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CNR 6167 makes a few moves at Cobourg as it prepares to cut off from its train and back around the wye (at right) with a baggage car full of fans.  Today's excursion from Toronto included a stop at Oshawa for traction fans to take in the Oshawa Railway operations which were in the last few years of operation.  This day marked the last train down King Street, celebrated by a parade as motor 300 hauled a single boxcar through town.  Note the empty CPR water tower seen just above the house at left along the CPR Oshawa Sub.Steve Bradley would shoot the special after its westbound departure from Oshawa highballing through Port Union.Tom J. Gascoigne Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.
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Caption: CNR 6167 makes a few moves at Cobourg as it prepares to cut off from its train and back around the wye (at right) with a baggage car full of fans. Today's excursion from Toronto included a stop at Oshawa for traction fans to take in the Oshawa Railway operations which were in the last few years of operation. This day marked the last train down King Street, celebrated by a parade as motor 300 hauled a single boxcar through town. Note the empty CPR water tower seen just above the house at left along the CPR Oshawa Sub.

Steve Bradley would shoot the special after its westbound departure from Oshawa highballing through Port Union.

Tom J. Gascoigne Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.

Photographer:
Tom J. Gascoigne Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection [520] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/11/1963 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CNR 6167 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra 6167 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oshawa Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Cobourg (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. I like seeing all those yellow targeted switch stands each topped with an oil burning lamp! Appears to be a crane and an orange piece of equipment tucked away in the yard behind the rolling stock at the right. Amazing how many people are milling about the main and yard tracks! Train time is anytime!

  2. CNR should bring back these historic family gatherings. How many people haven’t seen a steam locomotive doing what they did in building the nation?

  3. Good points, guys. Now that the railroads have taken firm control over trespassers and made life miserable in many ways for the overly enthusiastic photographers; just how much have fatalities and the like been reduced? I hope all these people in this photo have given up any rights to sue.:o)
    This scene shows a major part of what life was all about back then. Treasured events. To witness one of these behemoths thundering by is something all should experience someday. But won’t.

  4. Paul, I’ve come across a few other images of 6167 being turned one the wye here. The crane was used to load coal from an old side dump gondola.

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