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Most remember that the fall colours last year were pretty subpar, and there wasn't much to show for here either despite being late October. At the time, CN 421 and 422 were the only regularly scheduled freights on the Grimsby Sub, yet for the past few weeks, could not stay out of each other's way numerous times. I finally got the opportunity for a meet here. The Stamford Sub is all single track to Port Robinson, so 422 had to come off first before 421 would get the go ahead. The morning Amtrak went ahead into the Falls to get out of the way of the fray. Unfortunately, 421 was still creeping around the corner when it went by, so a passing shot was not possible.

This was good enough however. As 422 bobs through the 15mph crossover, the conductor of 421 raises his hand for a wave. Meets at Clifton are not rare, and seem to happen fairly often. The lack of ATCS has made them difficult to predict though. 

The level crossing had very recently been repaved, and surface rust has built up on the south track rails over the crossing, despite most likely being used in the past couple of days. The weed growth in front of CN 2605 follows the contours of the plow. That's pretty much how weeds are held back around here. Just around the corner, a tree's drooping over the north track seemed unnaturally flat looking, evidently getting a routine skim by autoracks. GO cabcars are frequently met with strong whacks against the engineer side mirror further into Niagara Falls, due to their lack of frequency here.
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Caption: Most remember that the fall colours last year were pretty subpar, and there wasn't much to show for here either despite being late October. At the time, CN 421 and 422 were the only regularly scheduled freights on the Grimsby Sub, yet for the past few weeks, could not stay out of each other's way numerous times. I finally got the opportunity for a meet here. The Stamford Sub is all single track to Port Robinson, so 422 had to come off first before 421 would get the go ahead. The morning Amtrak went ahead into the Falls to get out of the way of the fray. Unfortunately, 421 was still creeping around the corner when it went by, so a passing shot was not possible.

This was good enough however. As 422 bobs through the 15mph crossover, the conductor of 421 raises his hand for a wave. Meets at Clifton are not rare, and seem to happen fairly often. The lack of ATCS has made them difficult to predict though.

The level crossing had very recently been repaved, and surface rust has built up on the south track rails over the crossing, despite most likely being used in the past couple of days. The weed growth in front of CN 2605 follows the contours of the plow. That's pretty much how weeds are held back around here. Just around the corner, a tree's drooping over the north track seemed unnaturally flat looking, evidently getting a routine skim by autoracks. GO cabcars are frequently met with strong whacks against the engineer side mirror further into Niagara Falls, due to their lack of frequency here.

Photographer:
Daniel Odette [153] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/24/2017 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 8892 (search)
Train Symbol: CN A42231 24 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 2.8 CN Grimsby Subdivision - Clifton (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I’m amazed the window or the mirror doesn’t fall off the cab cars.

  2. Awesome shot Buddy

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