The Chicago Express

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The Chicago Express
Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:23 PM

Put this together this am before I left. Hope you enjoy it. Click on the link regarding engine 2807...quite interesting.  See you all in 3 weeks. 

Last run of the Chicago Express
 Last run of Number 21 engines 1412 1918 Saturday, April 25, 1964 through Campbellville. 
William Carr/R.J.Sandusky Collection.


First 21 Eng 2400 Chicago Express with 12 cars through Campbellville at 8.55 a.m. Sat. May 21, 1955 
Note: 1/21 (First Twenty One) most likely originated in Toronto, while 2/21 (Second Twenty One) 
originating from Montreal probably would have looked like the following earlier scene since the last regular steam between Toronto and Windsor on #21 and #22 was engine 2807 Sun. Mar. 7, 1954
 In it's original new run it was called the Canadian.

Note that it would be another year before Numbers 19 and 20 between Montreat and Detroit would finally give up their name to the new stainless steel streamliner that would cross Canada as The Canadian beginning Sunday, April 24, 1955.

Last run in 1964 was replaced by RDC's Toronto-Windsor only. Lasted until '71.

Had to fix this as the whole thing did not load up right first time but this is the fixed essay.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:11 AM

thanks     great photos     I rode overnight   Montreal - Detroit

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:48 PM

Nice!  Thanks Miningman, and enjoy the trip!

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, July 28, 2017 11:22 PM

Thanks Firelock76 It's been easier to check in from time to time than I thought although I think finding the time will be the big issue soon enough. Be in Thunder Bay tomorrow, taking my time. 

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:02 PM

Found a new picture of the last run of the Chicago Express. Run truncated and replaced by RDC's .. sigh....

"No 21 eng 1412" passes westbound through scenic Campbellville approaching Guelph Junction. Bill Thomson


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