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Picking up on Snake's recent and applicable comment "an area rich in skeletal remains of another area" to describe bridgework along side of the Canal and Harbour Spurs within Ontario's Niagara Region.  TRRY 1859 is retreating lite power, northbound on the Harbour Spur and captured while cruising through this historic setting having previously completed assignment on the Government Spur. Still present to-day is the old, green railway bridge that crossed the then twin locks and later served as the western approach to Bridge 20. Bridge 20, also a vertical lift required to complete the canal crossing was built in 1929 by CN. Later with completion of the Port Colborne Harbour Railway in the mid 1990's connecting Port Colborne to rail lines on the western side of the Welland Canal, Bridge 20 became unnecessary and removed in 1997.  Its stone base is still evident on the far bank in the lower, left of the scene. Straight ahead in the right secondary channel, two ships can be observed and perhaps tied down until next shipping season. And finally to the left is Bridge 21, another vehicular lift built in 1929 that still serves as a vital link connecting east and west Port Colborne via Clarence Street.
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Caption: Picking up on Snake's recent and applicable comment "an area rich in skeletal remains of another area" to describe bridgework along side of the Canal and Harbour Spurs within Ontario's Niagara Region. TRRY 1859 is retreating lite power, northbound on the Harbour Spur and captured while cruising through this historic setting having previously completed assignment on the Government Spur. Still present to-day is the old, green railway bridge that crossed the then twin locks and later served as the western approach to Bridge 20. Bridge 20, also a vertical lift required to complete the canal crossing was built in 1929 by CN. Later with completion of the Port Colborne Harbour Railway in the mid 1990's connecting Port Colborne to rail lines on the western side of the Welland Canal, Bridge 20 became unnecessary and removed in 1997. Its stone base is still evident on the far bank in the lower, left of the scene. Straight ahead in the right secondary channel, two ships can be observed and perhaps tied down until next shipping season. And finally to the left is Bridge 21, another vehicular lift built in 1929 that still serves as a vital link connecting east and west Port Colborne via Clarence Street.

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: Harbour Spur (search)
City/Town: Port Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Yes, as Jacob noted, a fence (4 verticals) runs across in front of the far group of parked cars and then angles on the near side of the path over to the bridge, etc. It is on my bucket list to make another junket to PC and Trillium in the spring when warm, green and the Canal is abuzz with activity.

    I just noted when replying that I misquoted Snake … should be ‘era’ of course not area.

  2. Nice shot Glenn! Good bit of history captured here.

    Docta; yes the CN bride is fenced off, looked like it is being re-decked.

  3. Is the CN bridge fenced off? I heard there were going to

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