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Historic Images: CN 6060 in steam!

We have featured historic photos by Dave Howard of the Canadian Railway Historical Association's Niagara Division before in our TRHA News Posts (click here to see them).  Here is another contribution from the end of the steam era when the railways still ran a special steam excursions for railfans.  Here re Dave's comments:

"During the mid 1970's, CN steam locomotive 6060 ran summer excursion service from Toronto to the Niagara Peninsula and back. Fellow railfan and film shooter Arnold Mooney has an interesting picture and excellent caption on the website.  Cllick here to read all about them. Here are a few of my photographs from that era:

6060 Emerald St West August 1976:  CN excursion 6060 heads Eastbound in the morning towards the Niagara Peninsula under Hamilton's Emerald Street Footbridge. The vintage footbridge has a web page of its own, click here to check it out. Note all that's now gone in this scene, from the Steel Company of Canada plant in the upper left, railway pole line, and South and North railway service tracks on each side of the mainlines to service heavily industrialized Hamilton.

6060 Emerald St West August 1976
6060 Emerald St East August 1976: Looking Eastward, some fans are occupying the open doors of the baggage coach for the full steam experience. The small yard on the left (North side) is just being removed, a visit to the footbridge currently is much different. All that remains is the two mainline tracks.

6060 Emerald St East August 1976:
6060 BayviewJunction July 1976: Returning from Niagara Falls in the late afternoon, the excursion train rounds the bend at the West end of Lake Ontario (Hamilton Harbour), and passes under the RBG footbridge... a very popular railfanning spot. With the increase in GO Transit commuter service, three tracks now pass through here, and the junction alignment has changed."

6060 Bayview Junction July 1976
Posting and pictures by Dave Howard

Click on each image for a closer look!

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