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Westbound CN 431 rolls through Guelph station behind a pair of GMD GP40-2LWs, a pair of MLW bigs and another geep. Note the two vans on the head of the train, one each from PSC and Hawker-Siddeley.At right, Guelph's Granary Building is seen on Farquhar Street shortly before restoration. Built as a wood frame structure in 1858 by Toronto-based distiller Gooderham & Worts Limited, the granary was used for storing threshed grain prior to shipment over the Grand Trunk to Toronto. In 1914 the building was covered with bricks to extend the life of the structure, today holding the title of Guelph's oldest industrial building. Numerous industries used the site over the years, including locally-owned Saillian Rugs Limited, before it fell into disrepair during the 1980s-1990s. Restoration during the late 90s converted the structure into an office complex which today houses the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. This area once included Guelph's first railyard, which beginning circa 1900 included an interchange on Farquhar Street with the Guelph Radial Railway.
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Caption: Westbound CN 431 rolls through Guelph station behind a pair of GMD GP40-2LWs, a pair of MLW bigs and another geep. Note the two vans on the head of the train, one each from PSC and Hawker-Siddeley.

At right, Guelph's Granary Building is seen on Farquhar Street shortly before restoration. Built as a wood frame structure in 1858 by Toronto-based distiller Gooderham & Worts Limited, the granary was used for storing threshed grain prior to shipment over the Grand Trunk to Toronto. In 1914 the building was covered with bricks to extend the life of the structure, today holding the title of Guelph's oldest industrial building. Numerous industries used the site over the years, including locally-owned Saillian Rugs Limited, before it fell into disrepair during the 1980s-1990s. Restoration during the late 90s converted the structure into an office complex which today houses the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. This area once included Guelph's first railyard, which beginning circa 1900 included an interchange on Farquhar Street with the Guelph Radial Railway.

Photographer:
Bruce Acheson [130] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/1983 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9526 (search)
Train Symbol: 431 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Guelph Sub. (search)
City/Town: Guelph (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. That’s a nice classic image to hit the century mark with !

  2. Great shot. Congrats on 100 images Bruce!

  3. Congrats Bruce! In 2005 the crumbums who own that building ‘stole’ a car’s length of parking and encroached on the railway property. That was finally undone in the last year and all fenced off. The patrons of the building were militant about not parking there if you didn’t belong… even if there were tonnes of open spots and you were only there temporarily :)

  4. Excellent photo!

  5. Likely train 421. 431 was still the westbound pulp train for Thorold.

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