Simmering Day at Goderich
16" x 20", Acrylic on Masonite Panel, 2006
Al Rutke Collection

The summer days are falling upon the small southern Ontario town of Goderich, located on the shores of Lake
Huron. The platform at the CNR station is full of activity as Train 34, bound for Stratford is readied for its 3:
00pm departure. Packages are loaded while the conductor helps the remaining passengers board and the
engineer completes his oiling and maintenance check of 4-6-2 "Pacific" #5563. On the next track boxcars with
the familiar “CNR Serves all Canada” slogan, full of grain, wait for their journey to Eastern Markets.
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