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Visit to Calgary Heritage Park and Railway

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Visit to Calgary Heritage Park and Railway
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 2:46 AM

 

  

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

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Posted by GrandTrunkWestern on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 3:35 PM

Neat pictures, thanks for sharing! I must say, that steam locomotive is quite the unique sight. Personally, I think it looks like a mix between Arcade & Attica 18 with those raised up running boards, and Wilmington & Western 58 as to how it should have a leading truck but just doesn't have one.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 4:37 PM

Nice shots David!  Thanks!

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 6:51 PM

GrandTrunkWestern
I must say, that steam locomotive is quite the unique sight.

But there are two of them!

This one is an ex-Army wartime engine (built 1944 as #4076) and sold as war surplus...

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Posted by GrandTrunkWestern on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 4:46 PM

Well that would explain why I thought those looked vaguely familiar! I love the look of those USATC steamers, namely the S160's.

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Posted by NDG on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 7:54 PM
As a memory from a visit there about forty 40 years ago,
 
One is Classed O-6-o on it's builders plate.
 
 
 
The open Observation Streetcar was built for Montreal Tramways, one of Four,
 
and did NOT carry a Trolley Pole on it's Front in Mtl.
 
 
During the War, some were fitted with a ROOF account War Traffic.
 
These Cars lasted into 1957 and were a treat on hot summer's evenings
 
before AC.
 
The streetcars left in 1959 steam followed not long after.
 
All Four observation cars still exist.
 
Memories.


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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 22, 2023 10:21 AM

Did the "Chariot" ever operate on the Calgary system, or only Montreal- then Calgary Museum?

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Posted by NDG on Monday, May 22, 2023 12:31 PM

 

The Montreal Tramways Observation Car was in Calgary for a time, 
but, I do not know if the current street-running C Train was in operation
 at the same time?
 
Early streetcars in Calgary ended c. 1950 replaced by Trolley Buses
 which in turn  were replaced 1975.
 
 
Would there be Clearance Issues operating the Montreal Observation Car
 on modern C-Train Route?
 
CP 5934, Calgary. Built 1949.
 
 
The early CP 5900s were lovely.
 
 
 
CP  7019 Calgary. Built 1944.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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