With all the fuss about the extreme dangers of LRT service in a shallow tunnel along the western parkway, it is sometimes useful to remember what was there in the recent past.
This photo shows the last freight train (1967) going along the tracks between Rochester Field and the River. The photograph is taken from near Richmond Road, looking north.
Here’s another shot, from further west, taken from Carling Avenue, looking down Maplehurst towards the Parkway. Notice the small cottages on the right. The For Sale sign notes “no more trains”, presumably raising the property value.
2 thoughts on “Rochester Fields Forever”
Interesting view of Maplehurst in 1967..compare it today via Google Street View
The old Belltown district?
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