Monthly Archives: March 2012

Devonshire From The Peadbody Bridge – c. 1984

March 19, 2012
Devonshire From The Peadbody Bridge – c. 1984

Photo © Al Gradwell Another picture from the Al Gradwell collection, via Tim Swaddling… This photo was taken from the Peabody Bridge looking east, towards Devonshire. The Walker Power Building is on the right. Most of the tracks are long gone, and this is an area of town that looks much different today. The...

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Training Car

March 16, 2012
Training Car

Photo © Al Gradwell Some more pictures from the Al Gradwell collection, via Tim Swaddling. This is car #96, according to the stories Tim passes along, this is a former CN car, painted up in this shot in the VIA colours. This car was used by VIA to train new employees. Maybe one of...

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VIA 6771 – c. 1983

March 14, 2012
VIA 6771 – c. 1983

Photo © Al Gradwell Some more pictures from the Al Gradwell collection, via Tim Swaddling. This is a pretty standard shot, but there a great capture of an interesting looking building to the left of the train. Photo © Al Gradwell Anyone remember this building? Any stories to share about it?

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Via Rail Eastbound at Stoney Point – c. 1984

March 12, 2012
Via Rail Eastbound at Stoney Point – c. 1984

Today’s photo taken by Al Gradwell comes to us once again via Tim Swaddling. Tim is helping to digitize a large number of older rail slides, and where possible and with the photographer’s permission, he’s sharing ones that he thinks may be of interested to the readers of this site. Photo © Al Gradwell...

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Hiram Walker & Sons Engine Room – 1899

March 9, 2012
Hiram Walker & Sons Engine Room – 1899

From the Library of Congress once again. Not sure where in the distillery complex this was, but it looks like it was quite the place. As always the level of detail and clairity in the old glass plate photos is amazing.

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