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A CN Tempo train passes under the telltales at the site of Paris' second station, the first being located at Paris Jct.  The express house still stands at this date in time, used mainly for storage. Unfortunately, in the present day, CN, having no regard for the neighbourhood that surrounds this area, has turned this location into a junk yard.
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Caption: A CN Tempo train passes under the telltales at the site of Paris' second station, the first being located at Paris Jct. The express house still stands at this date in time, used mainly for storage. Unfortunately, in the present day, CN, having no regard for the neighbourhood that surrounds this area, has turned this location into a junk yard.

Photographer:
James Adeney [236] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/07/1972 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3150 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Dundas Sub (search)
City/Town: Paris (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. I find this image very interesting.

    In the mid 80’s a Canadian railway artist named Wentworth Folkins became very popular for his watercolours – many of which became available as limited edition prints. Mr. Folkins was known for his historical research and accuracy to detail. I was just beginning my career but managed to scrape together the funds to buy his original painting featuring CNR #6200 at Paris Station. This painting depicted war-time efforts in 1943 and shows the mighty Northern-type passing under the telltales. Wentworth’s perspective is from ground level – but virtually the same spot as Mr. Adeney’s image. It was fun to compare the two (the painting appears on Page 69 of Wentworth’s book, “ The Great Days of Canadian Steam”). The classically designed station once sat just beyond the express house. The concrete station platform extended past the telltales.

    Mr. Folkins’ narrative reads, “The old brick station with it’s orange tile roof and picturesque tower is gone now. Fortunately, I photographed this little gem before it was demolished. Somehow, this station added a touch of class to the western Ontario town with its worldly name – Paris.”

    Thanks for posting, James!

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