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Beautiful Sunday afternoon; I have marked in my notes 1335 hrs as the time I shot this westbound on the second day of April 1978 at Sunset Drive, the last crossing west of Fort Erie before the QEW. C&O 4283,3521 and 3023(GP30)make up the power, with 37 cars and caboose C&O 3525. This track is long gone.  On the extreme right one can see the pole line for CN Stamford Sub.
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Caption: Beautiful Sunday afternoon; I have marked in my notes 1335 hrs as the time I shot this westbound on the second day of April 1978 at Sunset Drive, the last crossing west of Fort Erie before the QEW. C&O 4283,3521 and 3023(GP30)make up the power, with 37 cars and caboose C&O 3525. This track is long gone. On the extreme right one can see the pole line for CN Stamford Sub.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1594] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/02/1978 (search)
Railway: Chessie System (search)
Reporting Marks: C&O 4283 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: former NYC (CASO) (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Great image! It’s unfortunate CP didn’t keep this track alive, but considering the traffic these days sharing with CN makes the most sense.

  2. It makes perfect sense so as long as CN plays ball though, right? CP seemed to hang onto it for as long as they could, and the reasoning was revealed in John Eull’s excellent CASO article in the TH&B Historical society magazine.. According to the article, and i’m paraphrasing, ultimately CPR had plans to rationalize their NF track but CNR would not permit the CPR to execute their plans and delayed the plans 15 years.. (2001). They were supposed to re-route the NF traffic to Fort Erie in 1987.. which didn’t happen.. the Fort Erie subdivision was extended from Fort Erie to Aberdeen in 1989 (with TH&B CTC Still in place) only to change the Hamilton sub to the NF routing in 1990 when CTC was eliminated.. and it took a full 15 or 16 years to finally get the agreement in place.

  3. Arnold, great photo, always nice to see photos with poleline and signals in the distance. The location of the poleline on the right of way and the number of fully populated crossarms suggests the poleline belongs to the former NYC Fort Erie Branch.

  4. Thanks, Terry. Corrections always welcome.

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