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First generation passenger power sits on the shop tracks at Spadina, including two GMD-1s, one of which is equipped with snow shields beneath the handrails, a GP9, and an S7 for work around the terminal.  The Steele-Briggs Seed Co. building can be seen in the background at the corner of Spadina Ave. and Front St. The company specialized in seeds for the Canadian climate and growing season, and shipped many of it's seeds out by rail, the sidings located on the south side of the building, lasting until removal from the parking lot in late 2015.  Further information per Toronto Historian, Doug Taylor.Dan or Don Dover Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide. Dan and Don were father and son railfans (publishers of Extra 2200 South magazine) whose photos have been amalgamated as the Dover Collection.
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Caption: First generation passenger power sits on the shop tracks at Spadina, including two GMD-1s, one of which is equipped with snow shields beneath the handrails, a GP9, and an S7 for work around the terminal. The Steele-Briggs Seed Co. building can be seen in the background at the corner of Spadina Ave. and Front St. The company specialized in seeds for the Canadian climate and growing season, and shipped many of it's seeds out by rail, the sidings located on the south side of the building, lasting until removal from the parking lot in late 2015. Further information per Toronto Historian, Doug Taylor.

Dan or Don Dover Photo, Jacob Patterson Collection Slide. Dan and Don were father and son railfans (publishers of Extra 2200 South magazine) whose photos have been amalgamated as the Dover Collection.

Photographer:
Dan or Don Dover, Jacob Patterson Collection [344] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/1970 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1908, CN 4100, CN 8154 (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Spadina Servicing Tracks (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Great shot Jacob and interesting write up on the seed company….M

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