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An eastbound unit train with over a mile of grey covered hoppers, almost devoid of unofficial decoration, is approaching MP 35.5 on the CN Oakville Sub. First car is CEFX 319258 followed by many similar; "Do Not Hammer on Car" notice appeared on every CEFX car.
Apart from daily intermodal train 148, most freight trains I see here are a mixture of car types - infrequently I catch an all-autorack train, very occasionally a train of windmill flatcars, or CWR.
The two leading GE ET44ac Tier-4 units have visibly lower emissions than the trailing Dash 8-40C, and from the amount of exhaust, my guess is that the hoppers are loaded - with what ? Canadian grain doesn't come this way much, and if it did, one would expect to see some Canada/AB/SK cylindrical grain hoppers.
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Caption: An eastbound unit train with over a mile of grey covered hoppers, almost devoid of unofficial decoration, is approaching MP 35.5 on the CN Oakville Sub. First car is CEFX 319258 followed by many similar; "Do Not Hammer on Car" notice appeared on every CEFX car.
Apart from daily intermodal train 148, most freight trains I see here are a mixture of car types - infrequently I catch an all-autorack train, very occasionally a train of windmill flatcars, or CWR.

The two leading GE ET44ac Tier-4 units have visibly lower emissions than the trailing Dash 8-40C, and from the amount of exhaust, my guess is that the hoppers are loaded - with what ? Canadian grain doesn't come this way much, and if it did, one would expect to see some Canada/AB/SK cylindrical grain hoppers.

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John Pittman [144] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/04/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3033, GECX 2037, CN 2008 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville Sub MP 35.5 (search)
City/Town: Burlington (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Confirmed elsewhere these were indeed soybean loads.

    Bruce, I am assuming it was for Viterra as well.

  2. Viterra Oilseed Processing, Becancour ?

  3. You can count the cars here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1MTDNDtGOE

  4. I saw this at Lynden W. Certainly was long. Anyone with a car count?

  5. Indeed, going to Becancour, Qc.

  6. I saw elsewhere that the symbol was G894

  7. it was a grain train, symbolled as a 394

  8. My guess is soybean loads.

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