Canadian National Station at Val Royal.

This scene has completely changed since I made this photograph on Kodachrome in January 11, 1993. Tom Carver and I had taken a trip to Montreal to catch six-motor MLW Locomotives on the move.

Between photographing these diesels, we spent time along Canadian National’s electrified suburban lines.

In the mid-1990s, the route was re-electrified, new equipment was procured and train operation was conveyed from CN to a regional public authority called Société de Transport la Communauté Urbaine de Montreal.

The trackage arrangement at Val Royal was simplified and the station renamed Bois Franc.

January 11, 1993, Val Royal, Montreal.
January 11, 1993, Val Royal, Montreal.

What I recall most about the morning of this photograph was the bitter cold and the difficulties of manipulating my Nikon F3T with numb hands.

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