Thursday 1 February 2018

Throwback Thursday - ONR Weigh Scale Structure

This little yard structure was basking in the afternoon sun at Englehart, Ontario on August 29, 1990.
By Peter Mumby
This neat little potential modelling subject was photographed at the Ontario Northland Railway division point yard at Englehart, Ontario on August 29, 1990.  Recently repainted in the company colour scheme, it illustrates the fact that not all railway structures in the modern era need to be heavily weathered.  Notable are the front picture window and the proliferation of spotlights, both on the structure itself and on the free-standing post to its right.  It was obviously designed for a northern climactic area - the stack on the roof and the heating oil tank visible around the south west corner are indicative of a contained heater for the comfort of the operator.  That sharp-looking ONR boxcar in the background would make another great project!

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