Friday 25 February 2022

Inner Harbour Photographs by David Woodhead

Imperial Oil tanks and limestone warehouse, Rideau at North Streets
One year ago, following a Zoom slideshow presentation I'd given to the Toronto Railway Supper Club, participant David Woodhead kindly sent me some photos he'd taken in Kingston during his touring days as a musician. These photos give an interesting and unvarnished view of the waterfront industries along the Inner Harbour, albeit in an era during which their prime had just passed. An era which seems to be under-photographed and one which these photos that David generously shared poignantly portray. These industrial operations pass into history as the sun sets upon them, figuratively and literally, in the late-afternoon sunrays and shadows of September, 1976 evening.
Crossbucks and crossing,  CN and CP tracks at the foot of North Street

Looking north at North Street crossing with tank car unloading track

Looking north at Wellington and Bay Streets

Looking south at North Street, Canadian Dredge & Dock and CP section house at left, Anglin at right

One of four views of the Bajus Brewery

Unused CP roundhouse, track to Shell Oil at left

Treehouse with causeway in background

North to Cataraqui Street crossing

River Street bridge with CN/CP diamond


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