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The late Del Rosamond centered most of his railroad photography around Pembroke, Ontario.  Apparently, even Del had the occasional urge to get out of town.  He captured this image not far from the Spadina roundhouse sometime around 1961.  GMD1, #1909 (Class GR-12n) was built in 1958.  It was retired in December, 1995.  Original equipment included a steam generator.


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Caption: The late Del Rosamond centered most of his railroad photography around Pembroke, Ontario. Apparently, even Del had the occasional urge to get out of town. He captured this image not far from the Spadina roundhouse sometime around 1961. GMD1, #1909 (Class GR-12n) was built in 1958. It was retired in December, 1995. Original equipment included a steam generator.

This image might be a great candidate for RPca’s “Time Machine” challenge.

Photographer:
Del Rosamond [50] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/01/1961 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1909 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. I worked as an engineman in Thunder Bay retiring in 1996. The 1900′s 1900-1917 were assigned here as yard switchers, steam gennies were removed from all except 1900-1901. I can not recall when they left but the 2 with gennies were used in Winnipeg for passenger train switching. FYI

  2. GMD-1′s and old 40′ box cars. These are some of my favourite things. Nice photo!

  3. I love this view of the city skyline and the new CN paint scheme making it’s entrance. Toronto was on the cusp of it’s great growth. Plans were already being formed that would change the city’s skyline forever.

  4. Very nice – great contrast of schemes. I wonder though – if someone stood here today – would it just be a big giant condo?

  5. It’s a history lesson!

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