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History in the making as the First Seamless International Grain Train makes its way across the steel arch bridge connecting Niagara Falls Ontario with its American counterpart. The D&H 7309 was ushered over to CP Montrose Yard for the brief ceremony as the SOO had brought the train to Canada and the CP unit added on to represent the run thru Ontario. As the D&H led the train to New York State and on to Albany, standing in this pitiful morning drizzle for a couple of hours was a real downer. Also the fact that N.F. city police had to investigate my illegal location on Robert Moses Parkway, they had to call the State Police who in turned called Border Patrol and it was another couple of hours explaining I was NOT involved in any criminal activity but instead wanting to capture this "train event" on film. I must admit the police were shaking their heads going thru my notebook. "All these pictures"??? One of them asked..........  As usual, in the end it was all worth it; even the fact I was over an hour late for work.  Power is D&H 7309, CP 5529, SOO 6612, 6601 and 780. The large building in upper center of photo is the old Kind Eddy Hotel, also now a part of history.
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Caption: History in the making as the First Seamless International Grain Train makes its way across the steel arch bridge connecting Niagara Falls Ontario with its American counterpart. The D&H 7309 was ushered over to CP Montrose Yard for the brief ceremony as the SOO had brought the train to Canada and the CP unit added on to represent the run thru Ontario. As the D&H led the train to New York State and on to Albany, standing in this pitiful morning drizzle for a couple of hours was a real downer. Also the fact that N.F. city police had to investigate my illegal location on Robert Moses Parkway, they had to call the State Police who in turned called Border Patrol and it was another couple of hours explaining I was NOT involved in any criminal activity but instead wanting to capture this "train event" on film. I must admit the police were shaking their heads going thru my notebook. "All these pictures"??? One of them asked.......... As usual, in the end it was all worth it; even the fact I was over an hour late for work. Power is D&H 7309, CP 5529, SOO 6612, 6601 and 780. The large building in upper center of photo is the old Kind Eddy Hotel, also now a part of history.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [844] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/25/1991 (search)
Railway: Delaware and Hudson (search)
Reporting Marks: D&H 7309 (search)
Train Symbol: #300 series grain (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Niagara Steel Arch Bridge (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. You should write a book… you have enough material.

  2. This ran the entire CASO did it not?

  3. Ya, thanks a heap, James. Now I have to put out a public disclaimer…. No beard. No sandals. Nice clean cut Lad. Just not innocent enough looking, I guess. (Actually, at the time there was considerable trouble with illegals sneaking over the bridges)

  4. Wow, it was only 1991 and they hassled you Arnold! I told you that beard and sandals would get you in trouble.

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