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On a full-length trip of the line by a group visiting for Michigan, their car for the fantrip, GRR 842, sits at the Kitchener Queen Street Station (Milepost 12.6 of the GRR line). Likely at the end of the northern run for the day, this end view has 842 facing south as various fan trip members with their cameras in-hand walk around the station and platform. Note the white Special sign in the window, that would otherwise display regular destinations along the line for regular service trains.

The station design appears to be an abridgment of a standard CPR No. 16 Station plan finished in brick veneer. The GRR Kitchener Station was built in 1943, opened in Nov 1943, and demolished in the late 1970's. Passenger service on the line ended in 1955.

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

Other photos of the fantrip with 842:
842 crossing the bridge at Waterford: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10357
The fantrip stopping at Paris: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10356

For more details on Cecil, see here.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler all rights reserved.



Caption: On a full-length trip of the line by a group visiting for Michigan, their car for the fantrip, GRR 842, sits at the Kitchener Queen Street Station (Milepost 12.6 of the GRR line). Likely at the end of the northern run for the day, this end view has 842 facing south as various fan trip members with their cameras in-hand walk around the station and platform. Note the white Special sign in the window, that would otherwise display regular destinations along the line for regular service trains.

The station design appears to be an abridgment of a standard CPR No. 16 Station plan finished in brick veneer. The GRR Kitchener Station was built in 1943, opened in Nov 1943, and demolished in the late 1970's. Passenger service on the line ended in 1955.

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

Other photos of the fantrip with 842:
842 crossing the bridge at Waterford: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10357
The fantrip stopping at Paris: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10356

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: Special (search)
Subdivision/SNS: GRR Kitchener Station (search)
City/Town: Kitchener (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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