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Date: 05/16/20 06:55
An F-unit With A View
Author: refarkas

It is mid-June 1972, and I am in the cab of an F-unit looking out at Toronto.
Bob




Date: 05/16/20 09:20
Re: An F-unit With A View
Author: cn6218

Judging by the switcher in the scene, this would be John St.?  Spadina always gets mentioned as a spot the was railfan friendly, but I guess CP was too, if they were allowing visits to the cabs. :-)

These days you can still visit here (and grab an innoculous brew at the same time), so I guess not ETTS.

GTD



Date: 05/16/20 12:14
Re: An F-unit With A View
Author: krm152

That F-Unit windshield looked out at a very interesting scene.
Always nice to encounter friendly railroaders.
Thanks for the especially nice and interesting photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 05/17/20 11:32
Re: An F-unit With A View
Author: King_Coal

I suppose the only trains service here at the time were the Havelock RDC trains and the Canadian. Pretty orderly place from all appearances. You can almost the feel the Hudsons and Pacifics that used to frequent the coal tower.



Date: 05/17/20 18:10
Re: An F-unit With A View
Author: moonliter

cn6218 Wrote:
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> Judging by the switcher in the scene, this would
> be John St.? 

Yes, it's John Street.

Spadina always gets mentioned as a
> spot the was railfan friendly, but I guess CP was
> too, if they were allowing visits to the cabs.
> :-)

Never had any problems wandering around the place, it was always fun to see Credit Valley 136 and 1057 (both ex-CPR)  housed there.

> These days you can still visit here (and grab an
> innoculous brew at the same time), so I guess not
> ETTS.

Always nice to sample "Steam Whistle's" product when visiting Toronto, lots of great photos of John Street hanging on the walls.  Then there is the railway museum, always worth a visit.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 05/17/20 18:15
Re: An F-unit With A View
Author: moonliter

King_Coal Wrote:
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> I suppose the only trains service here at the time
> were the Havelock RDC trains and the Canadian.
> Pretty orderly place from all appearances. You can
> almost the feel the Hudsons and Pacifics that used
> to frequent the coal tower.

At the time CP Rail also worked on its yard switcher fleet as well as the RDC's to Buffalo, NY.  

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON

 



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