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Working the last morning GO train from Georgetown, GO Transit F59PH 539 has its steel bell pinging and ditch lights flicked off as it leads train #210's "L10" consist out of the fog and slows for a stop at the Bramalea GO station (on time at 8:08am), ducking under the Bramalea Road overpass at the west end of the platforms. I was always curious about the long-disused elevated platform with wooden handrails at this end of the station, but from digging around aerial shots it was probably constructed as a temporary platform for the accessible coach while the station was undergoing platform expansion around 2002-ish.

539 would have a good year and change left in service: after working throughout 2009 it was stored in January 2010, and was part of the 536-540 group sold and moved to RB Leasing in Lachine Quebec during March 2010 (displaced by the second order of new MP40's arriving). 539's disposition is unknown after that; it doesn't seem to have been leased out or resold like other RBRX unit were.
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Caption: Working the last morning GO train from Georgetown, GO Transit F59PH 539 has its steel bell pinging and ditch lights flicked off as it leads train #210's "L10" consist out of the fog and slows for a stop at the Bramalea GO station (on time at 8:08am), ducking under the Bramalea Road overpass at the west end of the platforms. I was always curious about the long-disused elevated platform with wooden handrails at this end of the station, but from digging around aerial shots it was probably constructed as a temporary platform for the accessible coach while the station was undergoing platform expansion around 2002-ish.

539 would have a good year and change left in service: after working throughout 2009 it was stored in January 2010, and was part of the 536-540 group sold and moved to RB Leasing in Lachine Quebec during March 2010 (displaced by the second order of new MP40's arriving). 539's disposition is unknown after that; it doesn't seem to have been leased out or resold like other RBRX units were.

Photographer:
Dan Dell'Unto [515] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/05/2008 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 539 (search)
Train Symbol: GO 210 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bramalea GO Station - CN Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Brampton (Bramalea) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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