Monday, September 14, 2009

Trackside Log for Monday, September 14, 2009

I brought some work home with me this afternoon and before very long heard a Canadian Pacific southbound call out mile board Smithville. I waited for it to get to Boyle and then quickly went out for a photograph.

  • 1605 Fenwick - CP 254 south - CP 9612-CP 9825

Afterward I returned home to my work.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Trackside Log for Sunday, September 6, 2009

I spent the previous night in Binbrook and woke to a rather nice day. I decided to go out for a few photographs although I didn't get a very early start. I arrived at Copetown by 1000 but nothing happened for a long time.

  • 1151 Copetown - CN 301 west - IC 2698-CN 2237

I was a bit sleepy from sitting around at Copetown for so long so I thought a change of scenery would be good. I drove through Brantford and found train 301 working. I drove on ahead to Paris. I missed train 148 en route but got to Paris Junction in time to see Via train 72.

  • 1250 Paris Junction - VIA 72 east - VIA 916
  • 1306 Paris Junction - CN 301 west -IC 2698-CN 2237
  • 1330 Paris Junction - VIA 73 west - VIA 900

Canadian National was very quiet but after a while I heard on the scanner that RaiLink was in Brantford and heading down the Hagersville Subsivision. I drove to Caledonia to photograph the train crossing the Grand River.

  • 1703 Caledonia - SOR southbound - SOR 5005-RLK 1755
  • 1727 Hagersville - SOR southbound - SOR 5005-RLK 1755
  • 1740 9th Concession, Garnet - SOR southbound - SOR 5005-RLK 1755
  • 1747 8th Concession, Garnet - SOR southbound - SOR 5005-RLK 1755

When I got to Nanticoke a job was switching the Esso plant. Before long it emerged to meet with the southbound.

  • 1806 3rd Concession, Nanticoke - SOR switcher - RMPX 9431-RLK 4057

The southbound's power was cut off. The switcher then pulled the cars clear thereby enabling the southbound to run around its train.

  • 1812 3rd Concession, Nanticoke - SOR southbound - SOR 5005-RLK 1755
  • 1815 3rd Concession, Nanticoke - SOR switcher - RMPX 9431-RLK 4057 (photo 1, photo 2)
  • 1820 3rd Concession, Nanticoke - SOR southbound - RLK 1755-SOR 5005 (photo)

Well it was getting late so I turned for home. I've long desired to photograph a train crossing the Grand River in Caledonia. Happily today I got my chance.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Trackside Log for Saturday, September 5, 2009

It was the first day of the Labour Day long weekend and I was at home relaxing with the scanner on. All was very quiet until about noon when Canadian Pacific train 255 obtained a clearance to Welland Yard. After switching the yard another clearance to Kinnear Yard was given and I went out to have a look.

  • 1448 Fenwick - CP 255 north - CP 9521-CP 9504
This was the same consist as Thursday's train 254 although the 9521 had been rotated.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Trackside Log for Friday, September 4, 2009

Once again I was working at home for the afternoon with the scanner on. At about 1400 I heard the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision dispatcher talk to train 254 south. Their location was Smithville so they would be along shortly. Since it was another nice day I went out for a photograph.

  • 1436 Fenwick - CP 254 south - CP 8647-CP 8728
It wasn't anything exciting, but with only four trains a day lately I'll take what I can get.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Trackside Log for Thursday, September 3, 2009

Today at lunch I returned home to work there. Once again I had the scanner on and heard Canadian Pacific train 254 obtain a clearance from Welland to Brookfield. I quickly grabbed my camera and popped out for a photograph.

  • 1552 Fenwick - CP 254 south - CP 9521-CP 9504
And then I was back home working within 10 minutes.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Trackside Log for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I was working from home today but kept the scanner on in the background should something interesting approach on the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision. Mid afternoon the detector at mile 27 went off with a count of 24 axles. Job 2 was returning from Smithville with some empty pipe cars.

  • 1356 Fenwick - CP Job 2 south - CP 3032-CP 3043 (photo)

After a few photographs I went back to work.