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There's been a long and continuing history of Railway photographers at Inglewood - CN continued passenger trains until  around 1960 and CP until 1970. This Clayton Morgan (Doug Hately) shot in 1960 is essentially where the train in MY photo is - except on the CPR tracks not the CN. Excursions were nothing new either, witness the famous  Tripleheader (Bob Ross, R.L. Kennedy collection) photo in 1960  drew thousands of people.
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Caption: There's been a long and continuing history of Railway photographers at Inglewood - CN continued passenger trains until around 1960 and CP until 1970. This Clayton Morgan (Doug Hately) shot in 1960 is essentially where the train in MY photo is - except on the CPR tracks not the CN. Excursions were nothing new either, witness the famous Tripleheader (Bob Ross, R.L. Kennedy collection) photo in 1960 which drew thousands of people.

Starting in 2004 (Stephen Host) and with a single coach the Credit Valley Explorer began their journey to return passenger services to the area. Service has only grown better and with more coaches as you can see above - fall colour excursions run daily except when freights are scheduled - DAILY! Impressive don't you think?

And in this photo - luck runs in my direction - I get full sun at the right moment, where the train would be lit perfectly as most of the run would be backlit in both directions, but not at Inglewood. Nice colours on the trees too. When the train returned Northbound mobs of passengers crammed into the General Store to buy souvenirs - I hope the people of Inglewood are happy with the tourism bump the train brings.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1122] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/22/2016 (search)
Railway: Orangeville-Brampton Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: CCGX 4014 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Inglewood (search)
City/Town: Inglewood (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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15 Comments
  1. Here is CCGX 4014 in 1961 at Dundas, by Doug Page as CN 4567

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=42433

  2. Stephen, to answer your question, they were two different railway excursions, both run by the Upper Canada Railway Society. The CPR one behind E8a 1802 on Sat Oct 23/65, travelled from Toronto along CN’s Oakville Sub to Hamilton TH&B Station, then up the Goderich Sub to Guelph Jct., along the Galt Sub to Streetsville, and then to Orangeville. The train was wyed at Fraxa, then back to Streetsville and home on the Galt Sub. Yes, there were photostops at Cataract and Inglewood. The CNR excursion on Sun Oct 24/65 behind 6703-6773 ran to Georgetown, then up to Allandale via Inglewood, Tottenham, Beeton and Cookstown with the C liner 6703 leading (as shown in Doug Page’s photo at Beeton Station). There being no wye at Allandale, the diesels ran around the train, and 6773 was leading home down the Newmarket Sub. Both trips were well attended and very gratifying to the UCRS Trip Committee. If I ever get a scanner, I will attempt to post some pictures of both trips.

  3. Also interesting to note this Caboose is still on the property, was used on a ballast train last week.

  4. Wow, CP E8…. was that the same trip as the CN CLC trip or was that a different excursion?

    Here’s a picture since uploaded by Doug Page of what is likely the CLC excursion at Beeton:

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=35091

    Thank you sir for the kind comments, I just got lucky I could go out when fall was near peak in the area. The sun came out for only one shot – this was it! And only for a couple minutes. Luck :)

  5. Stephen, a beautiful picture, stunning colours and the Credit Valley Explorer looking its best ! Not just Ray Kennedy’s wonderful triple-header excursion graced this location, but the UCRS was here with a CP E8 trip to
    Orangeville, CN CLC A + MLW A units on their way to Tottenham, Cooksville and Barrie (came home on CN’s Newmarket Sub), and of course all the Ontario Rail Association steam excursions with CP 1057, and the miraculous return of CP 136 to Owen Sound and back. My first rail visit to this site was in 1956 on CNR D1-C1-C2 returning home from Beeton with connecting train at Georgetown. All are now just good memories, as is the CVE, and thanks to you Stephen, there are many great CVE pictures, like the one above. “Thank for the memories . . .” as Bob Hope used to sing. Indeed, thank you for talent and sharing, so much appreciated !

  6. Also this caboose was used for selling extra seats but at the time I was told to keep that on the down low as it was not approved.

    They kept using it… this train really would have benefit from more coaches, then again, it was passenger liability that ultimately sunk this train.

  7. What’s interesting is once this operation shut down, so too did the Inglewood General Store.

  8. you are welcome

  9. Thank you.

  10. interesting… nice shot

  11. Thanks mofos. The caboose was indeed going out for the first time that day – a nice surprise. It is used as a shoving platform as they have to do some reverse moves when running around the train at Snelgrove and at Orangeville.

  12. @RLK, yep, that’s former BBCX 79788

    Great colours Steve!

  13. That caboose….is this the former Babcock and Wilcox caboose?

    Great shot!

  14. Great lighting! If the station had only survived in town :(

  15. Cool!

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