Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trackside Log for Thursday, March 29, 2012

On my way to work this morning I decided to drive past the Southern Ontario Railway's yard in Garnet. Train 596 was parked right at the 8th Concession crossing so I stopped to take a photograph.

  • 0846 Garnet - SOR 596 south - RLK 4057-CEFX 2006-CEFX 2014

Monday, March 26, 2012

Trackside Log for Monday, March 26, 2012

You can tell the days are getting longer when you have nice light for a photograph after getting home from work. Daylight savings time helps too. Tonight I heard the horns of a Canadian Pacific loaded ethanol train approaching town. I dashed out to River Road for a photograph.

  • 1759 Fenwick - CP 640 south - CP 8889-CSXT 621

Train 640 has replaced train 626. Likewise, train 641 has replaced train 627. It's also been a while since a CSX locomotive ran through on one of the ethanol trains.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Trackside Log for Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Today I was at home with Missy relaxing to some music and playing euchre. Well, I was playing euchre. Missy was napping nearby. Anyway, I had the scanner turned on and at about 1100 I heard train 255 obtain a clearance out of Welland Yard. By this time the sun had shown itself so I took Missy over to Hewitt Road for a photograph.

  • 1138 Welland - CP 255 north - CP 8952-CP 8600

Then we went back home to enjoy the spring-like day.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Trackside Log for Sunday, March 11, 2012

It was a very pleasant day in Niagara. I missed train 255 this morning while sleeping in after the missed hour due to changing the clock for daylight savings time. However I left the scanner on and heard a southbound in the afternoon.

  • 1504 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 9648-CP 9563

I included the photograph of the trailing AC4400CW because I found the spray paint enhanced number on the cab to be quite amusing.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Trackside Log for Saturday, March 10, 2012

When I got up this morning I turned on the scanner to listen for any activity on the Canadian Pacific Hamilton Subdivision. It wasn't long before I heard train 255 alert the dispatcher to their departure from Buffalo, New York. A while later, just as the train was approaching the junction between the Canadian National Stamford Subdivision and the Hamilton Subdivision I heard a southbound report the Smithville mile board. I decided to take Missy over to Boyle for a photograph across the fields of corn stover.

  • 1015 Boyle - CP 246 south - CP 9640-CP 9657

Now that I knew the two trains would be meeting at the north siding switch in Welland, I headed there for a look at train 255. First I took a photograph of the two meeting.

  • 1032 Welland - CP 246 south - CP 9640-CP 9657
  • 1038 Welland - CP 255 north - CP 8646-CP 8534-CITX 3170-SOO 6026

After a brief chat with a fellow railfan at Hewitt Road Missy and I returned home.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Trackside Log for Monday, March 5, 2012

This morning I had two appointments in Hamilton. By the time I was finished it was nearly lunch time. I decided to have it next to the railway tracks. En route to Wendy's in Aldershot I stopped by the Southern Ontario Railway's yard in town. A GP38 was busy switching the east end of the yard and a variety of other power was parked through out the yard.

  • 1126 Hamilton - SOR switcher - RLK 3873
  • 1126 Hamilton - SOR power - RLK 4057
  • 1131 Hamilton - SOR power - RMPX 9431
  • 1132 Hamilton - SOR power - RLK 1757-RLK 1808-SOR 5005-RLK 1755
  • 1135 Hamilton - SOR power (in front of shop) - CEFX 2019

The rather ugly looking RMPX GP40-2W has received a new red rear end. It doesn't really help its appearance much.

Once sustenance was obtained I headed over to the Lemonville Road overpass to see what would transpire. Canadian National was quite idle so I settled for the pair of mid-day VIA trains.

  • 1229 Aldershot - VIA 72 east - VIA 6441
  • 1258 Aldershot - VIA 73 west - VIA 913

Then it was on to Jarvis and back to the office. On the way I noticed that the Southern Ontario Railway's Nanticoke train was still parked on the main track in Garnet. I stopped for a quick photograph.

  • 1352 Garnet - SOR 596 south - CEFX 2015-CEFX 2006-CEFX 2014

It's nice when you can intersperse some photography with your work day.