On the Halton sub September 17th and placed near the rear of an eastbound CN freight was a former CN coach “Metis” in the 1954 paint CNR scheme. The passenger car from Effingham, IL to Champaign, IL on M396 a week earlier, and had came up from St. Louis, MO.  It was handled from DuQuoin, IL to Effingham, IL on CN A431.   It later moved east on Train 406 through New Brunswick. Darren Doss sent us these great photos.

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Due to circumstances beyond their control the West Coast Railway Association regretfully announces that the classic steam excursion has been cancelled. The threat of labour disruption has made it impossible to commit to the plan of operating the Royal Hudson between North Vancouver & Squamish on October 2, 2010.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact them by phone

604-524-1011 or 1-800-722-1233 or email at:


The Royal Hudson did steam up and take a shorter ride on September 11 and 12 at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park for the annual Steamfest event

© CRO October 2010