Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

Here is a view of the trackage at CN's Central Station (Gare Centrale) in Montreal in 1952, showing the entrance to The Mount Royal Tunnel. An electric train (lead by one of CN's three 200-series Z5a GE steeplecab electrics, later renumbered 6725-27) is seen exiting from the north, and CN SW9 7007 waits at the lower left. Several examples of switches (turnouts) are shown, including double slip switches, double crossovers, diamonds, etc. This whole area is now under Place Ville Marie, and the old tunnel entrance pictured here is now under the present day intersection of Avenue McGill College and Rue Cathcart.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Bill Thomson all rights reserved.



Caption: Here is a view of the trackage at CN's Central Station (Gare Centrale) in Montreal in 1952, showing the entrance to The Mount Royal Tunnel. An electric train (lead by one of CN's three 200-series Z5a GE steeplecab electrics, later renumbered 6725-27) is seen exiting from the north, and CN SW9 7007 waits at the lower left. Several examples of switches (turnouts) are shown, including double slip switches, double crossovers, diamonds, etc. This whole area is now under Place Ville Marie, and the old tunnel entrance pictured here is now under the present day intersection of Avenue McGill College and Rue Cathcart.

Photographer:
Bill Thomson [510] (more) (contact)
Date: 1952 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 200-series, CN 7007 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Central Station & Mount Royal Tunnel (search)
City/Town: Montreal (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=32175
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

14 Favourites
View count: 728 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 30998

Full size | Suncalc

You may be interested in these railpictures.ca photos:
... Suggested photos broken at the moment! Not your fault, Google updated their API and discountinued the old one. I'll rebuild this soon :)

3 Comments
  1. Okay, so this isn’t a model layout? Fooled me there.

  2. The switch tender at bottom watching the action and his shadow.. what an amazing photo

  3. And of course the cigarette advertising which is a complete sin nowadays in 2018. My grandfather was a Benson and Hedges man himself.

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2018 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us