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On The Humberstone - 1986.  Looking north to the double track section of the CTC controlled Humberstone Sub.  Up until the end of '87 both CN and TH&B used the tracks here.  It was not uncommon for TH&B's trains leaving town to be stranded down at Nickel Yard until they got CTC clearance. All the CTC was gone here by 1988, and the double track section reduced to a single line.  Today, the rarely used (but well maintained) line has been demoted to the Humberstone Spur, serving VALE, and the odd other technical move (JTL, Transformers, etc).  The Humberstone dates from the late 1850's as the southern portion of the WELLAND RAILWAY that joined Port Colborne (Lake Erie) and Port Dalhousie (Lake Ontario).
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Caption: On The Humberstone - 1986. Looking north to the double track section of the CTC controlled Humberstone Sub. Up until the end of '87 both CN and TH&B used the tracks here. It was not uncommon for TH&B's trains leaving town to be stranded down at Nickel Yard until they got CTC clearance. All the CTC was gone here by 1988, and the double track section reduced to a single line. Today, the rarely used (but well maintained) line has been demoted to the Humberstone Spur, serving VALE, and the odd other technical move (JTL, Transformers, etc). The Humberstone dates from the late 1850's as the southern portion of the WELLAND RAILWAY that joined Port Colborne (Lake Erie) and Port Dalhousie (Lake Ontario).

Photographer:
Michael Klauck [47] (more) (contact)
Date: 1986 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Humberstone South (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Humberstone Sub (search)
City/Town: Port Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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10 Comments
  1. Now that’s a great view.

  2. Thanks Terry

  3. Awesome

  4. Thanks Matt, and it is great to see you have posted from down in Niagara and the Milton area…

  5. Lots of pride in ownership on that section of track! Ballast section nicely groomed to the toe line, brush cut well back along the right-of-way, and all the signal appliances looking in tip-top condition. Real nice photo!

  6. Thanks Paul, glad you liked it

  7. That’s a great shot; sorta tugs at the heart for what was…. I just can’t find the specific location on Google maps. Can someone identify the crossing ? TIA

  8. Second Concession Rd., Port Colborne

    (42.9103790, -79.2396054)

  9. Thanks

  10. Thanks Aitch and bang on Terry…2nd Concession…

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