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Self-propelled aluminum cars approach (leave?) Ottawa's Union Station through the rail yards on the east side of the Rideau Canal in the mid-1950s.  They're the cars behind the CP passenger train in the foreground.  The other side of the canal doesn't look much different today!  (CSTM Stowell Collection)

Self-propelled aluminum cars approach (leave?) Ottawa's Union Station through the rail yards on the east side of the Rideau Canal in the mid-1950s. They're the cars behind the CP passenger train in the foreground. The other side of the canal doesn't look much different today! (CSTM Stowell Collection)

ocation:  Ottawa, Wass, ON  Railway Name:  CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS  Date:  1969-05-00  Caption:  "CNR left track to Union station, right track to Walkley yard."

ocation: Ottawa, Wass, ON Railway Name: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS Date: 1969-05-00 Caption: "CNR left track to Union station, right track to Walkley yard."

While we are on the subject of trains ... here we are looking down from the Mackenzie King Bridge at the end of the train sheds at Union Station. It was under these sheds that you boarded your train from Ottawa to Parts Beyond.  Date is about 1959, judging by the cars in the parking lot.

While we are on the subject of trains ... here we are looking down from the Mackenzie King Bridge at the end of the train sheds at Union Station. It was under these sheds that you boarded your train from Ottawa to Parts Beyond. Date is about 1959, judging by the cars in the parking lot.

Looking east down Rideau Street. In view: the Union Station on the right, and the (now demolished) Daly Building on the left, 1922, Ottawa

Looking east down Rideau Street. In view: the Union Station on the right, and the (now demolished) Daly Building on the left, Ottawa

Locomotive no. 6167, on a railfan trip, visiting the Capital during the last years of the old Union station. View under the new Slater street bridge

Locomotive no. on a railfan trip, visiting the Capital during the last years of the old Union station. View under the new Slater street bridge

2822 with Pool train #232 (note CNR car second from rear) at Deep Cut east end of Ottawa Union Station due to depart 7.55 A.M. Daily except Sunday non-stop to Montreal. Stopping at Montreal West, Westmount and due to arrive Windsor Station at 9.55 A.M. 7/1958

2822 with Pool train (note CNR car second from rear) at Deep Cut east end of Ottawa Union Station due to depart A. Daily except Sunday non-stop to Montreal. Stopping at Montreal West, Westmount and due to arrive Windsor Station at A.

Old Union Station on Rideau St; built in 1912

Ottawa, Ontario 1953 Old Union Train Station - Although many people walk by it today without thinking twice, this building was once the main transport hub in Ottawa which worked in great conjunction.

Ottawa Union - 1912

Ottawa Union Station construction ca By Rideau Canal.

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