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Date: 04/20/17 02:41
Dominion of Canada
Author: ghCBNS

A few shots of LNER 4489 DOMINION OF CANADA....from a visit to Exporail at Saint-Constant, Quebec last month:








Date: 04/20/17 02:42
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: ghCBNS

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Date: 04/20/17 02:44
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Author: ghCBNS

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Date: 04/20/17 09:33
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: joemvcnj

The front end and the boiler looks a little like the Siemens Sprinter loco.



Date: 04/20/17 10:27
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: ATSF3751

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> The front end and the boiler looks a little like
> the Siemens Sprinter loco.

This loco looks like a mechanics nightmare. All that shrouding!



Date: 04/20/17 12:33
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: DRGW5502

Modern Life is Rubbish

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Date: 04/20/17 18:45
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: DrawingroomA

Great photos! I hope Exporail looks after it better than they did previously. We happened to be in England during the period that the National Railway Museum in York was having the gathering of the remaining six A4s in 2013. The restoration was amazing. I wasn't surprised that some enthusiasts in Britain wanted to keep the Dominion of Canada and also the Dwight D Eisenhower. But of course they were on loan and had to go back to their permanent homes.



Date: 04/21/17 08:55
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: Mberry

DrawingroomA Wrote:
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> I hope Exporail looks after it
> better than they did previously.

I believe the proof that they will is in the photos...

Michael



Date: 04/21/17 17:37
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: 4489

I stood trackside in September 2011 and watched DofC headed to Halifax and a heck of a tour.
I have always admired the A4's and watched her leave with a bit of mixed emotions as the rumours of her return not guaranteed at that moment.

So an executive decision was made and a trip to England in July 2013 was arrived at!!!!

It was a heck of a trip and the Great Gathering was an experience!



Date: 04/22/17 08:08
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: eminence_grise

It was saved in the nick of time in the late 1960's. Part of the smokebox had been removed along with the double stack. It was within weeks of scrapping when the late Dr.Nicholls and others had it put aside. The good Doctor was a University professor with academic connections worldwide. Friends in the UK were able to get it restored to a late BR appearance, and to secure a corporate sponsor to ship it to Canada.

Today there is a huge railway preservation movement in the UK, but in the 1960's there wasn't. At the time of preservation, no one else wanted it.

Brits are strangely parochial, they will offer millions to get an A4 Pacific returned to the UK but when a 1920's English Electric CN box cab electric was offered to the National Museum at York, there was no interest at all.



Date: 04/22/17 17:16
Re: Dominion of Canada
Author: Mberry

eminence_grise Wrote:
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> Brits are strangely parochial, they will offer
> millions to get an A4 Pacific returned to the UK
> but when a 1920's English Electric CN box cab
> electric was offered to the National Museum at
> York, there was no interest at all.

That's a shame, seeing as none of those were preserved, anywhere.

Michael



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