Thursday, December 2, 2010

Locomotive Roster

Here is an overview of locomotives working at Hedley Junction in 1957. Only CNR #429 is documented to have been a frequent visitor under QRL&PCo ownership.


CNR #429


Source : Omer Lavallée (1928), Le Chemin de fer de la Bonne Sainte Anne, 2010.

Prototype:

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-0
Type: Steam, coal burner
Class: E-13-a
Original owner : ex-QRL&P #22
Builder : Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW)
Year: 1928
Retired: 1951
Scrapped: 1953

Prototype background: Built in 1928 by QRL&PCo for interchange service between non-electrified sections of CNR Murray Bay Subdivision and Hedley Junction. Retired in 1951 by CNR after QRL&PCo's buyout. Should have been renumbered #429, but was scrapped in 1953.

Alternate history: Successfully renumbered #429 in 1951 after being overhauled in Pointe St. Charles CNR shops, she returned to her previous assignment. Retired and scrapped in 1959 when the ligne was fully dieselized the same year. She pulls trains #422 and #423 on a daily basis.

Model:

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-0
Type: Steam, oil burner
Origin: ex-#22 Southern Pacific Lines
Manufacturer: International Hobby Corporation (Mehano)
Materials: Plastic and metal
Purchase: 2008 (Udisco, Montréal), brand new.

Modifications:
Tender: Tender shortened significantly according to #22 plans and new coal bunker built from the oil bunker and styrene. New brass railing and headlight (Cal-Scale).
Locomotive: Cab window enlarged and new brass railing, SP-style number boards removed, curved brass railing in front of smoke box, new CN-style number boards, new brass steam generator and new brass bell (Cal-Scale). Painting and decals according to prototype.


CNR #8400

Source : Doug Frozel (1959), cnrphotos.com, 2010.

Prototype :

Wheel arrangement: 0-8-0
Type:  Steam, coal burner
Class: P-5-h
Builder: Pointe Saint-Charles (Canadian National)
Year: 1930
Retired: 1959-1960
Scrapped: 1959-1960

Prototype background: None. This locomotive was assigned to a yard in Toronto, Ontario. Apparently retired and scrapped around 1959-1960.

Alternate history: Main switcher assigned to Limoilou yard and seconded by diesel-electric switcher #8469.
Model:

Wheel arrangement: 0-8-0
Type: Steam, coal burner
Origin: Prototype USRA (1918-1920)
Manufacturer: Life-Like Products (Proto 2000 Heritage Steam Collection)
Materials: Plastic and metals
Purchase: 2000 (Bazar des Trains, Québec), brand new.

Modifications: New red CN-style immatriculation plate under the headlight.


CNR #2191
























Source : Doug Frozel (1959), cnrphotos.com, 2010.

Prototype:

Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0
Type: Steam, coal burner
Class: M-5-c
Origin: ex-CGR #212
Builder: Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW)
Year: 1913
Retired: 1959-1960
Scrapped: 1959-1960

Prototype backqround: None. This locomotive was assigned to freight trains in Mimico, Ontario. Apparently retired and scrapped around 1959-1960.

Alternate history: This locomotive hauled local train #420-421 on Bridge Subdivision between Hedley and Joffre yards.

Model:

Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0
Type: Steam, coal burner
Origin: Prototype USRA (1918-1920)
Manufacturer: Bachmann (Spectrum)
Materials: Plastic and metals
Purchase: 2010 (Hong Kong), brand new.

Modifications: New red CN-style number plate under the headlight and CNR decals.


CNR #8469



Source : Don Jaworski (1967), cnrphotos.com, 2010

Prototype :

Wheel arrangement: BB
Type: S3, diesel-electric
Class: MS-7b
Origin: CN 8464
Builder: Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW)
Year: 1953
Retired: 1969
Scrapped: Unknown

Prototype background: None. Locomotive assigned to Strathford, Ontario.

Alternate history: Switcher assigned to Limoilou yard and used for local industrial switching.

Model:

Wheel arrangement: BB
Type: S3, diesel-electric
Class: Q-8-a
Origin: CN 8469
Manufacturer: Life-Like Products (Proto 2000)
Materials: Plastic and metals
Purchase: 2007 (États-Unis), brand new.

Modifications : None, detailling parts provided with the engine will be installed (sunshaded).


DW&P #3611








Source : atlasrr.com, 2010















Source : Paul Smith (1966), cnrphotos.com, 2010

Prototype:

Type: RS-11, diesel-electric
Class: MR-18a
Origin: DWP 3611 (then CV 3611)
Builder: American Locomotive Company (ALCo)
Year: 1956
Retired: 1985
Scrapped: Unknow.

Prototype background: This engine saw service between Duluth and Winnipeg from 1956 to 1965. It was transferred to Central Vermont (CV) from 1965 to 1968 then returned to DWP. Again, in 1979, it was transferred to CV and was repainted in their livery. It was sold to Quaboag Transfer (QT) in November 1985 and to Winchester & Western in October 1988. During its time with CV, this locomotive was a regular visitor at Richmond, Quebec.

Alternate history: In 1957, 3611 was transferred to CV and was, on few occasions, used to haul CV freight trains from Richmond to Quebec City via Danville Subdivision.

Model:

Type: RS-11 diesel-electric
Class: MR-18a
Origin: DWP 3611
Manufacturer: Atlas (Classic)
Material: Plastic and metals
Purchase: 2008 (United States), brand new.

Modifications : None.

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