Historic Images: Sunnyside - April 1988
David Howard of CRHA Niagara Division shares some historic images from 26 years ago:
"About 25 years ago in the Spring of 1988, I spent an hour or two on the Sunnyside Pedestrian Bridge photographing the railway action on the busy Oakville Subdivision West of Union station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sunnyside April 1988 6569: A nicely matched ABA set of VIA hand-me-downs from CN and CP accelerate #75 with 12 coaches past the former side of Sunnyside Station. The heritage of lead unit 6569 is quite evident with the CP red bleeding through on the roof. Note the inner two mainline jointed rail tracks are about to be upgraded with continuous welded rail.
|Sunnyside April 1988 6907|
|Sunnyside June 1988 6776|
Toronto Maintenance Centre May 1988: The VIA Toronto Maintenance Centre (TMC), as viewed from the Islington Ave bridge, always had interesting equipment. In the view today looking Westward, are an Ontario Northland "Northlander", and a VIA cab unit / steam generator car steaming away before the passenger car fleet was completely converted to electric heat. Lots of original single decker GO coaches in the background, before the bi-levels took over."
|TMC May 1988|
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