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With a wave from one of the head-end crew, GO Transit APCU 904 (former Ontario Northland FP7 1513 rebuilt as a cab car/HEP generator) rounds the bend leading a string of single level Hawker Siddeley coaches and GP40-2W 703 through Campbellville at daybreak, deadheading with Milton line train #350 from the Guelph Jct layover yard to Milton Station. Given the train involved, this shot was likely taken sometime just after 6am as #350 was the first morning Milton line train of the day. According to the timetable schedule, upon arrival at Milton Station and taking on passengers, #350 would depart at 6:30am and after making stops along the line eventually arrive at Union Station in Toronto at 7:35am.The GO Milton line had come into existance only a few months before in October 1981 as an effort to expand service to the growing Halton & Peel suburbs along Highway 401, and also to offer a closer alternative to commuters in those areas than driving down to the Lakeshore West line. The Milton line started out as a rush-hour commuter service into Toronto in the mornings (trains #350, 352 & 354) and out in the evenings (#351, 353 & 355). Not much has really changed due to CP's ownership of the tracks, except having a few more rush-hour trains and extra station stops added on the line. GO now runs buses off-peak, and has been adding extra bilevels to its trains in a effort to increase capacity (the Milton line was the first to get L12's back in 2008).Reg Button photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection.
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Caption: With a wave from one of the head-end crew, GO Transit APCU 904 (former Ontario Northland FP7 1513 rebuilt as a cab car/HEP generator) rounds the bend leading a string of single level Hawker Siddeley coaches and GP40-2W 703 through Campbellville at daybreak, deadheading with Milton line train #350 from the Guelph Jct layover yard to Milton Station. Given the train involved, this shot was likely taken sometime just after 6am as #350 was the first morning Milton line train of the day. According to the timetable schedule, upon arrival at Milton Station and taking on passengers, #350 would depart at 6:30am and after making stops along the line eventually arrive at Union Station in Toronto at 7:35am.

The GO Milton line had come into existance only a few months before in October 1981 as an effort to expand service to the growing Halton & Peel suburbs along Highway 401, and also to offer a closer alternative to commuters in those areas than driving down to the Lakeshore West line. The Milton line started out as a rush-hour commuter service into Toronto in the mornings (trains #350, 352 & 354) and out in the evenings (#351, 353 & 355). Not much has really changed due to CP's ownership of the tracks, except having a few more rush-hour trains and extra station stops added on the line. GO now runs buses off-peak, and has been adding extra bilevels to its trains in a effort to increase capacity (the Milton line was the first to get L12's back in 2008).

Reg Button photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection.

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Reg Button photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [449] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/14/1982 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 904 (search)
Train Symbol: GO 350 (deadhead) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Campbellville - CP Galt Sub (search)
City/Town: Campbellville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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