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A gaggle of transportation methods roll down Clarence St in Brantford as RLHH 2111, which only made an appearance here for a few weeks before the line switched from SOR to Trackmobiles. I'm still holding out for a photographer who might have photos of CN down here before 2001 (when the Burford was scaled back 10 miles).
P.S: Note the broom by the Conductor's window.
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Caption: A gaggle of transportation methods roll down Clarence St in Brantford as RLHH 2111, which only made an appearance here for a few weeks before the line switched from SOR to Trackmobiles. I'm still holding out for a photographer who might have photos of CN down here before 2001 (when the Burford was scaled back 10 miles).

P.S: Note the broom by the Conductor's window.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [956] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/24/2018 (search)
Railway: Southern Ontario Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: RLHH 2111 (search)
Train Symbol: 598 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Burford Spur (search)
City/Town: Brantford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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10 Comments
  1. Welcome to reality…wealth gap will only increase folks.

  2. Photos of it from before 2001? I would love to see that someday

  3. In fairness to Brantford folks, Guelph’s problem area is by the Guelph Junction along Victoria Rd and down towards the Eramosa river tresle and in the Radial railway trail area in the bush. Be careful walking in and around there and watch for homeless camps.

    Seems to be a common problem in most cities these days.

  4. Oh yeah…. but spending time along Clarence St is not for the timid. A lot of odd looking people coming and going and walking around this area, doesn’t help there’s a methadone clininc in the plaza beside the tracks behind me.. and the people (high as a kite) to match. Downtown brantford doesn’t seem to be turning around, it’s going more towards North Hamilton direction.. and by that I mean Barton St.

    Guelph’s gone the other way… with condos and the like. The bums still hang around the station, but Metrolinx and the City both have security posted down there to keep it clean :) And I’m only talking about our trackside areas – like Downtown (both guelph and Brantford). Other parts of town are fine, but .. just.. not here..

  5. The Broom A/C is an old, old trick.
    Hey Steve, no druggies in Guelph eh??

  6. It sure looks like broom handle through door handle with the bristle end of the broom to the outside of the handrail. Heh heh. Beats tying them open.

  7. Interesting point, Larry. I observed a broom on the conductor’s side of 4001 down on the SOR in Garnet last week and looking back at the photos, the door is open.

  8. Very colorful photo there Steve.

  9. The broom looks like a clever setup for keeping the door open. :-)

  10. I should have captioned this as follows:

    “Weird Brantford, come for the trains, stay for the druggies”

    this place IS weird and this sums it up.

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