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Between showers on a summer afternoon in 1963, train No. 646 from Niagara Falls and Hamilton handles express traffic at Burlington. If the train was on time, it's 3:29 PM and the train will arrive in Toronto at 4:15 PM. Note the fruit on the baggage carts, visitors in the cab of the RDC, the train order semaphores and the "flag stop" lights on the mast of the train order signal. If you look closely, you can also see the van of a CP train in the distance. My, how times have changed...
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Caption: Between showers on a summer afternoon in 1963, train No. 646 from Niagara Falls and Hamilton handles express traffic at Burlington. If the train was on time, it's 3:29 PM and the train will arrive in Toronto at 4:15 PM. Note the fruit on the baggage carts, visitors in the cab of the RDC, the train order semaphores and the "flag stop" lights on the mast of the train order signal. If you look closely, you can also see the van of a CP train in the distance. My, how times have changed...

Photographer:
Doug Page [308] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/ /1963 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: D200 (search)
Train Symbol: 646 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Burlington (search)
City/Town: Burlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Ok ok..haha…rules might have been the wrong word. More like the traditional wedgie shot with sun behind photographer etc.

  2. Curious, what are the standard photography rules ? Must have missed reading them back in 1952. Although I guess one rule back then was you needed day,ight. And with my Hop-long-Cassidy box camera, it helped if the subject was still, or at least moving slowly. Other than that, it was “point and shoot”.

  3. Seems odd that 646 would be taking on this L.C.L. business. There’s a lot of baskets and boxes to be loaded in the normal station stop timeframe.
    Likely all from the long-gone market gardens that populated the farmland along Maple Avenue, now just a concrete wasteland.

  4. Rules ?
    For photography…?

  5. I like how this photo breaks a lot of the standard photography rules however it still looks great.

  6. A great shot! Probably one of the first in the ‘New Image’, note the old scheme still on the rear unit.

  7. Very, very nice picture Doug, well done ! Neat lighting and reflection on the platform, and CN employees at work. Brings back many a good memory. Too bad VIA didn’t keep CN Express and partnered say with UPS .
    Thanks for posting.

  8. Wonderful image, Doug. Simpler times, sigh.

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