This morning I heard horns in the distance just as I was getting up. I looked out the back window to see a trio of SD40-2s pass by. The second of them was an Iowa, Chicago & Eastern. The sun hadn't yet cleared the trees and I wasn't quite ready to leave the house so I decided to head out with Missy for a photograph after they finished working Welland Yard. I took Missy over to the yard to watch them lift cars out of the CaSo track before driving over to Brookfield for a picture in better light.
While waiting for train 254 I heard them issue a track release to a train 626 that was approaching. The Hamilton Subdivision dispatcher ordered train 254 to come to a stop because of a problem with clearance at the border which meant that I would easily be able to move to a new location for the ethanol train. I opted to photograph it exiting the tunnel under the Welland Canal.
Astonishing. Canadian Pacific ran an ethanol train on the Hamilton Subdivision in daylight, on the weekend, and in sunshine! After a few photographs from atop the Highway 140 bridge Missy and I headed back home.