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For a community in which this building was probably the largest structure in town, it was a shame to lose it. But the old wooden station/crew change point/ MoW facility has been gone for many years, replaced by modulars and a VIA kiosk of boring design. One can date this photo by those typical colourful entranceways, orange for the two legged equipment and blue for all others. :o) One can see a crew waiting for the next train to roll in, which was a southbound about 10 minutes after this photo was taken. Foleyet is a dreary little place, no doubt owes its sole existence to the railroad.
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Caption: For a community in which this building was probably the largest structure in town, it was a shame to lose it. But the old wooden station/crew change point/ MoW facility has been gone for many years, replaced by modulars and a VIA kiosk of boring design. One can date this photo by those typical colourful entranceways, orange for the two legged equipment and blue for all others. :o) One can see a crew waiting for the next train to roll in, which was a southbound about 10 minutes after this photo was taken. Foleyet is a dreary little place, no doubt owes its sole existence to the railroad.

Photographer:
A.W. Mooney [1714] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/27/1977 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Ruel Sub. (search)
City/Town: Foleyet (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. 1 month before I pass there..

  2. An amazingly large building for a town that appears to be a (small) dot on the map.

  3. If someone lived in Foleyet today, what would he/she be doing for a living?

  4. Living? Not too much, Joe. I would imagine perhaps logging, camp/hunting/fishing guide, railroad and operating what businesses needed as a road-stop for travellers rolling along Hwy 101. This is a place that would have lived and died by the railroad save for the highway that came thru later. There used to be a community called ‘Palermo’ (yes, same as the one near Oakville) and I checked it out as it was 10 KM south of Foleyet and the road extended to the tracks. Three houses, two people in the ’70s……now it has vanished completely. As has the road. So it sure is ‘the boonies’ up there.

  5. I have a mental image of the kid from “Deliverance” sitting on a front step of one of the homes in Foleyet.

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