Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CNR #429's First Day of Operation

September 16th, 1957, CNR #429 (ex-QRL&P #22) was put in revenue service after a major overhaul at Pointe St. Charles shops in Montreal. Here's a photo report of her first day of duty pulling westbound CNR freight train #525 from Beaupré to Quebec City on Murray Bay Subdivision.

CNR train #525 exits Hedley Junction as it passes the interlocking tower.

















Passing by Limoilou yard and Canadian Glassine Co.























Engine #429 runs over Canardiere Road Overpass at full trottle.




Engine #429 crosses 18th Street Overpass nearby Citadel Salvage Corp.


















Train #525 enters Lake St. John mainline near Drouin & Drouin lumber yard.


























Train #525 passing an east bound freight train from Montreal at Lairet.






















Engine #429 at 1st Avenue Overpass near Lairet Station.






















Engine #429 waits orders to enter Limoilou yard at Lairet Station.


















Engine #429 waits orders to enter Limoilou yard at Lairet Station.

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