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In spring 1993, I had gotten my brand-new Kodak camera from Bent’s Camera in downtown Waterloo. I was excited as with the arrival of spring my bike was now out of storage and with a new camera of my own I was able to photograph trains without having to rely on the family’s older camera. All I had to do next was to find a train. On that Easter Monday, the CN 15:30 Kitchener Job had gone to Elmira on the Waterloo Spur during the afternoon; however, I missed them heading up. 

I made sure to catch them on their return trip and if memory serves, even that was a close call. As I only managed to grab a going away shot of CN caboose 79443 as the small train curved back to Kitchener beside the Lens Mill building in Waterloo. In the background is the switch for the Roger Street spur, which ran a short distance to Imperial Refractories that manufactured boilers. By 1993, this small spur no longer saw rail service, however it was still intact.
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Caption: In spring 1993, I had gotten my brand-new Kodak camera from Bent’s Camera in downtown Waterloo. I was excited as with the arrival of spring my bike was now out of storage and with a new camera of my own I was able to photograph trains without having to rely on the family’s older camera. All I had to do next was to find a train. On that Easter Monday, the CN 15:30 Kitchener Job had gone to Elmira on the Waterloo Spur during the afternoon; however, I missed them heading up.
I made sure to catch them on their return trip and if memory serves, even that was a close call. As I only managed to grab a going away shot of CN caboose 79443 as the small train curved back to Kitchener beside the Lens Mill building in Waterloo. In the background is the switch for the Roger Street spur, which ran a short distance to Imperial Refractories that manufactured boilers. By 1993, this small spur no longer saw rail service, however it was still intact.

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Jason Noe [762] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/12/1993 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 79443 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 15:30 Kitchener Job (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Waterloo Spur (search)
City/Town: Waterloo (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Great shot with an equally great story behind it…Cheers ..Mike

  2. Thank you Mike.

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