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Five years ago the removal of the west end of the CASO had begun. Here CP 6030 and GTW 5937 drag the first cut of rail past the historic Essex Station, power representing both owners of the line (CN&CP). This would be the last 'train' to pass the station as the second cut of rail would be just east of here. They hooked the rails onto each side of the locomotive then dragged them east for loading onto a CWR-train - an interesting way to remove a rail line.
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Caption: Five years ago the removal of the west end of the CASO had begun. Here CP 6030 and GTW 5937 drag the first cut of rail past the historic Essex Station, power representing both owners of the line (CN&CP). This would be the last 'train' to pass the station as the second cut of rail would be just east of here. They hooked the rails onto each side of the locomotive then dragged them east for loading onto a CWR-train - an interesting way to remove a rail line.

Photographer:
Myles Roach [201] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/15/2012 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 6030 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: MP 210 CN CASO Sub. (search)
City/Town: Essex (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Such a sad time :(

  2. Incredible how hard CN and CP fought each other for control of the CASO in the late ’80′s, only to see most of it abandoned with only sections left, mind boggling….. Great shot though, I had never seen this kind of track removal concept

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