Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.



A crew member hops back aboard CN SW1200RS 1316 as it switches the trackage around the Hymus Road area of CN's GECO Branch, in the industrial "Golden Mile" area of Scarborough. There was a small yard (middle of the image) here at the time, located along Hymus Road between Warden Avenue and Sinnott Road. In the background, tank cars are spotted by the Chemtura plant, one of the many customers in this post-war industrial area that used rail service. Today, much of the sprawling trackage and sidings are gone, and CN only serves a small handful of customers off the GECO branch.To the north of Eglinton, CP served customers off their Scarborough Industrial Spur.CN's distinctive GMD-built SW1200RS units often made appearances in local switching duty alongside their smaller SW8/900/9/1200 siblings. They differed from the other SW's as they featured Flexicoil BB trucks that were more suited for mainline road use, end drop-steps and MU connections for multiple-unit operation, and were equipped with 3-chime air horns, large numberboard housings and class lights at either end. CN's usual spark arrestors were either added after delivery on early units, or as-delivered on later units.Original photographer unknown (possibly Bill Grandin), Dan Dell'Unto collection negative.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: A crew member hops back aboard CN SW1200RS 1316 as it switches the trackage around the Hymus Road area of CN's GECO Branch, in the industrial "Golden Mile" area of Scarborough. There was a small yard (middle left of the aerial) here at the time, located along Hymus Road between Warden Avenue and Sinnott Road. In the background, tank cars are spotted by the Chemtura plant, one of the many customers in this post-war industrial area that used rail service. Today, much of the sprawling trackage and sidings are gone, and CN only serves a small handful of customers off the GECO branch.

To the north of Eglinton, CP served customers off their Scarborough Industrial Spur.

CN's distinctive GMD-built SW1200RS units often made appearances in local switching duty alongside their smaller SW8/900/9/1200 siblings. They differed from the other SW's as they featured Flexicoil BB trucks that were more suited for mainline road use, end drop-steps and MU connections for multiple-unit operation, and were equipped with 3-chime air horns, large numberboard housings and class lights at either end. CN's usual spark arrestors were either added after delivery on early units, or as-delivered on later units.

Original photographer unknown (possibly Bill Grandin), Dan Dell'Unto collection negative.

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [773] (more) (contact)
Date: April 1962 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1316 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN GECO Branch / Spur (search)
City/Town: Scarborough (Toronto) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=48050
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

15 Favourites
View count: 635 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 46776

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Read why maps changed. Suncalc.net for reference only.


One Comment
  1. Thanks for this. I regret not checking this area out when I lived nearby in the early 80′s.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2022 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us