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CP 247-25 (likely running as T15 in this photo) crosses what appears to be a singular bridge over the north side of E.T. Seaton Park. This shot taken from Eglinton Avenue between Laird & the DVP has been one I've had my eyes on for a while, especially for afternoon eastbound trains in which the light does not favor. Today I decided to give it a shot, with D-Day unit 6644 leading 7016 (sound familiar?).

 As previously mentioned, this appears to be one solid bridge in the photo, however upon closer inspection you'll realize it's actually 2 completely seperate bridges, sitting around 2 feet apart from each other with alternating supports. I'm not sure why exactly this is but I'd assume it was that one bridge was added whenever the Belleville west of Agincourt as well as the North Toronto was double tracked. This same style is repeated on every valley the tracks cross, with exceptions for the DVP, which is less a bridge and more an arched tunnel built far after the tracks existed, and the valley between Summerhill and Rosedale, which has a ballasted bridge that can accommodate for 3 tracks, as it was once a lead for the North Toronto Station.  

Also visible in this photo, the 2 road units are towing behind 2 yard units, GP20C-ECO 2281, and GP38-2 3042. These engines are the current assigned power to Lambton Yard, and the reason they are seen on this train is because the crew from 247 in some cases will end their shift in Lambton and the yard crew will take care of their switching and then proceed to bring the train the rest of the way to Agincourt. The yard power tags along simply as a taxi basically so once the crew has finished dropping the train in Agincourt they have an easy and fast way to get back to Lambton. This would be the reason as well that they'd be running as T15, since it is technically a yard transfer with a yard crew after Lambton.
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Caption: CP 247-25 (likely running as T15 in this photo) crosses what appears to be a singular bridge over the north side of E.T. Seaton Park. This shot taken from Eglinton Avenue between Laird & the DVP has been one I've had my eyes on for a while, especially for afternoon eastbound trains in which the light does not favor. Today I decided to give it a shot, with D-Day unit 6644 leading 7016 (sound familiar?). As previously mentioned, this appears to be one solid bridge in the photo, however upon closer inspection you'll realize it's actually 2 completely seperate bridges, sitting around 2 feet apart from each other with alternating supports. I'm not sure why exactly this is but I'd assume it was that one bridge was added whenever the Belleville west of Agincourt as well as the North Toronto was double tracked. This same style is repeated on every valley the tracks cross, with exceptions for the DVP, which is less a bridge and more an arched tunnel built far after the tracks existed, and the valley between Summerhill and Rosedale, which has a ballasted bridge that can accommodate for 3 tracks, as it was once a lead for the North Toronto Station. Also visible in this photo, the 2 road units are towing behind 2 yard units, GP20C-ECO 2281, and GP38-2 3042. These engines are the current assigned power to Lambton Yard, and the reason they are seen on this train is because the crew from 247 in some cases will end their shift in Lambton and the yard crew will take care of their switching and then proceed to bring the train the rest of the way to Agincourt. The yard power tags along simply as a taxi basically so once the crew has finished dropping the train in Agincourt they have an easy and fast way to get back to Lambton. This would be the reason as well that they'd be running as T15, since it is technically a yard transfer with a yard crew after Lambton.

Photographer:
Liam MacDougall [53] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/25/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 6644, CP 7016 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 247 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Belleville (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Very nice Liam. Again, any eta info on 246/247 (or T15) on the North Toronto sub today July 27 would be appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Awesome shot man! Seems like Toronto has a lot of gem spots for getting shots.

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