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We are on train 575 and are stopped at Malport on the Halton Sub.  After following a westbound train out of Toronto Yard, we were held at Malport to meet two eastbound trains.  This eastbound is lead by C630 2019.  If you look closely in front of our engine, 1396, you can see the caboose from the westbound freight ahead of us.  This is an example of what we called "drawbar" flagging.  This track is CTC territory with intermediate signals which allowed us to come right up behind the stopped westbound train.
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Caption: We are on train 575 and are stopped at Malport on the Halton Sub. After following a westbound train out of Toronto Yard, we were held at Malport to meet two eastbound trains. This eastbound is lead by C630 2019. If you look closely in front of our engine, 1396, you can see the caboose from the westbound freight ahead of us. This is an example of what we called "drawbar" flagging. This track is CTC territory with intermediate signals which allowed us to come right up behind the stopped westbound train.

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First954 [132] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/19/1969 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2019 (search)
Train Symbol: 575 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Malport, Mile 9.7 Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Malport (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Great perspective of the ‘CANADIAN NATIONAL’ yellow logo applied against the olive green! Well done!

  2. In those days the signal would probably been a stop and proceed signal which meant you had to stop your train at the light then proceed at restricted speed (15) or less and be prepared to stop within half the range of vision.

  3. Wow. Classic. Busy times then.

  4. ngineered4u..yes, the intermediate signals were two target signals that were staggered: stop and proceed at restricted speed. Thanks for your comment.

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