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The Tour of the Line train was running late on this day (shock and horror) so while I waited I talked with the station attendant.  A very nice lady, she had worked out of Hawk Junction since the Algoma Central days.  She missed working for the ACR (and also the Wisconsin Central) and the job had a different feel with since CN purchased the line.  After about an hour the train finally arrived and I took a picture as it departed south.  I often wonder what happened to the station lady after the train was discontinued.  Too bad that the government helped axed this passenger service, the economic benefit to the northern communities served (estimated in the tens of millions of dollars each year) was a good return on their 2.2 million dollar annual subsidy.
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Caption: The Tour of the Line train was running late on this day (shock and horror) so while I waited I talked with the station attendant. A very nice lady, she had worked out of Hawk Junction since the Algoma Central days. She missed working for the ACR (and also the Wisconsin Central) and the job had a different feel with since CN purchased the line. After about an hour the train finally arrived and I took a picture as it departed south. I often wonder what happened to the station lady after the train was discontinued. Too bad that the government helped axed this passenger service, the economic benefit to the northern communities served (estimated in the tens of millions of dollars each year) was a good return on their 2.2 million dollar annual subsidy.

Photographer:
Craig Allen [121] (more) (contact)
Date: 18/09/2011 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9549 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 632 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Soo Sub mile 164 (search)
City/Town: Hawk Junction (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Hah, yeah, Hawk Junction is no St Pancras! (The bags belonged to an engineer or conductor)

  2. The unattended bags on the platform are a little nerve racking. If it were England the bomb squad would be called in. ;) Great shot!

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