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59 years and still kicking. MLW S-13 Trillium 108 has had quite the history, as it spent much of it's life in Newfoundland on CN, before being bought by Trillium in 1999. Here, 108 brings a load of cars down the steepest grade (though this is just the top) in Canada. It just finished servicing the Fonthill Spur (up ontop of the hill behind the train) up in Thorold, and it's heading down to St Catharines, to the few industries that still exist down off of the Grantham Spur.
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Caption: 59 years and still kicking. MLW S-13 Trillium 108 has had quite the history, as it spent much of it's life in Newfoundland on CN, before being bought by Trillium in 1999. Here, 108 brings a load of cars down the steepest grade (though this is just the top) in Canada. It just finished servicing the Fonthill Spur (up ontop of the hill behind the train) up in Thorold, and it's heading down to St Catharines, to the few industries that still exist down off of the Grantham Spur.

Photographer:
Doctapinklaces [57] (more) (contact)
Date: 7/12/2018 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: TRRY 108 (search)
Train Symbol: 108 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Thorold Spur (search)
City/Town: Thorold (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. A standard gauge loco was required at PA Basques to load/unload the ferry from North Sydney, so that standard gauge cars from the North American network could be be converted to narrow gauge during their short visit to the Rock. But 108 ( old 8617) was not there. In fact I believe those were new for the Moncton hump

  2. Hmm i will check in my old track profiles, but as far as i know the steepest hill although very short is if you bring a train in the Halton outbound track. Let me look into it my friend.

  3. I dunno if it still holds that record but at one point the Thorold Subdivision was the steepest grade on CN trackage

  4. Steepest grade in Canada?

  5. Yeah that’s what I meant. I probably shouldn’t get those two mixed up considering I have lots of family in New Brunswick lol.

  6. Newfoundland? That wouldn’t be possible as this is a standard gauge locomotive and Newfoundland had narrow gauge trackage. Perhaps you meant New Brunswick?

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