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Date: 06/13/19 00:43
GO'ing to Aurora
Author: ghCBNS

The Newmarket Subdivision (former Northern Railway/Grand Trunk/CN) was used by VIA’s Canadian until the mid ‘90s when the portion between Barrie and Longford (south of Washago) was abandoned. Today GO Transit operates from Union Station in Toronto as far a Barrie (Allandale Waterfront) 64 miles....with additional daytime runs to Aurora, 30 miles out and an easy two hour roundtrip.








Date: 06/13/19 00:44
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: ghCBNS

Aurora Station
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Date: 06/13/19 00:46
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: ghCBNS

Maple Station and note the original mileages to North Bay and Toronto on each side above the operator’s window
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Date: 06/13/19 03:25
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: algoma11

Nice shots !

Mike Bannon
St Catharines, ON



Date: 06/13/19 03:53
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: joemvcnj

What is the yellow strip across the top of the windows inside for ? 



Date: 06/13/19 07:22
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: ghCBNS

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> What is the yellow strip across the top of the
> windows inside for ? 

Emergency Alarm 'Press'



Date: 06/14/19 07:09
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: eminence_grise

These images are from the early 1990's , and I am amazed at the urbanization north of Toronto since then.

Maple was a quiet little village.

My parents retired to Richmond Hill ON where they spend their final years. In the 1980', Richmond Hill was going through the same transition from county town to northern suburb.








Date: 06/14/19 11:29
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: ghCBNS

eminence_grise Wrote:
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> These images are from the early 1990's , and I am
> amazed at the urbanization north of Toronto since
> then.
>
> Maple was a quiet little village.

Great shots! Thanks. Especially Maple. What a difference.



Date: 06/14/19 14:13
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: eminence_grise

Middle station image is Newmarket. 

Nice station design, Grand Trunk or Northern ?



Date: 06/14/19 15:36
Re: GO'ing to Aurora
Author: moonliter

eminence_grise Wrote:
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> Middle station image is Newmarket. 
>
> Nice station design, Grand Trunk or Northern ?

All three are ex-GTR built 1900-03.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



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