Saw this post in the Classic Canadian National Facebook group and wanted to share it here. I’ve camped many times in Algonquin Park and always find it interesting to see pictures of the former active rail lines through the Park.
Posted with permission. Caption with the photos:
“Summer in the 1980s. Two families with a total of four children would load up our vehicles and head to Achray in Algonquin Park. At that time the CNR line from Brent to Ottawa had no passenger service but usually two freight trains a day passed through, It was a most beautiful sight to see an evening train snaking along the north shore of Grand Lake. We were so lucky. Thanks Lou Anne for these pictures. Line has been ripped up and is now a hiking trail.”
Photo credit: Lou Anne Moon. Thanks to Bob Meldrum.
The above images were the original ones received. Here they are levelled out.
With friends in Grand Bend.
Happy to have contributed some photos for this @Metrolinx post by Nitish Bissonauth. Great to see the new Bay Concourse and get a preview of what it will look like when it’s fully open. The new access route will be helpful for PATH/TTC and GO Transit connections.
All the photos I took today here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/He4zhyAq7GyyMNFw9
Months after the opening of a glass-covered moat and underground tunnel running below Front Street, another route is now available – which will help thousands of customers better access the TTC.
This way folks.
More construction barriers are gone and connecting to transit just got easier inside Toronto’s Union Station.
Transit users can now use a second underground path, below the hub’s Great Hall, to get in and out of Union Station.
The new pathway, which opened on Dec. 23, is just the beginning of the new Bay Concourse, and will make connecting to the TTC easier.
One end is located in the Lower Great Hall, next to Dresden Vision – the level right below the VIA Rail Canada ticket booths.
The other end comes out in front of Union Station, on Front Street.
“The City of Toronto is excited to see this milestone arrive at Union Station,” said Brad…
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Always great to see these track-level shots of infrastructure upgrades. Note the installation of concrete ties.
Last weekend saw some temporary service adjustments for the Barrie Line and UP Express. But the pause – and patience by customers – produced some mighty work on the lines. It also led to a lesson in how past work was done, more than half a century ago.
It was one giant weekend to-do list – and all of it was checked off.
For Barrie Line and UP Express customers, last weekend (Sept 21-22) saw changes to routines as temporary service adjustments were made to allow for needed rail work. That toiling produced a lot of needed repairs and upgrades.
Hard at it – Track is installed with new concrete ties. Photo by George Wang.
Train service on the Barrie Line was replaced with buses during the weekend and the UP Express train ran every 30 minutes rather than the usual15 minutes – all to ensure GO and UP services…
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Lots of chopping but worth it.