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After seeing Mike Molnar's recent photo of CP T-27 from this location, I thought I'd upload a photo of when the former CASO main was still in use. Here CSX Rougemere (Dearborn Mi.) to CN Van de Water (Windsor) transfer D718 is seen accelerating down towards the tube and into the U.S. with a 25 car train. Freight on this train includes two hoppers from Windsor Salt, two boxcars and some coils from Morterm Docks, a tank from Diageo (Crown Royal), two ADM hoppers, two more boxcars from Morterm before a cut of Fords auto parts boxcars and a handful of gondolas from Zalev Bros Scrap. This train was unique in that it used CSX Canadian crews, and was the last train to use the original approach to the tunnel after other transfers were canceled over the years. CP now handles all traffic through here.
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Caption: After seeing Mike Molnar's recent photo of CP T-27 from this location, I thought I'd upload a photo of when the former CASO main was still in use. Here CSX Rougemere (Dearborn Mi.) to CN Van de Water (Windsor) transfer D718 is seen accelerating down towards the tube and into the U.S. with a 25 car train. Freight on this train includes two hoppers from Windsor Salt, two boxcars and some coils from Morterm Docks, a tank from Diageo (Crown Royal), two ADM hoppers, two more boxcars from Morterm before a cut of Fords auto parts boxcars and a handful of gondolas from Zalev Bros Scrap. This train was unique in that it used CSX Canadian crews, and was the last train to use the original approach to the tunnel after other transfers were canceled over the years. CP now handles all traffic through here.

Photographer:
Myles Roach [193] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/22/2012 (search)
Railway: CSX Transportation (search)
Reporting Marks: CSX 978 (search)
Train Symbol: CSX D718 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN CASO Sub. MP 225.0 (search)
City/Town: Windsor (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. I like your shot a lot more Myles lol.

  2. Yeah I caught them switching in Van de Water around 4pm and waited for them for about an hour before they finished switching and departed. Interestingly enough, just the day before this transfer ran with two SOO SD60′s, but I had to leave before they departed. This transfer seemed to run randomly as needed. Usually after dark about 3 times a week, however I had caught them twice in the morning as well as many times in the afternoon. I wish I had waited for them and shot them more often, but then it was just normal to see them around Van de Water a few days out of the week. It was so exciting looking at both ends of the yard for them, or to go down to the tunnel and see if the switch was aligned to the CASO Sub. The train would vary from light power to 100+ car freights, power could be anything from Wheeling & Lake Erie power to Gevos to pairs of switchers, whatever power was available at Rougemere would be utilized.

  3. Love this, and was a late late afternoon run too no?

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