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Fading Transportation Memories

Canada was opened up by railroads and people used them to get from place to place.

Times change. People move differently now.

As happens with many things, the legacy has been neglected and is being discarded.

The gathering point for dreams was the railroad station. This one in Mattawa ON is fading into history.

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Engine 503

Resting in the teeth of the gale!

Engine 503

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Indian Head

The grain elevator at Indian Head Saskatchewan.

Indian Head

A major part of the culture of the West.

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The Ghost of Canadian National

The symbol used for years by Canadian National Railways is slowly disappearing.

CN Ghost

Like the Cheshire Cat.

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Metropolitan Alderdale

The main intersection in Alderdale.

Alderdale Intersection

Traffic lights are unnecessary so far.

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Discovery North Bay

The CPR station near the waterfront, long unused, has in recent years been refurbished and is now the home of @Discovery North Bay.

Removal of the rail yards allows one to see the waters of Lake Nipissing from its parking lot – if you stand on tip toe.

It is a lovely classic building.  Three cheers for those who worked to save it and make it a living classroom.  It is this kind of thing that turns a town into a community.

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