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CN 319 is a unit train of windmill blades, westbound on Oakville Sub track 2 passing CN Aldershot Yard.
319's head end has just crossed Grindstone Creek bridge. CN train 422 on track 1 will proceed east shortly.
Another railfan told me he heard the axle count was 300. IF we got the axle count and math correct:
Deduct 12 loco axles leaves 288 flatcar axles, divided by 4 equals 72 flatcars. 
Each pair of blades occupies 3 flatcars, making 48 blades on the train.
It worked out well that my wife finished her shopping at the big blue and yellow store near Aldershot East around the time I learned this train was on the Halton Sub, heading towards us.
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Caption: CN 319 is a unit train of windmill blades, westbound on Oakville Sub track 2 passing CN Aldershot Yard.
319's head end has just crossed Grindstone Creek bridge. CN train 422 on track 1 will proceed east shortly.

Another railfan told me he heard the axle count was 300. IF we got the axle count and math correct:
Deduct 12 loco axles leaves 288 flatcar axles, divided by 4 equals 72 flatcars.
Each pair of blades occupies 3 flatcars, making 48 blades on the train.

It worked out well that my wife finished her shopping at the big blue and yellow store near Aldershot East around the time I learned this train was on the Halton Sub, heading towards us.

Photographer:
John Pittman [267] (more) (contact)
Date: 2020-03-07 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2990, CN 8942 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 319 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Oakville Sub MP 35.3 (search)
City/Town: Aldershot (Burlington) (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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