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CNoR 1906 built Duncan Ontario, CNoR Mile 11.1 located at the Leaside Spur junction.


   Renamed Oriole by the CNR in 1923, this station was replaced by a new CNR Oriole station (until 1978) at Mile 11.3 Bala Subdivision ( to the north), and at that time the imaged building was re-purposed as a Sectionman's dwelling.  


   Amazing this building existed until April 7, 1987  then demolished by Temperman & Sons


    And  look closely the bird house is on the far side of the hydro pole – the picnic table is just out of the pic on the left beside the evergreen tree – and per google maps it appears that the willow tree remains in place.


  At CNoR mile 11.1, near CNR Oriole, June 29, 1986 Kodachrome by S.Danko


   Interesting:  

 
 The CNoR  Leaside Spur built to access the O & Q at CPR Donlands mile 204.8 Belleville sub (east of Leaside), and also to connect with the future (at time of construction) 1919 built CNoR Leaside Shops ( immediately north of O&Q Leaside).


  In Leaside the CNoR main locomotive shop building, a 12 railway stall building (92 x 46 meters ) is in situ, re-purposed as commercial space and today is occupied by a supermarket. 


   CNoR Duncan south side view by AWM nine months later:


       March 15, 1987
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Caption:

CNoR 1906 built Duncan Ontario, CNoR Mile 11.1 located at the Leaside Spur junction.

Renamed Oriole by the CNR in 1923, this station was replaced by a new CNR Oriole station (until 1978) at Mile 11.3 Bala Subdivision ( to the north), and at that time the imaged building was re-purposed as a Sectionman's dwelling.

Amazing this building existed until April 7, 1987 then demolished by Temperman & Sons

And look closely the bird house is on the far side of the hydro pole – the picnic table is just out of the pic on the left beside the evergreen tree – and per google maps it appears that the willow tree remains in place.

At CNoR mile 11.1, near CNR Oriole, June 29, 1986 Kodachrome by S.Danko

Interesting:

The CNoR Leaside Spur built to access the O & Q at CPR Donlands mile 204.8 Belleville sub (east of Leaside), and also to connect with the future (at time of construction) 1919 built CNoR Leaside Shops ( immediately north of O&Q Leaside).

In Leaside the CNoR main locomotive shop building, a 12 railway stall building (92 x 46 meters ) is in situ, re-purposed as commercial space and today is occupied by a supermarket.

CNoR Duncan south side view by AWM nine months later:

March 15, 1987

Photographer:
sdfourty [579] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/29/1986 (search)
Railway: Canadian Northern (search)
Reporting Marks: n/a (search)
Train Symbol: n/a (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Duncan CNoR mile 11.1 (search)
City/Town: North York (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. This is great. Something as sad as that deserves a second image !!!

  2. I forgot to mention I appreciate the research on this place. Stations seem to be notoriously hard in finding accurate facts regarding their construction and eventual demise.

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