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Ex-Canadian National FP9A (#6518) was assigned to VIA Rail by the time this photo was taken at Brockville, Ont. in July 1976. Another FP9A (#6516) waiting just behind has already been repainted in the VIA scheme current at the time. The train originated in Toronto and is about to be split into two, with one section heading for Ottawa and the other continuing on to Montreal.

The track heading off on the far right soon curves back and decends into Canada's first railway tunnel, built in 1860, connecting with downtown Brockville. The track is now gone and the tunnel shuttered.

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