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DUNDAS. A quartet of GP-40-2s handle a string of ore cars up the hill through the subdivisions namesake city of Dundas. Per information attained from facebook via Chris van der Heide, the suspect ore train is likely a slag train origination loads is Subdury and hauling them to Paris (Thanks for the info by the way Chris). As further evidence, Arnold Mooney caught the same movement, likely around the same time in 1984. Ore trains are not an unfamiliar site in southern Ontario. For many years, including the majority of the 80s at least (I'm unsure about the specific timeline but curious if anyone else knows?), the was a regular ore train from Temagami on the ONR down to the blast furnace at Dofasco in Hamilton. This bygone gem is well documented with Dave Brook's and Glenn Courtney's photos. On a side note, Dave, you said under Arnold's shot above that you worked a few of these trains, can't help but wonder if you were on this one!?


Dundas was a popular place for railfans, drawing out many, as evidence by the railfans in this photo alone. The aging scene is well documented throughout this era. The station likely drew many out, as it provided an accessibly yet secluded place to watch westbounds charge the grade.  Canada Crushed Stone also provided a unique backdrop (and shooting platform!). Norm especially seems to have had Dundas as a favorite location for a while (which makes me wonder if you may have run into him here Arnold?). Fortunately, despite the fading access and encroaching trees, this location still draws in railfans in resent years including Ryan Gaynor's and Jude B's recent shots. 


DUNDAS. A quartet of GP-40-2s handle a string of ore cars up the hill through the subdivisions namesake city of Dundas. Per information attained from facebook via Chris van der Heide, the suspect ore train is likely a slag train origination loads is Subdury and hauling them to Paris (Thanks for the info by the way Chris). As further evidence, Arnold Mooney caught the same movement, likely around the same time in 1984. Ore trains are not an unfamiliar site in southern Ontario. For many years, including the majority of the 80s at least (I'm unsure about the specific timeline but curious if anyone else knows?), the was a regular ore train from Temagami on the ONR down to the blast furnace at Dofasco in Hamilton. This bygone gem is well documented with Dave Brook's and Glenn Courtney's photos. On a side note, Dave, you said under Arnold's shot above that you worked a few of these trains, can't help but wonder if you were on this one!?


Dundas was a popular place for railfans, drawing out many, as evidence by the railfans in this photo alone. The aging scene is well documented throughout this era. The station likely drew many out, as it provided an accessibly yet secluded place to watch westbounds charge the grade.  Canada Crushed Stone also provided a unique backdrop (and shooting platform!). Norm especially seems to have had Dundas as a favorite location for a while (which makes me wonder if you may have run into him here Arnold?). Fortunately, despite the fading access and encroaching trees, this location still draws in railfans in resent years including Ryan Gaynor's and Jude B's recent shots.
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Caption: DUNDAS. A quartet of GP-40-2s handle a string of ore cars up the hill through the subdivisions namesake city of Dundas. Per information attained from facebook via Chris van der Heide, the suspect ore train is likely a slag train origination loads is Subdury and hauling them to Paris (Thanks for the info by the way Chris). As further evidence, Arnold Mooney caught the same movement, likely around the same time in 1984. Ore trains are not an unfamiliar site in southern Ontario. For many years, including the majority of the 80s at least (I'm unsure about the specific timeline but curious if anyone else knows?), there was a regular ore train from Temagami on the ONR down to the blast furnace at Dofasco in Hamilton. This bygone gem is well documented with Dave Brook's and Glenn Courtney's photos. On a side note, Dave, you said under Arnold's shot above that you worked a few of these trains, can't help but wonder if you were on this one!?

Dundas was a popular place for railfans, drawing out many, as evidence by the railfans in this photo alone. The aging scene is well documented throughout this era. The station likely drew many out, as it provided an accessibly yet secluded place to watch westbounds charge the grade. Canada Crushed Stone also provided a unique backdrop (and shooting platform!). Norm especially seems to have had Dundas as a favorite location for a while (which makes me wonder if you may have run into him here Arnold?). Fortunately, despite the fading access and encroaching trees, this location still draws in railfans in resent years including Ryan Gaynor's and Jude B's recent shots.

Photographer:
Norm Conway photo, Stuart Streit collection [22] (more) (contact)
Date: ??/??/1984 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9439 (search)
Train Symbol: Slag Extra (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Dundas Station (search)
City/Town: Dundas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Still miss Norm. Hard to believe that he’s been gone for over four years. Planning to add more of his material. Will need some help from the RPca fraternity; Norm only labelled the odd slide and never included the date.

  2. I did see Norm frequently in many areas along the line between here and Paris. Last time I saw him was a few weeks before he passed. We were watching trains at Copetown.

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