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The view from downtown Toronto's Bathurst Street bridge in April 1979 shows a flurry of action: CN S13 switchers were still switching complete passenger trains (coaches & locomotives) between Union Station and the Spadina coachyard and nearby roundhouse/shop facilities. CN S13 8517 handles a Tempo train consist with RS18 3151 and GP9 4102, while sister 8512 handles a pair of ex-CP Stainless Steel Budd cars, by now owned by VIA but still in CP colours. In the background another S13 can be seen coupled to a train with FP9-F9B power in the coachyard, and in the distance another S13 can be seen handling a passenger train under Spadina Avenue bridge. RDC cars at Spadina roundhouse are visible at the base of the CN Tower on the right, and GO Hawker Siddeley single-level commuter coaches can be seen stored on the left at Bathurst North Yard, which appears to still be partially in use as a freight yard.

More at Bathurst Street:
VIA's The Canadian: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=22282
Steam era switching: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=15641
Up close S13 view: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=27375
RDC's departing on #663: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=20820
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bill Thomson all rights reserved.



Caption: The view from downtown Toronto's Bathurst Street bridge in April 1979 shows a flurry of action: CN S13 switchers were still switching complete passenger trains (coaches & locomotives) between Union Station and the Spadina coachyard and nearby roundhouse/shop facilities. CN S13 8517 handles a Tempo train consist with RS18 3151 and GP9 4102, while sister 8512 handles a pair of ex-CP Stainless Steel Budd cars, by now owned by VIA but still in CP colours. In the background another S13 can be seen coupled to a train with FP9-F9B power in the coachyard, and in the distance another S13 can be seen handling a passenger train under Spadina Avenue bridge. RDC cars at Spadina roundhouse are visible at the base of the CN Tower on the right, and GO Hawker Siddeley single-level commuter coaches can be seen stored on the left at Bathurst North Yard, which appears to still be partially in use as a freight yard.

More at Bathurst Street:
VIA's The Canadian: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=22282
Steam era switching: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=15641
Up close S13 view: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=27375
RDC's departing on #663: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=20820

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [376] (more) (contact)
Date: April 1979 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 8517, 3151, 4102 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Bathurst Street - Toronto Terminals Railway (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. OH my!!!! The good old days!

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