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The first VIA #2 'The Canadian' to travel east from Vancouver to Toronto after removal of the recent railway blockades is seen sitting at CN Hornepayne, ON mile 0.0 Caramat Sub. on a very chilly -17C March 9, 2020 at 23:30 hrs. Had #2 been on time I would have snapped this photo around 18:00 hrs. but running 5+ hours late, this was the only opportunity to capture, maybe for the last time, this once hustling and bustling passenger station, crew change point, division office building. A February 19, 2020 application by CN to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to demolish the structure has been submitted and the formal process has begun. I last photographed Hornepayne station on December 18, 2001 as seen here http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=20428 and was surprised to see it still standing 19 years later. I plan to make the east to west journey on VIA #1 'The Canadian' in a few months and will hopefully, at that time, be able to capture, in daylight, what's left of the Hornepayne station.
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Caption: The first VIA #2 'The Canadian' to travel east from Vancouver to Toronto after removal of the recent railway blockades is seen sitting at CN Hornepayne, ON mile 0.0 Caramat Sub. on a very chilly -17C March 9, 2020 at 23:30 hrs. Had #2 been on time I would have snapped this photo around 18:00 hrs. but running 5+ hours late, this was the only opportunity to capture, maybe for the last time, this once hustling and bustling passenger station, crew change point, division office building. A February 19, 2020 application by CN to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to demolish the structure has been submitted and the formal process has begun. I last photographed Hornepayne station on December 18, 2001 as seen here http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=20428 and was surprised to see it still standing 19 years later. I plan to make the east to west journey on VIA #1 'The Canadian' in a few months and will hopefully, at that time, be able to capture, in daylight, what's left of the Hornepayne station.

Photographer:
Paul O'Shell [159] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/09/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
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Subdivision/SNS: Hornepayne 0.0 Caramat Sub. (search)
City/Town: Hornepayne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. With Covid restrictions taking over our lives within days of arriving in Toronto on VIA #2 back in March of this year, I never got to take my westbound trip on VIA #1 from Toronto to Vancouver this past summer as mentioned in my above photo caption. My chance to capture CN Hornepayne one more time is now gone forever. :-(

  2. Demolition of station began in Oct 2020.

  3. ….sad that these buildings fall by the way side.

  4. If any place could look haunted……….

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