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Daily afternoon (in this case, early evening) CN #334 westbound rumbles thru the quaint village of Jordan Station. This was double track thru here; CN later cut it back to single between a point about a mile east of here and Grimsby. With GO service coming in a few years, well, someone have to put it back in. The power on this train is CN 6000, 5356, 6108 and 9672.
Leader was first SD40u in 6000-6029 series, the 6108, still in UP paint as it was just acquired, was renumbered from UP 4108 and became CN 5367. Trailing unit was formerly GO 705, renumbered to CN 9672.
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Caption: Daily afternoon (in this case, early evening) CN #334 westbound rumbles thru the quaint village of Jordan Station. This was double track thru here; CN later cut it back to single between a point about a mile east of here and Grimsby. With GO service coming in a few years, well, someone have to put it back in. The power on this train is CN 6000, 5356, 6108 and 9672. Leader was first SD40u in 6000-6029 series, the 6108, still in UP paint as it was just acquired, was renumbered from UP 4108 and became CN 5367. Trailing unit was formerly GO 705, renumbered to CN 9672.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [965] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/29/1994 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 6000 (search)
Train Symbol: #334 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Grimsby Sub. (search)
City/Town: Jordan Sta (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Sorry, sorry sorry. Left a comment but forgot an important something else. It’s there now. :-)

  2. Oh I think you were at least crawling while there were fruit locals. And it wasn’t just trucks that took the business away. There aren’t many fruit orchards left on the Bench. But you are correct in business at every station along the line. Think of the packing plants , livestock chutes, milk cans and coal. EDSmith is the last of the agricultural based businesses that I can think of.
    Today housing is the main crop for the Niagara Bench. Thus GO trains will soon be polishing those rails.

  3. I was referring to operations along the line long before we were crawling. History books refer to incredible amounts of produce shipping before trucks took all of it away.

  4. 6000 is now in remote service. If i remember correctly the tracks on either side were just sidings and sometimes cars would be stored there. I don’t remember customers at Jordan

  5. Thanks, lad. You probably wouldn’t believe me, so I will have to post it soon, but I have a shot of CN with four zeros on the front numberboards. Don’t understand that one.

  6. Nice one Arnold! I really love shots of engines with 3 zeros in the number boards. :-)

  7. Well, Brandon; I wasn’t around back in the day, but the siding on the left was probably for the daily local that picked up fruit (baskets of pears, peaches, apples, grapes whatever)in season as shipping from Niagara to Toronto was a very lucrative business back then. The train station was on the right, just behind me. However, the station too had a lot of business, with various packages and crates of stuff (Mail) shipped in and out daily. I am sure if one could find an old photo of this stretch of trackage, there will show various buildings of all descriptions; and all of them would be relying on the railroad for their purpose. Same in all Niagara communities on this line. Hard to believe, but at one time Jordan Sta had industry.

  8. Great Shot! Just a quick question here – what were the sidings used for on each side of the main? Were they just team tracks or did Jordan Station have customers?

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