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I had been working the lunch counter on this Upper Canada Railway Society excursion from Toronto to South Parry and return, and had the opportunity to get a few shots during runpasts. The previous runpast was at Torrence Station, and while the train was boarding those that had detrained to take pictures, I loaded up a cardboard box with cups of coffee, donuts, etc. for the engine crew, walked up to the head end and as was handling the box up, the cab communication whistle gave two tweets.  Not to hold up the train, they beckoned me up into the cab and off we went, to the next stop at Hydro Glen. The cab ride was hot, rough riding, very noisy but completely exhilarating!  Taken from the shore of the Trent - Severn waterway, 6167 rushes over the bridge at mile 100.4 Bala Sub.  During the northbound run, I was able to detrain at Washago for the runpast over the swing bridge.Two days before this trip, on Thursday, June 8, 1962, 6167 is seen being serviced at Spadina, undergoing a few break in runs along the shop track, including a few in which Jim Brown and I were at the throttle.Scan and editing by Jacob Patterson.
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Caption: I had been working the lunch counter on this Upper Canada Railway Society excursion from Toronto to South Parry and return, and had the opportunity to get a few shots during runpasts. The previous runpast was at Torrence Station, and while the train was boarding those that had detrained to take pictures, I loaded up a cardboard box with cups of coffee, donuts, etc. for the engine crew, walked up to the head end and as was handling the box up, the cab communication whistle gave two tweets. Not to hold up the train, they beckoned me up into the cab and off we went, to the next stop at Hydro Glen. The cab ride was hot, rough riding, very noisy but completely exhilarating! Taken from the shore of the Trent - Severn waterway, 6167 rushes over the bridge at mile 100.4 Bala Sub. During the northbound run, I was able to detrain at Washago for the runpast over the swing bridge.

Two days before this trip, on Thursday, June 8, 1962, 6167 is seen being serviced at Spadina, undergoing a few break in runs along the shop track, including a few in which Jim Brown and I were at the throttle.

Scan and editing by Jacob Patterson.

Photographer:
John Freyseng [100] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/10/1962 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CNR 6167 (search)
Train Symbol: Extra 6167 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bala Sub (search)
City/Town: Hydro Glen (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Neat angle, John. The service station sign out over the waterway is a nice touch.

  2. Great photo and nice view from your perch. The new looking concrete would suggest the main span of the bridge was raised to provide additional clearance over water.

  3. I love those big Northerns!

  4. Terry, don’t know much about the history of the bridge, but you could be correct. This waterway is a busy stretch of the Trent-Severn canal/waterway from Lake Couchiching to Port Severn, with nearly all pleasure craft being able to pass under, so no need to have a swing bridge (like on the Bala Sub at Washago). Only large sailing craft withe high masts have to step their mast to pass underneath. I discovered this photo location on a trip with Jim Brown and his cousin Steven in Steven’s old launch “Owaissa”from Pointe au Barrel to Washago in May 1962 when we stopped at this dock for gasoline. John

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