Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

A pair of  MLW 's,  FPA-4 and FPB-4,  have the Montreal morning departure Lakeshore at speed through the McCowan Road crossing on the approach to CN Scarboro Junction. At this date train #53  offered Via 1 and checked baggage services.


For those who maybe familiar with the westend of the Kingston Subdivision – near the Eglinton Go station – this area is almost unrecognizable today, changes include


- the aggregate business and associated rail access / sidings long gone


- grade separation – McCowan now passes under the Kingston Subdivision


- a big box hardware retailer now occupies the south east (left) corner Eglinton – McCowan


- housing development on the south side of the Kingston Subdivision – east (left)  side of McCowan


- several apartment buildings at the south west (right) corner Eglinton – McCowan:  nursing home / seniors residence  and two separate condominium towers


The view from my condo, spring 1984 Kodachrome by S. Danko


sdfourty.
Copyright Notice: This image ©sdfourty all rights reserved.



Caption: A pair of MLW 's, FPA-4 and FPB-4, have the Montreal morning departure Lakeshore at speed through the McCowan Road crossing on the approach to CN Scarboro Junction. At this date train #53 offered Via 1 and checked baggage services.

For those who maybe familiar with the westend of the Kingston Subdivision – near the Eglinton Go station – this area is almost unrecognizable today, changes include

- the aggregate business and associated rail access / sidings long gone

- grade separation – McCowan now passes under the Kingston Subdivision

- a big box hardware retailer now occupies the south east (left) corner Eglinton – McCowan

- housing development on the south side of the Kingston Subdivision – east (left) side of McCowan

- several apartment buildings at the south west (right) corner Eglinton – McCowan: nursing home / seniors residence and two separate condominium towers

The view from my condo, spring 1984 Kodachrome by S. Danko

sdfourty.

Photographer:
sdfourty [321] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/xx/1984 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: Via Rail #53 (search)
Train Symbol: Via Rail #53 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Kingston (search)
City/Town: Scarborough (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=16769
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

5 Favourites
View count: 2021 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 15741

NEW MAP IN BETA:

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Greedy Google forced us to change and suncalc.net also working on a fix.. stay tuned

4 Comments
  1. from the 10th floor balcony – I believe the building is 16 floors sans #13. impossible to get this shot today due to developments on the southwest corner McCowan & Eglinton. sd.

  2. Now that is an interesting perspective on that location. Roof or balcony, Steve?

    That GO Train vs TTC collision was at the St. Clair Ave. East crossing, rsd-17. We lived less than a km south on Midland at the time, but I wasn’t yet one years old, so have no recollection of it. My parents do, however.

    The vacant land in the background beyond the gravel piles is the right of way for the unbuilt Scarborough Expressway. The housing development that Mr. Danko mentions on the south side of the tracks occupies said R of W.

  3. Is this the crossing where the infamous GO Train versus TTC bus collision happened?

  4. Thanks for posting this. I briefly worked out of view to the right on Barbados Road about the same time with a view of the tracks.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2020 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us