Source: John Clarke, photographed by Bob Dickson
Date: May 4, 1974
On May 21, 1971, for the first time in eleven years, a Canadian Pacific steam locomotive was fired up at the John Street Roundhouse. Privately-owned CP No. 1057, built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1912, was overhauled for possible excursion service in the U.S. Like with CP 136, John Street was chosen for the work as it had the required facilities as well as the staff who were still familiar with the 4-6-0’s.
After months of work, the order came late on a Friday night to steam the engine up. Steam fans gathered early Saturday morning to watch. After a weekend of tests in the yard area, it was put back in the roundhouse.