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.



BRANCHLINE AT BRIGUS - Travelling with four University of Toronto friends - including the late James A. Brown - to celebrate Canada's Centennial by riding Newfoundland's endangered passenger train 'Caribou', John Freyseng of Ontario was able to capture some amazing narrow gauge images. While waiting for CN Train No. 212, the Carbonear Mixed to arrive, he photographs a lone outside braced boxcar on the siding adjacent to the station at historic Brigus on June 22, 1967. John's keen eye also captured the unique two story station design seen here and at dozens of other communities along not only this and the other branchlines but also the mainline. The color scheme of cream with green trim was left over from the pre-confederation days of General Manager Herbert J. Russell's tenure as by now most were being repainted grey and the freight sheds red. Founded in 1612, Brigus was the birthplace of famed artic mariner and explorer Captain Robert Bartlett and his still standing home, Hawthorne Cottage, has been declared a National Historic Site. John would continue to chase and photograph this train until arrival at Brigus Junction and the mainline where he would board and experience the ride for himself as far as Holyrood. With the station demolished since 1972, this site now consists of a major storyboard featuring a James A. Brown image taken moments after this one of the Carbonear mixed arriving at Brigus. More of 1967 John Freyseng photos can be seen in my upcoming TRAINS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, to be released by Flanker Press in both hard and softcover editions in September 2022
Copyright Notice: This image ©John Freyseng, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway all rights reserved.



Caption: BRANCHLINE AT BRIGUS - Travelling with four University of Toronto friends - including the late James A. Brown - to celebrate Canada's Centennial by riding Newfoundland's endangered passenger train 'Caribou', John Freyseng of Ontario was able to capture some amazing narrow gauge images. While waiting for CN Train No. 212, the Carbonear Mixed to arrive, he photographs a lone outside braced boxcar on the siding adjacent to the station at historic Brigus on June 22, 1967. John's keen eye also captured the unique two story station design seen here and at dozens of other communities along not only this and the other branchlines but also the mainline. The color scheme of cream with green trim was left over from the pre-confederation days of General Manager Herbert J. Russell's tenure as by now most were being repainted grey and the freight sheds red. Founded in 1612, Brigus was the birthplace of famed artic mariner and explorer Captain Robert Bartlett and his still standing home, Hawthorne Cottage, has been declared a National Historic Site. John would continue to chase and photograph this train until arrival at Brigus Junction and the mainline where he would board and experience the ride for himself as far as Holyrood. With the station demolished since 1972, this site now consists of a major storyboard featuring a James A. Brown image taken moments after this one of the Carbonear mixed arriving at Brigus. More of 1967 John Freyseng photos can be seen in my upcoming TRAINS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, to be released by Flanker Press in both hard and softcover editions in September 2022

Photographer:
John Freyseng, collection of Kenneth G. Pieroway [95] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/22/1967 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Brigus, Carbonear S/D, MP 11.2 (search)
City/Town: Brigus (search)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=49414
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

16 Favourites
View count: 592 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 48139

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

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


One Comment
  1. I can only imagine how fantastic this trip was. And maybe the horror of not having enough film on hand. :o ( This sequence of shots have been just incredible.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2022 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us