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Digging once again into the 'station files', we have here a shot of the CN station at Goderich, Ontario. This was taken back in 1977, a full 15 years before the first GEXR trains ran over the line from here down to Stratford in the spring of 1992.
Not much has changed in all those years. The buildings in the background I believe are gone. The station I believe does not harbour the offices of the GEXR any more; as this building proved expensive to keep operating due to problems such as heating.......
That is CN 4511 sitting out front. I neglected to record the number of the caboose.
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Caption: Digging once again into the 'station files', we have here a shot of the CN station at Goderich, Ontario. This was taken back in 1977, a full 15 years before the first GEXR trains ran over the line from here down to Stratford in the spring of 1992. Not much has changed in all those years. The buildings in the background I believe are gone. The station I believe does not harbour the offices of the GEXR any more; as this building proved expensive to keep operating due to problems such as heating....... That is CN 4511 sitting out front. I neglected to record the number of the caboose.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [2039] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/23/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: not applicable (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Goderich sub. (search)
City/Town: Goderich (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Classic composition. The speeder and maintenance shed still stand in poor condition, while the large brick fright shed in the distance burnt down in 1988. Station is owned by the Fauxpop Media company, and the wooden van is likely 78426 stationed there as a shoving platform when going down to the harbour.

  2. Owned by a media company you say? Hmmm…..the last time walking by that station on a very warm day; there was a couple of trucks at the canopy end and a half dozen guys with equipment set up and it appeared they were going to do a video or something on a great big block of ice sitting on makeshift table. I thought they were going to carve it; but no, they just all stood around and looked at the flippin’ thing. Must be something to do with their company; but I duuno what. Producing an ad? Strange.
    Appreciate your digging up information on the building. THANKS!!

  3. Btw according to this the buffalo and huron railway station that predates this one still exists split in half as two residences

    Perhaps the small houses just around the corner?

    Statement of Cultural Heritage Value: Built in 1903, this building was the western terminus of
    the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR). It was from this station that soldiers, having marched up East
    Street from the Court House Square, left to take the train to war throughout World War I. The
    cenotaph in the park is of a bronze soldier in uniform waving his helmet good-bye, completing a
    strong visual remembrance.
    The railway was originally commissioned as the Lake Huron & Buffalo Railway (LH &B RR).
    The present brick building replaced a wooden structure which still survives (cut in half) as two
    private residences in town. In 1910 the station suffered a devastating fire and a number of
    original architectural features were lost, but the station was open for business in March 1911.

  4. Now that is fascinating!! Many Thanks.

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