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CN 580 runs to Hagersville three days a week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, to serve CGC in Hagersville and the lumber yard in Caledonia.  They typically leave Brantford around 9:30 - 10:00 after switching Normerica, and return to Brantford mid to late afternoon.  With a very predictable schedule one would think catching them on the Hagersville Sub. would be easy, but getting a photo of them returning from Hagersville has alluded me until today.  I've gotten a few shots of GMTX 2255, but I had yet to get a good shot of GMTX 2695.  It is unique on CN's roster as it is the only GMTX that started life as a GP40 and was rebuilt to a GP38-2 by GMTX.  It was built as SCL 1616, becoming SBD 6770, then CSXT 6770 before being modified by GMTX as their 2695.  Thanks Bruce for the history.  580 is shown at the westerly of three crossings of Old Onondaga Road returning to Brantford with a decent number of drywall loads from CGC.
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Caption: CN 580 runs to Hagersville three days a week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday, to serve CGC in Hagersville and the lumber yard in Caledonia. They typically leave Brantford around 9:30 - 10:00 after switching Normerica, and return to Brantford mid to late afternoon. With a very predictable schedule one would think catching them on the Hagersville Sub. would be easy, but getting a photo of them returning from Hagersville has alluded me until today. I've gotten a few shots of GMTX 2255, but I had yet to get a good shot of GMTX 2695. It is unique on CN's roster as it is the only GMTX that started life as a GP40 and was rebuilt to a GP38-2 by GMTX. It was built as SCL 1616, becoming SBD 6770, then CSXT 6770 before being modified by GMTX as their 2695. Thanks Bruce for the history. 580 is shown at the westerly of three crossings of Old Onondaga Road returning to Brantford with a decent number of drywall loads from CGC.

Photographer:
Rob Smith [289] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/10/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: GMTX 2695 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 580 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Cainsville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Nice colour contrast with the foliage. Would be sad if they were dark green. :o )
    Very good, lad.

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