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An eastbound Wabash Railroad train with a healthy lashup of F-units (WAB F7A 726 in the lead position) stops on a red board at the Canadian National station in Simcoe ON (Mile 73.2) on CN's Cayuga Sub.Part of the former Great Western Railway "Canada Air Line", service through Simcoe ended when CN abandoned the line from Mile 54 to 82 in December 1995. The station pictured is a replacement station built in 1930/31, after the original was destroyed by fire in July 1930.Canadian-built Wabash F7A 726 (originally numbered 1189A, blt. March 1952, serial A488, order C157) would later go on to work for Norfolk and Western as their N&W 3726, seen here at Thamesville ON 10 years later: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=18006
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Caption: An eastbound Wabash Railroad train with a healthy lashup of F-units (WAB F7A 726 in the lead position) stops on a red board at the Canadian National station in Simcoe ON (Mile 73.2) on CN's Cayuga Sub.

Part of the former Great Western Railway "Canada Air Line", service through Simcoe ended when CN abandoned the line from Mile 54 to 82 in December 1995. The station pictured is a replacement station built in 1930/31, after the original was destroyed by fire in July 1930.

Canadian-built Wabash F7A 726 (originally numbered 1189A, blt. March 1952, serial A488, order C157) would later go on to work for Norfolk and Western as their N&W 3726, seen here at Thamesville ON 10 years later: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=18006

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [410] (more) (contact)
Date: 00/00/1964 (search)
Railway: Wabash (search)
Reporting Marks: WAB 671 (search)
Train Symbol: WAB ebnd (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Simcoe - CN Cayuga Sub (search)
City/Town: Simcoe (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. The MOW buildings are indeed to the right of this picture by the Volkswagon. The train could be an early N&W 28 waiting on a westbound N&W 91. Simcoe had a long passing siding and was used extensively for meets.

  2. In reference to Stephen’s question about the LE&N crossing, I do recall on west edge of town (1/2-1 mile) a stone viaduct UNDER the Cayuga Sub. filled in with rubble, and an obvious right of way. That must have been the LE&N. Now this was 20+ years ago that I saw this, so maybe someone else can confirm this.

  3. Beautiful shot! I heard this station was later moved and used as a gas bar in town, but when i went to look for it in ever found it so not sure if it survived.

  4. Photo taken as on the map supplied; just up from Hwy 3 on #24, and maybe 100yds to the west. I checked this area out last time in Simcoe and it is almost impossible to pinpoint anything due to the fact evidence of the railroad has been obliterated. Steve; not sure of the building in question; perhaps track-car shed out of sight of lead unit; but probably MOW shed as there were many of them along the way. And so elaborately built considering their purpose!

  5. Love to know where the photo was taken in Simcoe, as it my adopted home town?

  6. Curious what the shed at top right would be… MOW? Switchmands shed? Or perhaps LE&N related (the crossing would have been nearby)

  7. My Gawd!!! That IS classic !!! Is this at the location of the 1975 wreck, Bill??

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