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FPA-4 #6781 with a FPB-4 leads train #43 at mile 292 Kingston Subdivision


   The original Bowmanville Town spur crossed the 401 at grade – a level crossing -  on the far side of the trees above the train.   
 

   With completion of the Bowmanville 401 rail overpass ( circa 1983), the newly installed rail access to the Bowmanville Town spur, from the Kingston subdivision mile 291.4  is in place. The spur extended 1.4 miles north from the ( newly installed ) north service track .


   The spur was removed some time ago (mid 1990's ?) and the Bowmanville 401 rail overpass was removed overnight June 11, 2011.


   At Bowmanville, July 11 1983 Kodachrome by S.Danko


   More Bowmanville circa June 1982, look closely, the survey stakes are visible that mark the location of the planned new north service track.


       high speed curve  


   what's interesting:


   rsd-17 comment March 17, 2013: In my 16 years as a Bowmanvile resident the only time I saw a train on the spur, was a single GP-9 delivering the caboose that is now at Price’s Market (Hwy 2 & Lambs Road.) I didn’t get a shot as it was a dank rainy day and I was on my way to work. On a few occasions I walked through the Goodyear property saw evidence of activity (well cars and flat cars loaded with conveyer belt.) 


   notable:

there were three CNR level crossings east of Toronto on the  original  ‘ Dual Public Highway No. 401 ′ : 

( 1 ) the Pickering Town Spur, Kingston Sub mile 311.1 ( near the present Brock Road ), extended 0.7 miles north ; 

( 2 ) the Whitby Town Spur ( the original Whitby & Port Perry Railway ), mile 304.3 ( east of Brock Street ), extended 2.1 miles north;
 
( 3 ) the Bowmanville Town Spur, mile 290.6 extended 1.1 miles north ( as of 1973 ).

I recall passing over each of the crossings – many times – and as of 1973 all three crossings were in place (and the King’s Highway 401 speed limit was 70 m.p.h. before the Metric Imposition ). By 1979 given the 401 re-build and widening – only the Bowmanville level crossing remained. Interesting was that in town the Bowmanville spur crossed the front lawns (and driveways) of many houses on a street – I believe Hunt Street – north of Baseline Road. 


sdfourty
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Caption:

FPA-4 #6781 with a FPB-4 leads train #43 at mile 292 Kingston Subdivision

The original Bowmanville Town spur crossed the 401 at grade – a level crossing - on the far side of the trees above the train.

With completion of the Bowmanville 401 rail overpass ( circa 1983), the newly installed rail access to the Bowmanville Town spur, from the Kingston subdivision mile 291.4 is in place. The spur extended 1.4 miles north from the ( newly installed ) north service track .

The spur was removed some time ago (mid 1990's ?) and the Bowmanville 401 rail overpass was removed overnight June 11, 2011.

At Bowmanville, July 11 1983 Kodachrome by S.Danko

More Bowmanville circa June 1982, look closely, the survey stakes are visible that mark the location of the planned new north service track.

high speed curve

what's interesting:

rsd-17 comment March 17, 2013: In my 16 years as a Bowmanvile resident the only time I saw a train on the spur, was a single GP-9 delivering the caboose that is now at Price’s Market (Hwy 2 & Lambs Road.) I didn’t get a shot as it was a dank rainy day and I was on my way to work. On a few occasions I walked through the Goodyear property saw evidence of activity (well cars and flat cars loaded with conveyer belt.)

notable:
there were three CNR level crossings east of Toronto on the original ‘ Dual Public Highway No. 401 ′ :
( 1 ) the Pickering Town Spur, Kingston Sub mile 311.1 ( near the present Brock Road ), extended 0.7 miles north ;
( 2 ) the Whitby Town Spur ( the original Whitby & Port Perry Railway ), mile 304.3 ( east of Brock Street ), extended 2.1 miles north;
( 3 ) the Bowmanville Town Spur, mile 290.6 extended 1.1 miles north ( as of 1973 ).
I recall passing over each of the crossings – many times – and as of 1973 all three crossings were in place (and the King’s Highway 401 speed limit was 70 m.p.h. before the Metric Imposition ). By 1979 given the 401 re-build and widening – only the Bowmanville level crossing remained. Interesting was that in town the Bowmanville spur crossed the front lawns (and driveways) of many houses on a street – I believe Hunt Street – north of Baseline Road.

sdfourty

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Date: 07/11/1983 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6783 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA Rail #43 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: mile 292 Kingston Sub (search)
City/Town: Bowmanville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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