Designated Purpose of Specified Symbol Trains Handling Transcontinental Traffic

Designated Purpose of Specified Symbol Trains Handling Transcontinental Traffic

901 Required to handle high rated truck competitive traffic between major
cities on the main line from Toronto to Vancouver
921 Required to handle high rated truck competitive traffic from Toronto to
Winnipeg, and Piggyback traffic from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg.
965 Required to handle through traffic from Toronto, Southern Ontario and
connections to Western Canada. At Winnipeg traffic off 949 consolidated with
this train and from Winnipeg handles Regina and Vancouver traffic.
953 Required to handle overflow traffic from Southern Ontario to Western Canada.
Terminate Winnipeg and traffic consolidated with 951.
949 Required to handle through freight from Saint John, NB, Montreal and Smiths
Falls to Western Canada.
From Winnipeg handles traffic for Brandon, Regina, Moose Jaw and Calgary.
Vancouver traffic goes over to 965.
951 Required to handle overflow traffic between main line cities from Montreal
to Vancouver. Handles 953’s traffic west of Winnipeg.
902 Required to handle Pacific import traffic and high rated truck competitive
traffic between major cities, Vancouver to Toronto. Montreal traffic is handled
to Winnipeg for connection with 952. Room permitting also handles selected empty
equipment to Eastern Canada.
952 Required to handle traffic from Western Canada points to stations east of
Sudbury as far as Saint John, NB.

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Doubleheaders Layout Tour – Saturday, 06 April 2024

It’s that time of year again!

On Saturday, 06 April 2024, our club’s CP Sudbury Division layout will be open to the public in participation with the annual Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph and area tour, organized by the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club. This is a self-guided tour of a large number of club and private home layouts in the area.

If you are new to the Doubleheaders tour there are approximately 25 different layouts you can visit, varying from large club setups to small N-scale pikes, and you can see everything from tinplate trains to scratch-built prototype models. However the layouts are spread over a large area, which makes it difficult to see them all in a day. So you should prepare for a full day of layout touring, and also maybe consider making this an annual, or at least semi-annual event to frequent over the years.

For more details and ticket information please visit the Doubleheaders Model Railway Club web site.

Please note: Though some layouts on the tour are open later, the WRMRC will only be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Hope to see you then!

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