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I was able to somewhat finish work early yesterday and caught the 0700 job at Stelco around midday, which was a feat in and of itself to me. I had a couple conference calls yet to make though, so I went home to handle those. When I was out earlier, it looked like to me from what I could see in both Stuart and P&H itself that P&H would be getting serviced later on so I thought I would go back out after the calls just in case. Shortly after 3pm I went back out and first came across 1400 yard job busy working Stuart with 4781 and 4713. 4781 is the beltpack-equipped unit and was evidently having some recurring wheel slip issues ("4-7-8-1-A severe wheel slip, out"). Not long after getting to Stuart the 1500 crew got in their power, which was the same power as the 0700 crew. It still had the 0700's drag behind it (including a completely unpainted three-pack of well cars out of NSC) so they took that down to the far west end of the yard and returned light. They and tacked onto the western side of four hoppers (three of which were P&H-owned) and then called for a light down the hole. They shoved from Stuart all the way to P&H, where I had now been waiting for a bit of time. They tied onto the three hoppers already at P&H and shoved those further in, along with the four they brought on this day. The next move was to head over to Bunge to lift meal hoppers, but by this point I had to go. The ship pictured right - the Algoma Transport - is at Bunge for the winter. It has a load of canola for them all winter, and it gets a place to dock for the off-season. If anyone is wondering, I think P&H is typically a late afternoon move. Mark MacCauley previously shot SOR here on their last day of operations in Hamilton.
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Caption: I was able to somewhat finish work early yesterday and caught the 0700 job at Stelco around midday, which was a feat in and of itself to me. I had a couple conference calls yet to make though, so I went home to handle those. When I was out earlier, it looked like to me from what I could see in both Stuart and P&H itself that P&H would be getting serviced later on so I thought I would go back out after the calls just in case.

Shortly after 3pm I went back out and first came across 1400 yard job busy working Stuart with 4781 and 4713. 4781 is the beltpack-equipped unit and was evidently having some recurring wheel slip issues ("4-7-8-1-A severe wheel slip, out"). Not long after getting to Stuart the 1500 crew got in their power, which was the same power as the 0700 crew. It still had the 0700's drag behind it (including a completely unpainted three-pack of well cars out of NSC) so they took that down to the far west end of the yard and returned light. They and tacked onto the western side of four hoppers (three of which were P&H-owned) and then called for a light down the hole.

They shoved from Stuart all the way to P&H, where I had now been waiting for a bit of time. They tied onto the three hoppers already at P&H and shoved those further in, along with the four they brought on this day. The next move was to head over to Bunge to lift meal hoppers, but by this point I had to go. The ship pictured right - the Algoma Transport - is at Bunge for the winter. It has a load of canola for them all winter, and it gets a place to dock for the off-season.

If anyone is wondering, I think P&H is typically a late afternoon move. Mark MacCauley previously shot SOR here on their last day of operations in Hamilton.

Photographer:
James Knott [105] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/22/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 7046 (search)
Train Symbol: 1500 Yard Job (search)
Subdivision/SNS: N&NW Spur (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. Thanks Craig! Been trying to provide a bit more information for each of late where it makes sense to do so.

  2. Great context to this shot, very nice, Jamie

  3. Thanks Michael!

  4. Cool scene.

  5. @CitySlicker, thank you. One I’ve wanted for a while.

    @Keith, not sure. Was just the one three-pack. All the rest were painted – CN and LDC hoppers, and garbage spine cars as well.

  6. Does anyone have any insight as to where the unpainted NSC well cars are going? Years ago, NSC used to send covered hopper cars to Brantford for paint and interior coating.

  7. Great scene, well done.

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