Photographer Angus McIntyre has graciously sent along a high-res version of his photo that we recently published.
Plus the fun story around its capture.
Of course, the Royal Hudson is steaming southbound on the old CP Rail land, which has now become a Vancouver treasure — the wonderful Arbutus Greenway. It’s crossing Broadway.
Says photog McIntyre:
I was pleased to see my Royal Hudson photo appear in your blog; Eve Lazarus has posted it as well as others, and I thought you might enjoy a bit of background to it. I had heard the steam whistle while at my apartment at 10th and Spruce, saw smoke billowing up from the Kits trestle, and hopped into my ’65 Falcon and drove “briskly” to Broadway and Arbutus, did a U turn, jumped out of the car and had no time for composing or anything. It was a true grab shot.
The photo is cropped a bit from the original, and I would like you to have a large file version to see more detail. This is 1.4 MB, and includes a Brill in Hydro colours. Note the 7- DUNBAR is running on Broadway.
Other things I see in this hi-res version:
- The long-gone David Hunter Garden Centre (now located near Trafalgar on Broadway) — “Time to apply dolomite lime is now”.
- Railway crossing signs, retained as heritage elements all along the Arbutus Greenway.
- Fletcher’s Fabricare — family-owned since 1968, and a Nelson’s pick-up location before that.
- Motor vehicle operator waving at the train engineer.
- A remnant of the McGavin Toastmaster Limited operation (2091 W Broadway)