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Grand Trunk Western GP40 6419 leads CN GP40-2L(W) units 9414 and a sister on a "Laser" intermodal train (likely an eastbound from the US), heading inbound to Brampton Intermodal Terminal via the leads at the south end of the yard off the Halton Subdivision, nearing the underpass at Steeles Avenue East. The large Export A cigarette advertisement hearkens back to an era not too long ago when it was still legal to publicly advertise tobacco products in Canada (that all started to vanish in 1989 with the passing of the federal Tobacco Products Control Act (TPCA)).Opened a few years earlier in 1979 on what was then Bramalea/Chinguacousy Township farmland, the Brampton Intermodal Terminal was established as CN's main intermodal hub for the Toronto/GTA area (it replaced a smaller container-handling operation inside CN's MacMillan Yard known as Conport, that opened in 1969).Another Keith Hansen photo, taken at the south end of BIT at Goreway: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=40053Keith Hansen photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
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Caption: Grand Trunk Western GP40 6419 leads CN GP40-2L(W) units 9414 and a sister on a "Laser" intermodal train (likely an eastbound from the US), heading inbound to Brampton Intermodal Terminal via the leads at the south end of the yard off the Halton Subdivision, nearing the underpass at Steeles Avenue East. The large Export A cigarette advertisement hearkens back to an era not too long ago when it was still legal to publicly advertise tobacco products in Canada (that all started to vanish in 1989 with the passing of the federal Tobacco Products Control Act (TPCA)).

Opened a few years earlier in 1979 on what was then Bramalea/Chinguacousy Township farmland, the Brampton Intermodal Terminal was established as CN's main intermodal hub for the Toronto/GTA area (it replaced a smaller container-handling operation inside CN's MacMillan Yard known as Conport, that opened in 1969).

Another Keith Hansen photo, taken at the south end of BIT at Goreway: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=40053

Keith Hansen photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
Keith Hansen photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [615] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa May 1986 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: GTW 6419, CN 9414, 9xxx (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Brampton Intermodal Terminal (search)
City/Town: Brampton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. mmm tomacco.

  2. It looks like a tomato, but the inside is brown!

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