Cpr 2816

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by kirkendale, May 24, 2004.

  1. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

    Does anyone know the timetable for CPR's 2816 vist through Toronto, Niagara Falls and Smith Falls later this month? Will there be any public viwing times?:confused:
  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi kirkendale, all the info I have is posted , hope you get a look at her.
  3. Diesel John

    Diesel John Member

    Grab your camera and run down the driveway...she's a...coming..

    May 26th arrives West Toronto 2100
    arrives Toronto Yard 2200
    departs Toronto May 28th, 0900
    May 28th arrives Smith Falls May 28th, 1500
    departs May 29th,1100
    May 29th passes Dorion 1400
    arrives Montreal 1600
    Then she'll depart Montreal June 10th, Interurban has posted her schedule for June
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    My sister called to say that she say a big steam engine in Tottenham last night. I thought she meant 136 or 1057, but it was 2816.
    And I missed it.
  5. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    CP #2816 is scheduled to arrive in Smiths Falls this afternoon (Friday 28 June) for an overnight stay, and then off tomorrow morning (Saturday 29 June) for Montreal - barring any unforseen difficulties.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Well, I saw it, but only just - and I have no proof! Sorry!

    I got to Smith's Falls on Saturday just in time to hear the whistle, and race down William Street to the end of the yard. Seeing the Empress in action - even briefly - was incredible. Looking at the engines in the Museum of Science and TEch, and seeing videos, or pictures just doesn't prepare you to see this monstrous machine in action. What a beaut!


    PS - I'll try for pictures on her return trip if possible... :)
  7. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Member

    :thumb: She's a wonder all right.

    I bet I'm the ONLY gauger that has a small vile of grease taken off her crosshead!! :D That's worn as a pendant.

  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    You lucky duck. here are a few pics of when I hitched a ride on her last year. :D
    Just so you guys and gals know what you are looking for. :rolleyes: :D :wave:

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  9. Diesel John

    Diesel John Member

    Ghee...Chris, you look pretty good up there, you must have connections....
  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I am so glad I do.
    Thanks for the invite John!! it was a day to remember... :wave: :thumb:
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    great photo's :thumb: :thumb:
  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Well folks, the Empress has added a special excursion run from Toronto Union Station to Milton on Sat. June 12, and I'm going!!!!!! Tickets are $30 from Ticketmaster and a big thanks to Chris (the man with the connections) for the info!!!!
    I also came across this website which has some videos of the Empress under steam!!! The sounds are glorious! http://www.sowrey.org/photos/cp2816.shtml

  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Oops - forgot about this website - CPR's - where you can get videos and souvenir shirts, hats and pins.


    Don't spend your money all in one place!!!!

  14. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Empress returns from Montreal to Toronto tomorrow (Fri, 11 June 2004), passing Kemptville/Bedell, Smiths Falls and others along the way. Time for Bedell is suppsedly about 11am (if you intend to go to see her, please verify this with someone more knowledgable than I). I am starting to feel like I will not be at work tomorrow... ;) :D

  15. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Ok, so I checked with someone more knowledgable - Julie at the CPR 1-800 info line. 2816 departs Montreal at 7am local time tomorrow. She is scheduled to arrive between 11:00 and 11:30 in Smiths Falls for an event from 12:00 to 12:30, at which time she will depart for Toronto.

    So that puts the Bedell time perhaps somewhere between 9am and 11am, if all goes well. Julie did note that if 2816 leaves late she will be running close to maximum allowable track spped all the way. If the departure is on time, the train tends to run more slowly to allow railfans better opportunity for pictures.

  16. cobra

    cobra Member

    I'm greatly looking forward to seeing her in Milton , Saturday June 12th .....should be easy enough to find I would think , haven't been to Milton in about 15 years .
  17. Diesel John

    Diesel John Member

    He ya! go
    Arrive Toronto Yard for servicing June 11th,18:00 hrs
    Depart Totonto Yard June 12th 07:00
    Arrive Union Station 08:00
    Passengers will commence to board at 09:30
    Depart Union Station 10:15
    Arrive Milton GO Station 11:45
    At 13:20 once all Toronto pedestrians are clear she'll head to the East end of Milton and continue to Hamilton
    Passengers will then board to Go back to Union Station
    2816 will arrive Aberdeen and yard at 15:00
    Depart Aberdeen for Welland 15:30
    Arrive Welland 16:30
    Special Event from 16:30 to 18:00
    June 13th Depart Wellend 07:00
    Arrive Fort Erie/Buffalo boarder 08:00
    Onto the CSX at Sycamore ar 10:15 then bye-bye States Side

    That's all I know, "but remember train time is any time"
  18. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

    Great info and pictures. I found out the side trip from Toronto to Niagra Falls before going to Montreal was a BUS :curse: tour. Did get a few minutes of video out by Bowmanville. WOW, what a sight.:eek:
    Looking to chase it into MIlton then highball it to catch more as it comes into Hamilton. Although I have heard it was going straight to the Kinnear Yard behind Gage Park, not going into Aberdeen.
  19. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks for the info John!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

  20. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Here She Comes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought ya might like these shots. I do. :thumb:

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