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CP 8797-8793 head up what is now CP's Hamilton Sub. toward Guelph Jct.  According to Paul Duncan's web site, this may have been the Goderich Sub at the time when this picture was taken.  I am hoping that I got the geotagging correct as it is hard to pinpoint today with all of the vegetation growth covering landmarks on google maps.  I believe the railing that you see in the middle of the picture is the lookout at what is now the McQueston plaque off York Blvd. in Hamilton.
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Caption: CP 8797-8793 head up what is now CP's Hamilton Sub. toward Guelph Jct. According to Paul Duncan's web site, this may have been the Goderich Sub at the time when this picture was taken. I am hoping that I got the geotagging correct as it is hard to pinpoint today with all of the vegetation growth covering landmarks on google maps. I believe the railing that you see in the middle of the picture is the lookout at what is now the McQueston plaque off York Blvd. in Hamilton.

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Dave Burroughs [112] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/1968 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8797 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Hamilton Jct / Hamilton Sub (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. The diamond with the cowpath between CN/CP connector is also most interesting in Steve Danko’s shot!

  2. You got me thinking about that. That middle track is a dead end track and can be seen in sdfourty’s pic here.
    https://tinyurl.com/y9lbffd7
    So, the track in the foreground seems to be the cowpath. Thanks for raising the question.
    It would be nice if anyone could shed some light on the track arrangement here in the late 60′s.

  3. OK, Dave…I thought you were standing in the south end of the cowpath and I couldnt figure out what it was — it seems that CN cowpath track is really small rail?

  4. Tracks from back to front, CP to Guelph Jct, Cowpath, CN Oakville Sub (one of two tracks visible)

  5. Dave there is only two tracks today up the path…what was the middle track in this pic – back then?

  6. Thanks for the info John. I also though I answered the question about the middle track being the Cow Path track. The second main track is not visible at the bottom left corner of the pic.

  7. Given the time of day, the train is more likely an “Aberdeen Turn” from London–note the class lights and “extra” flags. (No. 87 to Goderich was scheduled to depart Hamilton Jct at 11:30 PM, according to an April 1968 ETT in my collection.)

    Great shot of favourite engines, Dave!

  8. what was the middle track?

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