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At first glance this scene might be a little confusing to the locals who view it. This train is crossing Glendale Av at Merritt St. This is how it looked in 2002, but recent road alignments have moved Glendale to the other side of the Eastway Auto Service building seen on the right. Now, Glendale runs straight thru the intersection with Merritt instead of a zig-zag bottleneck as it was before. This old rail line weaved it's way up the hill into downtown Thorold, featuring a bit of street running along Town Line Rd. The track is long gone now, cut off and isolated by the destruction(fire) by vandals of its' bridge crossing over the CN mainline, resulting in it being deemed expendable.
Old water tower on the extreme right in the photo still stands. A landmark. Currently it reads: "Stone Mill Inn" on the side which is the name of the adjacent restaurant.
Copyright Notice: This image ©A.W.Mooney all rights reserved.



Caption: At first glance this scene might be a little confusing to the locals who view it. This train is crossing Glendale Av at Merritt St. This is how it looked in 2002, but recent road alignments have moved Glendale to the other side of the Eastway Auto Service building seen on the right. Now, Glendale runs straight thru the intersection with Merritt instead of a zig-zag bottleneck as it was before. This old rail line weaved it's way up the hill into downtown Thorold, featuring a bit of street running along Town Line Rd. The track is long gone now, cut off and isolated by the destruction(fire) by vandals of its' bridge crossing over the CN mainline, resulting in it being deemed expendable. Old water tower on the extreme right in the photo still stands. A landmark. Currently it reads: "Stone Mill Inn" on the side which is the name of the adjacent restaurant.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1185] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/14/2002 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: TRRC (search)
Train Symbol: local (search)
Subdivision/SNS: TRRC Town Line Spur (search)
City/Town: Merritton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. What a great shot! Funny first thing I noticed was the road alignment before even reading your description Mr. Mooney. So many memories of the Townline Spur as a kid and teen. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very nice. I was able to get Trillium working around this time, once… I have some photos to prove it but they are not all that good :)

  3. Ooh a classic Townline shot! I remember when this area looked like this well. Completely different now, I think the autoshop is the only thing that’s left.

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