Anyone Models Mont-Tor cooridor?

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  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Anyone Model Montreal-Toronto corridor?

    Anyone models the Montreal-Toronto coridor?

    VIA Rail, CN, CP, GO etc..? :confused:
  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Well, strictly speaking I don't model the corridor, I model Toronto circa 1954-56. But, once I get my passenger track finished I do plan to run some of the trains that plied the corridor during that era, mostly pool trains, CN and CP. I have a lot of research to do into this.

    I will also have trains from the Toronto-Buffalo run as well as my favourite passenger train: The Canadian.

    Val
  3. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

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    Great stuff.

    My freelance layout is the opposite end:
    Montreal-Ontario (not as far as Toronto : i don't have the room :cry: )
    Montreal-US. Not sure where. Maybe NY?
  4. cpr_paul

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    The new layout concept I'm toying with right now would be to model the east approaches to Toronto Union Station (from Approximately Queen Street East to Bay Street). Not sure what era yet - I might try to do something that will let me move back and forth through time as I see fit.
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    That's cool Paul! It sounds like between us we could have the corridor covered - how great would that be? :thumb:

    CN1 from Montreal to somewhere just east of Toronto, CPR Paul from the east end of Toronto to Union Station, and me from Union Stn to Parkdale. I wonder if we could find someone to fill in the gap between CN1's and CPR Pau's?

    Val
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Sorry, but I don't do the corridor. My railroad roughly follows Hwy 7 from Lanark county to Huron county. I suspect that we absorbed the Ontario & Quebec and possibly the Goderich & Exeter. That's when I'm running North American. Mostly I run British.
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    Lots of good & interesting :thumb: response

    My layout is "freelance" and "generic "of the area, so with the exception of the [lift] bridge and viaduct it would be difficult to tell where it is, unless you are from that area. The bridge is the give away, and CN is the other.

    The lines runs rougly south, south east, and a little bit west from Montreal (which I'm not trying to model = waaaaay too big :eek: )

    My future plan (extension 5) would be to do a main line run in the
    direction of Toronto (west). But that's in the future. :rolleyes:
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    The moderator of the Canadian Model Trains group on Yahoo is a VIA enthusiast, and is planning on modeling part of the corridor, I think the latest is he is looking at doing is Brockville.