Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

The dayshift operator at Burlington station, now called Burlington West, waves to the crew of CN 6520.  Note that this picture was taken before the grade separation at Brant Street was done.  The elevated gatekeeper's shanty can be seen on the left.  This area was originally called Freeman. The old Grand Trunk station is now preserved at a location about 500 hundred yards from its original location under the name of Burlington Junction. You can visit their website at Friends of Freeman Station
Copyright Notice: This image ©DaveBurroughs all rights reserved.



Caption: The dayshift operator at Burlington station, now called Burlington West, waves to the crew of CN 6520. Note that this picture was taken before the grade separation at Brant Street was done. The elevated gatekeeper's shanty can be seen on the left. This area was originally called Freeman. The old Grand Trunk station is now preserved at a location about 500 hundred yards from its original location under the name of Burlington Junction. You can visit their website at Friends of Freeman Station

Photographer:
DaveBurroughs [90] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 6520 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Burlington, Oakville Sub. (search)
City/Town: Burlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=34912
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

20 Favourites
View count: 352 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 33723

Full size | Suncalc

11 Comments
  1. Arnold, check your Inbox

  2. Seeing a shot of Bruce interacting with his DePauls date would make an interesting observation as well. :o )

  3. I look dressed up, maybe I have a date down DePauls Lane ??
    I forgot to mention the silver painted tankcar sitting on the Fruit track (between the buildings). It’s a leased UTLX or CGTX for Hercules Powder, one of many that could be found at Burlington back then.
    Also the Brant St grade separation was done in 1970 ( I believe) and the Halton Sub was stretched a little further north before it meets the Oakville Sub. But this image is the original layout, done in 1964 when the Halton Sub was – quote/unquote – new.

  4. Wow that is an amazing shot. I had no idea there was a level crossing at Brant St!
    The operator was still there in the early eighties when I hired on. I remember picking up train orders there and on the way back we used to give away the “flimsies” as we used to call the train orders, to the fans at the station.

  5. Bruce, I was going to suggest that was you on the left but was not completely sure. I messed up John’s spelling of host last name. I thought it was Read after I hit the post button and could not change it.

  6. Stop, you’re both right !
    Thats John Read in the blue shirt, and yep, thats the spastic teenager (me) immediately to the right of the nose of 6520.
    This would be train 141, who was non-stop Toronto to Brantford at that time.
    My notes show 6520-6870 for power.
    In all liklihood, that’s a car of fish on the headend, for London or Windsor.

  7. I love this. Great stuff.

  8. I think that is actually John Reed? and not Bruce.

  9. Wonderful scene, Dave.

  10. Great shot. Is that a young Mr. Mercer giving a roll-by?!

  11. What an amazing photo Dave! Excellent.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2018 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us