Thursday 17 September 2020

Throwback Thursday - Mixing Eras

On July 26, 2002, York-Durham 3612 is preparing to pull its train ahead to the run-around track at Stouffville, Ontario.
By Peter Mumby.
When this photo was exposed in 2002, Stouffville, Ontario was the end point of a Go Transit line that connected to Toronto Union Station by way of Markham.  Two round trips per day operated five days a week.  On the weekend, tourist trains of the York-Durham Heritage Railway ran beyond Stouffville into Uxbridge.  YDHR motive power ran around its consist adjacent to the Go storage track several times per day, allowing for this juxtaposition of passenger equipment from quite different eras.

RS11 number 3612 was constructed by ALCO in 1956 for Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific.  Over the years it also served the Central Vermont, Lamoille Valley, and New Hampshire and Vermont, consistently operating as the 3612.  In contrast, Go 233, a 160-seat coach/control cab, was assembled by UTDC/Lavalin in 1990.

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