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The end of operational life * .... replacement CN trailer and CN Train Register box operational....


    CN Scarboro ** , mile 60.4 Uxbridge Subdivision, mile 325.2 Kingston Subdivision, ** CN's spelling.


    The second CN Scarboro station – the first CN Scarboro station burnt December 18, 1960 taking a load of Christmas presents in the fire. ( Similar location: the GTR's first station built 1856 ( also served the Toronto & Nipissing Railway) the second, also a GTR built 1871)  - was removed shortly after this image. 


     CN Scarboro, in it's later years was a Train Register station only (no passenger service) for daily except Saturday and Sunday (CN commuter, then VIA CN)  trains #630, 631, 632 and 633 between Union and Stouffville. Trains 630 and 633 were equipment moves. Over the years the passenger equipment varied between three Budd Cars and a  Geep or GMD-1 with steam generator with heavy weight coaches ( 5100 series). 


    The three main tracks in the image are the Kingston Subdivision, the nearest (south) track #3 put in for GO Pickering (1967) service and commenced west of Scarborough GO to east of Guildwood GO. The Uxbridge Subdivision mile 61.0 switch to the Kingston Subdivision is west (left in image)  of GO Scarborough. The switchstand in the foreground, off track #3, is for Combrie Lumber over the photographer's left shoulder.


   In this image the Uxbridge track is behind the CN Scarboro station and immediately in front of the Train Register box.


    * likewise for my ancient Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens: very soft at f1.4


    At CN Scarboro,  March 12, 1977 Kodachrome by S.Danko 


    Submitting this image given historical significance: to date I have not seen any other pic of CN Scarboro 


  In Remembrance:


   To the left (not in image) is the St.Clair Avenue rail crossing (west of the station) and the GO Transit kiosks and platforms. This crossing was the site of the 4:45 p.m. December 12, 1975 collision: a westbound express GO train hit a stalled TTC bus with fifty passengers. As the TTC bus rattled over the quadruple track crossing the rear door(s) jammed open which applied the bus brakes. At the time of impact most passengers had disembarked with some standing too close the bus: nine TTC passengers died and 21 injured. 
  

   After being deferred for years, the St.Clair Avenue and Midland Avenue grade separation projects were expedited and completed by 1979


  sdfourty
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The end of operational life * .... replacement CN trailer and CN Train Register box operational....

CN Scarboro ** , mile 60.4 Uxbridge Subdivision, mile 325.2 Kingston Subdivision, ** CN's spelling.

The second CN Scarboro station – the first CN Scarboro station burnt December 18, 1960 taking a load of Christmas presents in the fire. ( Similar location: the GTR's first station built 1856 ( also served the Toronto & Nipissing Railway) the second, also a GTR built 1871) - was removed shortly after this image.

CN Scarboro, in it's later years was a Train Register station only (no passenger service) for daily except Saturday and Sunday (CN commuter, then VIA CN) trains #630, 631, 632 and 633 between Union and Stouffville. Trains 630 and 633 were equipment moves. Over the years the passenger equipment varied between three Budd Cars and a Geep or GMD-1 with steam generator with heavy weight coaches ( 5100 series).

The three main tracks in the image are the Kingston Subdivision, the nearest (south) track #3 put in for GO Pickering (1967) service and commenced west of Scarborough GO to east of Guildwood GO. The Uxbridge Subdivision mile 61.0 switch to the Kingston Subdivision is west (left in image) of GO Scarborough. The switchstand in the foreground, off track #3, is for Combrie Lumber over the photographer's left shoulder.

In this image the Uxbridge track is behind the CN Scarboro station and immediately in front of the Train Register box.

* likewise for my ancient Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens: very soft at f1.4

At CN Scarboro, March 12, 1977 Kodachrome by S.Danko

Submitting this image given historical significance: to date I have not seen any other pic of CN Scarboro

In Remembrance:

To the left (not in image) is the St.Clair Avenue rail crossing (west of the station) and the GO Transit kiosks and platforms. This crossing was the site of the 4:45 p.m. December 12, 1975 collision: a westbound express GO train hit a stalled TTC bus with fifty passengers. As the TTC bus rattled over the quadruple track crossing the rear door(s) jammed open which applied the bus brakes. At the time of impact most passengers had disembarked with some standing too close the bus: nine TTC passengers died and 21 injured.

After being deferred for years, the St.Clair Avenue and Midland Avenue grade separation projects were expedited and completed by 1979

sdfourty

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Date: 03/12/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
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Subdivision/SNS: CN Scarboro (search)
City/Town: Scarborough (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Very nice. I lost my 50mm 1.8 lens. Need another. Love the 50′s.

  2. Thanks for this. I hadn’t seen it before.

  3. Amazing moment in history captured here….

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