A Toronto-bound train from Montreal backs off of the CN main line at Brockville, Ontario. It is coupling to the Ottawa section, which has arrived on the CP branch from Smiths Falls.
One of the largely unseen aspects of the consolidation/separation of Ottawa and Montreal sections of trains to/from Toronto was the turning of the power that arrived from Ottawa on the CP branch f... (more)
Rolling through Brockville, Ontario, a westbound VIA Rail train approaches the Stewart Boulevard bridge.
A westbound VIA rail train rolls through Brockville, Ontario. I believe that this was a Montreal – Toronto Rapido, a limited train that did not stop in Brockville.
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (5)
In the finale to this series, Via Rail Train 44 has departedt ... (more)
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (4)
After making its station stop at Brockville, Ontario, VIA Rail... (more)
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (3)
After the combined westbound Lakeshore, VIA Rail Trains 53 and 43, Railroad: VIA RailLocomotive: MLW FPA4Location: Brockville, Ontario, CanadaLocomotive #: VIA 6770Train ID: VIA 44/54Photo Date: July 28, 1980
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence (2)
After both westbound Lakeshore sections, VIA Rail Trains 53 and 43, Railroad: VIA RailLocomotive: MLW FPA4Location: Brockville, Ontario, CanadaLocomotive #: VIA 6765Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 28, 1980
Westbound Lakeshore Convergence
Two trains with the name Lakeshore come together in Brockville, Ontario. In the foreground is VIA Rail train 53 from Montreal, while V... (more)
VIA 6442 departs from Brockville with Toronto to Ottawa train #50.
VIA 6443 departs from Brockville with Montreal to Toronto train #65.
Interior of diner on CN 144, the Bonaventure (Ottawa Section). A Roger Puta Photograph
VIA 6443 passes through Brockville with Toronto to Montreal train #60.
I made several trips to Brockville, Ontario, with a primary goal of capturing MLW’s in service on VIA, CN, and CP. Of course, there were many non-MLW trains that passed through town, including thi... (more)
The winter of 1985 apparently wasn’t too bad, as CN plow 55501 doesn’t show too much wear since being released from the paint shop the previous December.