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Early afternoon finds mixed train M238 waiting to depart Port Rowan after rearranging it's consist for the run to Port Dover via Simcoe.  The little mogul and two car consist was often the most traffic this line saw by this time except for on certain occasions.Earlier this day the train, running as M233, had departed Hamilton at 0930h taking the Hagersville Sub to Jarvis and the Cayuga over to Simcoe, arriving at 1138h.  Departing at 1145h, M233 followed the Simcoe Sub down to the Port Rowan spur arriving at it's namesake village at 1253h.  A total of 63.3 miles from Hamilton James Street.  Shortly after this image was taken the train, now M238, will depart Port Rowan at 1400h arriving at Simcoe for 1508h, pausing for 10 minutes before departing as M236 at 1518h for Port Dover on the main Simcoe Sub, arriving at 1600h.  It's trip down the branches almost complete, the train, now M235, will depart Port Dover at 1645h, arriving at Simcoe for 1715h.  Pausing for 2 minutes, the train will depart at 1717h once again as M238 on its final leg of the journey back to Hamilton, arriving at 1920h.*CNR E-10-a Mogul 83, built by CLC in 1910 as Grand Trunk Railway E12 number 1003, renumbered CNR 905 in 1923, and to 83 in 1951.  The locomotive would be scrapped in January 1959.*Information per the CNR 1956-1957 timetable under Charles Cooper's timetable listing.Geotagged location not exact.Original Photographer Unknown, Al Chione Duplicate, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Al Chione Duplicate; Jacob Patterson Collection all rights reserved.



Caption: Early afternoon finds mixed train M238 waiting to depart Port Rowan after rearranging it's consist for the run to Port Dover via Simcoe. The little mogul and two car consist was often the most traffic this line saw by this time except for on certain occasions.

Earlier this day the train, running as M233, had departed Hamilton at 0930h taking the Hagersville Sub to Jarvis and the Cayuga over to Simcoe, arriving at 1138h. Departing at 1145h, M233 followed the Simcoe Sub down to the Port Rowan spur arriving at it's namesake village at 1253h. A total of 63.3 miles from Hamilton James Street. Shortly after this image was taken the train, now M238, will depart Port Rowan at 1400h arriving at Simcoe for 1508h, pausing for 10 minutes before departing as M236 at 1518h for Port Dover on the main Simcoe Sub, arriving at 1600h. It's trip down the branches almost complete, the train, now M235, will depart Port Dover at 1645h, arriving at Simcoe for 1715h. Pausing for 2 minutes, the train will depart at 1717h once again as M238 on its final leg of the journey back to Hamilton, arriving at 1920h.*

CNR E-10-a Mogul 83, built by CLC in 1910 as Grand Trunk Railway E12 number 1003, renumbered CNR 905 in 1923, and to 83 in 1951. The locomotive would be scrapped in January 1959.

*Information per the CNR 1956-1957 timetable under Charles Cooper's timetable listing.
Geotagged location not exact.

Original Photographer Unknown, Al Chione Duplicate, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide.

Photographer:
Al Chione Duplicate; Jacob Patterson Collection [394] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/07/1957 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CNR 83 (search)
Train Symbol: M238 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Simcoe Sub - Port Rowan Spur (search)
City/Town: Port Rowan (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I ABSOLUTELY LIVE THIS OLD PHOTO!!! Having lived in Port Rowan a brief time, I was always intrigued by the rail history and trying to figure out where things ‘used to be’. This is a wonderful shot…even if things were coming to an end…makes me wish I was a youngster during this ‘Golden Era’ of steam, transitioning to diesels.

  2. Wish there are more images from Port Rowan. We used to summer holiday on Long Point. There was an older gentleman in Port Rowan that had a “live steam” track around his house. He witnessed the last train, or last steam locomotive to operate into Port Rowan I recall the structure or similar building in the background of this image. Also my brother worked for CN and I think he was on a work train that removed rail from the Port Rowan sub / spur.

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