Island in 1969 before heading east to Newfoundland around 1976 to become parts units for the GMD G8 fleet on the rock.More shots of the G-12s:992 in CN patch scheme, London, 1966991 at St. Thomas, Spring 1969Both units in transit to Vancouver Island, Capreol, August 1969Original Photographer Unknown, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.  Thanks to Larry Broadbent for helping pin down the exact location.
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Caption: Looking south, London & Port Stanley Railway L4 is seen working in Pinafore Yard in the south end of St. Thomas. Houses along Parkside Drive can be seen at left with what is now the St. Thomas Curling Club beyond the L&PS coal hopper.

Designed primarily for the export market, the L&PS was the only domestic buyer of the 1310hp GMD G-12 with two units on their roster. The L4 built in 1955 and shortly after, the L5 in 1957. Both would continue in service on the CN roster after the L&PS purchase on January 1, 1966 becoming 991 and 992. Both units eventually made their way west for service on Vancouver Island in 1969 before heading east to Newfoundland around 1976 to become parts units for the GMD G8 fleet on the rock.

More shots of the G-12s:
992 in CN patch scheme, London, 1966
991 at St. Thomas, Spring 1969
Both units in transit to Vancouver Island, Capreol, August 1969

Original Photographer Unknown, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide. Thanks to Larry Broadbent for helping pin down the exact location.

Photographer:
Unknown Photographer; Jacob Patterson Collection [393] (more) (contact)
Date: 1963 (search)
Railway: London and Port Stanley (search)
Reporting Marks: L&PS L4 (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: L&PS Pinafore Yard (search)
City/Town: St. Thomas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. wow

  2. A Gem for certain!
    sdfourty

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