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An Extra East passes the "Fort Erie South" station before yarding, having completed its run over the Dunnville sub. While I don't have a recorded train ID, this likely is 386 which would have originated on the GTW in Battle Creek at 1000 the day before and was due into Fort Erie at 0900. It handled traffic for eastern connections at Buffalo and was handed over to CN at Port Huron, travelling east on the main line to Brantford where it would normally change to the Dunnville sub for the balance of the trip to Fort Erie. (Not only was travelling via Canfield 15 miles shorter, it avoided descending and climbing the Niagara Escarpment at Copetown and Thorold, as well as congestion at Bayview/Hamilton.) 386 and its westbound counterpart 387 were re-routed via the Dundas, Grimsby and Stamford subs in the mid-1970s (after completion of the Welland Canal rail relocations and CTC on the Stamford sub and part of the Dundas sub). The Dunnville sub was removed from service east of Caledonia in the late 1970s and formally abandoned in the mid-1980s.
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Caption: An Extra East passes the "Fort Erie South" station before yarding, having completed its run over the Dunnville sub. While I don't have a recorded train ID, this likely is 386 which would have originated on the GTW in Battle Creek at 1000 the day before and was due into Fort Erie at 0900. It handled traffic for eastern connections at Buffalo and was handed over to CN at Port Huron, travelling east on the main line to Brantford where it would normally change to the Dunnville sub for the balance of the trip to Fort Erie. (Not only was travelling via Canfield 15 miles shorter, it avoided descending and climbing the Niagara Escarpment at Copetown and Thorold, as well as congestion at Bayview/Hamilton.) 386 and its westbound counterpart 387 were re-routed via the Dundas, Grimsby and Stamford subs in the mid-1970s (after completion of the Welland Canal rail relocations and CTC on the Stamford sub and part of the Dundas sub). The Dunnville sub was removed from service east of Caledonia in the late 1970s and formally abandoned in the mid-1980s.

Photographer:
Doug Page [250] (more) (contact)
Date: 8/ /1971 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5052 (search)
Train Symbol: 386 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Fort Erie South (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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