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At track speed a High Green at Newtonville for daily except Saturday #652, aka 'Ontarian'


   Scheduling allowed daily trains #651 ex Sun, #652 ex Sat, #655 ex Sat and #656 ex Sat, between Union and Kingston, to be handled by one set of Budd Cars for two round trips daily except as noted.


   A Nikkor 200mm F4 view from the bee bridge ( Nichols Road) of the Newtonville crossover May 13, 1979 Kodachrome by S.Danko


   Notable: seems to me that the Budd Company built rail diesel cars likely were the most fuel efficient heavy rail equipment ever created, capable of carrying ninety seated passengers and crew at up to ninety miles per hour: a Budd Car's fuel consumption measured in miles per gallon verses other heavy rail transport fuel usage being measured in gallons per mile. 


   Noteworthy: sometime in the nineties the wooden bee bridge was reportedly damaged by a CN freight car's shifted load.  


   Notable: The smoke stack denotes the location of the uncompleted Ontario Hydro Wesleyville power generation plant. The plan was have the fuel oil delivered by tanker train – the siding tracks remained in place for quite some time. Throughout the decades the plant building and grounds have been used for film shoots and for fire fighter training.


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At track speed a High Green at Newtonville for daily except Saturday #652, aka 'Ontarian'

Scheduling allowed daily trains #651 ex Sun, #652 ex Sat, #655 ex Sat and #656 ex Sat, between Union and Kingston, to be handled by one set of Budd Cars for two round trips daily except as noted.

A Nikkor 200mm F4 view from the bee bridge ( Nichols Road) of the Newtonville crossover May 13, 1979 Kodachrome by S.Danko

Notable: seems to me that the Budd Company built rail diesel cars likely were the most fuel efficient heavy rail equipment ever created, capable of carrying ninety seated passengers and crew at up to ninety miles per hour: a Budd Car's fuel consumption measured in miles per gallon verses other heavy rail transport fuel usage being measured in gallons per mile.

Noteworthy: sometime in the nineties the wooden bee bridge was reportedly damaged by a CN freight car's shifted load.

Notable: The smoke stack denotes the location of the uncompleted Ontario Hydro Wesleyville power generation plant. The plan was have the fuel oil delivered by tanker train – the siding tracks remained in place for quite some time. Throughout the decades the plant building and grounds have been used for film shoots and for fire fighter training.

sdfourty

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Date: 05/13/1979 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 652 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 652 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Newtonville (search)
City/Town: Clarington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Very nice indeed, look at that neatly ballasted track ! Rode the Ontarian to Kingston many times for business meetings and appointments. It left Toronto somewhere around noon, was a 20 minute walk from my office in downtown Toronto, and late afternoon return was ideal. When were the tracks to the Wesleyville power plant removed ? Last time I travelled by train past here (Oct 2019), the area was surrounded by trees. Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas, John

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