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Light snow falls at Don as CN S2 8136 works the P500 service track, shortly after meeting a southbound CP transfer freight lead by RSD17 8921 and caboose 438811 on the tail end. Note the sign on the old signalbridge: This is the northeasternmost point where the downtown Toronto Terminals Railway trackage begins/ends, at CP's Belleville Sub (Don Branch, left track) and CN's Bala Sub (center track). CP and CN interchanged cars further south at their Cherry Street yards. The old S. McCord cement plant looms in the background, with parked cement mixers visible under the Queen Street bridge to the right.

Today's consist is a CP 50' boxcar (42526, assigned auto parts service), a BASF Wyandotte chemical tank car, a green CPI 85000-series newsprint service boxcar, a pair of tanks, and an old steel CN ice reefer. CN S2 8136, built by MLW in 1949, was one of the handful of yard units assigned out of Spadina Roundhouse for local and switching dutes, and would be retired a few months later in October.

Soon, a southbound freight lead by CN SW1200RS units 1320 and 1213 would put in an appearance: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=39454.

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



Caption: Light snow falls at Don as CN S2 8136 works the P500 service track, shortly after meeting a southbound CP transfer freight lead by RSD17 8921 and caboose 438811 on the tail end. Note the sign on the old signalbridge: This is the northeasternmost point where the downtown Toronto Terminals Railway trackage begins/ends, at CP's Belleville Sub (Don Branch, left track) and CN's Bala Sub (center track). CP and CN interchanged cars further south at their Cherry Street yards. The old S. McCord cement plant looms in the background, with parked cement mixers visible under the Queen Street bridge to the right.

Today's consist is a CP 50' boxcar (42526, assigned auto parts service), a BASF Wyandotte chemical tank car, a green CPI 85000-series newsprint service boxcar, a pair of tanks, and an old steel CN ice reefer. CN S2 8136, built by MLW in 1949, was one of the handful of yard units assigned out of Spadina Roundhouse for local and switching dutes, and would be retired a few months later in October.

Soon, a southbound freight lead by CN SW1200RS units 1320 and 1213 would put in an appearance: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=39454.

Original photographer unknown, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
Unknown, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [764] (more) (contact)
Date: Circa February 1973 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 8136 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Don - CN Bala Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Note that the trailing tank car is almost completely frosted – it is not a white painted tank car. The top of the frost line indicates the liquid commodity level.

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