|Laurie, Allison, Eric --- Mrs Parke, Marjorie, Eric, Allison, David at Belleville Station|
|Returning from Anson Jct on its first trip of the day - the last run of the engineer before retiring.|
|Business cars---The smoke deflectors were restored for this series of Belleville-Anson Jct trips.|
|We are aboard for the second trip of the day --- Marjorie, Eric, Allison|
|On the way to Anson Junction|
|Returning to Belleville ---After we return, we walk up to see the engine Eric, David, Allison, Marjorie.|
|We go to Foxboro to see the train head north to Anson Junction on its third trip of the day.|
famous fantrip steam engine 6218. Lightly edited, the account gives a version of events that day from a quasi-railfan perspective, because spending that much time trackside, no matter how unwillingly, can not help but make one at least a quasi-railfan, if not the engineer-cap-wearing, crest-festooned variety!
the Countdown 6218 Belleville fantrips. Watch for the next post in this series - those fascinating CN billboard freight cars. Thanks, Dad. And Mom!
Speaking of filming steam, check out this 1946 B&W video that includes some fantastic Portage la Prairie footage from about the 2:07 mark to about 3:00. I discovered a fuel dealer at the 2:15 mark, just east of Third St crossing, served by CP: