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CN 514, with 7038 and 4130, has made the decent into Agris in Thamesville to lift two empties. It's quite the grade down off the Chatham Sub, and you can see the switch stand to the right of 4130. I'd also shot 4777 on the grade itself, back in May 2018. This particular 514 did not go to Blenheim, and also did not take any loads to Thamesville. Because their only work required using the north track on the Chatham Sub in Thamesville, it took them more than two hours to even move in Chatham. They're ordered for 0800, but didn't get moving until after 1000 on account of the two VIAs that come through Chatham on the Chatham Sub. Compounding my impression of the lack of a productive day, this train ran for the express purpose of lifting the two empties from Thamesville. After they lifted the empties, they pulled them across to the east side of Victoria Road (County Road 21), where they ran around the train for the return trip to Chatham. That was the extent of the day.

I'd long just assumed this vantage of 514 coming into Agris was private property - part of the Agris facility itself - so I had never shot here before. It turns out that it's actually a public road - Railway Line. Pays to go down the Google Maps rabbit hole sometimes.
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Caption: CN 514, with 7038 and 4130, has made the decent into Agris in Thamesville to lift two empties. It's quite the grade down off the Chatham Sub, and you can see the switch stand to the right of 4130. I'd also shot 4777 on the grade itself, back in May 2018. This particular 514 did not go to Blenheim, and also did not take any loads to Thamesville. Because their only work required using the north track on the Chatham Sub in Thamesville, it took them more than two hours to even move in Chatham. They're ordered for 0800, but didn't get moving until after 1000 on account of the two VIAs that come through Chatham on the Chatham Sub. Compounding my impression of the lack of a productive day, this train ran for the express purpose of lifting the two empties from Thamesville. After they lifted the empties, they pulled them across to the east side of Victoria Road (County Road 21), where they ran around the train for the return trip to Chatham. That was the extent of the day. I'd long just assumed this vantage of 514 coming into Agris was private property - part of the Agris facility itself - so I had never shot here before. It turns out that it's actually a public road - Railway Line. Pays to go down the Google Maps rabbit hole sometimes.

Photographer:
James Knott [421] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/28/2019 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 7038 (search)
Train Symbol: 514 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Chatham Sub (search)
City/Town: Thamesville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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