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This video has nearly an hour of great steam action on CN and CP during the steam era. There is just about every class of engine imaginable that was running near the end of the steam era.
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Steam Memories of Ontario DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-08-04 10:21:34.
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In this program from 1988, it starts with a look at a Canadian national northern on a passenger train followed by Canadian Pacific royal hudson 2838 in the opening titles. As Newton rossiter talks about the introduction of the program which the majority of it has narration from crew members Bruce Kearney & Bob Cole from CN, 4-8-4 number 6230 is on a passenger run, While we moved to the yard where H class 4-6-0 10 wheeler number 1576 idles with a freight followed by another H class 10 wheeler number 1336 on a branch line with passenger cars. Note the wooden ties alongside the track. Another look at 1336 is shown, then we moved to the junction with 1541 on a freight. Moments later, another freight is shown with number 1348, followed by 1532 entering the yard. We managed to get some action shots of 1576 going backwards concluding the brief look at the H class 4-6-0s. Moving Onto the N class 2-8-0 consolidations, it's winter as a freight with number 2506 passes by the semaphore signals. In warmer weather, 2602 is on a fast freight. Meanwhile, 2609 rolls through the crossing on a freight. Followed by 2659 on another freight as it rolls through another crossing. Concluding the brief look at the consolidations, we now focused on both the J & K class 4-6-2 pacifics beginning with number 5126 leaving the station with 3 baggage cars & 2 coaches. Rolling by the switch tower is 5252 on train 77. Another scene of 5252 is shown on a different day. Afterwards, a doubleheader with 5512 & 4-8-4 number 6121 negotiates a bend at a junction while hauling freight. Another doubleheader is shown with engines 5589 & 5109 on a freight in the winter. While 1576 switches cars in the yard, 5600 arrives with a passenger train. Moments later, it's follow up sister engine number 5601 arrives, then we see 5601 again with only 2 cars. Afterwards a freight train is shown with 5611 in charge. Back in the same spot where we see 5601 carrying 2 cars with a silo tower in the background, 5588 handles 2 coaches while it follows behind. Leaving the pacifics on CN behind, we now moved on to the S class 2-8-2 mikados beginning with number 3199 being serviced. Then it grabs the caboose, & switches tracks in the winter. While 3199 heads for it's train, 4-8-4 number 6151 backs up. Afterwards a fast doubleheader freight is shown with 3199 as the second engine. Another doubleheader is shown with 3456 in the lead. Next we see 3467 on a small but really fast freight. A dirty 3547 handles the mixed mail & passenger train, then it stops for water. Leaving the mikes behind, a look at the K class hudsons are shown beginning with 5700 on a passenger train in 3 scenes, One of them passing by the semaphore signals in the junction, the other in the winter. Back at the junction, 5702 negotiates the bend, While another shot of 5702 is shown followed by 5703 entering the junction. 5704 handles the mail train. CN has only made 5 of these 5700 series hudsons. Bigger power is needed as we move on to the U class mountain type 4-8-2s beginning with one of these engines backing into the junction. It turns out to be 6007 coupling up to 4-8-4 number 6300 on a long freight. Next up is number 6020 on a passenger run. Switching tracks while negotiating a bend near the tower is 6022. Moments later, 6028 is carrying coaches from the New York Central. 2 scenes were made: one at the junction near the tower, the other on the fast mainline. 6007 is parked on a siding as 6036 handles the passenger train with no problems. One of the Streamlined class U-1-F engines number 6068 leaves the station. 2 scenes were made of 6068. Back at the first scene where 6068 leaves the area, it's follow up sister engine number 6069 rolls through with a passenger train. Moments later, 6069 is seen again out on the mainline, followed by A quick scene of 6076 Highballing over the bridge. It's winter as 6077 makes a meet. In early spring, 6078 roars through the mainline. Passing by the twin semaphore signals is 6079. Leaving the mountain types behind, we now moved to the U class northerns beginning with a passenger train that is led by 6116. A freight train is led by 6148. Another freight is shown with 6163 in the lead. Moments later, 6165 passes by the junction, then it slows down in the winter. A freight is shown with number 6179, followed by 6172 on a passenger train as it passes by the tower. Meanwhile, 6200 passes by the junction, then we see the engine again as it curves off while passing by a lake. When winter came, 6200 highballs down the line. Down by the diamonds, a meet is shown as 6205 arrives, followed by 6214 on a passenger run. Back at the curved junction near the lake, 6215 passes by the red tower. A blizzard is shown as 6215 is seen again. In warmer weather, 6219 is on a passenger train, then we see 6226 leaving the area. Meanwhile, 6228 is on a fast passenger run. 2 scenes were made of 6228. In the winter, 6230 curves through the junction, then we see 6232 on a freight followed by 6234 on a passenger train. 2 scenes were made with 6234. In the winter once again, 6237 is on a fast freight. Then the blizzard is back as 6238 doubleheads with 6137. In warmer weather, 6239 is on a freight train. Winter returns as 6240 is on a passenger run, followed by another passenger train with 6240 once again in warm weather. Meanwhile, 6247 is carrying from the Pennsylvania railroad. Back in the snow we see 6248 once again on a passenger run, followed by 6253 getting some help from a GP9 at the curved junction in warm weather. 6256 leads a freight with GP9 number 4819 providing extra power. Meanwhile, 6258 is on a freight while winter returns as GP9 number 4531 assists 6304 on a freight. In warmer weather, 6305 is on a freight while rolling through the crossing. In the winter, 6311 handles the freight. Warmer months return with 6317 on a passenger train, then we are back at the junction near the tower where a streamlined northern number 6400 passes by. This engine was the inspiration to Vinnie in the 2016 Thomas the tank engine musical movie: the great race. 2 scenes of 6400 were made. Afterwards, 6402 had already crosses the bridge on a passenger run. In the late afternoon sun, 6403 is leaving the yard while making a meet with 6335 on a freight. In late winter, 6404 is on a passenger train. Back at the junction where 6007 is on a siding, a pair of GP7S numbers 4900 & 4909 handle the passenger run. Normal steam operations on CN steam in Ontario ended on April 25, 1959.