Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

Heading eastward, the Montreal section of the VIA Canadian No.2 stops for passengers at the classic old CP station at Carleton Place, ON. Being early 1981, we're only 3 years into the formation of VIA, and the consist of this train attributes to that. The "CN" is showing thru the tattered paint of the leader, B unit 6621 sports the new blue & yellow scheme, as does the 5th car, but heritage CP and CN coaches are very evident. Of course this is part of the trackage that has made all the news lately, track has been taken up all the way up to Mattawa, a distance of close to 200 miles. In town here, the station still stands, but the track is only a fond memory.
Copyright Notice: This image ©A.W.Mooney all rights reserved.



Caption: Heading eastward, the Montreal section of the VIA Canadian No.2 stops for passengers at the classic old CP station at Carleton Place, ON. Being early 1981, we're only 3 years into the formation of VIA, and the consist of this train attributes to that. The "CN" is showing thru the tattered paint of the leader, B unit 6621 sports the new blue & yellow scheme, as does the 5th car, but heritage CP and CN coaches are very evident. Of course this is part of the trackage that has made all the news lately, track has been taken up all the way up to Mattawa, a distance of close to 200 miles. In town here, the station still stands, but the track is only a fond memory.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1484] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/14/1981 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6535 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA #2 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Chalk River Sub. (search)
City/Town: Carleton Place (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=8230
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

14 Favourites
View count: 2543 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 7338

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Read why maps changed. Suncalc.net for reference only.


5 Comments
  1. I notice a roundhoue still stands just south of this location…

  2. Peter: This particular image was made with Kodak 100 ASA 35MM print film back then. I used Kodakrome 64 as well in a second camera but to my later dismay was never a slide fanatic.

  3. What is the brand and size of your original film?

  4. Pierre: Now THAT is a fascinating piece of information I had no idea about. And if I ever did, I have long since, in the past 30 years, forgotten. Thanks!!!

  5. This picture of 6535 gotta be the last,she was scrapped in a wash out the next day in the Mauricie sub,i snapped her at PSC 3 weeks after.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2020 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us