CANADIAN NATIONAL ELECTRIC RAILWAYS – CANADIAN PACIFIC ELECTRIC LINES

POSTED 1 JUNE 2017.

Like a number of roads in the United States, Canada's two major railroads, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific operated interurban lines in conjunction with their other operations. 

Canadian National operated several interurban lines in addition to the CN's Montreal electrified suburban service with two, the Montreal & Southern Counties Rwy. and the Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto, both offering passenger service in addition to the freight operations of these lines.  The M&SC operated lines between Montreal and Granby, Qc. with a branchline to Longueuil, while the NS&T operated between St. Catharines, Thorold, and Port Dalhousie, Ont.  The M&SC's passenger operations ended on October 13, 1956 while on the NS&T two of the main lines were replaced by buses in 1951 and 1954 and passenger rail service stopped altogether in 1959.  The NS&T was the last interurban line in Canada to shut down operations.  CN's suburban line, originally named Canadian Northern Montreal Tunnel & Terminal Co. and later renamed Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Co., remains the only line of the various originals still in operation, now operated by Agence Metropolitaine de Transport. 

Canadian Pacific's interurban operations were formed of two railways, the Grand River Rwy. and the Lake Erie & Northern Rwy., which were sister roads that shared cars with each other with cars running as needed all over their routes.  The lines' cars had an unique feature with the GRNR cars being numbered in even number slots while the LE&N cars were numbered in odd number slots even though both roads maintained separate number series.  Both roads discontinued their passenger service by April 23, 1955, with buses taking over on that date.  Electrification ended on October 1, 1961, when CP diesels took over operations of the lines. 

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 GRNR/LE&N - Grand River Railway/Lake Erie & Northern Railway
  • LE&N 255 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (INTERNET ARCHIVE BOOK IMAGES)
  • GRNR 622 - (D. ROSS)
  • GRNR 622 - (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • GRNR 622 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • GRR 622 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • GRNR 624 - HW baggage - coach. (PETES PIX 75)
  • GRNR 624 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • GRNR 626 - HW baggage - coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • GRNR 626 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • GRNR 626 - (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • GRNR 626 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • GRNR 626 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • LE&N 795 - HW "gothic" baggage - coach. (PETES PIX 75)
  • LE&N 797 - HW "gothic" baggage - coach. (HOUGHTON'S RAILIMAGES)
  • LE&N 797 - HW "gothic" baggage - coach. (RAIL CITY MUSEUM)
  • LE&N 797 - (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • LE&N 797 - (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • GRNR 826 - (ex-P&BRy. 205) Preston wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • GRNR 828 - (ex-P&BRy. 206) Preston wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • GRNR 842 - Preston HW coach. (PETES PIX 75)
  • GRNR 844 - Preston HW coach. (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • GRNR 846 - Preston HW coach. (PETES PIX 75)
  • GRNR 846 - (D. ROSS)
  • GRNR 848 - Preston HW coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • GRNR 864 - Preston HW coach. (D. ROSS)
  • GRR 864 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • LE&N 937 - (ex-245) Preston wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (PETES PIX 75)
  • LE&N 937 - (PETES PIX 75)
  • LE&N 939 - (ex-225) Preston wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • LE&N 953 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (RAIL CITY MUSEUM)
  • LE&N 975 - HW coach. (LAKE ERIE & NORTHERN RAILWAY)

     M&SC - Montreal & Southern Counties Railway
  • M&SC 9 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach, at The Shore Line Trolley Museum.
  • M&SC 104 - wood coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 107 - wood baggage - coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 323 - HW baggage - coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 324 - HW baggage - coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 502 - wood box motor. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 602 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 602 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 605 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 607 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 611 - wood vestibuled coach, at Canadian Rwy. Museum.
  • M&SC 620 - (ex-WE&LS 500) HW coach.  Later transferred to Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • M&SC 621 - (ex-WE&LS) HW coach.  Later transferred to Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto.  (History???) (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • M&SC 800 - wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)

     Mount Royal Tunnel & Terminal Co.
  • CN 6730 - (ex-M1) CC&F LW m.u. coach. (CNR PHOTOS)
  • CN 6730 - @ South Carolina RR Museum.
  • CN 6731 - (ex-M2) CC&F LW m.u. coach. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CN 6733 - (ex-M4) CC&F LW m.u. coach. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6733 - (RAIL PICTURES CANADA)
  • CN 6733 - (CNR PHOTOS)
  • CN 6733 - @ South Carolina RR Museum.
  • CN 6734 - (ex-M5) CC&F LW m.u. coach, @ Exporail.
  • CN 6735 - (ex-M6) CC&F LW m.u. coach, @ South Carolina RR Museum.
  • CN 6739 - (ex-T1) CC&F LW m.u. trailer. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6739 - as Conway Scenic.
  • CN 6740 - @ Alberta Prairie.
  • CN 6741 - (ex-T3) CC&F LW m.u. trailer, as Alberta Prairie.
  • CN 6742 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6742 - (ex-T4) CC&F LW m.u. trailer. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6742 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6742 - @ Exporail.
  • CN 6743 - (ex-T5) CC&F LW m.u. trailer, as Conway Scenic.
  • CN 6743 - (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6744 - (ex-T6) CC&F LW m.u. trailer, as Alberta Prairie. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6745 - (ex-T7) CC&F LW m.u. trailer, as Conway Scenic.
  • CN 6746 - @ South Carolina RR Museum.
  • CN 6747 - (ex-T9) CC&F LW m.u. trailer, as Alberta Prairie. (RR PICTURE ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6747 - @ Alberta Prairie.
  • CN 6748 - (ex-T10) CC&F LW m.u. trailer. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • CN 6749 - (ex-T11) CC&F LW m.u. trailer. (RR - FALLEN FLAGS)
  • CN 6749 - as Conway Scenic.
  • CN 15707 - steel line car rblt. from ??? (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)

     NS&T - Niagara St. Catharines & Toronto Railway
  • NS&T 30 - (ex-38) Russell wood tower car rblt. from baggage - express. (PETES PIX 75)
  • NS&T 30 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 30 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • NS&T 40 - (ex-C&E 55) HW express motor. (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • NS&T 40 - (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • NS&T 40 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 40 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • NS&T 41 - (ex-CP&A 60) Brill HW express motor. (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • NS&T 41 - (PETES PIX 75)
  • NS&T 41 - (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 41 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 41 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 41 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 60 - (ex-L&LE 93) Niles HW coach rblt. from coach trailer. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 61 - (ex-L&LE 94) Niles HW coach rblt. from coach trailer. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 67 - (ex-L&LE 54, nee-SWTCo.) Ottawa HW coach. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 80 - (ex-C&E 57) Kuhlman HW "gothic" coach. (PETES PIX 75)
  • NS&T 82 - HW "gothic" coach. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 82 - (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 82 - (PETES PIX 75)
  • NS&T 82 - (PETES PIX 75)
  • NS&T 82 - (PETES PIX 75)
  • NS&T 82 - rblt. to express motor. (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 82 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 82 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 82 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 82 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 83 - HW "gothic" coach. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 83 - (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 83 - (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 83 - (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • NS&T 83 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 83 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 83 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 130 - Preston wood vestibuled "gothic" coach. (ELECTRIC LINES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO)
  • NS&T 130 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 130 - (RAIL PICTURES)
  • NS&T 130 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 130 - (RAIL CITY MUSEUM)
  • NS&T 132 - Preston HW baggage - coach. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 132 - (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 322 - HW coach. (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 620 - (ex-M&SC, nee-WE&LS 500) Ottawa HW coach. (J. CHUCKMAN TORONTO NOSTALGIA)
  • NS&T 620 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 620 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 622 - (ex-M&SC, nee-WE&LS 503) Ottawa HW coach. (D. ROSS)
  • NS&T 623 - (ex-M&SC, nee-WE&LS 505) Ottawa HW coach. (J. CHUCKMAN TORONTO NOSTALGIA)
  • NS&T 623 - (OLD TIME TRAINS)
  • NS&T 623 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)
  • NS&T 623 - (THE RAILFAN.NET USERNET ABPR PHOTO ARCHIVES)

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