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A view with a bit of everything historical. The old Dundas station, on borrowed time as steps to move it and preserve it fell thru, awaits its' demise as VIA #75 with a 'rare' MLW FPA-2u #6758 leader races by westbound. A fire, six months previous, resulted in the gaping hole in the roof was caused by an overheated oil stove that sat in the main waiting room. In front is the temporary Waiting Room for anyone who chose to board the train here. It was more vandalized than used. Behind the lead unit is VIA 6863 and another 'B', unidentified, hauling the typical long #75 of the day. Lead unit #6758 was one of only two units of this model for CN/VIA, the other being 6759. And it is the only survivor, now living as New York & Lake Erie 6758, just south of Buffalo, NY.
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Caption: A view with a bit of everything historical. The old Dundas station, on borrowed time as steps to move it and preserve it fell thru, awaits its' demise as VIA #75 with a 'rare' MLW FPA-2u #6758 leader races by westbound. A fire, six months previous, resulted in the gaping hole in the roof was caused by an overheated oil stove that sat in the main waiting room. In front is the temporary Waiting Room for anyone who chose to board the train here. It was more vandalized than used. Behind the lead unit is VIA 6863 and another 'B', unidentified, hauling the typical long #75 of the day. Lead unit #6758 was one of only two units of this model for CN/VIA, the other being 6759. And it is the only survivor, now living as New York & Lake Erie 6758, just south of Buffalo, NY.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1306] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/28/1985 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6758 (search)
Train Symbol: #75 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Dundas Sub. (search)
City/Town: Dundas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. There is just something about this station…man. Too bad it lasted only another 5-6 years before being demolished around 1990-1991.

  2. I agree with this being a SAD image. Another station lost to neglect. The railway didn’t care and the government was being short sighted. This would have been and still would be a good spot for a commuter train stop. People were moving west of the GTA even then. Even your shot of the train and it’s length makes today’s VIA trains look sad in comparison.

  3. Thanks, Stuart. Kind words.

  4. More great stuff Arnold! Thanks for continuing to share. The red ‘VIA’ on the snout was noteworthy as well. Looks like some series CWR installation about to occur.

  5. So sad

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