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An inbound GO train for Union Station rolls along the Union Station Rail Corridor coming off the Oakville Sub.  The train is about to pass beneath the ancient Bathurst Street bridge, a local landmark in Rail history.  The bridge, built in 1903 (used elsewhere, then moved to it's current location in 1916) has spanned the CNR and CPR tracks for over a century.  The rust veiled, riveted steel has seen it all; the glory days of steam, streamlined passenger trains, Cabin D interlocking (with  CPR Tecumseh Stret interlocking just behind) for the Toronto Terminals Railway/CNR Oakville Sub/CPR Galt Sub/CNR Brampton (later Weston) Sub, the landmark Inglis sign, a simpler time.  Now the hustle and bustle has overtaken, the Weston Sub, Galt Sub south of West Toronto and Oakville east of Burlington West now owned by Metrolinx, the majority of rails in the downtown lifted to make way for development, the Inglis sign, removed in 2014, everything has changed.  As for the bridge, almost all of it dates to 1916, some from 1931 when it was improved, and the railings above from 1997.  Bathurst Bridge stands the test of time and surely will for some time.  It's nice to know with progress always marching sometimes history holds true.
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Caption: An inbound GO train for Union Station rolls along the Union Station Rail Corridor coming off the Oakville Sub. The train is about to pass beneath the ancient Bathurst Street bridge, a local landmark in Rail history. The bridge, built in 1903 (used elsewhere, then moved to it's current location in 1916) has spanned the CNR and CPR tracks for over a century. The rust veiled, riveted steel has seen it all; the glory days of steam, streamlined passenger trains, Cabin D interlocking (with CPR Tecumseh Stret interlocking just behind) for the Toronto Terminals Railway/CNR Oakville Sub/CPR Galt Sub/CNR Brampton (later Weston) Sub, the landmark Inglis sign, a simpler time. Now the hustle and bustle has overtaken, the Weston Sub, Galt Sub south of West Toronto and Oakville east of Burlington West now owned by Metrolinx, the majority of rails in the downtown lifted to make way for development, the Inglis sign, removed in 2014, everything has changed. As for the bridge, almost all of it dates to 1916, some from 1931 when it was improved, and the railings above from 1997. Bathurst Bridge stands the test of time and surely will for some time. It's nice to know with progress always marching sometimes history holds true.

Photographer:
Jacob Patterson [129] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/29/2018 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GOT 620 (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: USRC - Bathurst Street (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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