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Forty years ago, on the weekend of August 8th and 9th, 1981, VIA ran a series test trains with the new, not yet in service (?) LRC equipment.  The trains operated between Toronto and possibly Belleville (I'm not certain).  Notice the white classification lights are lit. The location is a guess, somewhere between Guildwood and Pickering.
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Caption: Forty years ago, on the weekend of August 8th and 9th, 1981, VIA ran a series test trains with the new, not yet in service (?) LRC equipment. The trains operated between Toronto and possibly Belleville (I'm not certain). Notice the white classification lights are lit. The location is a guess, somewhere between Guildwood and Pickering.

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First954 [189] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/08/1981 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6904 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra 6904 East (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Kingston Sub (search)
City/Town: Pickering (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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Photo ID: 45157

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3 Comments
  1. Great capture, I’d place it between Rodd Ave. and Whites Road, about to pass Mile Board 315. In the background Signal 3157N is displaying the Clear Signal.

  2. Great shot. Jointed rail on the Kingston Sub is pretty crazy to think about!

  3. Thanks for the comments. Yes, it was jointed rail back then, but the rail length was 78 feet, a first step toward ribbon rail.

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