Steam Memories of Ontario

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It was the twilight of steam, and thank goodness Newton Rossiter was there to film it for us! We’ll see quite a variety of both CP and CN steam.

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It was the twilight of steam, and thank goodness Newton Rossiter was there to film it for us! We’ll see quite a variety of both CP and CN steam. First up is Canadian National power from smaller engines to the larger 2-8-2’s, 4-8-2’s, and 4-8-4’s. We also see the 4-6-4 Hudsons which had a distinctive tender. There were only a few of these racehorse engines built. Also shown is the shrouded (streamlined) 6060 series 4-8-2’s and the 6400 series 4-8-4’s. It’s quite a nice variety with good action scenes of most all the engine classes still in operation. Next are CPR engines, again working from smaller classes through larger 4-6-0’s, 2-8-0’s, 2-8-2’s, 4-6-2’s, and 4-6-4 Hudsons. There are a variety of the 4-6-2 pacifics, including the G3 types and G5’s, and several of the early Hudsons, and of course the Royal Hudsons. Here again we get to see a great variety of steam including some doubleheaders, and are entertained by some of the stories by some of the men who were there. The original film was silent, so music and narration has been added.

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  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    banana belt CanSteamfan

    First saw this on RFD-TV’s “Trains and Locomotives” series – looked darned intriguing even w/out synchronized sound. Original movie (16mm color) work is very good to outstanding, and digital reproduction’s first-rate. Subjects are nearly all classes of CN and CP steam on southern Ontario main lines (W-of Toronto) during mid to late 1950’s. Real treat is that since there’s no sound to go w/the scenes, there’s narration by former “hoggers” and fireman who worked the various classes on both Ry.’s in that part of eastern Canada. They tell which locos were good (most) and which were not the best, if not just plain bad, and why they viewed them in those ways. Great “side anecdotes” as-well, working plow extras in winter, or night sleeper movements E/b to Toronto w/unofficial racing of CN 6100-series (U-2 class) 4-8-4’s vs. CPR “Hudsons” on parallel mains – just great stuff, there! Overall, this is a fine addition for a complete CP and CN steam era video library, and gives a novice who had no “first-hand” experience filming (much-less working aboard) steam on Canada’s rails a breif insight during its grand finale.

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