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On a cool clear October morning, I was spending time trackside until my C&O assignment went to work at 1600. I had been over at the C&O station to check on how many cars our job, Local 3 the Courtright Turn would have, when the yard foreman told me there was a CP westbound getting close and he had a southside set-off. So I walked around the block and waited for this guy to show up. RS18u's 1813-1826 with leased Conrail GP38 7823 and idling CP 8153 ( for Windsor use) were pulling ahead to allow the trainman to make the 'cut' on the set off. The old CPR interlocking tower was still standing, with it's wood and insul-brick rotting away. The CP train order signal can be seen above the 3rd car, set for "Y" in both directions. At one time this interlocking was named East End. When the old tower was removed from use, with it's rods and levers, the diamond was then controlled in the concrete block structure which is on the north side of the Windsor Sub. To the left of the nose of 1813 is the C&O's Dover spur which serviced a few customers along Colborne and William Streets (Cash & Carry lumber and Dover Flour Mill).
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Caption: On a cool clear October morning, I was spending time trackside until my C&O assignment went to work at 1600. I had been over at the C&O station to check on how many cars our job, Local 3 the Courtright Turn would have, when the yard foreman told me there was a CP westbound getting close and he had a southside set-off. So I walked around the block and waited for this guy to show up. RS18u's 1813-1826 with leased Conrail GP38 7823 and idling CP 8153 ( for Windsor use) were pulling ahead to allow the trainman to make the 'cut' on the set off. The old CPR interlocking tower was still standing, with it's wood and insul-brick rotting away. The CP train order signal can be seen above the 3rd car, set for "Y" in both directions. At one time this interlocking was named East End. When the old tower was removed from use, with it's rods and levers, the diamond was then controlled in the concrete block structure which is on the north side of the Windsor Sub. To the left of the nose of 1813 is the C&O's Dover spur which serviced a few customers along Colborne and William Streets (Cash & Carry lumber and Dover Flour Mill).

Photographer:
Bruce Mercer [100] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/26/1985 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 1813 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra West (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Windsor Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Chatham (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Great shot! Love the tower too.

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