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CN seemed to be having trouble moving trains yesterday, with several much further behind their usual schedules. After 148 (CN 5782) worked Aldershot and set out for the Halton Sub in the afternoon, I heard RTC telling them would be tying down at Bramalea GO and that they'd have to wait for 394 (CN 2657) further behind them to tie down too so the crews could share a cab. At the time, 570 was already holding at Bramalea on account of Mac being too full. Though 570 was held because of congestion, I am fairly certain the crews of both 148 and 394 outlawed. I'd never really been drawn by anything on the Halton Sub prior to this, and this was my first ever time shooting anything on it. Two trains outlawed side-by-side on the main at night was a good way to start things off. It was snowing ever so slightly at the time, and I had my toque resting on top of my camera to keep it dry while I took some shots.
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Caption: CN seemed to be having trouble moving trains yesterday, with several much further behind their usual schedules. After 148 (CN 5782) worked Aldershot and set out for the Halton Sub in the afternoon, I heard RTC telling them would be tying down at Bramalea GO and that they'd have to wait for 394 (CN 2657) further behind them to tie down too so the crews could share a cab. At the time, 570 was already holding at Bramalea on account of Mac being too full. Though 570 was held because of congestion, I am fairly certain the crews of both 148 and 394 outlawed. I'd never really been drawn by anything on the Halton Sub prior to this, and this was my first ever time shooting anything on it. Two trains outlawed side-by-side on the main at night was a good way to start things off. It was snowing ever so slightly at the time, and I had my toque resting on top of my camera to keep it dry while I took some shots.

Photographer:
James Knott [291] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/02/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2657, CN 5782 (search)
Train Symbol: 394, 148 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Halton Sub (search)
City/Town: Brampton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Thanks everyone! And thanks for the additional context, Phil. Can’t say I knew any of that so it’s great you’ve shared that with us.

  2. Welcome to the Halton Sub Jamie. Nice shot.
    Actually Bramalea GO is the go too location for trains that crews outlaw or are recrewed. The reason is that it will hold extra long trains as the block extends westward to Peel so even 14,000 ft will fit without tying up control points. RTC’s were wary of bringing trains past Bramalea GO for a few reasons. First they did not want trains to block Torbram Rd (recently changed to an underpass). Secondly, they did not want the entrance or exit from BIT blocked for any reason because of how busy BIT yard can be. Lastly, trains that were very heavy had stalled when trying to “lift” their train from Jane St to get into Mac Yrd. That is why you will sometimes hear the RTC asking train crews if they will have any problems lifting their train at Jane St. If they are not sure the RTC will hold them at Bramalea GO until the train has a direct route into Mac Yrd.

  3. Very nice shot Jamie.

  4. Wow great work James. You sure get around!

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