Wellington looking East at Sebastapol.The Diesel, CN 8009, has the original CNR 'Cracker Box' herald on it's cab and was constructed by Montreal Locomotive Works in November 1949.Streetcars were removed from 58 Wellington in April 1957.Older view here at Coolopolis.http://coolopolis.blogspot.ca/2012/12/quiz-and-this-one-where-was-it.htmlThank You.
Looks a lot like one you previously posted, only this time from the other side of the underpass.Wellington Street facing west with perpendicular Avenue de Sucrerie over the right.Double tram tracks for either the 25 or 58 route.
Wellington and la rue de Sebastopol is my guess too. A very interesting part of the City....
In a similar view I have seen elsewhere, the standard enamelled Montreal road sign to the right above the man in the jacket says 'Rue de la Congregation.'Beyond the underpass, also on the right, would be a long series of freight sheds facing Wellington thru to Bridge Street, then Wellington and the streetcar tracks would start their gradual descent into the Wellington Tunnel beneath the Lachine Canal.Wellington looking West from Bridge. New-in-1961 Underpass at Sebastopol visible in distance.http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitebeard/4327870837/sizes/z/in/photostream/Back in the era of Expo67, when working for Bell in the WEllington Exchange area, I sometimes took my lunch hour in the Coffee Pot Cafe on the NE corner of Wellington and Mountain looking out the large window on Mountain watching crews demolish the top-hamper of the CNR bridge.BTW BOTH the Wellington Tunnel and the Wellington Underpass at Sebastopol had just ONE 1 sidewalk on the North side only.Thank You.
Yes, MP&I, you are correct about the single single sidewalk on the north side of the underpass. I must have cycled a thousand times from Leber street along Sebastopol and waited for traffic to pass before using the sidewalk to reach de Sucrerie Street.Sebastopol Street must have been one of the best places to view rail activity back in the day!Those born after the 1960 switch from steam to diesel can only watch old film noirs to get a sense of what railways had been like, or perhaps to take advantage of the few steam excursions still on offer in North America, or better still, visit China--the last steam locomotive bastion on earth!
Looks like St. Lambert
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