Last Train to Collingwood
2011 - Day 195. July 14, 2011.
The last locomotive to run on the Barrie-Collingwood Railway line chugged along to its final stop this morning at the Canadian Mist plant. This is the end of an era that began with the Ontario, Simcoe & Huron, (later called The Northern), railway coming to Collingwood in 1855, three years before the town was incorporated. Last month, Collingwood council decided to discontinue freight service at its end of the Barrie-Collingwood Railway line, as it was financially unsustainable, costing taxpayers in excess of $300,000.00 per year in operating costs.
To emphasize the 'end of an era' mood, I processed the photo with the Antique Plate preset in Nik's Silver Efex Pro.