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Can't find my notes on this. Perhaps i forgot to make a note, after all this is a far less than perfect day, but as you can see, the "fans" still come out in force. I think I see the vehicles of young Misters Adeney, and Snake, (heck we were all young then) as well as my own 'blue Coug' in what was the most popular railfan hangout I knew of.
On this dismal day for some reason I wandered up on the ledge; and CP 5726, 5564 and 8114 still made for a decent memory as it rumbled by, en route to Hamilton's Aberdeen yard.
For viewers around the country, the foreground track is two mains of the CN Dundas Sub, and lower one the former CN helper track, where in steam days power waited to assist trains on the long climb westward. At the time of this pic, it was either severed at the switch or a stub for MoW equipment.
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Caption: Can't find my notes on this. Perhaps i forgot to make a note, after all this is a far less than perfect day, but as you can see, the "fans" still come out in force. I think I see the vehicles of young Misters Adeney, and Snake, (heck we were all young then) as well as my own 'blue Coug' in what was the most popular railfan hangout I knew of. On this dismal day for some reason I wandered up on the ledge; and CP 5726, 5564 and 8114 still made for a decent memory as it rumbled by, en route to Hamilton's Aberdeen yard. For viewers around the country, the foreground track is two mains of the CN Dundas Sub, and lower one the former CN helper track, where in steam days power waited to assist trains on the long climb westward. At the time of this pic, it was either severed at the switch or a stub for MoW equipment.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1527] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/00/1978 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5726 (search)
Train Symbol: Starlite (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Bayview Junction (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. Commonplace to be on the other side. Even when workers were around. They just told us to be very careful.
    Thanks, Brad. It would be nice to have an “old lads” reunion as well; but not many come around any more, but they are out there…somewhere.

  2. Is that someone getting a shot from the other side of the tracks? I Know Bayview well but it would be another 8 Years until I made it there. It will be good to go back and meet some of the lads up here including yourself..that is when the COVID subsides. ;) Always a pleasure Mr Mooney!

  3. If the Honda were dark green it would be Reg Buttons. I don’t remember anyone driving a blue one.

  4. Greg Roach is the self-proclaimed “snake”, James. I am sure that is his little buggy parked next to mine. Thanks for filling in all the names we need to know. But the Honda ???
    And you are so right. They were great times.

  5. I see Jim Salisbury’s yellow Bronco, my ’67 Chev beside it, and Jim’s brother’s pickup. I wonder where Bill MacArthur and Reg Button are? I don’t remember who we called Snake. Those were the best of times, but we didn’t know that yet.

  6. And the ‘snake’, too!!

  7. Awesome pic. Even in crappy weather the fans are out!

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