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Here we have CN L514 on their weekly Saturday run down to Blenheim via the Sarnia Spur/Blenheim Industrial. Today on point were two of the classic GP9Rm's. CN 7025, and 4130. In this shot they have completed their work at Thompson's and are preparing to make their way to Thamesville on the CN Chatham Sub. On this day they were also to have work ADM on the north side of the tracks, but due to the blue flag being left up on ADM's siding and no one around to remove it unfortunately ADM would be passed up and have to be switched out on the next trip. Rumor's are abound that the future of the spur(s) in up in the air but only time will tell as the number of cars coming and going seems to be keeping steady or increasing for now.
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Caption: Here we have CN L514 on their weekly Saturday run down to Blenheim via the Sarnia Spur/Blenheim Industrial. Today on point were two of the classic GP9Rm's. CN 7025, and 4130. In this shot they have completed their work at Thompson's and are preparing to make their way to Thamesville on the CN Chatham Sub. On this day they were also to have work ADM on the north side of the tracks, but due to the blue flag being left up on ADM's siding and no one around to remove it unfortunately ADM would be passed up and have to be switched out on the next trip. Rumor's are abound that the future of the spur(s) in up in the air but only time will tell as the number of cars coming and going seems to be keeping steady or increasing for now.

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jfriedrich [5] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/15/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 7025, CN 4130 (search)
Train Symbol: L514 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Blenheim Industrial (search)
City/Town: Blenheim (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. David, thank you very much!

    Aaron, Jamie has summed it up nicely. Will do my best to clarify any further questions if needed.

    Noe, Definitely! Hope it continues well into the future.

  2. Aaron, they typically run on Saturdays. Ordered for Chatham around 08:00 or 08:30ish. Usually they work in Chahtham for a bit before heading down the Sarnia Spur to Blenheim. Sometimes, they’re ahead of the Vias, sometimes behind. The typical pattern is Chatham to Blenheim to Chatham to Thamesville and back to Chatham. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, they go to Thamesville first and Blenheim after, sometimes just Thamesville. It’s also a bit of a dice roll in sometimes it does not run at all. Even this past weekend the power was there but they did not head down until Monday – presumably because they did not have a crew. Other times (and this has been more recent), they make the trip down to Blenheim twice in one week. The point being, it’s a long way to go and you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get – so be prepared for that and the possibility of being disappointed. Luke can likely correct anything in here if I am off base.

  3. Fantastic angle and composition. Well done!

  4. What time do they generally start this run? i really need to get out there and catch it, i’ve been too late to see a few lines already and don’t want to potentially make that same mistake

  5. Great scene! Glad to see CN still servicing
    Blenheim.

  6. Thanks Luke!

  7. Great shot.

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