The incredible and versatile D10

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The incredible and versatile D10
Posted by Miningman on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:59 AM

Inspired by this :

Posted by NDG on the 'Super Steam Generator' thread.

Check of those dates and locations. Vancouver, everywhere Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, all over Ontario rural and city, Quebec rural and city, Maritimes throughout. Branch line, Main Line, Yard service, you name it. Freight, Passenger, Mixed you name it. 

Legions of them. The dates of many of the photos: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 even! Many many right to the very last day Apr. 30, 1960. 

Please allow me to share this one photo. This scene was a 10 minute walk from our house. Set in the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens very nearby. a.k.a the famous Bayview Junction. My second favourite hangout as the station was #1. You see the trains stopped there, NHL hockey players waving from the windows. Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull even! Busy place as 2 junctions there as well and lots of switching for nearby industry AND fruit wholesalers with giant sheds and ice reefers. Quite the place. How darn lucky of a lad was I! ( not only that but we spent time frequently on the family farm bordering on NYC CASO line in tobacco country just north of Simcoe, but steam disappeared earlier, except for those 2 old gals in St. Thomas.)

Now my departed Father's headstone is but minutes away from this scene and overlooks very similiar. 

The incredible and versatile D10. 1957

Hamilton history Added great old colour photo of Extra CP 1051 East heading home. 



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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 03, 2019 11:09 AM

incredible D-10 indeed!  That's a 4-6-0 on steroids, by anyone's definition!

And in service, the type anyway, from 1907 to 1960!  The CPR certainly got their money's worth out of that model!

I could be very wrong on this, but the last I heard of George Hart's D-10 #972 was it's stored on the Reading and Northern property in Port Clinton PA.  What the plans for it are is anyone's guess.

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Posted by NDG on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:47 AM


A D10 With a Trailing Truck?
Another Story.
In the Seventies St Lawrence Iron and Metal, which was once in the East End of Montreal and Cut Up Montreal Tramways' PCC car fleet, and later, many 244 hulks from MLW, which had been stripped for trade in parts for then new power for CP and CN, and much of CNR's OP Fleet, moved to the South Shore of the St Lawrence in Longueuil.
They continued to receive Locomotives for scrap, and had CN 33? GE 70 Tonner as plant switcher, previous switcher a GE 44 Ton??? Side Rod Unit in Montreal.
The CNR 6700-6800 CPA/B-16-5 were sent there complete as removed from service, and formed a retaining wall against perimeter fence holding back a MOUNTAIN of scrap engines from automobiles and trucks. I went down to see, and, lo and behold, it was TRUE. A WALL of OPs as a fence!
I thought Builder's Plates, and had tools in the car. Removed the ones remaining from outside and by crawling under Units and going thru engine rooms was able to access beneath the mountains of motors, locomotives ready to run, as much of the doomed CN power was just removed from storage or direct from service on CN, stacks capped and sent for scrap. Windshields cracked by weight above.
Anyway, a few years later we were over there, again, and decided to drop in ' Just in case. '
Surprise!!!!, CN 46, one of the Suburban Tank Engines was ' On Display ' outside the fence and we checked it out. The guy I was with said. Quote. This is like a D10 with a Trailing Truck. Unquote.
I said Hmmmm or something semi appropriate.
Conversation from long ago.
CN 46 Maintenant a Vallee Jonction.
CN 48. Scrapped 1/59.
GTR 1544.
Are/were they CP D10s with a Trailing Truck??

Thank You. 


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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, February 24, 2019 7:26 PM

Certainly not a D10 and not even the CPR but the exact same location as the picture at the start of this thread. 

Bayview Junction, CNR Northern has a move on. It's not too far from the Burlington station and given the date Jan 29, 1959 I'm going to say there is a fairly good chance I saw this train. In 1959 steam was disappearing faster than before and I spent any available time at the station watching it all. If I didn't see it then I certainly heard it. 

Not all passenger trains stopped in Burlington and maybe this one just barreled  through. How things have changed. 

A blast from the past for me, great memories. 

6233 passing Hamilton harbour. 1/29/1959 Frank Barry/Joseph Testagrose collection

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 7:33 PM

I don't know about everyone else, but when I see steam in the snow I think "Christmas!"

Even if the shot was taken in January and Christmas has passed and there's nothing but a long dreary winter ahead.

Maybe winters weren't that dull when there was steam around to liven it up?

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, February 25, 2019 3:49 AM

Interesting to compair specs with a PRR G5 4-6-0, contnued to be built in the 1920s and the standard steam  suburban engine with lots on LIRR.  Also used on way freights, mixed, etc.


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