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This underpass would have been constructed in 1900 for the TH&B's "new" belt line but the construction screams 30-50 years older, appearing to be made of stone similar to other bridge abutments along the CN (ex Great Western/Grand Trunk) Grimsby sub. Could this have been built far earlier? Regardless, elegant looking abutments meet scummy, dirty, north end Hamilton, this is probably the roughest part of town, Beach Ave by Dofasco, I wouldn't advise going here at night but unlike the US it's probably not all that bad if you don't stand out. I recall there used to be a tavern/strip club type establishment (now demolished) that was known as a druglords paradise (anyone care to rekindle my memory to what it was called?) but for whatever reason I decided to follow this job here for a shot since they were light power, and you just can't stand here with the train coming toward you, you'll get run over - in this shot the train is going away from the camera. I miss the gp9's of course. Hey Snake: This is a steel Steve shot :)
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Caption: This underpass, carrying the CP ex TH&B Belt line under the CN Grimsby subdivision would have been constructed in 1900 if it was built when the Belt line was created. However the construction of these stone abutments (on this side only) screams 30-50 years older, appearing to be made of stone similar to other bridge abutments along the CN (ex Great Western/Grand Trunk) Grimsby sub. Could this have been built far earlier? Regardless, elegant looking abutments meet scummy, dirty, north end Hamilton, this is probably the roughest part of town, Beach Ave by Dofasco, I wouldn't advise going here at night but unlike the US it's probably not all that bad if you don't stand out. I recall there used to be a tavern/strip club type establishment (now demolished) that was known as a druglords paradise (anyone care to rekindle my memory to what it was called?) but for whatever reason I decided to follow this job here for a shot since they were light power, and you just can't stand here with the train coming toward you, you'll get run over. In this shot three gp9's are headed back to Kinnear light power heading North - train is going away from the camera. Today, it's even worse.. scum wise, no one cleans it up.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [746] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/16/2011 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 1541, 1559, 1646 (search)
Train Symbol: TH31-16 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. F.Y.I I have been informed that the underpass was built when the Belt line was constructed in 1900 and further expanded when CPR widened to add more tracks above in years following.

  2. Ha ha ha… you said reflection :) Where’s snake with his walmart jab :)

  3. Yes, very interesting. It is a sad reflection on the times how bad some inner city areas have become. I guess when it comes to responsibility everyone passes the buck, and the city rather goes after the citizen that lets his lawn grow too tall. Some areas along the Grimsby Sub in Hambone are absolutely disgusting, even compared to this.

  4. Thank you Peter. Glad you like it – I was experimenting and finding my groove at the time and glad a few turned out like this one.

  5. It is always a pleasure to study your photography, Mr. Host. A very interesting image with an equally interesting narrative.

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