Thursday, October 25, 2012

Trackside Log for Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today I had a couple appointments in the Hamilton area. I would have some time between them so I took my camera along. First I headed over to Aldershot yard just in time to catch train 422 entering the yard.

  • 1018 Aldershot - CN 422 east - CN 2175-CN 5661-IC 1002

After the next appointment I headed back trackside in Aldershot and narrowly missed train 148. I also heard on the scanner that train 331 was nearly ready to leave Hamilton yard so I made my way to Copetown to await its climb up the Niagara Escarpment.

  • 1220 Copetown - VIA 72 east - VIA 6427
  • 1228 Copetown - CN 331 west - CN 2576-CN 8020

The only other train I expected any time soon was the westbound VIA so I decided to head back home.

I had the scanner on at home and was somewhat surprised to hear that train 255 was approaching the Hamilton Subdivision. I decided to take Missy over to the defect detector at mile 18.3 for a photograph.

  • 1534 Welland - CP 255 north - CP 8850-CP 8777
  • 1551 Welland - CP northbound local - CP 3111-CP 8203

As it turned out, the local was also returning from Niagara Falls with three tank cars. Not bad.