CANADIAN RAILWAY HISTORY
James A. Brown photographed CNR 6218, steaming into Acton Vale QC, on February 27th, 1971.
St. Lawrence Valley Railway Society "Special"
Robert O’Shaughnessy witnessed a rare occurrence when he photographed CP Rail E8’s 1800 and 1802 placed back to back for a special passenger extra in 1971. While your Editor was never lucky enough to see this as a boy, apparently the E8’s at times called into Commuter service and in fact were once (maybe twice), assigned back to back.
In September 1971, CP ran a nine car excursion led by the two CP E8’s from Montreal Windsor Station, to Lac Megantic on the Québec Central and organized by the St-Lawrence Valley Railwau Society. These historic photos were taken at St-Victor de Beauce and at Black Lake. QC.
Total riders: 425
Supervisor: Ken Wadden
Passenger Rep: J.A.Beatty - Special Passenger Services
Orders: Special train being hauled by two DPA-22A units, will be restricted to 15 MPH on 75 lbs. rail on (Quebec Central) Tring Subdivision between Mileage 15.2 and Mileage 27.5 and between Mileage 35.5 and Mileage 35.8.
(We would like to thank John Lachance, Bruce Chapman, Robert O’Shaughnessy, John Godfrey for their assistance in this special report)
Sponsored Railway Societies and Museums
In February, Exporail will be open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM to 17:00 (5:00 PM).
All month, “The Rotary Snowplow’, climb aboard this gigantic machine and imagine how snow removal was in the age of steam.
All month – ‘Working on the Railroad’, Try your hand at these fundamental railway trades: brakeman, carman, trackman, motorman!
Railway Witnesses, Memory of a Nation – This new temporary exhibition highlights the important role played by railway companies in Canada’s history for the past 175 years. It is generously illustrated with artefacts from the CRHA Archives.
Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Society
York-Durham Historical Railway (YDHR)
West Coast Railway Association (WCRA)
Guelph Historical Railway Assoc (GRHA)
ALCO Heritage Museum
The Alco Heritage Museum received an historic artifact in the form of an FA-1 (Ex-RDG #301) locomotive nose and cab which will be fixed up and eventually used in a locomotive simulator so visitors can experience what it is like to operate a large diesel locomotive. All of the missing locomotive sections will be rebuilt using original exterior elevations printed on vinyl and stretched along each side of a series of bent poles conforming to the lateral contours of the FA-1.. The Schenectady museum is dedicated to showing off products made in the Capital Region of New York State at the site of the former American Locomotive Company.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ALCO HERITAGE MUSEUM'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE
West Coast Railway Association: www.wcra.org
Roundhouse Museum Project:
Revelstoke Railway Museum: www.railwaymuseum.com
Rocky Mountain Railway Society: http://www.6060.org/
The Alberta 2005 Centennial Railway Museum Society: www.alberta2005rail.com
Winnipeg Railway Museum: www.wpgrailwaymuseum.com
Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway Society http://www.portageflyer.org/
Waterloo Central Railway http://waterloocentralrailway.com/
York Durham Heritage Railway. http://www.ydhr.ca/
Canadian Museum of Science &Technology (Ottawa) http://imagescn.technomuses.ca
Chatham Railway Museum http://www.chathamrailroadmuseum.ca/
Bytown Railway Society:
Northern Ontario Railway Museum: http://www.northernontariorailroadmuseum.ca/
Monticello Railway Museum http://www.mrym.org/
Lake Shore Railway Historical Society http://www.grape-track.org/home
Steamtown National Historic Site: http://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm
© CRO February 2012