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I was heading to Niagara on this Saturday for no real reason in particular, other than something different to do. I was on the 406 when I heard 331 call out for somewhere on the Grimsby Sub so I exited at the off ramp nearest to the tracks and pulled up Google Maps in a parking lot and realized I was near Merritton so off I went with a few minutes to spare. Like most others I am not overly fond of Tier 4's but something about a solo one is somewhat interesting to me. And here, 3179 was solo on 331, hauling 31 cars through St. Catharines with a bit of fog lingering over the Seaway. The bulk of the traffic was empty grain hoppers, likely from the Port Colborne Grain Terminal and/or ADM Milling down in Port Colborne.
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Caption: I was heading to Niagara on this Saturday for no real reason in particular, other than something different to do. I was on the 406 when I heard 331 call out for somewhere on the Grimsby Sub so I exited at the off ramp nearest to the tracks and pulled up Google Maps in a parking lot and realized I was near Merritton so off I went with a few minutes to spare.

Like most others I am not overly fond of Tier 4's but something about a solo one is somewhat interesting to me. And here, 3179 was solo on 331, hauling 31 cars through St. Catharines with a bit of fog lingering over the Seaway. The bulk of the traffic was empty grain hoppers, likely from the Port Colborne Grain Terminal and/or ADM Milling down in Port Colborne.

Photographer:
James Knott [227] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/04/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3179 (search)
Train Symbol: 331 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Grimsby Sub (search)
City/Town: St. Catharines (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. That’s Glendale Avenue the train is crossing?

  2. Thanks! Definitely an interesting vantage point up there. The first time I’d ever checked out Merritton.

  3. My stomping grounds! Great shot

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