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After working their newest customer, MotiPark/FCA, the crew of ETL 108 head back for their Lincoln Road shops one crossing over from this crossing (Kildare). MotiPark is a recent branch of Essex Terminal Railway/Morterm Limited that opened last year on the former GM Transmission Plant property. They turned the land the factory occupied and all of the accompanying employee parking lots into storage lots and loading areas for brand new Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Pacificas built at the nearby FCA Windsor Assembly Plant. Although the storage lot had been set up about a year ago, proper rail service just started last week with local railfans buzzing about seeing autoracks and a new customer on ETR, especially in an area of ETR's network that has seen several customers close/terminate rail service over the last few years (GM, Ford, and Hearn Group). So far it looks like this will be a high carload customer for ETR with the entire loading area full and a line of recently loaded racks sitting in their yard off Lincoln just west of this crossing when this photo was taken. I've been bit by the ETR bug the last few weeks and it seems every time I've gone out to shoot them I've been lucky with good light and photo opportunities.
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Caption: After working their newest customer, MotiPark/FCA, the crew of ETL 108 head back for their Lincoln Road shops one crossing over from this crossing (Kildare). MotiPark is a recent branch of Essex Terminal Railway/Morterm Limited that opened last year on the former GM Transmission Plant property. They turned the land the factory occupied and all of the accompanying employee parking lots into storage lots and loading areas for brand new Dodge Grand Caravans and Chrysler Pacificas built at the nearby FCA Windsor Assembly Plant. Although the storage lot had been set up about a year ago, proper rail service just started last week with local railfans buzzing about seeing autoracks and a new customer on ETR, especially in an area of ETR's network that has seen several customers close/terminate rail service over the last few years (GM, Ford, and Hearn Group). So far it looks like this will be a high carload customer for ETR with the entire loading area full and a line of recently loaded racks sitting in their yard off Lincoln just west of this crossing when this photo was taken. I've been bit by the ETR bug the last few weeks and it seems every time I've gone out to shoot them I've been lucky with good light and photo opportunities.

Photographer:
Mike Molnar [106] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/15/2019 (search)
Railway: Essex Terminal (search)
Reporting Marks: ETL 108 and ETL 104 (search)
Train Symbol: N/A (search)
Subdivision/SNS: ETR Branch (search)
City/Town: Windsor (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. End-cab switchers still at work in 2019. Love it!

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