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A panoramic view of the old Toronto core trackage and the VIA maintenance centre as it once was. Amazing numbers of rolling stock, amazing amount of track. Changes far to numerous to mention; lets just say we know where the financial district and the CN Tower are, and go from there. 
CN 8519, an employee of the VIA centre, is seen moving around VIA 6761 and its train. Other unit is unidentified. Not often did I use a 28MM wide angle lens with the old Pentax K-1000, as I did here.
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Caption: A panoramic view of the old Toronto core trackage and the VIA maintenance centre as it once was. Amazing numbers of rolling stock, amazing amount of track. Changes far to numerous to mention; lets just say we know where the financial district and the CN Tower are, and go from there. CN 8519, an employee of the VIA centre, is seen moving around VIA 6761 and its train. Other unit is unidentified. Not often did I use a 28MM wide angle lens with the old Pentax K-1000, as I did here.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1135] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/30/1982 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 8519 (search)
Train Symbol: yard movement (search)
Subdivision/SNS: VIA maintenance area (search)
City/Town: Toronto (Union) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Thanks, Tom., for your kind comments. I’m only 6 yrs older than yourself. Hardest part of looking thru and posting photos is the fact the years have gone by so fast it is scary!

  2. @AW I am not sure the exact date. I would say it was in the very late 80′s or early 90′s. I don’t remember it being there when i became an engineer in 88.

  3. Arnold, your pictures are fantastic. They always take me back to yesterday when we wore a younger mans shoes (I’m 64). Please keep them coming. I search them out! Some day I need to start scanning. Tom Weaver (alias cprtom)

  4. When did the Mimico centre get built and operational?

  5. VIA maintenance centre? The VIA TMC is in Mimico. This shot is of the CN/VIA coach yard. The employee walking by the tracks is a CN yardman and the end of the train is right beside the “wash racks” where all equipment trains headed for Union station were washed prior to service.

  6. Changed indeed…
    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=30915

  7. Has that scene ever changed!

  8. Ah Mr. Mooney, tis before the COncrete Jungle appeared. Lol.

    Great shot! :)

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