Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trackside Log for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I took the days between Christmas and New Year's Day off. This day found me relaxing at home a bit. The weather was cloudy but I still felt like photographing something. When I heard Canadian Pacific train 427 get a clearance out of Welland Yard I figured, "Why not?" I quickly got over to Sumbler Road and awaited its arrival.

  • 1043 Fenwick - CP 427 north - CP 8654-CP 6010 (photo)

After the typically short train passed I returned home satisfied with what turned out to be my last digital photograph of 2008.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Trackside Log for Monday, December 29, 2008

I love vacation days. OK, who doesn't? I spent this day at home relaxing with the scanner on again. Canadian Pacific ran a pair of trains over the Hamilton Subdivision in daylight this day.

  • 1242 Fenwick - CP 254 south - CP 8575-CP 9547
  • 1550 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 9780-CP 8572

I miss the SD40-2s now. They're very uncommon these days. Ten years ago the only locomotives found on wayfreights were SD40s. As boring as they were in those days I still love the sound they make.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Trackside Log for Saturday, December 20, 2008

I was at home this Saturday and had the scanner on while puttering about the house. In the afternoon I heard some communications from Canadian Pacific Job 2 indicating that they were running down to Port Maitland. I wasn't in time to photograph the train on the way there, but I could see it on the return trip. I found them in Dunville and then staked out a suitable location for the first photograph.

  • 1509 Anderson Road, Moulton Station - CP job 2 east - CP 3097-CP 3032
  • 1527 Putman Road, Marshville - CP job 2 east - CP 3097-CP 3032
  • 1533 Farr Road, Marshville - CP job 2 east - CP 3097-CP 3032

After having photographed the train along the former Michigan Central tracks I returned home happy. I don't often get the chance to photograph Canadian Pacific on this section of track. I'm usually at work.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Trackside Log for Saturday, December 13, 2008

I decided that Copetown would be a nice place to visit for a while this day. I got there later in the morning after the two Via trains and things were pretty dead until after noon at which time things improved markedly.

  • 1226 Copetown - CN 385 west - CN 8013-CN 5708
  • 1239 Copetown - CN 148 east - CN 2254-IC 1018
  • 1309 Copetown - VIA 72 east - VIA 917
  • 1330 Copetown - VIA 73 west - VIA 6409
  • 1401 Copetown - CN 393 west - CN 5748-IC 1008
I hadn't heard any talk on the scanner of any other pending trains so I took my leave.