GTR Locomotives - R&LHS Bulletin #147

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Bulletin 147 r lhs cover

Cover and Bulletin 147 Main Index

BACKGROUND ARTICLES

Pages 12 to 18 The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada - An Overview - by Omer Lavallée

Pages 19 to 30 The Grand Trunk Railway: a Look at the Principal Components - by Omer Lavallée and Raymond F. Corley

Pages 31 to 41 The Grand Trunk Railway: Motive Power Acquisitions - by Raymond F. Corley

LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER  
Locomotives of the Grand Trunk Railway - by William D. Edson, with Raymond F. Corley

1854 - 1904
Pages 42 to 53
ex Atlantic & St. Lawrence (acquired by the GTR 1854) - GTR additions 1854 to 1856 - 1855 to 1856 -1856 to 1857 -1857 to 1859 -1859 to 1864 -1864 to 1868 (all 4-4-0) - 1868 to 1871 (all 4-4-0)

Pages 54 to 79
Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich (1853-1856 and Buffalo & Lake Huron (1857-1870) - GTR additions 1869 to 1872 for Detroit Extension all SG 4-4-0) - Montreal & Champlain - GTR additions 1871 acquired from GWR - GTR additions 1871 (0-4-0T - GTR additions 1871 to 1872 (all 4-4-0) - GTR additions 1872 to 1873 (all SG 4-4-0) - GTR renumbering of 1873 to 1874 and additions to 1875 (p 60) - Michigan Airline acquired 1877 to 1882 - Port Dover & Lake Huron - GTR additions 1881 to 1882 -  GWR Broad and Standard Gauge (pp 61 to 79)

Pages 80 to 97
Midland Railway of Canada - Toronto & Nipissing - GTR additions 1885 to 1888 (pp 80 to 85) -  Northern & North Western (pp 86 to 88) - Hamilton & North Western  GTR additions 1889 to 1905 - Grand Trunk Western and predecessor lines (pp 90 to 95) - Canada Atlantic - Pontiac, Oxford & Northern

Page 98
Grand Trunk Locomotive Classification System  1904

Pages 99 to 112 
Classes A to D

Pages 112 to 133
Class E

Pages  134 to 143
Class F

Pages 143 to 154
Classes G and H

Pages 154 to 174
Classes J to P

INDEX BY LOCOMOTIVE NUMBER: GRAND TRUNK AND GTW
Pages 175 to 182

INDEX TO PREDECESSOR LINES
Page 183

LOCOMOTIVES OF THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
Pages 184 to 191
 

ABBREVIATIONS
Locomotive Works:
Alco - American Locomotive Company, Schenectady NY
Alco-B (Brooks?)
Alco-C (Cooke?)
Alco-S (Schenectady?)
Amos(keag) - Amoskeag Locomotive Works, Manchester NH
Avon(side) - Avonside Engine Co., Bristol, England
Baldwin - Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia PA > Eddystone, PA  > Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton (1950)
BLW - Baldwin Locomotive Works - see above
Boston - Boston Locomotive Works, Boston MA
Breeze, Knee - Breese, Kneeland & Co (New York Locomotive Works), Jersey City NJ
Brice & Neilson - unable to identify - refers to Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee locomotives p 92
Brooks - Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk NY > Alco 1901
Can(adian) - Canadian Locomotive Company, Kingston ON
Can E&M. - Canada (or Canadian) Engine & Machinery - predecessor of the Canadian Locomotive Company 1864-1901
Canada Fdy - Canada Foundry Co. Toronto ON
Canada Works - Brassey and Co. Canada Works, Birkenhead England, subsidiary of Brassey, Jackson, Betts and Co. 
Cooke - Cooke Locomotive & Machine Works, Paterson, NJ > Alco 1901
Danforth - The Danforth Locomotive & Machine Co., Paterson NJ
Davenport - Davenport Locomotive Company, Davenport Iowa
Dickson - Dickson Manufacturing Co., Scranton PA > Alco 1901
Dubs - Dübs and Company, Glasgow, Scotland 
Fairbairn - William Fairbairn & Sons, Manchester England
Fleming - Fleming and Humbert Foundry, Saint John NB
Globe (Souther) - Globe Locomotive Works, Boston MA
(J.) Good - James Good, Toronto Locomotive Works, Toronto ON
Grant - Grant Locomotive Works, Paterson NJ, later Chicago IL
GTR - Shops Pte. St. Charles QC
Gunn - Daniel C. Gunn, Locomotive, Steam Engine & Forge Works, Hamilton ON
GWR - Shops, Hamilton ON
Hamilton - General Machinery Corporation, Hamilton OH > Lima Locomotive Works
Hinkley - Hinkley Locomotive Works, Boston, MA > Boston Locomotive Works, Boston MA 
Jones - Jones, Turner and Evans, Newton-le-Willows England, later Jones and Potts
Kinmond - Kinmond, Hutton & Steel, Wallace Foundry, Dundee, Scotland - OR Kinmond Brothers Locomotive Works, Montreal QC.
Lima - Lima Locomotive Works, Lima OH
Lowell - Lowell-made Locomotives, Lowell MA
Manch. - Manchester Locomotive Works, Manchester NH > Alco 1901
Mason - Mason Machine Works, Taunton MA
Mont. - Montreal Locomotive Works, Montreal QC
Neilson - Neilson and Company, Glasgow, Scotland
N.J. Loco - New Jersey Locomotive and Machine Co. Paterson NJ - ex Swinburne, Smith and Co.
Norris - Norris Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA
No. Brit - North British Locomotive Co., Glasgow, Scotland
Ont. Fdy - Ontario Foundry, Kingston ON 1848-1864, founding predecessor of the Canadian Locomotive Company 
PB&B - Peto, Brassey & Betts - see Canada Works
PBB&J - Peto, Brassey, Betts & Jackson - see Canada Works (Note: More correctly: Peto, Brassey, Jackson & Betts.)
Pitts. - Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works, Allegheny PA > Alco 1901
Port(land) - Portland Company, Portland ME
PRR-Alt(oona) - Pennsylvania RR Shops Altoona PA
Rhode Is(land) - also R.I. - Rhode Island Locomotive Works, Providence, RI > Alco 1901
Richmond Locomotive Works, Richmond VA > Alco 1901
Rogers - Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works, Paterson NJ
Schen(ectady) - Schenectady Locomotive Works, Schenectady NY, became Alco in 1901 with 7 smaller companies
Slaughter - Stothert, Slaughter and Company > Slaughter, Grüning and Company > Avonside Engine Company, Bristol England  
​​​​​Souther - see Globe Locomotive Works
Springfield - Springfield Locomotive Manufacturing Co., Springfield MA.
Steph(enson) - the Robert Stephenson Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne England
Taun(ton) - Taunton Locomotive Manufacturing Company, Taunton MA

Railways: (see also p 183)
BB&G - Buffalo, Brantford & Goderich
B&LH - Buffalo & Lake Huron
CAR - Canada Atlantic Railway
C&GT - Chicago & Grand Trunk
C&LH - Chicago & Lake Huron
DGH&M - Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee
D&M - Detroit & Milwaukee
GTR - Grand Trunk Railway
GTP - Grand Trunk Pacific
GTW - Grand Trunk Western
GWR - Great Western Railway
H&NW - Hamilton & North Western
M&C - Montreal & Champlain
M&NY - Montreal & New York
MD - Michigan Division (GTR)
MRC - Midland Railway of Canada
N&NW - Northern & North Western
PO&N - Pontiac Oxford & Northern
V&PL - Vermont & Province Line

Others:
Belpaire F.B. - Belpaire fire box
C/N - catalog number
don. - donated
Dr by - Withdrawn by?
Rblt - rebuilt
Re' - renumbering
Ret. - retired
Sc - scrapped
SG - standard gauge
So - sold
SS - sold for scrap
Wr - wrecked

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