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Having known this was coming ex Sarnia - I took a couple hours off work and found the best place I could think of to shoot this. I call this a juxtoposition - The Varnish of the Canadian National Railway passing the derelict Ingersoll station. Thanks to an overcast morning you can clearly see details in the sadly neglected structure including where the semaphores used to be located. There were efforts to preserve this structure about 10 years ago but it could not be done - too close to the bridge at the end of the driveway to safely turn it -  without having to move it over the CNR mainline (and I suppose that's just not going to happen - railways don't like shutdowns anymore!). Given how much time has passed and how further neglected this structure is (the roof  looks like it's made of paper now) any hope it had now rests in fate's hands. The fact it's still standing for this photo, let alone any in 2017 is nothing short of a miracle.
This train , being passenger, ran at Passenger speeds. Chasing was not an option. I just went to work after this photo, as much as I'd love to have shot it again. I seem to recall they re-crewed on the Halton sub somewhere and made it to Montreal arriving around Noon. This photo was taken not long after #70 had detrained passengers at Ingersoll.
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Caption: Having known this was coming ex Sarnia - I took a couple hours off work and found the best place I could think of to shoot this. I call this a juxtoposition - The Varnish of the Canadian National Railway passing the derelict Ingersoll station. Thanks to an overcast morning you can clearly see details in the sadly neglected structure including where the semaphores used to be located. There were efforts to preserve this structure about 10 years ago but it could not be done - too close to the bridge at the end of the driveway to safely turn it - without having to move it over the CNR mainline (and I suppose that's just not going to happen - railways don't like shutdowns anymore!). Given how much time has passed and how further neglected this structure is (the roof looks like it's made of paper now) any hope it had now rests in fate's hands. The fact it's still standing for this photo, let alone any in 2017 is nothing short of a miracle.

This train , being passenger, ran at Passenger speeds. Chasing was not an option. I just went to work after this photo, as much as I'd love to have shot it again. I seem to recall they re-crewed on the Halton sub somewhere and made it to Montreal arriving around Noon. This photo was taken not long after #70 had detrained passengers at Ingersoll.

Photographer:
Stephen Host [685] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/13/2015 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2242, CN 2271 (search)
Train Symbol: P600-13 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Ingersoll (search)
City/Town: Ingersoll (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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