See the new images for September 2003 from:
Sean A. Bolli Colour photos from Focus Volume 6 Number 4!
Mark H. Hymers
Sean A. Bolli has sent in this collection of TH&B gondola photos.
|TH&B gondola 2632 was spotted in Alyth Yard in Calgary, on January 5 2003.|
|Another view of gondola 2632.|
Recently overhauled by Canadian Pacific, TH&B 2674 and 2691 have traded their basic TH&B black scheme for CP Action Red. Other TH&B cars known to have received the red brush treatment include 2628, 2670, 2694 and 2699.
These photos also appear in Focus Volume 6 Number 4.
|A view of gondola 2691 in CP Action Red.|
Janet Forjan-Freedman has a collection of postcards featuring historic scenes in and around Hamilton. The four postcards featured here show the TH&B's "Gingerbread Castle" station, the east portal of the Hunter Street Tunnel, and an early view of the new Hunter Street Station.
Visit Janet's website at www.hamiltonpostcards.com and have a look at the other Hamilton postcards there is some fascinating material there.
Special thanks to Janet for sharing these images from her collection.
A good view of the first TH&B Hamilton station, informally known as the "Gingerbread Castle".
Another view of the "Gingerbread Castle". This postcard was postmarked June 15, 1913.
A train exiting the east portal of the Hunter Street Tunnel.
|An early view of the modern Hunter Street Station.|
Mark H. Hymers sends us this great character study of a TH&B boxcar. Mark writes:
|"The TH&B was always something special to see.
Big time railroading with class and a relief for Canadian fans when the
only other choice usually were CNR or CPR. Take your pick! I remember as
a young railfan being delighted while watching trains at Bayview to see
a TH&B passenger train complete with traditional heavyweights and gold
lettering pass by."
"All I can offer though is this lowly black & white shot of a TH&B boxcar I took in 1967 in Elmira, Ontario. That was of course on the CPR's Goderich branch. My father told me years ago that occasionally a TH&B engine was used over that line instead of a CPR engine ... as you know and the Goderich line connected directly with Hamilton via Guelph Junction."
Mel McInnis has sent us some great portraits of TH&B locomotives and vans. Thanks very much to Mel for sharing these photos with us.
|Van 62 in Hamilton.|
|Van 71 in Hamilton.|
|Number 74 with van 82 in Welland.|
|Vans 81 and 83 in Hamilton.|
|A portrait of van 82.|
|A portrait of van 83.|
Louis Nemeth caught these two photos of #71 with van #72 at the Canadian Furnace yards in Port Colborne, Ontario, in 1974.
|Van #62 accompanied #71 at the Canadian Furnace yards in Port Colborne.|
In July of 1972, Louis Nemeth captured TH&B geeps 76, 77, 401 and 401 in these classic shots at Welland and Port Colborne. Thanks very much, Louis, for sharing these.
|Van number 71 in Port Colborne on a frieght heading north to Hamilton, July 24 1972.|
Jeff Semper took these photos of TH&B gondola 2690 in CP's Woodstock Yard in spring, 2003. Thanks very much to Jeff for sending these in, and special thanks to Jeff for sending them in a second time after they were lost in the webmaster's e-mail!
|TH&B gondola 2690 in Woodstock, spring, 2002.|
|A side view to TH&B gondola 2690.|
|A detailed view of the A end.|
|A detailed view of the B end.|
|The other side of 2690 with some urban art.|
|Another view of the graffitti on 2690.|
Daryl Sherlock has sent along some more great photos. The comments below are Daryl's.
Adrian Telizyn writes:
I shot these gons in the back track at Thompson on the CP Thompson Sub on New Year's eve 1997. They were assigned to an American crane (probably the Kamloops one) that was picking up OTM with a magnet.
I am a regular on Hwy 97/1 between my home in Ft. St. John and my in-laws in Maple Ridge - and always will stop for TH&B equipment.
Whenever I can hold a yard job in North Vancouver I frequently run into THB gons in copper service when we pull and spot Vancouver Wharves. We used to see THB 1500 series covered hoppers and their CPLX renumberings in potash sevice at the Wharves too, however BCR Marine lost that contract to Portland and now that traffic moves via Lethbridge and Kingsgate.
I am also a regular in CP's PoCo yard - hunting down the ex THB crane. The Trackside Guide insists it's there! I have my doubts.
TH&B gondola 2616 at Thompson on the CP Thompson Sub, December 31 1997.
|TH&B gondola 2638 at Thompson on the CP Thompson Sub, December 31 1997.|
|TH&B gondola 2652 at Thompson on the CP Thompson Sub, December 31 1997.|
Phillip Tobico sent along these photos of TH&B gondolas 4202 and 2683 taken October 18, 2002, at Field, British Columbia.
Someone suggested that I say that's Hamilton Mountain in the background, but I think most viewers would know better!
Special thanks to Phillip for sharing these images from his collection.
|Detail of gondola 4202. This image is quite large: 900 pixles by 676 pixels.|
|Detail of gondola 2683. This image is quite large: 900 pixles by 676 pixels.|
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