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Only a year into her second career, GO Transit APCU 908 hustles eastbound through Port Credit East on the CN Oakville Sub with a train of 10 Hawker Siddeley single-levels and GP40-2W 706 pushing on the rear. Built as Ontario Northland FP7 1511, the unit was part of the second group of F's converted for GO Transit in 1975 as non-powered cab car/HEP generator cars for use at one end of commuter trains, with a non-HEP equipped GP40-2W locomotive at the other end.

CN 540844 sitting on the service track to the south was one of CN's numerous 40' steel boxcars built in the 1950's, a later variant with larger 8' doors to facilitate easier forklift loading with cargo such as newsprint rolls. The yellow doors were a CN colour-coded signifier: initially introduced on cars intended for handling higher class merchandise, before being more commonly associated with newsprint service cars.

Bill McArthur photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
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Caption: Only a year into her second career, GO Transit APCU 908 hustles eastbound through Port Credit East on the CN Oakville Sub with a train of 10 Hawker Siddeley single-levels and GP40-2W 706 pushing on the rear. Built as Ontario Northland FP7 1511, the unit was part of the second group of F's converted for GO Transit in 1975 as non-powered cab car/HEP generator cars for use at one end of commuter trains, with a non-HEP equipped GP40-2W locomotive at the other end.

CN 540844 sitting on the service track to the south was one of CN's numerous 40' steel boxcars built in the 1950's, a later variant with larger 8' doors to facilitate easier forklift loading with cargo such as newsprint rolls. The yellow doors were a CN colour-coded signifier: initially introduced on cars intended for handling higher class merchandise, before being more commonly associated with newsprint service cars.

Bill McArthur photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

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Bill McArthur photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [773] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/15/1976 (search)
Railway: GO Transit (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 908 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Port Credit East - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Mississauga (Port Credit) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. I think this is the north side of the Revus Road level crossing. CN maintained a small yard east of the Port Credit station. Could the yellow doored boxcar have spotted there to shift into the Canadian Admiral plant that stood nearby?

  2. There was indeed a small yard east of Port Credit. We used to run from Mimico to this yard where we stored cars for Admiral and tank cars for the Texaco refinery just west of Port Credit. I also remember a siding off #1 track that we would go into once in awhile. I saw some stored locomotives (CP) inside the building, but I can’t remember the name of the factory that was there.

  3. I had a good look around originally for the exact spot this was shot (I also have Bill’s going-away shot of the power too), but the buildings didn’t exactly match the crossing shot, and the signal bridge at the crossing was further off in the distance. That building in the background looked like one that used be at the corner of Queen & Briarwood, so that was my best guess.

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