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From up high, A CP Ballast train departs Kinnear on the former Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, with North Hamilton firmly in the background of this scene at the Brickworks. This ballast train was dumping between south siding switch kinnear and a spot near Rosseau Ave - with the track bed dug out completely (Ties sitting on dirt!) along much of the line, it's a wonder what's going on in Hamilton. New Siding extension? Clean-up after a Derailment? Anyone know?
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Caption: From up high, A CP Ballast train departs Kinnear on the former Toronto Hamilton and Buffalo Railway, with North Hamilton firmly in the background of this scene at the Brickworks. This ballast train was dumping between south siding switch kinnear and a spot near Rosseau Ave - with the track bed dug out completely (Ties sitting on dirt!) along much of the line, it's a wonder what's going on in Hamilton. New Siding extension? Clean-up after a Derailment? Anyone know?

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [883] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/3/2016 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 2222, CP 3072 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Kinnear (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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12 Comments
  1. :) Snake.

  2. Steel Steve…returns…

  3. Thanks all. I’m in Hamilton often Kevin. Family and appointments. If a train happens and I think it’ll be good, I go for it. This one fell on my lap and I went up the hill for a shot.

  4. Ties on dirt meant the track was undercut with a special machine called..what else, an undercutter. The old ballast is completely removed and it called “skeletonized”. The ballast train then moves over the track and dumps the ballast and fills the roadbed with new rock. Later the broom, tamper and other equiptment will take over to complete the process.

  5. Very nice.

  6. Great city scene!

  7. Beautiful vantage point!

  8. Nice Steve. In Hamilton again eh? I’m always there M-F now but no time at lunch :( Some people have the view of the Ham Sub in my office. I saw a train today – cool view.

  9. Superb vantage point!

  10. New ballast looks nice…almost makes me want to go see CP..

  11. Very cool shot!

  12. Nicely done!

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