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A Canadian National 4100-series 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" type steamer is returning to Spadina from Mimico, passing a nearly new golden-nosed GMD F-unit on an eastbound freight. This view is looking west on the CN Oakville Sub, just east of Jameson Avenue in the background. The houses on left, part of the South Parkdale neighbourhood, would be demolished for the Gardiner Expressway a few years later.
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Caption: A Canadian National 4100-series 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" type steamer is returning to Spadina from Mimico, passing a nearly new golden-nosed GMD F-unit on an eastbound freight. This view is looking west on the CN Oakville Sub, just east of Jameson Avenue in the background. The houses on left, part of the South Parkdale neighbourhood, would be demolished for the Gardiner Expressway a few years later.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [540] (more) (contact)
Date: 1953 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4100-series (search)
Train Symbol: CN ebnd (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Jameson Ave, along the CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Wow, what an awesome photo! Its wonderful to see the rail action around Toronto captured on film. I was not even born yet. Amazing to see all the changes since then.

  2. This is incredible!

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