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CCGX 1001 leans to one side as it slowly shoves empty dimensional car WDLX 1001 along the overgrown Western Mechanical Spur north of Tiffin St in Barrie.  This is a rare move as Western Mechanical only requires service a handful of times per year.  Earlier that morning I had driven over this spur while running errands in town and noticed a crew armed with pickaxes clearing ice from the rails at Brock St.  I guessed that something was up so I abandoned my errands (my wife calls this being irresponsible) and chased down the BCRY train in Innisfil where I found their train consisting of WDLX 1001 along with an empty centrebeam for Tarpin Lumber and a tank car for Comet Chemicals.  With my suspicions confirmed I played the waiting game until they had finished their work in Innisfil and was able to get this shot when they made their return trip through Barrie.
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Caption: CCGX 1001 leans to one side as it slowly shoves empty dimensional car WDLX 1001 along the overgrown Western Mechanical Spur north of Tiffin St in Barrie. This is a rare move as Western Mechanical only requires service a handful of times per year. Earlier that morning I had driven over this spur while running errands in town and noticed a crew armed with pickaxes clearing ice from the rails at Brock St. I guessed that something was up so I abandoned my errands (my wife calls this being irresponsible) and chased down the BCRY train in Innisfil where I found their train consisting of WDLX 1001 along with an empty centrebeam for Tarpin Lumber and a tank car for Comet Chemicals. With my suspicions confirmed I played the waiting game until they had finished their work in Innisfil and was able to get this shot when they made their return trip through Barrie.

Photographer:
Craig Allen [121] (more) (contact)
Date: 03/18/2019 (search)
Railway: Cando (search)
Reporting Marks: CCGX 1001 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: BCRY Western Mechanical Spur (search)
City/Town: Barrie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. This has a Maumee & Western feel to it.

  2. Thanks for the comments everyone

    Driver8666 – when taking the photo I didn’t fully realize how uneven the tracks were.

    Jamie – glad this closes a loop for you.

    Stuart – you can see photos of WDLX 1001 at Western Dimensional’s website http://www.westdim.com and browse through their projects section. I didn’t personally get a decent photo of it and the image I took wouldn’t have met the standards of this database.

    Dave – I fully agree but unfortunately don’t think my wife will change her opinion.

  3. I call that responsible railfanning!

  4. So where’s the photo of WDLX 1001??!!

  5. Interesting. I saw WDLX 1001 sitting empty at Stuart Street in May 2017 but couldn’t figure out much about it, including its reporting mark. Nice to close the loop on that one.

  6. Looks like it’s going to tip over.

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