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CN 5561, 5044 and 5570 seen westbound passing Mile 4 Dundas Sub on a crisp fall morning.It is a struggle all the way to the crest of the grade at Copetown, around mile 10 or so, and this train is already struggling at about 20 MPH or so.
In the background is Sydenham Rd bridge, the siding, long removed, is for the old Canada Crushed Stone plant that was at the top of the hill out of sight on the left. On the extreme right one can see a scale house and some trackage, I believe was in control of Steetly Ltd., at the time, stone operations, and now the land is part of a housing survey and little evidence of the past exists.
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Caption: CN 5561, 5044 and 5570 seen westbound passing Mile 4 Dundas Sub on a crisp fall morning.It is a struggle all the way to the crest of the grade at Copetown, around mile 10 or so, and this train is already struggling at about 20 MPH or so. In the background is Sydenham Rd bridge, the siding, long removed, is for the old Canada Crushed Stone plant that was at the top of the hill out of sight on the left. On the extreme right one can see a scale house and some trackage, I believe was in control of Steetly Ltd., at the time, stone operations, and now the land is part of a housing survey and little evidence of the past exists.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1432] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/24/1979 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Dundas Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Dundas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. That’s a great photo Arnold. I’m assuming you knew the structure you’re standing in was used for target practice by the gun crazies at this time. See, you do get lucky!

  2. There was never a road along the north side of the 2 track main that I would know of. There was nowhere for one to exist. You can see by the Old Time Trains photos of the switch that ran off the main and the track that went to the stone crusher building; there would only be room for comapny vehicles to access to that point; and if you are familiar at all with Dundas, there is no way a road could run alongside the track between the hillside & the old depot location. There is barely enough room for a footpath.
    …And I am standing IN the abandoned structure over the tracks that used to house the conveyer for stone to beloaded on the south side. I understand the TH&B used to access this location and some stone went by train thru Hamilton. Otehr stone was loaded and moved for pickup onto that siding you can see in the photo.
    Operations had ceased by the time I was eyeing that shaft, and it was beginning to disinegrate.
    The CCSL was an amazing operation alright; I was only on the scene just as it was dying. An old Plymouth #7 was the only power I could find on the property by 1974.

  3. Canada Crushed Stone would be a really neat operation to have seen

    http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/industrial/ont/canada_crushed.htm

  4. If you look on satellite map (on current google map at top of page) you see a roadway marked which clearly is no longer there – is this accurate and how far back does it go?

    Also – what are you standing on? ;)

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