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The year 1962 was one of changes in passenger train service in southern Ontario. A previously discussed, with the April 29, 1962 timetable the long-established practice of pulling westward passenger trains into Hamilton and then backing out to Bayview was eliminated (except for No. 15, the westbound/overnight International Limited) and Chicago Trains such as No. 5, the LaSalle, now departed Toronto at 6:00 PM, stopping at Dundas at 7:00 PM. CN instituted a connecting train service to/from Niagara Falls via Hamilton. In this photo, we see an RDC2 and an RDC1 in front of the Dundas station having arrived from Hamilton and the Grimsby sub at 6:35 PM. They will turn as train No. 696 and arrive in Hamilton at 7:15 PM and Niagara Falls at 8:40 PM. Similar connecting trains met Nos. 14 (International Limited) and No. 17 (Intercity Limited) at 8:31 and 9:00 AM; and No. 6 the Intercity Limited at 2:06 PM. Patronage must have been light--by the October 28, 1962 timetable this service had ended except for a Sundays-only Budd car which met no. 5.

(Note: this is another badly degraded slide restored as best we can and posted because its unusual subject matter.)
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Caption: The year 1962 was one of changes in passenger train service in southern Ontario. A previously discussed, with the April 29, 1962 timetable the long-established practice of pulling westward passenger trains into Hamilton and then backing out to Bayview was eliminated (except for No. 15, the westbound/overnight International Limited) and Chicago Trains such as No. 5, the LaSalle, now departed Toronto at 6:00 PM, stopping at Dundas at 7:00 PM. CN instituted a connecting train service to/from Niagara Falls via Hamilton. In this photo, we see an RDC2 and an RDC1 in front of the Dundas station having arrived from Hamilton and the Grimsby sub at 6:35 PM. They will turn as train No. 696 and arrive in Hamilton at 7:15 PM and Niagara Falls at 8:40 PM. Similar connecting trains met Nos. 14 (International Limited) and No. 17 (Intercity Limited) at 8:31 and 9:00 AM; and No. 6 the Intercity Limited at 2:06 PM. Patronage must have been light--by the October 28, 1962 timetable this service had ended except for a Sundays-only Budd car which met no. 5. (Note: this is another badly degraded slide restored as best we can and posted because its unusual subject matter.)

Photographer:
Doug Page [245] (more) (contact)
Date: 6/ /1962 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN D2?? (search)
Train Symbol: 696 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Dundas (search)
City/Town: Dundas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Doug, Bruce & Bruce, John: keep ‘em coming!

  2. It was not me… all credit goes to Doug for taking the photos – Bruce Acheson for handling the collection and John Eull for the countless hours scanning and correcting photos. I just provide a bit of advice on the tough ones and sometimes do the difficult corrections. The late Bryce Lee was also handling the collection with Bruce.. and then Bruce Mercer adds captions and historical data from his notes/memories so all credit to these guys for the many many hours. It’s a huge project!

    I know this was a really tough one but I think if the timing is correct this would have been impossible any other time of the year (except on an overcast day where levels may have been better). It seems #5 and #696 (this train) had a late late day meet given this is labelled June 1962 and would have been in darkness most of the year.

    Given how this train seems to have only lasted about 6 months we’re basically of the opinion , ‘for the record’ it deserves a chance on the site – if a photo in better lighting comes up in Doug’s collection hopefully we’ll find it! Crossing fingers, it could take some time!

  3. Thanks, Steve Host, for posting these historic shots.

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