CNR 7536 was towed to the Jasper Dead Line, replaced by a slick new General Motors Diesel (GMD) SW9 7242. The Time Freight was dieselized, and only two or three Consolidations worked a local log train and work trains.
All were gone by the end of 1957.
|CNR 2513 East Bound in the hole at Tyee|
Spreader 51049 and caboose
|Steam Dead Line, Jasper Alberta|
Left to right, CNR 2509, 2496, 2513, 2508
Looking at this photograph conjures memories of the "Singing Brakeman," Jimmie Rogers performing "All around a water tank … waiting for a train."