Reply to "CPR Mountain Division “Kicking Yahk Pass”(April 29 2020)"

It was 1960 for me.....but lots of excursion steam in Toronto when I grew up there. 

    I didn't have a chance to see CNR  # 6218 run but was on the 2nd trip of 6060 after its return to service and had the chance to ride behind her on a few more trips after that.

   As for CPR steam #1057, #136 and #1201 were just a stone's throw away from the CN roundhouse just east at CPs John Street roundhouse.

   I would hang around on weekends at the both facilities and learned as much as I could 

   #1201, I had  the great pleasure of crawling inside its boiler with a pneumatic needle gun for a few hours while it was under going restoration for operation.

   Also outside in storage were #5361 and recently departed Royal  Hudson #2839(off to the USA for fantrip service 

  Good times and great memories....

Al

 

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