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This is a shot I have been thinking about for a while now, and when I saw the potash hoppers leave Kinnear on TH41 this morning I figured today might be the day. The sun was doing its best to fight through the clouds, and I am grateful it was as it certainly helps bring the shot to life a bit. TH41, led by 2316, is on its way over to switch out Agrico in the Eastport area of the Port.
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Caption: This is a shot I have been thinking about for a while now, and when I saw the potash hoppers leave Kinnear on TH41 this morning I figured today might be the day. The sun was doing its best to fight through the clouds, and I am grateful it was as it certainly helps bring the shot to life a bit. TH41, led by 2316, is on its way over to switch out Agrico in the Eastport area of the Port.

Photographer:
James Knott [223] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/06/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 2316 (search)
Train Symbol: TH41 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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18 Comments
  1. Yeah it does look a little funky and to be honest my heart skipped a bit when you first pointed it out as I wondered what the heck happened to the shot haha. :) But when I checked on the raw file (and the shot I took on the return the opposite way) I realized it was just an optical illusion. The water on the boat-side of the bridge is quite still compared to the side I am on, so yeah the reflection is just so strong that it creates a bit of an illusion that is compounded by the concrete of the bridge.

  2. Thanks for the breakdown James, It probably has something to do with the water behaving differently on opposite sides of the bridge, it just looks a little funky in that area LOL. Great idea and execution though.

  3. Funny thing about this spot is, every time I have gone to stake out a train (only this one time being successful), I am never the only one with a camera. The area is very popular with birders, yet has seemingly been overlooked by all us railfans.

  4. Great shot!
    Never realized this was possible there :)

  5. Thats really cool, nice shot James!

  6. Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    Matt – great question! I didn’t notice how odd that looked until you pointed it out. I’ve had to zoom in on it to figure it out (and checked all the other shots I took too)! The concrete of the bridge at right is cutting off part of the ship making it look like it’s almost shifted out of place, and the red reflection in the water under the bridge is very strong – you can see a buoy floating in it. It’s quite the illusion. The water on either side of the bridge looks like it’s behaving quite differently too.. I know this area (Windemere Basin) has seen a lot of work done to prevent sedimentation of Hamilton Harbour – could be related to that as well.

  7. What in the world is going on with the portion of the ship bellow the bridge ?

  8. Very neat shot James! Keep up the good work.

  9. Great location and shot, Jamie! I too always enjoy a good train/ship photo.

  10. This shot to me is amazing. What a great effort. (Sorry I can only give one star)

  11. And if you like ships, you’ll like http://www.bigships.net – admittedly I have some work to do to fix it up but it’s been there a few years (about as long as this site!)

  12. Wow! Awesome shot. I thought it was impossible to make ECOs look that good :)

  13. Well done, James. Nice to show the two industries at work.

  14. Nope. Never tried really, I can’t remember the last time I had a train going that way in daylight. Last time I shot down there was when it was still open and you could drive in.. I chased 3873 light power from the eastport area back to Strathearne.

    But it’s good to know a shot is possible. Might be able to do it some day.

  15. Thanks Steve. When I realized this was possible I wondered if you might be sitting on a shot from this spot! :)

  16. The train blocks it in the shot, but while I was waiting I was watching a ship (potentially John D. Leitch?)in the distance unloading coke or coal at Dofasco. That tug also showed up too which was neat.

  17. Nice a new angle :) good work

  18. Great combo for those of us who like ships

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