Source: John Mellow
Date: c. 1960
From 1896 to 1967, train tickets were sold inside Don Station to destinations throughout Canada and the United States. In addition to ticket sales, one of the station operator’s most important jobs was issuing train orders to passing trains. Station operators also maintained communications via telegraph with the rest of the vast railway system. The operator’s desk was set into the bay window under the turret. Consequently, they had a 180-degree view of the tracks in both directions.