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What better advertisement could you have for your commuter service than sleek passenger trains speeding past drivers sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway? GO Transit cab cab 9851 trails a 9-car train of single level Hawkers at Sunnyside, travelling inbound to Union Station behind one of GO's unique GP40TC units. Heading in the opposite direction is evening rush-hour traffic inching its way out of downtown Toronto on the Gardiner Expressway.

As well as the usual 70's automotive potpourri for those so inclined, mixed in the congestion is a Mack DM-series cement mixer for Premier Building Materials, a pair of Dodge (or Fargo?) LCF van trucks, and two IHC Loadstars mixed with a Ford C-series (operator names not entirely visible).

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: What better advertisement could you have for your commuter service than sleek passenger trains speeding past drivers sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the highway? GO Transit cab cab 9851 trails a 9-car train of single level Hawkers at Sunnyside, travelling inbound to Union Station behind one of GO's unique GP40TC units. Heading in the opposite direction is evening rush-hour traffic inching its way out of downtown Toronto on the Gardiner Expressway.

As well as the usual 70's automotive potpourri for those so inclined (I spy a Pinto), mixed in the congestion is a Mack DM-series cement mixer for Premier Building Materials, a pair of Dodge (or Fargo?) LCF van trucks, and two IHC Loadstars mixed with a Ford C-series (operator names not entirely visible).

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [612] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa March 1973 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 9851 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Sunnyside - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (Sunnyside) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. With thanks to a Mr. Archer and Mr. Mooney for help ID’ing:

    -Premier Ready Mix Mack DM cement truck
    -Inter City Truck Lines (of Mississauga) Dodge tractor with a short Trans Canada Highway Express trailer for city use.
    -red Dodge – unknown.
    -International Loadstar from Triad Truckways (TT logo).
    -Armbro Transport (Brampton) Ford C-model
    -blue & yellow International from an unknown paper company that had their warehouse on Hensall St in Mississauga.

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