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Grand River Railway cars 848 & 842 sit MU'ed at GRR's Hespeler Station for the trip back. 848 is on one of the every 15 minute train runs of that period, and 842 is on a fantrip special with a group of Michigan area railfans.The original Hespeler Station building is believed to have been built just after the service began by the then Galt, Preston & Hespeler Street Railway Company in January 1896. In later years, an express car was left in place in the early afternoon for loading where GRR car 842 is sitting. The building lasted into the late 1960s after electrical service had ended, before being demolished.Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler. Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.More interesting views:A view of 848 at Preston Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10298An end photo of 848 at Hespeler Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10316The fantrip special stopping at Paris: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10356For more details on Cecil, see here.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler all rights reserved.



Caption: Grand River Railway cars 848 & 842 sit MU'ed at GRR's Hespeler Station for the trip back. 848 is on one of the every 15 minute train runs of that period, and 842 is on a fantrip special with a group of Michigan area railfans.

The original Hespeler Station building is believed to have been built just after the service began by the then Galt, Preston & Hespeler Street Railway Company in January 1896. In later years, an express car was left in place in the early afternoon for loading where GRR car 842 is sitting. The building lasted into the late 1960s after electrical service had ended, before being demolished.

Photo taken by Cecil Hommerding, from the collection (Copyright) of Doug Leffler. Substantial caption information provided by George Roth et al with much thanks.

More interesting views:
A view of 848 at Preston Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10298
An end photo of 848 at Hespeler Station: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10316
The fantrip special stopping at Paris: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=10356

For more details on Cecil, see here.

Photographer:
Cecil Hommerding, collection of Doug Leffler [33] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/30/1950 (search)
Railway: Grand River Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: GRR 848 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: GRR Hespeler Station (search)
City/Town: Hespeler (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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