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Drawbridge Trent Canal, Mile 88.4 CN Newmarket Subdivision. June 2, 1979. Via FP7A 1402 (ex CP) with CP Rail GP9 8511 (the future 1637) power the northbound Via Canadian enroute to the CN Washago station stop.  Over the years Via had numerous variations of the transcontinental service, would appreciate someone looking up the Via or CN timetable for this train's number.  What's interesting:  The Bridgetender's row boat is tied up at the centre pier, the bridgetender's cabin was located at the west bridge abutment (to the left).  Note the weekend pleasure craft line up awaiting the draw bridge opening by the CN bridgetender.  Washago is CN Newmarket Sub. mile 98.8 and CN Bala Sub. Mile 88.9 (miles from Toronto Union (depot)).  Please also see my 6060 Kodachrome near this location taken October 1977. Kodachrome by S. Danko.
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Caption: Drawbridge Trent Canal, Mile 88.4 CN Newmarket Subdivision. June 2, 1979. Via FP7A 1402 (ex CP) with CP Rail GP9 8511 (the future 1637) power the northbound Via Canadian enroute to the CN Washago station stop. Over the years Via had numerous variations of the transcontinental service, would appreciate someone looking up the Via or CN timetable for this train's number. What's interesting: The Bridgetender's row boat is tied up at the centre pier, the bridgetender's cabin was located at the west bridge abutment (to the left). Note the weekend pleasure craft line up awaiting the draw bridge opening by the CN bridgetender. Washago is CN Newmarket Sub. mile 98.8 and CN Bala Sub. Mile 88.9 (miles from Toronto Union (depot)). Please also see my 6060 Kodachrome near this location taken October 1977. Kodachrome by S. Danko.

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Date: 06/02/1979 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Via 1402 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Newmarket Sub (search)
City/Town: Atherley (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Neat consist, photos of CN SG’s in early VIA Canadian consists (especially operating with CP power) are hard to find!

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