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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 [54] (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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6 Comments
  1. It’s a history lesson!

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

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

  5. 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

  6. Very nice, a very familiar scene for Toronto area railway enthusiasts, hanging over the Spadina Ave bridge railing watching the action below and taking pictures. In the 1960’s a number of steam generator equipped CN’s 1900’s were assigned to Spadina for passenger trains to Niagara Falls, the Guelph commuter, the Toronto-Belleville pool train 10, train to North Bay and we had them on UCRS Fall Foliage excursion from Lindsay to Halliburton. This picture is a nice testimony to the late Del Rosamond and his photography talent, John

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