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This locomotive was built in 1910 at Montreal Locomotive Works. It underwent a couple of number changes before 103 was applied. It was pulled from TH&B’s roster in 1956 and selected for preservation. After an overhaul and new paint job, was placed in Hamilton ON’s Gage Park in CANADA. In January of 1977 it was moved to Westfield Heritage Centre near Rocton ON, just west of Hamilton. In 1993 it was noted that 103 had deteriorated to derelict condition but it wasn’t until 1997 that restoration had begun and was finally completed in May of 2005. It’s been maintained since. TH&B stands for Hamilton, Toronto & Buffalo, a shortline which operated until the later 1980s when Canadian Pacific bought it out. Image captured with a Nikon D50 and 18-55mm DX lens.

Comments

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    WOW! Stunning B&W of this great Locomotive Ron.
    A FAV for me. Don.

  • Thanks a bunch for the generous compliment & fave Don. Appreciated as always. Had the image ready to post for a while, but waited til I got the info. I’ll have to remember the year CP bought out TH&B. My mind just drew a blank at that point, so had to generalize.

    – sundawg7

  • Cabisha
    Cabishaover 4 years ago

    Wow…I’m glad I came to your site Ron. What a fantastic photo is this.
    It would be great for a poster too.
    It’s one of the most awesome B/W I’ve ever seen !! and Fav for me :-)

  • Hello Cabisha, glad you visited my site also and pleased you enjoyed the image. Thank you so kindly for the compliments and fave. Most grateful.

    – sundawg7

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Amazing shot of this beauty, Ron, and marvellous info. Very nicely done!

  • Thanks so kindly Mike for your generous compliments. Greatly appreciated.

    – sundawg7

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    A ripper of shot Ron, excellent mate.

  • Thanks so kindly as usual buddy for the compliment, and also for the fave…most grateful as always.

    – sundawg7

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 4 years ago

    Nice work Ron

  • Thanks for the compliment David…appreciated as usual.

    – sundawg7

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

    I remember when they moved this! Great shot, Ron!

  • Thanks a bundle Deb. I heard moving it was quite the ordeal and took a couple of days to do it.

    – sundawg7

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Ron! Great processing too!

  • Kind thanks as always Bill for your generous compliments. Appreciated as usual buddy.

    – sundawg7

  • PS: Thanks for the fave also buddy. Sorry for the oversight. Must be getting tired.

    – sundawg7

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 4 years ago

    A vibrant black and white. The white in the trees and caboose really make it pop. Very, very well done!

  • Thanks a bunch Carol. I thought the B&W would do it more justice than colour.

    – sundawg7

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot of this icon, Ron!! Brings back a ton of memories. Ray rode the second-to-last train from Buffalo to Hamilton (not behind this beauty, of course!!) on the TH & B, in a kind of 2-car Beeliner arrangement. My mom & I picked him up in Hamilton. He wrote a short essay about this trip, & he says he can’t put his hands on it immediately but will dig it out. Would have been in the mid-to-late ‘80s as you say, we think. My mother rode the TH & B regularly over the years. In the late 1920s & early ’30s, she had dear friends in Toronto, & spent much time between Tonawanda & TO. She didn’t want to ride the last train(s) – too much sentiment involved. And by the way (wink wink, nudge nudge) – TH & B stands for Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo….

  • Thanks bunches Sheila for the kudos, the fave and sharing your stories with me. Very much appreciated. Yep, got the info from TH&B’s site, but had to edit it considerably to get the jist of its history.

    – sundawg7

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    I suspect you have perused this excellent site TH & B but this link may be of use to others wanting more info. The last trains, including the one Ray rode, were in 1981, just before VIA Rail discontinued TH & B as a separate entity. The site’s TH & B History tab will also edify you with a bunch of alternate names for the acronym – including Tramps Hobos & Bums, & To Hell & Back.

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