The End of an Era

Locomotives in the Age of Steam

A Photographic Record by Lloyd Zapfe, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Images from the archival collections of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society


#247 (0-6-0) Saddle Tank Switcher, Canadian National Railway museum train at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 31, 1957.Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16b


#713 Morse “Mogul” (2-6-0). Canadian National Railway museum train at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 31, 1957.Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16c



#7336 Class 0-12-d (0-6-0) Switcher at West Fort William, Ontario, July 10, 1956.Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16d



#7418 Class 0-12-f (0-6-0) switcher at the Canadian National Railway yards, Vickers Street, Fort William, Ontario, December 13, 1956.Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16e



#7420 Class 0-12-f (0-6-0) Switcher at the Canadian National Railway Mission yards, Fort William, Ontario, March 10, 1958.Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16f



#8205 Class P-4-a (0-8-0) Switcher at the Canadian National Railway shops, Neebing, Ontario, April 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16g



#8434 (0-8-0) Switcher type at the Canadian National Railway Neebing yards, Fort William, Ontario, July 25, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16h



#2456 Class N-2-a Consolidation type, Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific, at Ore, Minnesota, August 28, 1956. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16i



#2500 Class N-2-b (2-8-0) Consolidation type at the Canadian National Railway Mission yards, Fort William, Ontario, November 4, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16j



#2743 Class N-5-b (2-8-0) Consolidation type at the Nutana shops, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 16, 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16k



#3312 Class S-1-c (2-8-2) Mikado type at the Canadian National Railway shops, Neebing, Ontario, April 16, 1959. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16l



#3400 Class S-1-e (2-8-2) Mikado type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, July 13, 1956. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16m



#3400 Class S-1-e (2-8-2) Mikado type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, July 13, 1956. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16n



#4038 Class T-1-c (2-10-2) Santa Fe type at the Canadian National Railway yards, Port Arthur, Ontario, May 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16o




#4008 (2-10-2) Santa Fe type freight locomotive on display at Rainy River, Ontario. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16p




#5092 Class J-4-c (4-6-2) Pacific type at the Nutana shops, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 16, 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16q



#5274 Class J-7-a (4-6-2) Pacific type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16r


#5297 Class J-&-c (4-6-2) Pacific type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 15, 1956. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16s



#5297 Class J-&-c (4-6-2) Pacific type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 15, 1956. (Photo by Lloyd Zapfe)
Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16t




#5703, location unknown, circa 1956. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16u




#6003 Class U-1-a ((4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, April 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16v



#6034 Class U-1-b (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway shops, Port Arthur, Ontario, May 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16w



#6044 Class U-1-d ((4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, July 31, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16x


#6047 Class U-1-e ((4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 12, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16y


#6048 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type on the Canadian National Railway passenger track, Vickers Street, Fort William, Ontario, December 26, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16z


#6050 Class I-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 1, 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16aa



#6052 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, August 5, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16bb



#6052 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 15, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16cc



#6054 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, April 25, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16dd



#6055 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 28, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ee


#6055 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 28, 1957, showing piston rod and valve gear assembly. -1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 28, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ff


#6055 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 28, 1957, showing the power plant. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16gg


#6056 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type showing train #34 approaching the Canadian National Railway station on Vickers Street, Fort William, Ontario, Canada, December 24, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16hh



#6057 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, July 6, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ii



#6060 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 14, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16jj


#6060 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 14, 1958 showing cylinder and valve gear. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16kk



#6060 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, May 14, 1958 showing running gear. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ll


#6061 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, July 6, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16mm



#6065 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at Fort William, Ontario, February 4, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16nn



#6065 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 8, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16oo



#6066 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Arthur Street crossing, Fort William, Ontario, March 22, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16pp


#6066 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, March 23, 1958, the last steam locomotive on Train #33. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16rr



#6067 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Port Arthur, Ontario, May 25, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ss



#6067 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, August 10, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16tt



#6204 Class U-2-g (4-8-4) Northern type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16uu



#6207 U-2-g (4-8-4) Northern type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, September 11, 1956. Canadian National Railway Train #33 westbound. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16vv



#6223 U-2-g (4-8-4) Northern type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, August 11, 1955. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ww




#6226 U-2-g (4-8-4) Northern type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 21, 1956. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16xx


#6055 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, September 6, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16yy



#6044 Class U-1-d ((4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 18, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16aaa



#6061 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 13, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16bbb



Canadian National Railway Train #34 Fort William bound at Neebing, Ontario, June 21, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ccc


#5274 Class J-7-a (4-6-2) Pacific type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 1955. This is Canadian National Railway Train #209, a mixed local to Sioux Lookout. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ddd


#6050 Class I-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 1, 1955. Engineer H.M. Hunnicutt cracks the throttle to highball wast with Canadian National Railway Train #34. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16eee


#6223 U-2-g (4-8-4) Northern type at the Canadian National Railway station, Fort William, Ontario, June 21, 1956. This is Canadian National Railway Train #33 westbound to Winnipeg. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16fff


#3400 Class S-1-e (2-8-2) Mikado type at West Fort William, Ontario, July 13, 1956. This is Canadian National Railway Train #33 westbound to Winnipeg. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ggg


#6207 U-2-g (4-8-4) Northern type at West Fort William, Ontario, August 15, 1956, pulling Canadian National Railway Train #33 westbound. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16hhh


#6047 Class U-1-e ((4-8-2) Mountain type at the Canadian National Railway station, Vickers Street, Fort William, Ontario, August 3, 1957, hauling Canadian National Railway Train #33 westbound to Winnipeg. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16iii


#3312 Class S-1-c (2-8-2) Mikado type at the Canadian National Railway freight transfer, Neebing to Port Arthur, Ontario, April 12, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16jjj


#6052 Class U-1-e (4-8-2) Mountain type pulling a Canadian National Railway passenger train #34 bound from West Fort William to Fort William, Ontario, August 16, 1957. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16kkk


#2500 Class N-2-b (2-8-0) Consolidation type, an ex-Canadian Northern locomotive at the Canadian National Railway Mission yards, West Fort William, Ontario, November 4, 1957. This locomotive, along with #2455-2464 and 2465-2514, was the most powerful Consolidations in the Canadian National Railway roster. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16lll


#6065 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type at Kingsway crossing, Fort William, Ontario, February 4, 1958, pulling Canadian National Railway Train #34, bound for Fort William station. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16mmm


#6060 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type pulling Canadian National Railway Train #34 into Neebing yards, Neebing, Ontario, March 6, 1958. Jack Wolotka is engineer. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16nnn


#6067 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type with Canadian National Railway train #33, westbound, at the CNR station, Fort William, Ontario, August 10, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ppp


#6067 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type with Canadian National Railway train #33, westbound, at the CNR station, Fort William, Ontario, August 10, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16qqq


#6067 Class U-1-f (4-8-2) Mountain type with Canadian National Railway train #33, westbound from Fort William to Kakabeka Fall, Ontario, August 10, 1958. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16rrr


#4240 diesel pulling Canadian National Railway Train #33 at the CNR station, Fort William, Ontario, April 15, 1958. This is during the transition period – the “new look.” The days of steam were rapidly drawing to a close across the entire system when this image was shot. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16sss


Canadian National Railway Steam Generator #15410, at the CNR station, Fort William, Ontario, April 5, 1958. Known as the “travelling tea kettle,” this was the only source of steam in the diesel era. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16ttt


#4240 at the CNR station, Fort William, Ontario, April 5, 1958, one of the Canadian National Railway’s brand new GP9 (General Purpose), 1750-hp diesel locomotives. Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society 972.272.16uuu


(All Photos by Lloyd Zapfe)
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