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Inbound from Toronto: GO cab car C753, one of the original numbers assigned to the cab car fleet (later becoming GO 9853, and then 103), pulls into Oakville Station at the end of its westbound run on the Lakeshore corridor. After a brief pause for passengers on board to de-train and new passengers to board the consist of five single-level Hawker Siddeley cars, the 600-series GP40TC on the other end will lead the train back east for Toronto and Pickering.

In the distance, CN SW1200RS 1237 sits on the north service track east of Trafalgar Road, no doubt handling switching duties. Small industries were once plentiful and dotted along the sides of most rail lines. On the right are Main Lumber and Monsanto Canada, both located southeast of the station off Trafalgar Road, and both with their own rail sidings.

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



Caption: Inbound from Toronto: GO cab car C753, one of the original numbers assigned to the cab car fleet (later becoming GO 9853, and then 103), pulls into Oakville Station at the end of its westbound run on the Lakeshore corridor. After a brief pause for passengers on board to de-train and new passengers to board the consist of six single-level Hawker Siddeley cars, the 600-series GP40TC on the other end will lead the train back east for Toronto and Pickering.

In the distance, CN SW1200RS 1237 sits on the north service track east of Trafalgar Road, no doubt handling switching duties. Small industries were once plentiful and dotted along the sides of most rail lines. On the right are Main Lumber and Monsanto Canada, both located southeast of the station off Trafalgar, and both with their own rail sidings. The powerlines for Trafalgar Road cross overhead while the roadway crosses underneath the rail corridor at a matching angle.

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [772] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa June 1969 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO C753 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville GO Station - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Oakville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Wild – this was the end of the line in 1969?

    Neat to see the CN switcher at left too.

  2. Correct Stephen, the original GO service was only between Oakville and Pickering.

  3. Wild, when did they expand to Burlington and Hamilton?

  4. I stand corrected Stephen: checking a 1967 timetable, regular GO service on the Lakeshore line was between Oakville and Pickering, but there were two morning and two evening runs that went beyond and served Hamilton-Burlington-Bronte stations (in 1981 it was still two runs in/out, but by 1989 it had grown to three). It was regular off-peak service that only ran Oakville-Pickering.

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