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The morning CP-TH&B-NYC train from Toronto to New York speeds westbound on CN's Oakville Sub through Park Royal in the Summer of 1962, headed up by a pair of steam generator-equipped MLW FPA2 units with CP 4082 in the lead. According to schedules at the time, this would be CP train #321, departing Toronto Union Station at 8:05am and scheduled to be at TH&B's Hunter Street station in Hamilton for 9:10am. If running on time, this photo would probably be around 8:35am. CP had trackage rights over CN between Bathurst Street and Hamilton Junction, used by CP passenger trains travelling from Toronto-Hamilton trains as well as freights and locals coming off the Canpa Sub. Park Royal is located at Mile 17.6 of CN Oakville Sub. The train is approaching the level crossing at Winston Churchill Blvd., the border between Toronto Township (now Mississauga) and Oakville. Track maps show the spur to the right lead to Diversey Canada Ltd. (cleaning and food industry products). Next door further down the line was Canada Salt, who also had their own rail sidings.
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Caption: The morning CP-TH&B-NYC train from Toronto to New York speeds westbound on CN's Oakville Sub through Park Royal in the Summer of 1962, headed up by a pair of steam generator-equipped MLW FPA2 units with CP 4082 in the lead. According to schedules at the time, this would be CP train #321, departing Toronto Union Station at 8:05am and scheduled to be at TH&B's Hunter Street station in Hamilton for 9:10am. If running on time, this photo would probably be around 8:35am. CP had trackage rights over CN between Bathurst Street and Hamilton Junction, used by CP passenger trains travelling between Toronto and Hamilton, as well as freights and locals coming off the Canpa Sub.

Park Royal is located at Mile 17.6 of CN Oakville Sub. The train is approaching the level crossing at Winston Churchill Blvd., the border between Toronto Township (now Mississauga) and Oakville. Track maps show the spur to the right lead to Diversey Canada Ltd. (cleaning and food industry products). Next door further down the line was Canada Salt, who also had their own rail sidings.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [700] (more) (contact)
Date: Summer 1962 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4082 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 321 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Park Royal - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto Township (Mississauga) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. From 1959 to 1963 when we lived in New Toronto I used to see that train on my walk to school. It was almost always on time. The timetable for summer 1962 shows it carried a through Montreal-Hamilton sleeper and also a parlour-diner from Toronto to Buffalo. The October 1960 – April 1961 timetable described that sleeper in detail and it was obiously a Manor sleeper. For 1962 the definition may fit a Manor sleeper, but as the Dominion was still running the Budd sleepers would be in short supply in the summer. So it may have been an older sleeper. A few times I saw one of the ex-NYC 5 bedroom-lounge cars. These were normally used on the overnight Ottawa-Toronto train.

  2. My mother worked at Diversey as well. I didn’t, as well, that Diversey had an active spur. Then again before my time. I recently lived up the street from this location after having grown up in the area (Clarkson-Lorne Park). The Canada Salt spurs have been removed but Ipex is a really busy industry. Thanks for the history!

  3. I worked for Diversey in 1973 and don’t recall any rail service at that time. They might have received the odd tank car of raw material.

  4. Very nice picture Bill. Look at all those head end cars – looks like 5, with mail and express not just for New York City, but also Cleveland and Boston . Then come the TH&B coaches (as far as Buffalo) followed by a through NYC “silver” coach to NYC. Thanks for posting.

  5. The inherent beauty of the ALCO cabs extends the passenger train. With the exception of the ALCO PA, Diesel locomotives never got prettier than this.

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