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The CN Boyne – CP Rail Reynolds (mile 19.9 Parry Sound Sub) interchange commenced daily use by Via on October 29, 1978. (  I believe the interchange was put in place to accommodate Via ).  The northbound Via transcon ( westbound in Via's timetable )  train operated CN track from Toronto to Boyne (Bala Sub mile 146.1 ) then interchanged to CP Rail.  At that time to get onto CP the northbound Via  train had to back up from CN ( the CN switchpoints faced north, until sometime after 1985 ) onto the CP. Today Via operates the all CN route, except where  CN-CP Shared Asset zones exist.  In this series of three images ( in all images #9 is on CN track )  – under thundering Muskoka skies – then in a deluge  ( our campsite thoroughly soaked  at the  nearby Oastler Lake Provincial Park ),  August 10, 1985  Via Rail train # 9, powered by FP9A # 6505 and F9B  units  #6632 – 6613, pulls slowly through CN Boyne and through the south switch South Parry siding then reverses ( see    Via # 9 Glacier Park at CN Boyne    )             to the interchange switchstand where the tail end Brakeman ( riding dry in Glacier Park ) exchange the interchange switchstand key with the Trainman – then gets caught in the downpour. August 10, 1985 Kodak negatives by S.Danko. 


 What's interesting: please also see Arnold Mooney's CN Boyne image taken one week later – August 17, 1985 –  train #10 with 6505 – 6632 – 6622.

 Via # 10 at CN Boyne August 17 1985  


Most interesting: you must try camping overnight – at least once at Oastler Lake P.P., a mere 200 yards from the CN - CP mainlines – including grade crossings – even the camper's guide states  “ note railway tracks near the Park are used frequently “  . Even so, there are always camp sites available early each morning as sleepless campers leave !
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Caption: The CN Boyne – CP Rail Reynolds (mile 19.9 Parry Sound Sub) interchange commenced daily use by Via on October 29, 1978. ( I believe the interchange was put in place to accommodate Via ). The northbound Via transcon ( westbound in Via's timetable ) train operated CN track from Toronto to Boyne (Bala Sub mile 146.1 ) then interchanged to CP Rail. At that time to get onto CP the northbound Via train had to back up from CN ( the CN switchpoints faced north, until sometime after 1985 ) onto the CP. Today Via operates the all CN route, except where CN-CP Shared Asset zones exist. In this series of three images ( in all images #9 is on CN track ) – under thundering Muskoka skies – then in a deluge ( our campsite thoroughly soaked at the nearby Oastler Lake Provincial Park ), August 10, 1985 Via Rail train # 9, powered by FP9A # 6505 and F9B units #6632 – 6613, pulls slowly through CN Boyne and through the south switch South Parry siding then reverses ( see Via # 9 Glacier Park at CN Boyne ) to the interchange switchstand where the tail end Brakeman ( riding dry in Glacier Park ) exchange the interchange switchstand key with the Trainman – then gets caught in the downpour. August 10, 1985 Kodak negatives by S.Danko.

What's interesting: please also see Arnold Mooney's CN Boyne image taken one week later – August 17, 1985 – train #10 with 6505 – 6632 – 6622.
Via # 10 at CN Boyne August 17 1985

Most interesting: you must try camping overnight – at least once at Oastler Lake P.P., a mere 200 yards from the CN - CP mainlines – including grade crossings – even the camper's guide states “ note railway tracks near the Park are used frequently “ . Even so, there are always camp sites available early each morning as sleepless campers leave ! sdfourty.

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Date: 08/10/1985 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: Via Rail 6505 (search)
Train Symbol: Via Rail #9 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Boyne (search)
City/Town: CN Boyne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Before I read thru the caption I had my book open to see when I was at Boyne because that consist looked familiar. Nope, on Aug 10, 1985 I was between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. CN Boyne/CP Reynolds was a great place to hang out for awhile back then. Actually ANYWHERE around Parry was a great place……..how I miss those days………..

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