I was just about to go to bed for the night when Canadian Pacific train 247 north rumbled through town. I'd photographed the power on train 246 earlier.
- 0034 Fenwick - CP 247 north - CP 8880-CP 8574
Then it was off to sleep for the night.
In the morning just as I was about to take Missy for a walk, Canadian Pacific train 255 north arrived. I only had time enough to see a CP GE, CEFX GE and two more CP GEs for power. Oh well. After our walk I decided to head to Merritton to find the Maple Leaf and also to photograph the first salty of the 2010 Welland Canal shipping season, the Federal Elbe.
After my photograph of the Maple Leaf I zipped over to Bridge 5 to see the Federal Elbe before heading back home.
Missy and I were relaxing at home with the scanner on when I heard a southbound call out the Boyle mile sign. I got my camera, drove Missy to River Road and walked into the soybean field for a photograph.
Shortly after returning home I heard train 426 talking to a northbound that was approaching Welland Yard. After nearly three hours switching Welland Yard the train finally obtained a clearance to proceed north. I took Missy to Farr Street for a photograph before our evening walk.
The crew of the train mentioned on the radio that they entered Welland Yard with nine cars. I figure they lifted everything in the yard because they were a rather large train leaving it.
Later in the evening I took Missy out before bed and heard the sound of horns again. We walked over to see what it was.
- 2238 Fenwick - CP 254 south - CP 8637-CEFX 1018-CP 7309
Sure, run the neat stuff in the dark. Oh well.