Circa 1983 a CN freight put a number of cars onto the ground near the Hanley Spur switch.
These photos show equipment as it was mustered at the site.
From the same film, is this pre-restoration photo of the Napanee station.
Turning onto Princess Street from Sydenham Road is vehicle drawn to the wreck.
The crumpled right front fender behind it must be a Kingston taxi.
A heavy road/rail crane gets on the rails at the Counter Street crossing.
With the flanged wheels down and the crane registering its presence in the block,
the gates and signals are activated.
A 'hot' eastbound freight sits crewless in Queens Track 4.
Some rail enthusiasts from the local community are exchanging notes.
That may be a Sony Betacam I see beside the fence.
The rails of the Hanley Spur and the pole line leading to the old Kingston station can be seen.
The new cut (bypassing the old station) is partly visible to the left.
Here is the wreck - looking northeast from the Montreal Street overpass.
The local CN constable may be on duty.
Again, you can see the Hanley Spur leading off to the right.
Highway 401 can be seen near the left horizon.
This marsh is on the Cataraqui River.
A few seconds earlier, I zoomed in on the location.
The Toronto Auxiliary passes by the Kingston station.
Once on-call auxiliary crew were rallied, it was a slow trip to the site of the wreck.
There is so much heavy and loose equipment, and the cars are occupied, so slow is safe.
At Schreiber, the Thunder Bay auxiliary travelled at 30mph.
The food in the auxiliary's cook/diner/sleeper was very tasty
after a long overnight engine assignment at a wreck.
A replacement VIA 'train' can be seen at the left margin.
Looking at this image - almost 40 years later - the consist resembles a museum train.
The 'state of the art' marker and inspection lights give the tailend a 1980s New Wave appearance.
(The caboose shade does seem to be more red than Morency Orange.)