Welcome Visitor. First time here? Like what you see? Bookmark us for when you are bored, and check out 'top shots' and 'fantastic (editors choice)' in the menu above, you won't be dissapointed. Join our community! click here to sign up for an account today. Sick of this message? Get rid of it by logging-in here.

GEXR 581 is shown working the town of Hensall, Ontario, heading up grade alongside Wellington St. You can barely see the track , but it's there, and the crew will lift 2 cars out of P&H in Hensall to take back to Stratford. Light power from Stratford, 2 cars back. That's it. But with service on the branch 2 days a week ( up from one ) this is how you build the business again. James Knott later showed evidence it's working!
Copyright Notice: This image ©Stephen C. Host all rights reserved.



Caption: GEXR 581 is shown working the town of Hensall, Ontario, heading up grade alongside Wellington St. You can barely see the track , but it's there, and the crew will lift 2 cars out of WGT in Hensall to take back to Stratford. Light power from Stratford, 2 cars back. That's it. But with service on the branch 2 days a week ( up from one ) this is how you build the business again. James Knott later showed evidence it's working!

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [973] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/27/2019 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: RLHH 2117 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 581-27 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Hensall (search)
City/Town: Hensall (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=38974
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

8 Favourites
View count: 383 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 37780

NEW MAP IN BETA:

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Greedy Google forced us to change and suncalc.net also working on a fix.. stay tuned

4 Comments
  1. There wasn’t any connection with the CP at Hyde Park

  2. It also opens up competition opportunities. CN doesn’t want competition in Goderich. (CP Pulled out 1988)

    The line went under the CPR at Hyde Park (road) area in London and given the grade difference I’m not sure there was ever an interchange anyway. There also doesn’t seem to be many if any customers in the 22 miles from Hyde Park to Centralia. There’s nothing left that’s for sure.

    Shortlines are better off with less track to maintain.

  3. I wonder why the branch didn’t extend to London and interchange with CP. Wouldn’t that open up business opportunities?

  4. Great shot Stephen!

    However that’s not P&H on that spur, that’s Thompson’s (WGT)

Railpictures.ca © 2006-2020 all rights reserved. Photographs are copyright of the photographer and used with permission
Terms and conditions | About us