Digging up an old thread but perusing Turner and Wilkie's "Steam Along the
Boundary" this morning I found the note about there being 2 D10s assigned
to the Kootenays at the end of steam (out of 62 units). I knew I didn't
dream that up...
On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 4:13 PM Brian Stokes <bstokesndp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Huh. You know Mansell, now that I have said that and I go to look it up I
don't see it. Thought it was Lavallee but no, then maybe Dean & Hanna, but
So maybe no D10s at all for the Kootenay Division (after '49 when the
Dingbat from Trail was nixed).
On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 3:44 PM Mansell Peter Hambly <mphcd@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Do your have the road number?
Mansell Peter Hambly
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You can go wrong on a D10 in the transition in the Kootenays. There was
only one assigned (according to Lavalle's CPSL) and I have never seen a
photo of it in service. ; )
On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 3:37 PM Jeff Pinchbeck <
Further to my previous comments, I’ve done more light analysis on the
train sheets. It appears that the first steam locomotives replaced by
diesel were the mikado, heavy pacifics and hudsons. Basically the heavier
mainline power went first.
The engines that lasted to end of steam May 1960 were the light pacifics
(G1, G2 and G5 classes) and the ever present D10s handling the light
If you are modelling the era and wanted to make the choice between one or
two steam engines then the first choice should be the D10. You can’t go
wrong. The second choice would be a G5 or G2.
To complete the story, the diesels that replaced the D10 and light
pacifics in May 1960 were Alco and GMD switchers.
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I’m currently digitizing thousands of train time sheets (aka. dispatcher
sheets). The dates and locations are a bit all over the place but the core
of the collection is Jan 1956 to end of Dec 1960. It’s interesting to see
that at the start of 1956 around 75-80% of trains were led by steam engines
and by mid-1959 that number was maybe one train a day at best. When 1960
rolled along dieselization was complete.
A similar retirement process went through with the passenger car fleet.
There were well over a thousand passenger cars retired and scrapped in that
time period. Remaining cars were refurbished and modernized. And, of
course, there were acquisitions of new equipment too.
The only other time period that might be similar is the mid to late
1930s. In that time period nearly all old smaller steam engines were
replaced and older wood passenger cars were scrapped and retired.