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On Saturday, April 30th 1960, the day before the famed Canadian Pacific Tripleheader, a doubleheader trip was run on the Galt Sub from Toronto to Cooksville and back (fully within yard limits) using CPR 4-4-0 136 and 4-6-0 815. The two steam engines and their train of heavyweight passenger cars are seen inside Lambton Yard posed for photos along the north end of the yard bordering St. Clair Avenue West around Jane St. underpass, in the West Toronto "Junction" neighbourhood. Railfans, photographers and attendees crowd the yard between tracks filled with old "OCS" work equipment (including old boxcars, passenger cars, and old steam engine tenders converted for water service), with some taking it upon themselves to climb on top for a better view. The O'Keefe Brewing "Special Events Caravan" is even in attendance!

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide. 

Another view of the train, being serviced at the shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=41815

The tripleheader with 1057 the next day: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=48680
Copyright Notice: This image ©Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: On Saturday, April 30th 1960, the day before the famed Canadian Pacific Tripleheader, a doubleheader trip was run on the Galt Sub from Toronto to Cooksville, wying at Streetsville, and back (fully within yard limits) using CPR 4-4-0 136 and 4-6-0 815. The two steam engines and their train of maroon passenger cars are seen inside Lambton Yard posed for photos along the north end of the yard bordering St. Clair Avenue West around Jane St. underpass, in the West Toronto "Junction" neighbourhood. Railfans, photographers and attendees crowd the yard between tracks filled with old "OCS" work equipment (including old boxcars, passenger cars, and old steam engine tenders converted for water service), with some taking it upon themselves to climb on top for a better view. The O'Keefe Brewing "Special Events Caravan" is even in attendance!

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Another view of the train, being serviced at the shops: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=41815
The tripleheader with 1057 the next day: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=48680

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [950] (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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2 Comments
  1. The beer van.. wow…

  2. Gotta love the fans on top of the freight cars. That would never happen today :-)

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