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I have been having a lot of fun recently experimenting with night shots. It is fun to try something new. Here, 555 is pictured setting off the usual big string of gons, coils, and bulkheads at Parkdale Yard. The three loaded centrebeams on the head end are for Turkstra Lumber on Green Road. After the set off, they would proceed on the north track past Millen, and shove back onto the south track and into Turkstra.  It would appear that 555 is based out of Hamilton now - no longer calling Aldershot its home. 555 is a night job, and is using one of the yard sets at Stuart while the 2300 yard job uses the other. When 555 was transitioned to Hamilton at the beginning of May, they originally had a three pack of GP9s - 4131, 7022, and 7038. The other power set in the yard at the time was 1444 and 4704. On Saturday, 1444 encountered some issues and has since been sent back to Mac, leaving the two sets to be 4131 and 4704, and 7022 and 7038. The remote units on each are 4704 and 7022. Time will tell if they bring a third unit for the one set, as 555 has traditionally been a three unit job.
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Caption: I have been having a lot of fun recently experimenting with night shots. It is fun to try something new. Here, 555 is pictured setting off the usual big string of gons, coils, and bulkheads at Parkdale Yard. The three loaded centrebeams on the head end are for Turkstra Lumber on Green Road. After the set off, they would proceed on the north track past Millen, and shove back onto the south track and into Turkstra.

It would appear that 555 is based out of Hamilton now - no longer calling Aldershot its home. 555 is a night job, and is using one of the yard sets at Stuart while the 2300 yard job uses the other. When 555 was transitioned to Hamilton at the beginning of May, they originally had a three pack of GP9s - 4131, 7022, and 7038. The other power set in the yard at the time was 1444 and 4704. On Saturday, 1444 encountered some issues and has since been sent back to Mac, leaving the two sets to be 4131 and 4704, and 7022 and 7038. The remote units on each are 4704 and 7022. Time will tell if they bring a third unit for the one set, as 555 has traditionally been a three unit job.

Photographer:
James Knott [179] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/06/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4131 (search)
Train Symbol: 555 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Parkdale Yard (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Thanks for the kind words! Still a long ways to go and lots to learn. :)

    Seemed to be running conventionally. Looked to be a three person crew and I didn’t hear any of the usual beltpack chirping from 4704 (no “brake pipe fully charged” etc) but I was picking up 7022 on the 2300 job on the other side of town.

  2. Looks like you’re slowly turning into the Canadian Gary Knapp! Keep up the good work. Was it a conventional crew or a beltpack crew on 555?

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