Monday, November 23, 2009

Trackside Log for Monday, November 23, 2009

I happened to be outside when train 247's horns could be heard a couple miles away so I walked to the crossing for a look although it was quite dark.

  • 2222 Fenwick - CP 247 north - CP 9668-CP 9681

Afterward it was back home to prepare for bedtime.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Trackside Log for Sunday, November 22, 2009

This morning as I was brushing Missy before our walk I heard the sounds of an approaching southbound on the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision. I had ample time to get my camera and walk with Missy to the Foss Road crossing before the train arrived.

  • 0821 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 8879-CP 9619 (photo)

After watching the relatively short train pass by Missy and I resumed our walk.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trackside Log for Sunday, November 15, 2009

It was an overcast day spent at home but I left the scanner on anyway. It was very quiet. The Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision didn't make a sound until the afternoon when train 246 called out Smithville and Boyle. Missy and I went over to Sumbler Road to take a look.

  • 1343 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 8716-CP 9766 (photo)

They proceeded straight through to the Canadian National Stamford Subdivision and on to Buffalo.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Trackside Log for Saturday, November 14, 2009

Today I took Missy out trackside for the first time. Well, we went farther than Fenwick for the first time at any rate. I was initially going to Copetown but the elevator track was full of Loram equipment so we continued on to Lynden. It took a while but eventually the trains showed up.

  • 1152 Lynden - CN 383 west - CN 5730-IC 1011-GTW 6420
  • 1313 Lynden - CN 873 west - CN 5640

The empty grain train was interesting even if the power wasn't. Also noteworthy were the handful of mixed frieght cars at the back.

  • 1318 Lynden - VIA 72 east - VIA 905
  • 1326 Lynden - VIA 73 west - VIA 6415
  • 1339 Lynden - CN 148 east - CN 2535-CN 5623

At that point I decided to call it a day. Train 435 would be along in a while but I was content. So Missy and I went to Binbrook to visit my family before the night's Hamilton Bulldogs game.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Trackside Log for Friday, November 13, 2009

Today found me working on a diagram at home for the day. I decided to turn the scanner on to keep abreast of activity on the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision. Late in the morning I heard a southbound report the south siding switch Smithville returned to normal position. I waited for the conductor to report mile board Boyle before taking Missy for a ride to River Road.

  • 1100 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 8884-CP 8535

After a couple photographs Missy and I returned home again. Around mid-afternoon a 10,000' train 247 arrived at Welland Yard. I waited for them to finish switching before heading out with Missy for a photograph in the afternoon sun.

  • 1512 Fenwick - CP 247 north - CP 9644-CP 9602

While 247 was switching Welland Yard train 427 pulled into Brookfield and waited to enter the yard. I decided to take a quick jaunt over to see it. When I got there the train was parked at the yard office.

It's been quite a while since I've seen an SD40-2 running down here. That was nice to see.