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.

This was one of the many reroutes that traversed the rickety Chrysler Spur. A close look at the tracks and roadbed explains why the speed limit is only 10mph. The influx of CN traffic in the area during the derailment in Sarnia caused serious traffic issues in this part of the city. The road crossing pictured (Tecumseh Road) is one of the busiest and most vital arterial roads in Windsor. If VIA had to hold a train from entering the Chatham Sub, which was often the case, this and a few other busy roads were blocked for some time causing grid lock in the area. Motorists had to take long detours due to the track layout and lack of grade separated crossings. If it was a prolonged delay, the crews would break the train up at each crossing. As I recall this 364 was timed just right and was able to continue onto the Chatham Sub without stopping. Us railfans were definitely liking the uptick in rail traffic, but the general public in the city were at their wits' end by the time regular operations in Sarnia were resumed almost two weeks after the derailment.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Mike Molnar all rights reserved.



Caption: This was one of the many reroutes that traversed the rickety Chrysler Spur. A close look at the tracks and roadbed explains why the speed limit is only 10mph. The influx of CN traffic in the area during the derailment in Sarnia caused serious traffic issues in this part of the city. The road crossing pictured (Tecumseh Road) is one of the busiest and most vital arterial roads in Windsor. If VIA had to hold a train from entering the Chatham Sub, which was often the case, this and a few other busy roads were blocked for some time causing grid lock in the area. Motorists had to take long detours due to the track layout and lack of grade separated crossings. If it was a prolonged delay, the crews would break the train up at each crossing. As I recall this 364 was timed just right and was able to continue onto the Chatham Sub without stopping. Us railfans were definitely liking the uptick in rail traffic, but the general public in the city were at their wits' end by the time regular operations in Sarnia were resumed almost two weeks after the derailment.

Photographer:
Mike Molnar [135] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/04/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 8826, CN 8952, & BNSF 6716 (search)
Train Symbol: CN X364 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Chrysler Spur (search)
City/Town: Windsor (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
Share Link: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=39569
Click here to Log-in or Register and add your vote.

4 Favourites
View count: 294 Views

Share this image on Facebook, Twitter or email using the icons below
Photo ID: 38372

Map courtesy of Open Street Map

Full size | Suncalc
Note: Read why maps changed. Suncalc.net for reference only.



2 Comments
  1. @Larry Parks Yeah this was around 8:30 or 8:45pm. That’s one of the reasons why I love summer.

  2. For July the 4th, you must have been out after nine taking this photo by seeing the length of the shadows. Those long days of summer have such good sun at the start and end of the day. I sure like the leading power.

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