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A pair of Canadian National MLW RSC-13's (lead by 1716) head east with a short train at Georgetown ON, on CN's "new" Halton Sub, which had only existed for a few months since the January reorganization. A few cars back is a large dimensional load, which appears to be an earthmover known as a scraper. To the right, a GMD SW1200RS works on the lead to the local Georgetown industries and yard, today used by GO Transit to store and load trains.

The pointed spiral of the station is visible in the background above the train, and further in the distance are the signals for Silver, where the Guelph Sub (formerly part of the Brampton Sub just a few months earlier) branches off from the Halton (made up of parts of the former Brampton and Milton Subs, plus a new section to Toronto (MacMillan) Yard).
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Caption: A pair of Canadian National MLW RSC-13's (lead by 1716) head east with a short train at Georgetown ON, on CN's "new" Halton Sub, which had only existed for a few months since the January reorganization. A few cars back is a large dimensional load, which appears to be an earthmover known as a scraper. To the right, a GMD SW1200RS works on the lead to the local Georgetown industries and yard, today used by GO Transit to store and load trains.

The pointed spiral of the station is visible in the background above the train, and further in the distance are the signals for Silver, where the Guelph Sub (formerly part of the Brampton Sub just a few months earlier) branches off from the Halton (made up of parts of the former Brampton and Milton Subs, plus a new section to Toronto (MacMillan) Yard).

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [701] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/00/1965 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1716 (search)
Train Symbol: CN ebnd (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Georgetown - CN Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Georgetown (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Amazing shot! So hard to picture it like this considering what the area looks like today. It is a shame all the local railserved industries are gone :(

  2. Great picture and history. Incredible how much had changed since 1965! Triple track is going in and a new direct line at Silver to bring the Guelph sub right into the GO station.50 years sure makes a big difference.

  3. Excellent shot of this track with great explanation of how it came to be.

  4. A fabulous historical shot and story1

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