It had been a while since I'd last gone trackside outside of Niagara. I decided that morning to drive to the Canadian National Dundas Subdivision to see what might be running. I stopped at Copetown first and stayed long enough for a freight and the two morning VIA trains.
This train was a training run up to Paris West and back to Toronto. This was Canadian National's precautionary measure should the brakemen elect to strike.
Sadly the weather was getting cloudy and I felt a few sprinkles of rain. I soldiered on anyway and drove to Paris Junction for a change of scenery. The first train was the return trip of the training run consisting of empty centre beam flats.
- 1100 Paris Junction - CN 908 east - CN 5510-CN 2452
- 1104 Paris Junction - CN westbound - CN 5662-IC 1005-CN 5727
After two trains in the rain I migrated farther west to Princeton where first the mid-day VIA greeted me without rain.
Just as train 148's power passed on the near track an westbound arrived behind it. Fortunately the hidden power wasn't terribly interesting.
Hey! One of the rebuilt F40PH-2s! This was the first of these that I'd seen. The day wasn't sunny but at least there was some interesting motive power, even on VIA.
After the VIA train all was quiet so I strolled over to the Westway Feed Products building to photograph their trackmobile.
Not much was going on so I turned back east. I stopped at Paris Junction again and didn't need to wait long for a westbound signal.
Nothing else was lined through so I continued to Brantford. Again, within a relatively short wait a signal was lit. This time it was an eastbound.
- 1647 Brantford - VIA 76 east - VIA 6404
Well it was raining when VIA 76 pulled into Brantford station so I just watched it pull by. Nothing else seemed imminent and the weather was decidedly less than ideal so Missy and I called it a day and drove to Binbrook to visit my family.