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It really bugs me that I have misplaced my notes.  It was one of those mid-week occasions in which I had the day off and the junction mostly to myself. I DO remember a passenger train not showing up when expected, but I cannot recall which one. This is most likely #73 on the south track very late catching the #83 that used to run mid-afternoon. However, I would have expected the VIA 6507 to overtake the #83, (led by VIA 6903) but that didn't appear to be the case as the trains rolled out of sight westbound over Hwy 403 thru Hamilton West.(On the schedule, 73 was  1 1/2 hrs ahead of 83) A most unusual image for me, and I was very lucky to be standing where I was, totally unaware the 6507 was on the heels of the 6903. Some days are like that. Incidentally, in the foreground one can see where ties had just been lifted from what used to be the old 'helper track' from steam era days.
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Caption: It really bugs me that I have misplaced my notes. It was one of those mid-week occasions in which I had the day off and the junction mostly to myself. I DO remember a passenger train not showing up when expected, but I cannot recall which one. This is most likely #73 on the south track very late catching the #83 that used to run mid-afternoon. However, I would have expected the VIA 6507 to overtake the #83, (led by VIA 6903) but that didn't appear to be the case as the trains rolled out of sight westbound over Hwy 403 thru Hamilton West.(On the schedule, 73 was 1 1/2 hrs ahead of 83) A most unusual image for me, and I was very lucky to be standing where I was, totally unaware the 6507 was on the heels of the 6903. Some days are like that. Incidentally, in the foreground one can see where ties had just been lifted from what used to be the old 'helper track' from steam era days.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [965] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/20/1983 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6507 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: bayview jct (search)
City/Town: Bayview Jct. (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. HAHA @Snake. VIA is not until the fall my friend. I have taken the summer off. I deserve a little time after 36 yrs on the rails. I do miss it though!!

  2. There’s the snake in the grass. Still slithering around :)

  3. OH look at that Arnold…”Mr” Hall chimed in…probably because it’s small Via trains…his new gig

  4. I see the baggage man is doing his duty and inspecting his train as required by the rules when moving through the S curve at Bayview. Great pic

  5. Now now………just because you are a one-eyed snake these days…….:o) Behave yerself.

  6. Arnold – call 1-800-Laurel and you can probably
    get the story what happened !

  7. MoW equipment kept there off and on as needed.

  8. Great shot Arnold. That helper track….wasn’t it in for when they’d keep a diesel there after the Steam Era?

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