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Grand River Railway car 842 heads north over the bridge at Waterford, likely a "posed" shot for the riders on the fantrip it was operating on. It's seen crossing on the Lake Erie & Northern Railway line over the New York Central's Canada Southern (CASO) mainlines and TH&B interchange trackage.While the Lake Erie & Northern Railway ceased passenger service in 1955, freight service continued until the track on this bridge was abandoned in 1981. The track was re-laid over this bridge in 1984 for the CPR/Stelco Steel Train, only to be abandoned again a few years later. This bridge is still located here and it has been acquired from CP to be part of the rails to trail project call “The Waterford Heritage Trail” that uses portions of the TH&B and the LE&N right of way as a paved trail for cyclists and others through the area today.  Car 842 was the car used in the above described fan trip organized by several Michigan area railfans.  Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler. Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.  More views from the fantrip: Stopping at Kitchener: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10681 Stopping at Paris: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10356 Visiting the GRR/LE&N Galt Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10502  For more details on Cecil, see here.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler all rights reserved.



Caption: Grand River Railway car 842 heads north over the bridge at Waterford, likely a "posed" shot for the riders on the fantrip it was operating on. It's seen crossing on the Lake Erie & Northern Railway line over the New York Central's Canada Southern (CASO) mainlines and TH&B interchange trackage.

While the Lake Erie & Northern Railway ceased passenger service in 1955, freight service continued until the track on this bridge was abandoned in 1981. The track was re-laid over this bridge in 1984 for the CPR/Stelco Steel Train, only to be abandoned again a few years later. This bridge is still located here and it has been acquired from CP to be part of the rails to trail project call “The Waterford Heritage Trail” that uses portions of the TH&B and the LE&N right of way as a paved trail for cyclists and others through the area today. Car 842 was the car used in the above described fan trip organized by several Michigan area railfans.

Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler. Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.

More views from the fantrip:
Stopping at Kitchener: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10681
Stopping at Paris: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10356
Visiting the GRR/LE&N Galt Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10502

For more details on Cecil, see here.

Photographer:
Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler [33] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/30/1950 (search)
Railway: Grand River Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: GRR 842 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: LE&N line, Waterford (search)
City/Town: Waterford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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