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When the TH&B ceased to be in 1987, the house-cleaning began. Road power was absorbed by parent CPR, while switchers faded away to oblivion. TH&B 51 is on the property of OSR at Salford, ON.  TH&B 57 went to GMD London as their #57. The others? Well, #'s 56,53,54,58,55 and 52 are shown here; all lined up for Atlas Steel (Intermetco) to scrap. Two of these survived; #55 is at Falconbridge Mining of Belledune, NB. and #58 is at Upper Merion & Plymouth(PA) RR, going there by way of Brandywine Valley in 1991. The 52,53 and 54 are NW-2 models, and the 55,56 & 58 pictured are SW-9.
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Caption: When the TH&B ceased to be in 1987, the house-cleaning began. Road power was absorbed by parent CPR, while switchers faded away to oblivion. TH&B 51 is on the property of OSR at Salford, ON. TH&B 57 went to GMD London as their #57. The others? Well, #'s 56,53,54,58,55 and 52 are shown here; all lined up for Atlas Steel (Intermetco) to scrap. Two of these survived; #55 is at Falconbridge Mining of Belledune, NB. and #58 is at Upper Merion & Plymouth(PA) RR, going there by way of Brandywine Valley in 1991. The 52,53 and 54 are NW-2 models, and the 55,56 & 58 pictured are SW-9.

Photographer:
A.W. Mooney [2139] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/11/1988 (search)
Railway: Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo (search)
Reporting Marks: TH&B (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Canal Sub. (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. A sad photo…thanks for sharing this one Arnold, it really shows the “end” of the TH&B. It appears that at least two of the SW’s have had their headlights removed?

  2. Well now I know where #58 that I have on my layout ended up. Sad shot to see though!

  3. Quite a sad sight. When was the Canal Sub built? I can’t find much info on it.

  4. Jacob the Canal sub should have been a piecemeal connection of lines after the 3rd Welland Canal was built during the depression.

    some of it dating to then some much older.

  5. https://www.niagararails.com/cgi-bin/img.cgi?/maps/map3.gif

    Not good quality, but the Canal sub ran from Feeder South (CTC) over the old Cayuga, for 5 miles, turning north over into Welland into Thorold. The track speeds were 30 MPH on the old Cayuga, and in this picture, 50(!) mph through the north end into THorold!

    Basically it’s now Trillium and of course the CTC is removed as well as those speeds.. long gone.

    However, the rest of Trillium north of Thorold is the former Thorold sub, which ran from Allanburg, across the Canal into Thorold (bridge now removed) and double track over into Merriton – one up track, one down track. Only the up track remains. (Bruce mercer notes on this one)

    The bridge is gone and Trillium has what remains there too added to the Canal sub.

    What remains of the Thorold sub is the conigas spur and there is some CTC left..

    And of course, a lot of this was piecemealed over the decades , chewed out and spit out multiple times. It’s really confusing.

    But old timetables are very friendly :)

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