Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trackside Log for Sunday, October 31, 2010

I had the scanner on in the background while at home relaxing. It was rather quiet but in the morning I heard a southbound train announce the slow order between mile 36 and 39. Missy and I meandered our way over to River Road to see what it was.

  • 1041 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 5612-CITX 3058-SOO 6040

CITX 3058 is formerly GCFX 3058 and originally CP 5628. It was also rather nice to see SD40-2s again.

In the afternoon I once again heard a southbound call out the slow order. This time I knew what the train was. This was train 626, an ethanol unit train from the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern. Several of these trains have run over the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision but this is the first that a) has been in daylight and b) I've been home for. Missy and I returned to River Road for a photograph.

  • 1611 Fenwick - CP 626 south - CP 9739-CP 9547

While watching the train roll past I photographed it behind one of the few remaining relics of the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway.

  • 1618 Fenwick - TH&B crossbuck at mile 23 of the Hamilton Subdivision

The weather was sub-optimal but I was finally able to photograph one of the ethanol trains.


  1. Perhaps unusual that #246 was a much better catch than #626 as far as power consist goes.

  2. CP apparently has decreed that DM&E and IC&E power should not run east of Chicago unless no other power is available. So a pair of CP GEs has become normal. Sadly all the DM&E and IC&E power either passed by in the dark or when I was at work. Oh well. You can't have everything.