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Some snow to cool y'all off. On this day I had 4 hours to kill and in 3 hours (with 1 hour of travel booked) I first managed to find the
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Caption: Some snow to cool y'all off. On this day I had 4 hours to kill and in 3 hours (with 1 hour of travel booked) I first managed to find the Resolute Forest Products switcher (Image 2), then I found Trillium working and followed them around for an hour, and on the way back toward Hamilton, I ran into this critter! What luck! Mother nature was angry and the squalls were moving north with me, and finding this guy was a real treat regardless of the weather. This is the former double track CASO mainline, with a track now removed from the HWY 140 crossing. This engine, ex Stelco is heading back to Martech's home base having delivered a load of fresh pipes to Southern Yard. Martech Industrial Services has two GE critters, #816, and a blue-white 80 tonner (OSH Rail Operations 101) both in service. What I didn't know at the time is Martech crews operated both the RFP train and this train, probably the same crew as some time had passed between both runs. RFP was switched by Trillium from 2014 to 2016 (Using RFP power) and using Martech crews until they closed at the end of 2016. Brrrrrrr.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [841] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/14/2016 (search)
Railway: Industrial (search)
Reporting Marks: 615 (ex Stelco) (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: ex CASO Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Ouch. I wonder if the locomotives inside are for sale. :)

  2. Drove along Hwy 20 over the spur line to the former Resolute at Thorold yesterday; there is a new sign up by the highway….”For Sale 168 Acres”…..the site of the former Hayes/Dana plant and others is finished. Seeing how Niagara has died, it will be a long time I would assume before any development takes place in this area, rail connection or otherwise…

  3. Glad you like it – it’s in your battlegrounds, after all Arnold. Niagara still rich in switching operations and I don’t mind a chance at finding some – Oxy Vinyls is the last one I have to find for now.. haven’t had much luck with them yet.

  4. Nice pic. Very good information on a rather obscure (for most of us) operation.

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