CP Rail Symbol Trains Operating Instructions

CP Rail Symbol Trains Operating Instructions

Subject to marshalling requirements as published in C.S. 44, Time Tables or Superintendents Bulletins.

Effective April 28, 1974 (Daylight Savings time applies to October 27th)

System Operating Plans General Operating Instructions for High Reliability Trains 901,902,921,949,951,952,953,965

Designated Purpose of Specified Symbol Trains Handling Transcontinental Traffic

System Marshalling Book

Effective April 28, 1974

Eastward Direction Trains

*Train 902 Coquitlam to Toronto
*Train 952 Alyth to Saint John
Train 954 Alyth to Toronto
Train 944 Alyth to North Portal
Train 940 Alyth to North Portal
Train 976 South Edmonton to Winnipeg
Train 946 Winnipeg to Toronto
Train 904 Windsor to White River Jct.
Train 916 Windsor to Montreal
Train 906 Windsor to Toronto
Train 910 Toronto to Montreal
Train 928 Toronto to Montreal
Train 930 Toronto to Montreal
Train 912 Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay
Train 506 Obico to Montreal

* See General Instructions

Westward Direction Trains

*Train 949 Saint John to Alyth
*Train 951 Montreal to Vancouver
*Train 901 Toronto to Coquitlam
*Train 965 Toronto to Coquitlam
*Train 921 Toronto to Winnipeg
*Train 953 Toronto to Winnipeg
Train 903 St. Johnsbury to Windsor
Train 915 Montreal to Toronto
Train 929 Montreal to Toronto
Train 931 Montreal to Toronto
Train 911 Montreal to Sault Ste. Marie
Train 975 Winnipeg to South Edmonton
Train 945 Moose Jaw to Alyth
Train 947 Winnipeg to Alyth
Train 905 Montreal to Toronto
Train 505 Montreal to Obico

* See General Instructions

Regional Information

Atlantic Region

Eastern Region

Prairie Region

Pacific Region

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How Do We Do It? Volume.

There is a current trend among prototype railway modellers to build smaller more sustainable layouts. It was once an ideal to construct very large pikes geared towards operations, where you and a good number of fellow hobbyists would operate together. The problem was that layouts of such size rarely ever are completed within one’s lifetime. So modellers have been pursuing smaller layouts designed to be more faithful to the prototype, operated by a small number of friends, and which can be ‘finished’ within a realistic time-frame. This is a positive movement in the hobby, and a roll-call of some of the layouts featured within the Prototype Modelling Layout Links and Blogs section in the ‘Links’ page of this website shows this to be true.

But on the other end of the sustainable layout spectrum, you’ll find the WRMRC CP Sudbury Division layout. After over 20 years of our membership constructing an entire division of the Canadian Pacific Railway, we can report that this is not something any individual modeller should attempt. There is a lot of time, effort, research, and of course money, that is required to build a layout of this scope.

Volume 5 Rapido FAs

Fresh from some basic decoder programming, a bulk purchase of Rapido CP FA-2, FPA-2 and FB-2 locomotives are gathered together for their official company photographs on the WRMRC layout.

This topic came up at a recent Wednesday work night, when a bit of a WRMRC tradition was being observed. Our latest locomotives from a bulk purchase were belatedly gathered together for their group ‘official company photographs’. In this case it was a dozen Rapido MLW FA-2, FPA-2 and FB-2 locomotives, some of which had to be searched for as they were already in service. With the anticipation of club operating sessions being held again in the future, it was best to gather them all together for their official portraits now before the CP Motive Power Bureau scatters them to the four corners of the layout.

Volume 1 Hoppers

Three dozen 4550 CuFt Hawker-Siddeley cylindrical hoppers decorated for Canada Wheat Board (CPWX) and Saskatchewan Potash received from the  North American Car Corporation.

This brought up a discussion later among the membership present about layout size, sustainability and how fortunate we are in the WRMRC where we all get along so well. The obvious advantage of any train club is to be able to finance and construct a layout larger than any individual could. Unless you are independently wealthy, who can afford to buy 10 DCC sound-equipped locomotives in one shot? But there is much more than pooling our time and resources. From its founding the WRMRC set clear goals for modelling the CP Sudbury Division, and from this came not just a combination of talent and resources, but also friendships and an overall camaraderie have developed.

CP vans on WRMRC

After a delivery of 12 Rapido CP Angus wide-vision vans was received, a group photo of our entire cabooses fleet was taken. These include CP wood-sheathed vans from True Line Trains, some Overland brass cabooses, and a few craftsman resin models built from Sylvan kits.

Volume 2 Canadian

Two full sets of ‘The Canadian’ trainsets from Rapido Trains. This delivery made the longstanding WRMRC dream of operating the CPR’s transcontinental passenger flagships come true.

That said, when we do pool our resources together it really is something. One of our members suggested we show some of these bulk equipment pictures. This makes for a bit of a ‘shock and awe’ photo collection, but these are some of the pics taken over the years.

Volume 3 Paper Cars

Two Ontario Northland cars are dwarfed by 15 CP Rail models in a bulk purchase of NSC PD Boxcars from the Atlas Model Railroad Company.

Volume 4 Big Alcos

A delivery of ten MLW model M-636 locomotives from Bowser Trains.

That old advertising line ‘How Do We Do It?’ may be passé, but in regards to large club layouts, it is true.

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