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I'm glad I spent a couple years getting all I could on GEXR before the lease expired - took no chances really, get your shots while you can is the motto de jour. Here's a neat shot, the Agro-Mart facility in Belton Ontario, has an almost complete loop-track set to take unit trains of Fertiliser. 516 is shoving with 17 cars into the loop track to lift 17 empties, then will set off the empties on the main, shove the 17 loads into the loop track by the loading pits,  run around the train and return to Stratford. The last unit potash trains for this facility were CN powered approx 2003, after which they resorted to sending unit trains from the west to mac yard and sending blocks of cars from mac on GEXR 431. The switch to this facility is right in the middle of the plant at Kellys hence the signals.

Agro-Mart gets service two days a week from CN 568 these days and is busy right now. I'll make it out there for that some day :)
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Caption: I'm glad I spent a couple years getting all I could on GEXR before the lease expired - took no chances really, get your shots while you can is the motto de jour. Here's a neat shot, the Agro-Mart facility in Belton Ontario, has an almost complete loop-track set to take unit trains of Fertiliser. 516 is shoving with 17 cars into the loop track to lift 17 empties, then will set off the empties on the main, shove the 17 loads into the loop track by the loading pits, run around the train and return to Stratford. The last unit potash trains for this facility were CN powered approx 2003, after which they resorted to sending unit trains from the west to mac yard and sending blocks of cars from mac on GEXR 431. The switch to this facility is right in the middle of the plant at Kellys hence the signals.
Agro-Mart gets service two days a week from CN 568 these days and is busy right now. I'll make it out there for that some day :)

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [955] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/6/2016 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: SLA 806, SLA 3806, LLPX 2236, GEXR 2301 (search)
Train Symbol: 516 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Kellys (search)
City/Town: Belton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Glad you like it. I preferred 3806 honestly, those flared radiators.. but honesty, I just take whatever happens usually, as it lies.

  2. I’ve never shot CN or GEXR at this location, but hope to one day. Good shot Steve and you got the slug leading too!

  3. Nice!
    I’ve yet to shoot here.

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