A two car train is rolling west at Wilson siding.
A single unit is eastbound on a portion of the railroad that was known as the "Ideal Section".
The first scenes recorded outside the U.S. by John, on his first trip to Canada September 6-7, 1953, were at the NS&T yard which was a CN property.
Car #130's Motorman swaps the trolley poles around for another run. The location is thought to be MP 0.0 on the Welland sub, aka Substation Jct., in Thorold. Besides being the terminus of the We... (more)
Car #130 poses on a trestle near Thorold. Likely by this time, the railfan photographers have become fast friends with the Motorman who obliged them with a quick "safety stop" pose at a trestle a... (more)
Apparently NS&T rules required stops at all meets, if the stop signs and oil-slicked right of way are any indication. Here car #82 holds the main while the Motorman greets it's opposition, car #1... (more)
According to the best of information available at the time of posting: This is the NS&T track profile looking north at the diamond with the GTW. In the NS&T TT this was MP 14, approximately 4 mi.... (more)
Car #130 makes a stop at what is thought to be the Welland depot while a cabbie waits for a fare in this 1953 scene. That is a 1953 Canadian built Chevrolet.
#130 prior to departure from Port Colborne
Port Colborne was the southern terminus for this CN-owned branch on the Niagara Escarpment, running north-south in a territory rife with east-west lines. This was the CN Welland Sub, running from... (more)
The Niagara Region of Ontario featured many miles of electrified interurban trackage, including the NS&T. The NS&T became a CN property, and was operated as the Welland sub, hence the CN markings... (more)
A pair of 1920s Pullman-built South Shore cars is seen headed eastbound toward the IN/IL state line and the Hammond station. Tom Golden photo.
Chicago, Aurora & Elgin 320 trundles past the carbarn at Mount Pleasant, Iowa as line car 1100 (last used at the Keokuk Dam on the Mississippi River) sits off on a side track.
Tom Golden photo.