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Copy three, Galt

Day operator Bill Sobol copying orders for Extra 5534 West, March 13, 1980

I've spent a lot of time in and around the CP station at Galt, Ont., from family outings to see the last of steam in the late 1950s to right now: I can see the familiar red-brick station out the window as I type this. So the rediscovery of this thin, never-printable-until-now negative is a particularly pleasant surprise. My darkroom skills never amounted to much, but 35 years after I made this photograph of day man Bill Sobol copying orders at Galt, technology compensates for absence of skill.

It's March 13, 1980, and Extra 5534 West is on the block. Copy three Galt.

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