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Here's an angle not often utilized. I'm standing on the old Hwy 2 bridge (later Plains Rd East) looking South. If the sun was out, this shot would not be possible. A unit train of some sort with a pair of SD-40s up front. In the background, left, one can see the Fariview Av bridge, and just to right centre behind the train is the Burlington West station, barely visible. And behind that, the chemical operations and the yard that once was a busy place. The train is just coming off the Oakville onto the Halton, Toronto-bound.
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Caption: Here's an angle not often utilized. I'm standing on the old Hwy 2 bridge (later Plains Rd East) looking South. If the sun was out, this shot would not be possible. A unit train of some sort with a pair of SD-40s up front. In the background, left, one can see the Fariview Av bridge, and just to right centre behind the train is the Burlington West station, barely visible. And behind that, the chemical operations and the yard that once was a busy place. The train is just coming off the Oakville onto the Halton, Toronto-bound.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1306] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/02/1983 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5030 (search)
Train Symbol: unit train (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Halton Sub. (search)
City/Town: Burlington West (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. That connecting track was put in either the same time as the Milton Sub was rehabbed into the Halton Sub (1963/64) or shortly thereafter.
    Lots of moves have utilized it over the decades. One regular move in the late 60s/early 70s was daytime Oakville Turn 552, which originated at Toronto Yard ( prior to being named Macmillan), came down the Bala Sub, setoff/lifted at Oakville, came to Burlington and then went around the connecting and home via the Halton.
    It was also used for such things as turning cars that needed to be unloaded on “other side” and of course engines etc.

  2. Yes, it was a wye to the Oakville Sub; I saw the odd engine/ short local being turned on there…many years ago as a kid. early 70′s approx.

  3. My 1959 Burlington map does not show evidence of a wye there, MrDan. But it does for the south side off the Oakville for the Beach sub. Can’t take this as gospel though, as it is primarily a street map.

  4. Don’t ever recall seeing it used, Dan.

  5. Interesting, I presume the track branching off to the left was the old connecting track/wye to the Oakville Sub? Did it ever see much use?

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