Saturday, December 15, 2012

Trackside Log for Saturday, December 15, 2012

Today was unexpectedly a busy day for the Canadian Pacific's Hamilton Subdivision. First up was the Hamilton Turn, train 540 south, headed toward Welland Yard. At the same time empty ethanol train 641 north was pulling into the yard.

  • 1000 Fenwick - CP 540 south - CP 5978-ICE 6420-CP 5964
  • 1012 Welland - CP 641 north - CP 5941-DME 6200-DME 6365-ICE 6453
  • 1015 Welland - CP 540 south - CP 5978-ICE 6420-CP 5964

It took several hours for both train 641 and train 540 to switch Welland Yard. The plan was that both trains would be combined for the journey north to Kinnear Yard. During this activity train 255 north waited at Brookfield from about 1000 until train 641/541 departed at about 1300.

  • 1313 Fenwick - CP 641/541 north - CP 5941-DME 6200-DME 6365-ICE 6453-CP 5964-ICE 6420-CP 5978

Train 246 was also delayed at Vinemount from about 1030 until 1330 when the empty ethanol train met it. Eventually it made it to Fenwick.

  • 1416 Fenwick - CP 246 south - CP 9623-CP 85xx-CP 9556-CP 6050

During the confusion in Welland Yard it was announced that an empty wind turbine train was also getting ready to depart the yard. After train 246 pulled in, it was able to leave. It tripped the detector at 270 axles.

  • 1458 Fenwick - CP DIM005 north (empty wind turbine train) - CP 9594

This wasn't a very efficient day for the Hamilton Subdivision. Two trains were parked for three hours each and an empty ethanol train had to wait for a local to switch the yard. Train 255 finally passed through Fenwick at approximately 1600 after working the yard.

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