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Just a photo looking along the CN line, eastward. This is offered as an example of how it "used to be". Going into the village were storage buildings, equipment buildings, track car sheds and many other nondescript structures, as shown here. Most communities had stub tracks (or old team track)  usually with old flat cars and the like taking up space, often appearing derelict. Once the 'great demolition era' of the mid 70s got into full swing, with stations and misc buildings coming down everywhere; the railroad just became a line thru town and, not long after, branch lines abandoned and the rails pulled up.
Such is the case in Stirling.  The "save the station" committee in this community rescued the station seen in the right side background, but everything is now gone.
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Caption: Just a photo looking along the CN line, eastward. This is offered as an example of how it "used to be". Going into the village were storage buildings, equipment buildings, track car sheds and many other nondescript structures, as shown here. Most communities had stub tracks (or old team track) usually with old flat cars and the like taking up space, often appearing derelict. Once the 'great demolition era' of the mid 70s got into full swing, with stations and misc buildings coming down everywhere; the railroad just became a line thru town and, not long after, branch lines abandoned and the rails pulled up. Such is the case in Stirling. The "save the station" committee in this community rescued the station seen in the right side background, but everything is now gone.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1821] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/12/1976 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: not applicable (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Campbellford Sub (search)
City/Town: Stirling (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Love the whistle board. :-)

  2. The caption & photo..right on the ‘money’ on how rail got ‘unwound’ from every community through this land…and pause for a moment to think of all the jobs that were…

  3. Being the veteran you are at photography, “SD”, I know you can close your eyes and visualize all along branch lines like this. But, perhaps as with me, you also did not realize the day would come when everything like this would be only a memory. Thanks for your input. “Good Old Days” indeed.

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