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Sunnyside flashback: long before shiny new GO MP40's hauling 12 car trains hustled back and forth along this corridor, a CN freight with three Ontario Northland units as power (ONT FP7's 1507 and 1511, sandwiching RS3 1305) heads westbound through Sunnyside in Toronto, back in October 1964. They're hauling a freight train bound for CN's large Mimico freight yard, before CN moved most of its operations to MacMillan yard and GO and VIA took over. In the background shiny maroon and cream PCC streetcars sit outside the TTC's Roncesvalles Carhouse, and further down the The Queensway stands St. Joseph's Hospital (Health Centre today). Part of the CN Sunnyside Station platforms are visible in the lower right, and in the lower left is the Gardiner Expressway, not yet 10 years old.
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Caption: Sunnyside flashback: long before shiny new GO MP40's hauling 12 car trains hustled back and forth along this corridor, a CN freight with three Ontario Northland units as power (ONT FP7's 1507 and 1511, sandwiching RS3 1305) heads westbound through Sunnyside in Toronto, back in October 1964. They're hauling a freight train bound for CN's large Mimico freight yard, before CN moved most of its operations to MacMillan yard and GO and VIA took over. In the background shiny maroon and cream PCC streetcars sit outside the TTC's Roncesvalles Carhouse, and further down the The Queensway stands St. Joseph's Hospital (Health Centre today). Part of the CN Sunnyside Station platforms are visible in the lower right, and in the lower left is the Gardiner Expressway, not yet 10 years old.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [410] (more) (contact)
Date: October 1964 (search)
Railway: Ontario Northland (search)
Reporting Marks: ONT 1507 (search)
Train Symbol: CN westbound (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Sunnyside - CN Oakville Sub (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. A familiar view from my youth. Nice shot. This is before there was GO service. It was a good time in Ontario, the years leading up to Centennial Year.

  2. Beautiful set of power there, Bill. Always appreciate seeing shots of ONT power on freights around Toronto in the 60′s… wish they still provided power on the North Bay – Mac Yard trains.

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