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On a family cottage trip in early August 1958, three weeks after his journey with Don Wood and Herb Harwood, John Rehor pursues mainline steam action on the Canadian National’s Belleville Division.

As a foreshadowing to a later adventure, he acquaints himself with the Maynooth Subdivision mixed train. He doesn’t forget the Canadian Pacific’s Bobcaygeon way freight.

Exploring the nooks and crannies of the Lindsay branchlines, Rehor hunts down Mikados doubleheading stone trains on the Coboconk Subdivision.

At the end of August 1958, John Rehor returns to Ontario with Don Wood. The photographers venture east of Toronto to the CPR’s division point at Smiths Falls, photographing active steam large and small.

Across the Ontario hinterland at Sharbot Lake, our photographers engage with a CPR mainline steam way freight on the Havelock Subdivision. A pair of Ten Wheelers make connections with Kingston Subdivision mixed trains.

Over to Toronto, Rehor and Wood photograph CPR steam at Lambton roundhouse, a day after it hosted railway convention attendees.

In early October 1958, John Rehor briefly revisits some of the favourite CNR haunts he’d explored on previous trips with Don Wood and Herb Harwood.

Although CNR steam is all but dead by the following spring, Rehor catches some mainline action on a return trip in May 1959.

Steam is still alive and well, however, on the CPR’s Galt Subdivision.

Rehor bids farewell to CNR steam on a doubleheaded excursion from Belleville to Bancroft, much like one we enjoyed in Steam Encounters at Montreal.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Rehor is not giving up on Canada yet. He returns in June 1959 to experience old-fashioned branchline operations on the CPR's Waltham Subdivision out of Ottawa.

There, he encounters the light D4 class Ten Wheelers that endeared him to the CPR during boyhood visits to his family’s cottage at Bobcaygeon.

Deep in the realities of dieseldom, it's now or never, Rehor figures. He travels further east, into Quebec, as our host Jim Guerin did in Steam Encounters at Montreal. In the Eastern Townships, amid pastoral scenery, woodlots and rivers, Rehor samples Canadian Pacific and Quebec Central operations.

Mikados, light Pacifics and the CPR’s D10 class Ten Wheelers offer a portrait of branchline steam action never again to be seen in Eastern Canada.

John Rehor coaxes Don Wood to Canada one last time at the end of April 1960. To cap off their adventures in Canada for all time, the two famous photographers return to Port McNicoll, which they’d visited with Herb Harwood in July 1958. There, they document the end of steam on the CPR’s last all-steam branchline.

A day later, our photographers bid farewell to Canada when they photograph one of the most famous steam excursions of all time, the CPR's tripleheader to Orangeville on May 1, 1960.

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Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 3

John Rehor and Don Wood bid farewell to Canada in Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 3. From August 1958 to May 1960, our photographers offer a portrait of branchline steam operations never again to be seen.

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Speed Graphics and Steam 1957!

Speed Graphics and Steam 1957! is your portal to the past. Our photographers and story will transport you to the summer of 1957. This is the trip of a lifetime for the steam locomotive fan—one you’d take in a heartbeat.

Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1

In July 1958, photographers John Rehor, Don Wood and Herb Harwood set out for Ontario again. The first half of their safari appears in Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1.

Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 2

In Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 2, we pick up the action from the previous volume. We've left Bayview on the evening of Tuesday, July 15, 1958 and arrived at Allandale.

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