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A consist that I would never have imagined to see in Southern Ontario made its way across the Hamilton Subdivision early this morning.  CP 143 is pictured slowing down through the cut as they approach the tunnel under the Welland Canal with CMQ 9020, CMQ 9022, CP 8013 and CP 7023.  They set the TRE 120 off at Welland due to improper paperwork for customs.  This train came into fruition due to the horn on 8013 crapping out between Montreal and Smiths Falls last night.  The conductor on 143 this morning informed us that the CMQ's were added since they had nowhere to spin the power at Smiths Falls.  CP RTC would talk with the crew about possibly changing their leader at Welland due to not having PTC in the cab but ultimately CSX agreed to take the non PTC leader and we were granted the proper leader.  Definitely worth getting up at 5am for.
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Caption: A consist that I would never have imagined to see in Southern Ontario made its way across the Hamilton Subdivision early this morning. CP 143 is pictured slowing down through the cut as they approach the tunnel under the Welland Canal with CMQ 9020, CMQ 9022, CP 8013 and CP 7023. They set the TRE 120 off at Welland due to improper paperwork for customs. This train came into fruition due to the horn on 8013 crapping out between Montreal and Smiths Falls last night. The conductor on 143 this morning informed us that the CMQ's were added since they had nowhere to spin the power at Smiths Falls. CP RTC would talk with the crew about possibly changing their leader at Welland due to not having PTC in the cab but ultimately CSX agreed to take the non PTC leader and we were granted the proper leader. Definitely worth getting up at 5am for.

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Joseph Bishop [586] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/20/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CMQ 9020 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 143 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Hamilton Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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12 Comments
  1. Wouldn’t they have to run down to that wye anyway to reach CN Stamford to cross into the States? Sorry I don’t know the lay of the land apart from discussion here and Google Satellite/Earth.

  2. Correct Joe, the only wye they would have access to down there is Robbins. They’ve done it before – I believe it was around Christmas Eve when 246 turned at Welland to head back to Toronto, and they wyed at Robbins instead of switching ends.

  3. ATM at London seemed to think that they could wye at Welland but that was not the case, they’d have had to run down to the CN and wye at Robbins I believe.

  4. I asked the TRE question in another post..thanks for clarifying here. Now the wye..it’s not there anymore but the crew thought the track was still in place?

  5. Kevin, it was set off by the yard office

  6. Great shot! Does anyone know if that TRE unit is in a shootable location? Unless it went out on 246 today…I think it’s pretty cool.

  7. Not the first time units have sat in Welland on account of paperwork. Some of the SD40-2s that have been sold off over the past year-ish sat in Welland for weeks due to paperwork issues. Certainly not without precedent.

  8. What I don’t get is the “improper paperwork” for Customs? Why? Not to sound snarky.

  9. whoops, ignore the first “ATM” in that comment and it will make more sense.

  10. Just to add to the odds this train defied, ATM, part of that convo at Welland with the ATM including trying to get them to wye the power on a wye that hasn’t existed for years. Who says track removal is always a bad thing?

  11. Americans will enjoy it…

  12. Wow, so many opportunities for this to not happen yet it worked out. You should by a lottery ticket. I think somebody’s becoming a CP fan!

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