Toronto - south of King St

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Hi folks! I was digging through my old slides and came across these shots, taken between 1978 and 1988. I had no idea I would someday be modelling trains but obviously I was already enamoured with railroady scenes.

    cheers
    :D Val

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    spitfire Active Member

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    another

    Ballast? We don' need no steenking ballast!

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    spitfire Active Member

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    another

    I wonder what this guy is doing. Any ideas? Maybe he and the engineer are swapping fishing stories!

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    spitfire Active Member

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    this is a little further east I think, closer to Bathurst

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    Tearing down the old Massey Ferguson complex. A sad day indeed.....

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    can't resist this one

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    spitfire Active Member

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    Unfortunately, a lot of the shots are of the "arty" variety, rather than documentation for modelling purposes. I still like this interlocking tower at sunset though.

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    Toronto used to be filled with industrial complexes like this one. This shot is circa 1978, near Old Fort York. I'm pretty sure it's gone now.

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    spitfire Active Member

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    And finally, here is your intrepid photographer, about 25 years ago. Looks like I'm pretending to be a photo-journalist in some war zone, and in a way it was just that - a battle between the rapacious developers and those of us who wanted to keep the old factories.....

    we lost

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    Hi Val so you got a scanner for the slides??;)

    Nice pictures. Val If you check out Real thing Canada, you will find CP 2211. I am about to add CP 625 all pre 1918.
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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Cool shots Val! Keep your head down in the war zone! :)
    Thinking of making a model of that interlocking tower?
    Ralph
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Ralph - you have got to stop reading my mind!!!! How am I supposed to surprise you?

    Found another shot of that factory by the tracks. Wish I could remember, if I ever knew, what they made there.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Didn't Inglis have a factory in that area too Val. There was also a furiture factory. Maybe one of them was your last photo. Interesting history including you in your war gear.
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Hi Robin, you're right, Inglis had extensive facilities in the area. I used to live on Walnut St. just south of King and the head office was right across the park from my house. That's about all that's left of a massive complex of buildings stretching all the way to Hanna Ave.:( :( :(

    But, Massey Ferguson will live again on my layout!

    cheers
    :D Val
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Val:
    The lst shot is looking west from Bathurst, at the junction (about Cabin D)?
    I don't know what they made, but I seem to remember that they were having to do a major dig on the site to remove contamination.