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.

Sarnia's Plank Rd job has a SD40-2 in the lead as they drill cars into "A" Yard. Note the line of switches for the ladder track, but what about those two benches? Rest spots for a tired crew? I didn't notice this until later and find it a bit of a curiosity.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Stephen C. Host all rights reserved.



Caption: Sarnia's Plank Rd job has a SD40-2 in the lead as they drill cars into "A" Yard. Note the line of switches for the ladder track, but what about those two benches? Rest spots for a tired crew? I didn't notice this until later and find it a bit of a curiosity.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [973] (more) (contact)
Date: 8/14/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 5273 (search)
Train Symbol: Plank Rd Job (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Sarnia (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=39097
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

9 Favourites
View count: 368 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 37903

Sorry, there is no map for this photo. Photographer did not add GPS co-ordinates. Please add next time or ask for a correction to this photo.

8 Comments
  1. Yes i’ve said this before, I always notice CN juggles around their motive power quite a lot whereas CP normally has the same three geeps/eco units on their jobs. The only constant is the CN RP9RM in Huntsville that always returns after maintenance as they apparently prefer to use it!

  2. This unit left Sarnia about a week and a half ago. I went to Sarnia not long after I posted this on the site for Thanksgiving over October 5/6 and it was gone.

  3. What’s interesting is for the longest time, Sarnia’s yard power was GP9′s with slugs.

    Now that the slugs are gone, they usually pair a RCLS unit with non RCLS. But it doesn’t mean RCLS will be in the lead position

  4. If I was throwing all of those switches I’d want a place to sit once in a while.

  5. It’s on the SD60 behind it

  6. Nice shot steve, interesting to note that most switchers assigned to sarnia have RCL equipment but the 5273 does not

  7. An sd40-2 in hamilton would light the fans’ and Snake on fire. Sarnia’s like a black hole.

  8. At left I was thinking it was Hamilton Stuart yard looking at the thumbnail. Perhaps the benches are leftover for resting or waiting railfans! ;)

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