Proto photo: Consumer's Glass

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Spotted this beauty while out driving around today. The place is fenced off and there's a security gate, which I tried but was refused admission because the person who could authorize was not there. That's okay, I got a lot of photos from outside the gate. Here's one, looking west.

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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Following the road around, we are now looking north. Check out those covered hoppers.

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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's a detail shot of the above.

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  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    And now around to the other side looking east.

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  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Another close-up shot. The car behind me was not thrilled about my stopping but that's just too bad.

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  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Neat!! You're right "Too bad" LOL :) :)
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Just one more detail shot - because it's cool! This is a detail from the first pic, looking west at part of the conveyor assembly.

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  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Great shots of an industry that looks compact enough to model almost as is! Are those cylindrical things on the top of the buildings some sort of vent?
  9. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Beautiful shots Val. I don't know how I missed this thread earlier but must have been around my surgery.

    Won't be long before somebody on the Gauge builds a model of it.
  10. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Great shots Val.... I wonder how much cereal I would need to eat in order to do something like that in N scale. :) :rolleyes: I can dream for now I guess. In the meantime, keep those pics coming.

  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great shots, Val. Perfect shadow free lighting. So that's where glass comes from. :D
  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Give Robin about 72 hours, and I am sure he'll have some pictures up for us ;). Why so long? Well, he is working on the Canada Malting Plant ... wait, that's probably done by now...! :D

  13. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Wow another great group of photos Val. You are right guys, I want to build this one. I have the perfect spot for it. To begin with I have saved the photos to my hard drive and will print them for reference.
    There is a glass factory in Brampton that can be seen from the 410 highway. Is this the same one Val?
  14. cpr_paul

    cpr_paul Member

    It looks like it to me - right at Clark and the 410. I've ever only seen them switch it once. There is/was also a bunch of old 40' boxcars sitting along the 410 side of the building. I could never figure out what they were doing there.
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Yes - that's the one. It's actually now owned by Owens Illinois and called OI Canada.

    I have more photos Robin, mostly close-ups of details I can email to you whenever you need them. Unfortunately I was not able to stop for a shot of the tracks. Maybe another time.

    Ralph, those are vents.

  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thanks Val, I will e-mail you as soon as the Canada Malting structure is done. Thanks a bunch for great photos.

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