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CP GP35 5007 prowls Saugeen Junction with two Maine East Coast boxcars and a single 434000-series van in tow, coming off the Owen Sound Sub onto the Walkerton Sub for the trip west. The short train had come north from Streetsville Junction, and was enroute to Durham where the two MEC boxcars would be spotted at the ramp track in the yard, and another empty MEC boxcar would be lifted for the trip south. Dwindling branchline traffic traffic would doom the Walkerton Sub to abandonment in 1983-84, and the Owen Sound Sub to abandonment in 1995.

The track in the foreground is the wye track, spanning the north end between the Owen Sound and Walkerton Sub mainline tracks. Track diagrams note a few tracks present off the Walkerton Sub inside the wye as storage tracks. What appears to be an old farmhouse or shed in the background still exists in present times.

Roger Heed photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide (with thanks to Ron B. for information!).
Copyright Notice: This image ©Roger Heed photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: CP GP35 5007 prowls the weedy Saugeen Junction with two Maine Central boxcars and a 434000-series van in tow, coming off the Owen Sound Sub onto the Walkerton Sub for the trip westward. The short train had come north from Streetsville Junction, and was enroute to Durham where the two MEC boxcars would be spotted at the ramp track in the yard, and another empty MEC boxcar would be lifted for the trip south. Dwindling branchline traffic would very soon doom the Walkerton Sub to abandonment in 1983-84, and the Owen Sound Sub to abandonment in 1995.

The track in the foreground is the wye track, spanning the north end between the Owen Sound and Walkerton Sub mainlines. Track diagrams note a few short storage tracks present off the Walkerton Sub inside the wye (probably disused by then, and hidden by the weed growth). What appears to be an old farmhouse or shed in the background still exists in present times.

Roger Heed photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide (with thanks to Ron B. for information!).

Photographer:
Roger Heed photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [787] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/05/1981 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5007 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Saugeen Junction - CP Owen Sound Sub (search)
City/Town: Saugeen (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Really incredible Dan

  2. Pics of the Walkerton Sub in the diesel era very rare fantastic !

  3. This is very awesome.

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