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Doubleheading CN Northerns 6233 and 6259 wait to be cleared to cross the diamond northbound on the CN Brampton Sub (later renamed the Weston Sub), at West Toronto Junction on a sunny June day in 1958 (about 16:00 hours). In tow is a freight with a single stock car visible behind the power, and single and double door boxcars, the latter of which was still the primary means of transporting automobiles by rail. On the right an individual and baggage cart on the platforms of CPR's West Toronto Station can be seen, and the Galt Sub. In the background is the old Viceroy Rubber factory off Dupont Street.  At the time, the linkage rods along the Galt Sub track and by the station that control signals and switches signify the diamonds were still controlled by the old West Toronto interlocking tower just to the north, visible *here*. A few years later in 1965, the whole area would be converted to CTC, controlled by CP, and the tower demolished. A view of the diamonds then can be seen *here*. Today, GO Transit MP40's hauling bilevels, VIA corridor trains and Union Pearson Express DMU's replace the CNR Northerns, freight trains, GMD1-hauled commuter trains and RDC's of yesteryear on the Weston Sub.
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Caption: Doubleheading CN Northerns 6233 and 6259 wait to be cleared to cross the diamond northbound on the CN Brampton Sub (later renamed the Weston Sub), at West Toronto Junction on a sunny June day in 1958 (about 16:00 hours). In tow is a freight with a single stock car visible behind the power, and single and double door boxcars, the latter of which was still the primary means of transporting automobiles by rail. On the right an individual and baggage cart on the platforms of CPR's West Toronto Station can be seen, and the Galt Sub. In the background is the old Viceroy Rubber factory off Dupont Street.

At the time, the linkage rods along the Galt Sub track and by the station that control signals and switches signify the diamonds were still controlled by the old West Toronto interlocking tower just to the north, visible *here*. A few years later in 1965, the whole area would be converted to CTC, controlled by CP, and the tower demolished. A view of the diamonds then can be seen *here*. Today, GO Transit MP40's hauling bilevels, VIA corridor trains and Union Pearson Express DMU's replace the CNR Northerns, freight trains, GMD1-hauled commuter trains and RDC's of yesteryear on the Weston Sub.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [715] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/00/1958 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 6233, 6259 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: West Toronto - CN Brampton Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Oh my – what a beauty!

  2. Awesome shot Bill!

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