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It had to happen that I wandered down into the swampy confines of the Jordan Harbour marsh because the opportunity to shoot the Jordan trestle from a different angle had been bugging me for a long time. So this was it. The time had to be right for the sun reflection off the old piers to be at its' best.
This is VIA #92; never did get engine number, heading to Toronto from Niagara. This rather shortlived train at the time only ran on weekends.
The foreground piers are remnants of the old Grand Trunk bridge, which was built in 1853, of wood, and strengthened by the positioning of replacement stone pillars in @1867 as seen here. In behind is the more modern current CN steel bridge.
Most of the stone came from the Gibson Quarries of Beamsville. The waterway, which is actually 20 Mile Creek as it meanders to Lake Ontario in the far background, was once a very busy shipping area back in the 1880s. The problem with the waterway was silt. Most of this harbour water is less than 8 feet deep.
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Caption: It had to happen that I wandered down into the swampy confines of the Jordan Harbour marsh because the opportunity to shoot the Jordan trestle from a different angle had been bugging me for a long time. So this was it. The time had to be right for the sun reflection off the old piers to be at its' best. This is VIA #92; never did get engine number, heading to Toronto from Niagara. This rather shortlived train at the time only ran on weekends. The foreground piers are remnants of the old Grand Trunk bridge, which was built in 1853, of wood, and strengthened by the positioning of replacement stone pillars in @1867 as seen here. In behind is the more modern current CN steel bridge. Most of the stone came from the Gibson Quarries of Beamsville. The waterway, which is actually 20 Mile Creek as it meanders to Lake Ontario in the far background, was once a very busy shipping area back in the 1880s. The problem with the waterway was silt. Most of this harbour water is less than 8 feet deep.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1319] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/25/2012 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 64xx (search)
Train Symbol: #92 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Grimsby Sub. (search)
City/Town: Jordan Harbour (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Jacob: I might make note that the stone piers are rather dark and dull, and it took me about a dozen trips down there to get a photo with the sunlight hitting the piers just so. Makes a world of difference when they stand out as they did this time.

  2. Very nice.

  3. Nice angle.

  4. Nice job incorporating the old piers in the shot.

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