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On this dull, winter's morning, TRRY 1859 trundles westbound, light power, through the massive archway of metal deck girders of Dain City's (formerly Welland Junction) 70 meter (230 feet) high twin-tower rail lift bridge. This narrow iconic 'vertical lift' rail bridge was constructed in 1927 for CNR and near identical to the nearby wider 1930 vehicular traffic bridge (Forks Road). Both bridges cross the abandoned section of the Welland Canal, a waterway in the Niagara Region,,connecting Lake Erie & Lake Ontario. No vertical lift capabilities were required for either bridge after 1980 and the towers of the vehicular bridge were subsequently removed. This old canal, renamed the Welland Recreational Waterway, hosts international rowing regattas and dragon boat races annually, and also the South Niagara Rowing Club.

This side view photo looking east hopefully depicts both the height and narrowness of this intriguing rail bridge used exclusively these day by Trillium Railway.  Craig Allen's masterpiece id= 24127 taken approximately five years prior captures its width and overall magnitude from Forks Road overlooking the stillness of the peaceful waterway. Mr. Allen picked a beautiful day to visit Dain City and was rewarded with a mixed freight of 8 cars and power to completely fill these neat, iconic structure.
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Caption: On this dull, winter's morning, TRRY 1859 trundles westbound, light power, through the massive archway of metal deck girders of Dain City's (formerly Welland Junction) 70 meter (230 feet) high twin-tower rail lift bridge. This narrow iconic 'vertical lift' rail bridge was constructed in 1927 for CNR and near identical to the nearby wider 1930 vehicular traffic bridge (Forks Road). Both bridges cross the abandoned section of the Welland Canal, a waterway in the Niagara Region,,connecting Lake Erie & Lake Ontario. No vertical lift capabilities were required for either bridge after 1980 and the towers of the vehicular bridge were subsequently removed. This old canal, renamed the Welland Recreational Waterway, hosts international rowing regattas and dragon boat races annually, and also the South Niagara Rowing Club.This side view photo looking east hopefully depicts both the height and narrowness of this intriguing rail bridge used exclusively this day by Trillium Railway. Craig Allen's masterpiece id= 24127 taken approximately five years prior captures its width and overall magnitude from Forks Road overlooking the stillness of the peaceful waterway. Mr. Allen picked a beautiful day to visit Dain City and was rewarded with a mixed freight of 8 cars and power to completely fill this neat, iconic structure.

Photographer:
Glenn Cherry [44] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/30/2016 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: TRRY 1859 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Canal Spur (search)
City/Town: Dain City (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Interesting pic from an area rich in skeletal remains of another era

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