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The best time to have seen anything running over the CP line in downtown Niagara Falls was usually close to sundown, and this is no exception.  With the shadows long, CP 8239, PNC 3021, CP 5659 and 3087 are seen rolling USA-bound. In the foreground is Elizabeth Pl and the crossing is Morrison. The leased SD40 PNC unit would be around for at least 3 more years, as the railroad was tremendously power shot during the mid-1990s.
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Caption: The best time to have seen anything running over the CP line in downtown Niagara Falls was usually close to sundown, and this is no exception. With the shadows long, CP 8239, PNC 3021, CP 5659 and 3087 are seen rolling USA-bound. In the foreground is Elizabeth Pl and the crossing is Morrison. The leased SD40 PNC unit would be around for at least 3 more years, as the railroad was tremendously power shot during the mid-1990s.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1388] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/01/1994 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8239 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (52?) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Hamilton sub. (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Boy do these pics bring back memmories. Thanks I lived just up the street in the 40′s on Ellis Ave

  2. Heh heh. You’re like me. Any sign lying in a ditch came home to hang in the garage. :-)

    What do you mean my garage looks like a sectionman’s shack? Isn’t that what garages are for? :-D

  3. Larry: Years ago I found a “Block” sign lying in a gully; wooden sign on concrete post and thought I should liberate it. :o ) Bloody thing weighed 115 lbs and I could barely get it in my station wagon.
    Good enough reason why most signs stay where they are !!

  4. I gotcha, a whistle board with an X rather than a W. Makes sense too. It is on the wrong side of the road for auto traffic but on the engineers side for rail movements coming into Canada. Thanks Steve. :-)
    I have seen a few of the concrete mileposts on some of the photos posted here. You’re right, they will not be going anywhere soon.

  5. The american roads used concrete for most whistle posts, mileposts, and crossing signs (although I admit I have not seen any X crossing signs in my time photographing along american lines – in Canada)

    There are lots of them still in place on the former CSX Sarnia sub between Blenheim and Sarnia. Lots as in a few dozen.. at least 40 concrete mileposts still in the ground and the funny thing is most date to when the line was built. They are not going anywhere :)

  6. That is a nice lineup with the right one leading. :-)
    I have never seen a crossing sign like the one on the road beside the 8239. Will that be a warning of the grade crossing where the 3087 is?

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