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Well this is a surprise! While waiting (and hoping) for GEXR 582 to head south to the CP/GEXR interchange (which I don't think happened), this CN Engineering Test Train (ETT) takes a run down the GEXR Huron Park Spur, pictured here just south of Queen St. near downtown Kitchener. To shoot CN in Kitchener is rare, let alone on a spur line! The ETT headed south to the former Budd Automotive plant at Bleams Rd. before heading back up and then west to London.
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Caption: Well this is a surprise! While waiting (and hoping) for GEXR 582 to head south to the CP/GEXR interchange (which I don't think happened), this CN Engineering Test Train (ETT) takes a run down the GEXR Huron Park Spur, pictured here just south of Queen St. near downtown Kitchener. To shoot CN in Kitchener is rare, let alone on a spur line! The ETT headed south to the former Budd Automotive plant at Bleams Rd. before heading back up and then west to London.

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Kevin Flood [235] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/31/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 1501 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: GEXR Huron Park Spur (search)
City/Town: Kitchener (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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13 Comments
  1. @SCH: I had Mr JB on the lookout on the main.

  2. So Kevin why were you waiting here for GEXR? Were they working Kitchener yard?

    I find it odd – because you could just wait on the mainline, and once they call the RTC for a light to get onto the Huron Park spur you could then just drive down to Queen St..

  3. Also note the reflection of a car in the first window :)

  4. @Railfan99: Thanks. Same here. You know this is my one and only shot of a train here :) I was actually waiting for GEXR.

  5. Awesome shot Kevin! Favorited! Huron Park Spur has also been on my bucket list for a while!

  6. Yea Stephen, CN has used the Guelph Sub for reroutes if they have need due to derailments or work programs.
    If rumours are correct,they will be a more permanent tenant.

  7. :(

    Truth is I’ve seen CN on the Guelph sub every few years…. re-routes :)

    Even NS 327 and 328 detoured on the Guelph sub.. once.. each..

  8. You may seeing CN on the Guelph Sub in the future :-)

  9. I have reports (and some have posted photos) of 1501 down on the Hagersville sub at 1900 heading for Garnet on the same day – boy did that crew ever have a long day.

  10. Thanks guys! @Stephen C Host: between 11 and 11:30.

  11. What time was this at Kevin? I figured it would be down there around lunchtime.

  12. Great shot Kevin!

  13. Nice catch!

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