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Historical Note: CPR 1057 Arrives at Tottenham - Part 2 of 2

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Further to the first part of this posting where we shared John Mellow's pictures of #1057 in the 1970's with you as well as Derek Boles' posting of the anniversary of her first steaming up again at the South Simcoe Railway, we are bringing you a picture of #1057 as part of a triple header. The picture is from a great webpage at developed by John MacDonald where he features a number of great pictures of CPR steam locomotives.
John Mellow, a member of the TRHA Board, also offers the following brief history of #1057:
"Former Canadian Pacific Railway D10h 4-6-0 No. 1057 was built by Montreal Locomotive Works in December of 1912 and served the company until 1959. During this period, the engine was assigned to Northern Ontario until the mid point of 1938, when it saw service out of Swift Current Saskatchewan for five months. In March 1956, 1057 was transferred to the Ontario District. Assigned to Lambton, it worked many lines such as Owen Sound and Havelock until her retirement in 1959. On May 1st 1960, along with 136 and 815, 1057 provided railfans with an opportunity to experience a triple-headed steam excursion from Toronto to Orangeville and return.
Later in 1960 she was purchased by the Regal Stationary Company, and placed on display adjacent to their plant in Leaside.
In 1970 she was sold to Mr. Herb Hanson of Chicago. At this point 1057 arrived at John St. roundhouse for mechanical and cosmetic restoration. While this work was being done, Ontario Rail Association purchased 1057 from Mr. Hansen in 1973, and did a complete restoration of the engine as ORA volunteers worked side by side with CPR roundhouse staff. The ORA’s inaugural trip using 1057 took place on May 27th 1973 from West Toronto to Orangeville and return, carrying 270 passengers at a fare of just $19.00 each. Locomotive 1057 operated in excursion service until the summer of 1977 when it operated from Guelph to Goderich and return to mark the latter's sesquicentennial. From 1973 to 1977, she operated on mainline and branchline trackage of not only the CPR, but also that of the CNR and the TH&B. For a three year period, 1057 was the power for the steam train operation between Ottawa and Wakefield, sponsored by the Federal Government. In recent years, 1057 has seen limited use as backup power for 136 on the South Simcoe Railway in Tottenham Ontario, and both locomotives remain out of service at this writing."

Posting by Russ Milland

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