to the Canada Southern (Locomotives not assigned to the CASO)
ABOUT SOME VISITORS TO THE CASO:
of the J1 and J3 hudsons could appear on the CASO at any time - this
includes the streamlined 5445-5454 making appearances a couple of
times. Prior to the delivery of the Hudsons - it's possible that many
of the regular NYC Pacifics could have made appearances.
the late 1930's and through World War II - a few L2d Mohawks were
temporarily assigned to the CASO. So far, I have not found any
photo or paperwork evidence of any L3 or L4 Mohawks or the Niagaras
appearing on the CASO, but this does not mean they could not have made
an appearance - though doubtful.
the diesel era - after the conversion from electric to diesel power
through the Detroit River Tunnel - any road units could be found
travelling across the CASO. Refer to the the locomotive
consists page for more information on some
of these visits. Diesel switchers were rare, with only SW1's known to
operate on the CASO's St. Clair Branch at times during the 1957-1960
period. During the Penn Central era - a number of US based switchers
were rebuilt in St. Thomas - but they were not known to be used in
service in Canada other than for a short break-in period after the
rebuild in the St. Thomas yard.
to trackage rights - Pere Marquette/Chesapeake & Ohio trains
operated between St. Thomas and Fort Erie, as well as Courtright to
St. Thomas between 1903 and 1908. PM/C&O trains are known to have
detoured via the CASO between Windsor, Fargo and St. Thomas due to
derailments on their own lines. Wabash trains have also detoured via
the CASO between Detroit and St. Thomas due to strikes at the Ferry
Crossings between Detroit and Windsor, as well as derailments on the
CN lines they operated on.