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CPR G1 4-6-2 number 2206 at Owen Sound

September 03, 2023

We’re about to close the pre-publication offer for our 2024 Canadian Branchline wall calendar . As per tradition, here's a farewell image of a locomotive heading for the roundhouse.

We're at Owen Sound, with Canadian Pacific G1 4-6-2 number 2206 on the turntable. She has just come off the Owen Sound–Saugeen way freight (we explored this train earlier, with engine 2559 at Holland Centre). In the background is a snow plow, with Ten Wheeler 1081 out of sight behind. My father took this picture in the winter of 1959.

As for engine 2206, she’s assigned to the CPR’s Lambton freight roundhouse in Toronto. Over the last couple of years, she’s been a regular on the Trenton Pickup run on the Oshawa Subdivision. She’s also seen in assist service on the Galt Subdivision. Starting around December 1, 1958, she’s been regular power on the Owen Sound–Saugeen way freight. As late as June 1959 she’ll still be appearing on this train, in combination with assist duties and the Trenton Pickup. Number 2206 will operate out of Lambton until October 1959 or later.

Calendar offer, production and distribution

Thank you to all who have pre-ordered our 2024 Canadian Branchline wall calendar . The offer will close at midnight tonight, officially. Unofficially, it will close when I start work on Monday morning. So if you manage to sneak in an order before 7:00 or 8:00 a.m. Monday, you'll still get the good prices! Keep in mind that until this deadline tonight, you can order any books you wish with free shipping. That offer will expire at the same time as the calendar offer closes.

As for production and distribution, I will prepare the calendar files for uploading to Ampersand Printing early this week. I anticipate picking up the finished calendars sometime during the week of September 11, with distribution to begin immediately after.

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