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GEXR 3403 leads train 431 eastbound through Bramalea GO on a sunny sunday morning with a rather rare 5 engine lashup. Trailing units were GEXR 3393, 3030, 2008 and 3054. The train is on route to CN Mac yard to interchange with CN before returning back to Kitchener and eventually Stratford later in the day. In just a few months CN will be taking back operations on the Guelph Sub therefore the power leading this train will turn into the typical same old red and black CN units and all the coloured units of GEXR will become ‘a thing of the past’.
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Caption: GEXR 3403 leads train 431 eastbound through Bramalea GO on a sunny sunday morning with a rather rare 5 engine lashup. Trailing units were GEXR 3393, 3030, 2008 and 3054. The train is on route to CN Mac yard to interchange with CN before returning back to Kitchener and eventually Stratford later in the day. In just a few months CN will be taking back operations on the Guelph Sub therefore the power leading this train will turn into the typical same old red and black CN units and all the coloured units of GEXR will become ‘a thing of the past’.

Photographer:
Graydon M Johnston [55] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/05/2018 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: GEXR 3403, GEXR 3393, GEXR 3030, Q&G 2008, GEXR 3054 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 431 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Bramalea GO- CN Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Brampton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Great shot! Interesting configuration of that consist as well.

    One further correction, I believe that’s 3394 instead of 3393. The later is out of service, long term.

  2. Thank you for the correction ngineerer4u! Yet another typo, got a little mixed up there. Ment to say I noticed that eastbound freights normally switch over from the north track to track #2 just before Halwest. Thanks for the info as well, never knew track numbers were designated to north from south! Learned yet another something new!

  3. @Railfan99.When there is 3 or more tracks they are designated #1,2,3 from north to south or west to east if tracks run north to south. Normal practice for eastward trains to operate on #2 track east of Peel. At Halwest the tracks change to two tracks on the Halton Sub and #2 track becomes the south track past Halwest.

  4. Mike work block on the Guelph sub yesterday so no gexr freight.

  5. Oops just noticed a small error as well. Wrong date. Accidentally put Aug 4.
    Actual photo date was Sunday Aug 5 at 10:24am.
    Sorry about that guys

  6. Thanks for the correction James. You too Mike although I was always told 432 becomes 431 after Kitchener yard but I may be wrong. Same drill on the way enact except 431 becomes 432 after Kitchener.
    Another question as well involveing the construction that Bramalea is undergoing, one thing I notice is that all eastbound freights seem to be switching over from the south track to the middle after Bramalea GO. Is this because of any potential track work further up? Just some random question I had.

  7. The leader is RLHH, not GEXR. Fun consist though

  8. This is 432 if it’s heading towards Mac Yard. I never saw 431 yesterday when on the Halton Sub which was odd.

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