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Turf War. I find myself more and more drawn to the Niagara area for railfanning these days. There's an endless amount of railway history here, as evidence by Mr. Mooney's shot at nearby Welland. There's also Trillium, the Wabash transfer (Norfolk Southern) and even Amtrak throws some cool stuff into the mix some times. On a lucky break today CN ran solo 8843 from Port Robinson to here at CN Duff, just 3 miles from the International Bridge. While 8843 under, road number 232, was was pumping up the air on the siding the CN dispature brought CP 255 across the boarder past 232 in the meantime. 255 would continue to Welland where they would yard there entire train, lift and then continue onto Hamilton with 7 empties in tow. As shown in James Knotts shot at Fort Erie from the previous day, the autoracks were brought over from the States by CN 538.232 would take them to Oakville yard, after an unexpected stop at Port Robinson to set off a car which was mistakenly brought across the boarder in this cut.
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Caption: Turf War. I find myself more and more drawn to the Niagara area for railfanning these days. There's an endless amount of railway history here, as evidence by Mr. Mooney's shot at nearby Welland. There's also Trillium, the Wabash transfer (Norfolk Southern) and even Amtrak throws some cool stuff into the mix some times. On a lucky break today CN ran solo 8843 from Port Robinson to here at CN Duff, just 3 miles from the International Bridge. While 8843 under, road number 232, was was pumping up the air on the siding the CN dispature brought CP 255 across the boarder past 232 in the meantime. 255 would continue to Welland where they would yard there entire train, lift and then continue onto Hamilton with 7 empties in tow. As shown in James Knotts shot at Fort Erie from the previous day, the autoracks were brought over from the States by CN 538.232 would take them to Oakville yard, after an unexpected stop at Port Robinson to set off a car which was mistakenly brought across the boarder in this cut.

Photographer:
Mark MacCauley [95] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/05/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8710, CN 8843 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 255, CN 232 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Duff (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Great shot!!

  2. You need patience railfanning Niagara these days, but you often see stuff, (as in the NS transfer) that you won’t see elsewhere in the “Golden Horseshoe”.
    This shot is certainly not an easy one.

  3. Haha whoops I apparently skimmed the part of the caption where you said that :)

  4. Was hoping I’d see a shot of that 232 emerge. Nice to see the continuation of that 538. By the time that 255 got to Hamilton it was a whopping 40 axles. The two GEs and seven plastic pellet hoppers.

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