Posts Tagged ‘London Ontario’

One Day 49 Years ago at London, Ontario

March 7, 2018

Was it really 49 years ago that I took this photo of my first Montreal Locomotive Works FPA-4? Here is a photo that still brings a smile. Canadian National 6786 is at the station in London, Ontario, on November 30, 1968. Mike Ondecker, John Woodworth and I had originally intended to go to Toledo on Nov. 29 for an overnight stay but finished there and spent the night in London were this was taken.

Article and Photograph by Robert Farkas


An International Adventure in November 1968

November 26, 2016



Forty-eight years ago on the day after Thanksgiving, Mike Ondecker, John Woodworth and I headed to Toledo.

We met some railfans there who said there was a scrap yard in London, Ontario, that had some CN CLC (FM) C-liners still intact.

John and I convinced Mike to go to London and our all-Ohio trip turned into an international mini-adventure.

We drove home the next day never realizing this would be the beginning of many good trips together. Here are two images from that trip.

The top image was made on Nov. 29, 1968. It is the day after American Thanksgiving in Toledo, Ohio, and New York Central No. 4024 and Baltimore & Ohio No.1438 (on a Chesapeake & Ohio train) await their time to depart Central Union Terminal.

In the second image it is Nov. 30, 1968, in London, Ontario. CN’s London Reclamation Yard holds stripped hulks and almost complete CLC (FM) C-liners and other discarded equipment.