Trains, roundhouse and turntable

I rode in one of these many times from Alberta to Ontario and back as a kid

A few weeks ago Wendy and I went downtown – she to a quilt show…well that’s not all that had but that’s her main interest and I to grab some photos of the restored roundhouse and turntable.

This is probably of great interest to me because I rode some of these cars perhaps pulled by one of these engines?  Crossing the country in a train was the economical way to travel – air travel was yet to come to my world.

Dad, Mom and I would travel from the west into Toronto sleeping on the train being rocked to sleep by the swaying of the cars.  I have many fond memories!

It was great to walk about and see these great metal monsters – what a wonderful part of our heritage.

Cabin D restored and placed on a new site

The new Toronto rises all around the old

Note where Cabin D was originally located

Trains sitting on the turntable

CN’s 6213 was built in 1942

This High Nose was built in 1953 and generated 1500 hp

Sitting on the turntable

The roundhouse which one stored engines now houses a Leon’s furniture store

A great heritage site

Autumn brings great colour to this part of the world
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