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VIA 84 had a bit of a detour on the morning of July 14 at Georgetown. It appears that the night before, a eastbound CN manifest broke apart just east of the station on the south track and the freight cars were still sitting there the next morning. So with the freight cars clogging up the platform track in which all VIAs almost always arrive and depart from, todays VIA 84 ended up arriving and departing from the thru GO train track which is used by the weekday GO trains which continue on past Georgetown and towards Kitchener on the Guelph Sub. So here we see VIA 84 pulling into the station on the thru GO Transit Track and F40-PH 6421 was the leader!
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Caption: VIA 84 had a bit of a detour on the morning of July 14 at Georgetown. It appears that the night before, a eastbound CN manifest broke apart just east of the station on the south track and the freight cars were still sitting there the next morning. So with the freight cars clogging up the platform track in which all VIAs almost always arrive and depart from, todays VIA 84 ended up arriving and departing from the thru GO train track which is used by the weekday GO trains which continue on past Georgetown and towards Kitchener on the Guelph Sub. So here we see VIA 84 pulling into the station on the thru GO Transit Track and F40-PH 6421 was the leader!

Photographer:
Graydon Johnston [94] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/14/2019 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6421 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 84 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Georgetown GO- CN Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Georgetown (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Well, Graydon; when you go thru some of the old ‘up close’ photos on RP, or even old ones at Bayview; you can see that the railroads took great pride in maintaining their properties. I recall one from a few years ago posted by James Adeney featuring old Conrail engines coming out of Hamilton in which the right of way was better kept than my lawn.
    But then, along our major highways it is about the same. Tall weeds and endless litter.
    It never was like that.:o(

  2. It was interesting to see indeed and thanks Mike for the the info about the train which broke apart the previous night!

    Well Arnold, I myself don’t really have any comments your statement about Metrolink as I am not too furmilur with their operations but this is an interesting subject I bet and I’d love to see what others have to say.
    I have heard word thought that the company Athearn who produces the GO transit Bombardiers in HO and N (as well as many other various commuter trains in North America who use Bombardier) no longer has the licensing to produce them in GO transit scheme so if that’s the case, it’ll be a pretty big disappointment for many Model railroaders to come in the future. So many people LOVED those cars including I myself! Got a total of 17 of them in my collection! 11 old, 6 new.
    No matter how much the hobby shop ordered, they always SOLD OUT COMPLETELY! After a couple months

  3. Now, if I had maintained my property in the manner this outfit does, the city would come and cut it and send me a big fat bill.
    How does Metrolinx get off with such an unkempt jungle?
    Somebody looking the other way?

  4. This would’ve been interesting to see ! I heard some scanner chatter about this from where I was at Scotch Block. And heard the EB was CN 434 from the previous night per dispatch tell CN 384 and then 348 about it. Nice catch !

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