Clean Machines!

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Clean Machines!
Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:18 PM

Steamed cleaned clean steam! Most of these photos are approaching the end of steam and the scrapyard but appearances and standards were kept high with lots of pride on the CPR.

James A. Brown 

Spotless 2465 sits on the shop track ready to go. See where. 

3003 F2a class Jubilee fastest engines in Canada. 112 1/2 mph! 1955 Ron Visockis Collection

1263 regularly assigned to Owen Sound. October 1955 Jim Parker 
Note the cart with steam cleaning equipment.

 

2222 "Four Duces" built as G1d MLW 49483 2/1911 and rebuilt 4/1927 with new 21 1/4" x 28" cyl. new 225 lbs. boiler. 
Shown here with vestibule cab and larger tender which most 2200's received, sitting on the shop track at John Street in 1936
Bruce Chapman Collection

Paterson-George Collection

Nice   unobstructed view of  2901  proudly  posing for her portrait. Class I1a 4-8-2 

Spotless 6281 on side track. Circa 1940's James Adams/Bud Laws Collection 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 8:17 PM

There must have been an awful lot of pride there to keep those engines so gorgeous looking!

I can't imagine all the hearts that were broken when they went to the scrappers.  What an atrocity.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 12:15 AM

Thanks Firelock--I can always count on a response from you...probably the only one but it is a good thing.

Tried to make sure there was a good sampling of types,, Pacifics (3 differing classes and schemes), a Mountain, even a Jubilee ( the real one) and an 0-6-0.

All from the same roundhouse...John St. Downtown Toronto. 

The 2465, first picture, is ready for taking the noon train 741 Toronto-Buffalo with plenty of NYC and CPR cars with passengers for the Big Apple.  Stops in my home town of Burlington, then the TH&B/NYC art deco station in Hamilton before steaming off to Buffalo. Or is that shuffling off to Buffalo. All of it on borrowed time and the clock ticking. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 7:09 AM

Miningman

Thanks Firelock--I can always count on a response from you...probably the only one but it is a good thing.

Now, now, you can't forget about the lurkers like myself.  Just because we don't post a response doesn't mean we enjoy your posts any less.

I for one make a point of reading every single new post on this forum.  If you put it up here then I will see it.  I just don't feel the need to register my enjoyment on the internet immediately.

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 8:04 AM

Well thanks Dude. Yeah I can see the count for the views so a bunch are checking it out. Also understood that it is not possble to reply to every post, everywhere. Did not intend to stir up sympathy. It's good to know that a person can count on a bit of a discussion or comment from a few regulars. 

Looking forward to visit your Museum over the Aug long weekend. Still in a nasty winter wonderland here and I'm so far removed from August weather that its's hard enough to remember it exists and is coming...hopefully.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 3:37 PM

Wanswheel-- It's a Clean Machine! Wonder if I was thinking of the Penny Lane tune on some sub conscious level whlie writing that title?

Colonel C. would have delighted in that fire-fighting clip!

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 10:00 PM

...and reluctantly, here is a clean Diesel, in the finest of Canadian Pacific tradition of sparkling locomotives...up to that time at least.

6620 part of only one 10 unit order (6614-6623) S-11 last 660 hp. MLW 82562 7/1959 Ottawa 3/27/1964 

 

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Posted by wanswheel on Friday, April 06, 2018 2:13 PM

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/66/ef/21/078bf2313f7189/US2221876.pdf

WILKES-BARRE, Dec. 30, 1929 – An automatic locomotive washer was demonstrated at the east end roundhouse of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad company today, and as railway equipment experts and prominent eastern railway officials watched, the new device cleaned a huge, grimy engine in a few minutes. The invention, perfected by Thomas A. Mackin,169 Scott street, this city, general foreman for the railroad company here, is heralded as one of the greatest money and time-saving devices ever perfected and is expected to ban forever from railroad terminals the antiquated methods of cleaning locomotives by hand or by semiautomatic methods now in use. Outwardly, the machine is simple in construction. Two steel standard pipes, each eighteen feet high, are set about four feet from each other. To each pipe is attached a series of minute muzzles, interchangeable to suit any make or description of locomotive. As the locomotive passes over the contact switch on the washer track the uprights respond immediately, swinging into position on both sides of the engine. Instantaneously, the nozzles throw a cloudlike spray of cleansing solution over the dirty locomotive. The great pressure exerted through the sprays throws the liquid clouds over the parts of the locomotive impossible to reach from the ground with a hose or hand operated cleaner.

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A50166

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, April 06, 2018 7:43 PM

If I was the guy with the handheld sprayer I would have turned it on that nutjob constantly yelling and berating ....Blammo! Shut up already!

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