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Date: 09/13/23 21:51
VIA 6442
Author: refarkas

Jackie McNeil photographed VIA 6442 in Brockville, Ontario on January 20, 1991.
Bob




Date: 09/13/23 22:09
Re: VIA 6442
Author: feclark

Nice, before they put the chainlink fence between the two tracks. That ruined so many shots.
Fred



Date: 09/14/23 06:42
Re: VIA 6442
Author: moonliter

feclark Wrote:
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> Nice, before they put the chainlink fence between
> the two tracks. 

Fred, I'm afraid I might be losing it and I'm only 68. I don't remember a fence being installed between the tracks in Brockville. 

Here's a photo I took on my 68th birthday, no fence.  VIA No.63. Brockville, ON  Jan 6th, 2023.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON




Date: 09/14/23 12:26
Re: VIA 6442
Author: feclark

moonliter Wrote:
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> feclark Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nice, before they put the chainlink fence
> between
> > the two tracks. 
>
> Fred, I'm afraid I might be losing it and I'm only
> 68. I don't remember a fence being installed
> between the tracks in Brockville. 
>
> Here's a photo I took on my 68th birthday, no
> fence.  VIA No.63. Brockville, ON  Jan 6th,
> 2023.
>
> Gerry Gaugl
> Ottawa ON

Your reply made me think I was losing it, so I checked. I used to get slides from Jackie McNeil as well, and I was sure there was a number of them with chain link there. I checked my F40 roster slides, and found out I was remembering correctly. In the 2003-2004 period, they had a short chain link fence separating the mains, on the south side of the 'boulevard' platform. That was about when I stopped getting slides from him, so I never saw the return to 'normal' and when that happened.
Fred



Date: 09/14/23 13:29
Re: VIA 6442
Author: moonliter

Fred is correct, thanks for jogging my memory.

When we all work together the full story comes to light.  I do remember the fence at Dorval, QC but completely forgot the one in Brockville, ON.

VIA No.69  Brockville ON. 125.7 CN Kingston sub  January 2nd, 2004.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON




Date: 09/14/23 21:14
Re: VIA 6442
Author: greasemonkey

It's so nice to see folks working together instead of bickering.  I'm not saying Fred or Gerry are on here bickering, just a general comment.

Fine job Gents!

Brian



Date: 09/14/23 22:42
Re: VIA 6442
Author: feclark

moonliter Wrote:
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> Fred is correct, thanks for jogging my memory.
>
> When we all work together the full story comes to
> light.  I do remember the fence at Dorval, QC but
> completely forgot the one in Brockville, ON.
>
> VIA No.69  Brockville ON. 125.7 CN Kingston sub 
> January 2nd, 2004.
>
> Gerry Gaugl
> Ottawa ON

Goodness, Gerry, that's a beautiful shot! You can feel the damp air chilling to the bone. You should get that up there as a thread on its own, so it's not buried here.
Fred



Date: 09/14/23 23:27
Re: VIA 6442
Author: refarkas

Gerry, I agree with Fred that your photo deserves a repost of its own because so many have viewed my original post before yours was added.
Bob



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