Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TH&B Berkshires

Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo was the only Canadian railway to use steam locomotives of this wheel arrangement and only bought two of them. They were used for freight and passenger service til the end of the steam era.
Both images from the book In the Shadow of Giants, by Norman Helm, definitely the book to get for anyone interested in the TH&B.

1 comment:

Stephen LaCroix said...

Glad to see this Berkshire! (Sad to see the corpse.) Back in the '40s my mother always knew where I'd be, at the Aberdeen yards hoping one of these would show up! The "Chuff! Chuff!!" of starting a heavy string up the Escarpment was deeply satisfying, and the thunder of a wheel slip would make my day.