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After making a setoff at Neebing Yard, 436 proceeded into town to drop a long string of grain loads that will be later taken to the port for loading onto ship. In the background, Mount McKay (I believe) was just barely peaking out through the morning fog that had yet to fully burn off.  After dropping these grain hoppers, they would tie the power down for the rest of the day (link here), and it would later become the power for that night's 437 to Winnipeg. I stopped in Thunder Bay for four days during a longer road trip that was mostly for taking in some MLB games in the States (I want to get to all 30 ballparks, and have now gotten to 16), and came here specifically to see grain movement. The town did not disappoint, and is quite a busy rail hub. At any given time there would be the CN local job working, three or four CP locals working the yards/interchange/taking grain to the port, CP mainline freights coming through/being refueled, coal/potash trains being unloaded at Thunder Bay Terminals, Cando working over at Resolute, and CN's 436/437 power kicking around somewhere.
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Caption: After making a setoff at Neebing Yard, 436 proceeded into town to drop a long string of grain loads that will be later taken to the port for loading onto ship. In the background, Mount McKay (I believe) was just barely peaking out through the morning fog that had yet to fully burn off.

After dropping these grain hoppers, they would tie the power down for the rest of the day (link here), and it would later become the power for that night's 437 to Winnipeg. I stopped in Thunder Bay for four days during a longer road trip that was mostly for taking in some MLB games in the States (I want to get to all 30 ballparks, and have now gotten to 16), and came here specifically to see grain movement. The town did not disappoint, and is quite a busy rail hub. At any given time there would be the CN local job working, three or four CP locals working the yards/interchange/taking grain to the port, CP mainline freights coming through/being refueled, coal/potash trains being unloaded at Thunder Bay Terminals, Cando working over at Resolute, and CN's 436/437 power kicking around somewhere.

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James Knott [162] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/26/2018 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5756 (search)
Train Symbol: 436 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Kashabowie Sub (search)
City/Town: Thunder Bay (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I’ve got a shot of it first rolling up on the geese and crows and they’re all flying every which way. Was quite the scene. Things had calmed down substantially and many had left when I took this shot.

    Can hardly say I blame them for being so pervasive in the yards with that 24/7 all you can eat buffet of spilled grain.

  2. I see the foamers are out. :-)
    I just wish they would learn to pickup after themselves when they leave.
    I caught the 5700 with a nice saggy barn behind it yesterday.

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