The last CP train from Goderich !

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by interurban, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I captured 3032 backing into the side track just west of the Seaton trestle Bridge in Pickering.
    I was taking grandson William and Lab Barron for a winter walk when we heard the train slowly backing up.

    On sending the picture to Bill, who runs the C P roster web page for consideration (POSTING)
    He was thrilled to see her again as he chased 3032 from Goderich on that last day of operation.

    Here we see 3032 freshly painted working the MOW

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  2. joesho

    joesho Member

    they are closing the line down??
    thats a shame :( thats one nice locomotive
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    It closed in 1988.
    Here is a bit of history Jeosho.

    Harbour Quay 1 Ship St. “Canadian Pacific Railway Station” Designated 2005
    Reason for Designation: The Goderich CP railway station, referenced in the Heritage Railway Stations Inventory in 1987, remains locally significant and is designated for architectural and contextual reasons. The station is built of red brick with limestone foundation. It has a hipped roof over the central portion with a cross-gable and lunette trackside. Restored slate tiles top the cupola of the round waiting room. The sloped roof over the platform and the Armstrong turntable to the west of the building, have been removed.
    Original interior features include a true ceiling with three large medallions, wooden screens, interior doors, fixtures, trim and decorative plaster. The stationhouse is located on land bought from the Canada Company in 1837 by Jacob Cummer and John Wilson. Opened for service in 1907, the last CPR train stopped on the bridge on August 3, 1988 and blew its whistle for a final time. Since then local community groups have maintained use of the building.

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  4. joesho

    joesho Member

    wow thats one handsome building. i wish we had more rail history over here,only rail history we have is bce, or british columbia ellectric (interubans) :D
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Pictures Chris. Thanks for sharing them with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    I was out your way in 05 visiting an old friend, I was looking for traces of the B C Electrics.
    All I found was the tourist track and that was closed:cry:
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The CPR line to Goderich was closed in 1988. The former CNR line is still running as the Goderich and Exeter Railway. (Stratford to Goderich, Branch to Exeter and line from Georgetown to London via Stratford).
  8. joesho

    joesho Member

    oh i see,interurban they have an interurban society now they have restored 2 interurbans that you can ride to granville and they are working on restoring more. also my grandma lives in richmond and there are still a lot of traces of the interurbans in richmond the old line/(you can see were the track WAS).thanks 60103 :D
  9. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Those are some pictures Chris. I like winter railroad pictures but hate winter!sign1 My Great Grand Mother's maiden name was Seaton. I wonder if that is named after a family member. The Seaton's where one of the first families to settle in North America from England. The Seaton's also have a rich history working on the railroads.


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