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CN’s mid-day local 559 switches out hoppers at the Polar-Pak Distribution Center on Summerlea rd at just about lunch hour. This particular several hundred yard railway spur branches off of the Torbram Lead just after Clark BLVD and was named after the buisness a few hundred yards east of here ‘Country Malt Group-Toronto’ back when their building first opened in the 80s (as this spur ends at their building located at 8705 Torbram rd). Country Malt is one of the many long gone rail consumers on the Torbram Lead (as most buisness here prefer to rely on BIT when it comes to shipping by rail) but their spur still has some life left in it as 559 continues to make its once a week visit to Polar Pak which is only a few hundred yards away and at times (as seen in this picture here) freight cars still make it up to their building while 559 switches hoppers at Polar-Pak (there were a total of 7 freight cars on the spur to Country Malt on this day).
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Caption: CN’s mid-day local 559 switches out hoppers at the Polar-Pak Distribution Center on Summerlea rd at just about lunch hour. This particular several hundred yard railway spur branches off of the Torbram Lead just after Clark BLVD and was named after the buisness a few hundred yards east of here ‘Country Malt Group-Toronto’ back when their building first opened in the 80s (as this spur ends at their building located at 8705 Torbram rd). Country Malt is one of the many long gone rail consumers on the Torbram Lead (as most buisness here prefer to rely on BIT when it comes to shipping by rail) but their spur still has some life left in it as 559 continues to make its once a week visit to Polar Pak which is only a few hundred yards away and at times (as seen in this picture here) freight cars still make it up to their building while 559 switches hoppers at Polar-Pak (there were a total of 7 freight cars on the spur to Country Malt on this day).

Photographer:
Graydon Johnston [108] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/29/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4768, CN 4730 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 559 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Country Malt Lead- Torbram Industrial Spur- CN Halton (search)
City/Town: Brampton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Thanks Jay, yup I love to make it out here when I can to capture 559 switching the Polar-Pak warehouse. All the upclose coupling and uncoupling action sure is a treat to see!!

  2. Nice industrial switching shot Graydon.

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