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The utilitarian Port Colborne station completed in 1925, replaced a much more interesting building that was demolished to make way for the Fourth Welland Canal construction.  By the time this photo was taken the building housed both the CN Express Freight and the TH&B Freight office (originally at King and Clarence - 2nd floor). Contrast this with Arnold Mooney's photo taken 3 years later and you can see the Station Order Signal in his 1975 shot was moved to the north side of the tracks, and the Bridge #20 Semaphore was replaced by Search Lights http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=44074. The Dunnville Sub was still active and regularly used up till 1977.  In addition to steam era passenger service, the station was used by the Interurban Trolley NS&T from 1925 till 1959 (1911-1925 the Trolley terminated at the Imperial Bank - Charlotte and West). The King Street crossing appears to have had Flashing Lights and Wig-Wags(barely visible).  Jacob Patterson has posted a great colour image from 1955 at the same location.  http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=44470.  Garnet Henderson, a WWII veteran spent a couple of years working for the CNR out of Port Colborne in the early '50's... and who was Garnet Henderson... the father to the '72 Canada - Soviet Summit Series Hero - Paul Henderson
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Caption: The utilitarian Port Colborne station completed in 1925, replaced a much more interesting building that was demolished to make way for the Fourth Welland Canal construction. By the time this photo was taken the building housed both the CN Express Freight and the TH&B Freight office (originally at King and Clarence - 2nd floor). Contrast this with Arnold Mooney's photo taken 3 years later and you can see the Station Order Signal in his 1975 shot was moved to the north side of the tracks, and the Bridge #20 Semaphore was replaced by Search Lights http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=44074. The Dunnville Sub was still active and regularly used up till 1977. In addition to steam era passenger service, the station was used by the Interurban Trolley NS&T from 1925 till 1959 (1911-1925 the Trolley terminated at the Imperial Bank - Charlotte and West). The King Street crossing appears to have had Flashing Lights and Wig-Wags(barely visible). Jacob Patterson has posted a great colour image from 1955 at the same location. http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=44470. Garnet Henderson, a WWII veteran spent a couple of years working for the CNR out of Port Colborne in the early '50's... and who was Garnet Henderson... the father to the '72 Canada - Soviet Summit Series Hero - Paul Henderson

Photographer:
Michael Klauck Collection [45] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/XX/1972 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CNR Station (search)
City/Town: Port Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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