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Not exactly a common sight. A high priority CP intermodal freight stopping practically in the middle of nowhere. CP 101 has come to a stop just short of Side Road 25. The reason? I am unsure myself, as my radio is broken. Scanning the tracks for trains as I do sometimes, I noticed an approaching northbound that appeared to be moving rather slow. I decided to head up to Side 30 in hopes of seeing it there. By the time I was there, I noticed the headlights of 101 had still not passed the signal just north of 6th Line. I returned to Side Road 25, and as I was coming up the crossing, the train was stopped just short of it, and the crossing lights  deactivated right as I got there. So an emergency brake application was out of the question. Crew running out of hours, maybe?... Despite being close to Barrie, this seems like a random location to leave a train, on single track, and Baxter siding being less than 5 miles south of here. Whatever the reason, I decided to take advantage of this opportunity by taking a long exposure of 101. Light pollution is from Barrie's south end.
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Caption: Not exactly a common sight. A high priority CP intermodal freight stopping practically in the middle of nowhere. CP 101 has come to a stop just short of Side Road 25. The reason? I am unsure myself, as my radio is broken. Scanning the tracks for trains as I do sometimes, I noticed an approaching northbound that appeared to be moving rather slow. I decided to head up to Side 30 in hopes of seeing it there. By the time I was there, I noticed the headlights of 101 had still not passed the signal just north of 6th Line. I returned to Side Road 25, and as I was coming up the crossing, the train was stopped just short of it, and the crossing lights deactivated right as I got there. So an emergency brake application was out of the question. Crew running out of hours, maybe?... Despite being close to Barrie, this seems like a random location to leave a train, on single track, and Baxter siding being less than 5 miles south of here. Whatever the reason, I decided to take advantage of this opportunity by taking a long exposure of 101. Light pollution is from Barrie's south end.

Photographer:
Daniel Odette [155] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/18/2014 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 9372 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 101-18 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 56.0 CP Mactier Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Utopia (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Great shot man. Very moody.

  2. This is what Utopia looks like?

  3. Thanks Kevin, and yes Joe, Utopia is very ironically named. There’s practically nothing here, just a few farms. The north end of it, however, has a little yard though that has a few old Geeps.

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