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On still another one of those dull gray lifeless days I seem to specialize in, I wandered down to Fort Erie (because something happened in those days) and waiting for the light to cross the International Bridge back to the USA are two sets of transfer power for a change. CR 2282, 6700, 9526 and 9549. I regret not noting the van numbers. Quite often it was an extremely long wait to get over, for whatever reason, and I would often see the crew depart the units for a bar over on Courtwright St. Okay, okay, they were just having a sandwich and a glass of milk.
Times have changed. Conrail not does not come over any more, heck it no longer even exists!! Almost all businesses on Courtwright are gone; most of the track you see is gone, the Central Av bridge is gone and so is the CN facility in the background. But then, I have said all this before, haven't I ?
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Caption: On still another one of those dull gray lifeless days I seem to specialize in, I wandered down to Fort Erie (because something happened in those days) and waiting for the light to cross the International Bridge back to the USA are two sets of transfer power for a change. CR 2282, 6700, 9526 and 9549. I regret not noting the van numbers. Quite often it was an extremely long wait to get over, for whatever reason, and I would often see the crew depart the units for a bar over on Courtwright St. Okay, okay, they were just having a sandwich and a glass of milk. Times have changed. Conrail not does not come over any more, heck it no longer even exists!! Almost all businesses on Courtwright are gone; most of the track you see is gone, the Central Av bridge is gone and so is the CN facility in the background. But then, I have said all this before, haven't I ?

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [965] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/18/1982 (search)
Railway: Conrail (search)
Reporting Marks: CR 2282 (search)
Train Symbol: CR-CN transfer (search)
Subdivision/SNS: approach to Intl Br (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. My goodness, one can almost smell a Time Machine effort here. Interesting!!

  2. Beauty shot. 24 years later, not much seems to have changed:

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=30303

    Of course, Conrail was gone 7 years and the repainted hadn’t been completed (another 5 years) but it sure looks the same.

    Of course now it’s impossible to replicate, all CR paint is basically gone and so is the bridge..

  3. It must be. I cannot think of anything else that was over there. It was there until around 1989 at least.

  4. Is that brick part of the former CASO station just to the right from the nose of 2282?

  5. OH NO!!!!!! I am horrified !!!!!!

  6. to deal with that Sasquatch growth on your face. Chrissy-belle even agreed this morning.

  7. A razor? What would I do with a razor? I plan on hanging around a few more years……….

  8. we’re going to get you some 1970′s train movies ..to cheer you up. And a razor.

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