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Those who know me, know that I usually don't go out and shoot what everyone else is shooting. Not that I don't find it interesting, I will just usually attempt to document something else, even if it typically means shooting inferior power. Case in point, a couple of months ago I was shooting red GEs while everyone else was having a blast with a pair of SD40-2s on the rail train. Maybe I am crazy, who knows, I just typically opt with documenting something else, knowing everyone will do a good job documenting the better train. Today I made an exception though, as I figured this was something I'd be foolish not to be a part of. I'd been saving this angle specifically for a CP 143 in the morning in the summer - where I could get north side light of a CP train coming off the connecting track (the Cayuga Spur) between the CP Hamilton Sub to the CN Stamford Sub at CN Robbins. Admittedly, I have tried for this shot quite a bit, as recently as Monday (the sun wasn't high enough yet and I had to move east to Fort Erie instead), but I had yet to get it to a point where I was happy with it lighting-wise. Today it worked out though, and to be honest I would have been thrilled to pull it off with a pair of red GEs, yet alone this. I honestly never thought I'd lay eyes on one of these units, yet alone get one leading in a shot I had been trying to pull off for ages. Goes to show, you just never know.
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Caption: Those who know me, know that I usually don't go out and shoot what everyone else is shooting. Not that I don't find it interesting, I will just usually attempt to document something else, even if it typically means shooting inferior power. Case in point, a couple of months ago I was shooting red GEs while everyone else was having a blast with a pair of SD40-2s on the rail train. Maybe I am crazy, who knows, I just typically opt with documenting something else, knowing everyone will do a good job documenting the better train.

Today I made an exception though, as I figured this was something I'd be foolish not to be a part of. I'd been saving this angle specifically for a CP 143 in the morning in the summer - where I could get north side light of a CP train coming off the connecting track (the Cayuga Spur) between the CP Hamilton Sub to the CN Stamford Sub at CN Robbins. Admittedly, I have tried for this shot quite a bit, as recently as Monday (the sun wasn't high enough yet and I had to move east to Fort Erie instead), but I had yet to get it to a point where I was happy with it lighting-wise. Today it worked out though, and to be honest I would have been thrilled to pull it off with a pair of red GEs, yet alone this. I honestly never thought I'd lay eyes on one of these units, yet alone get one leading in a shot I had been trying to pull off for ages. Goes to show, you just never know.

Photographer:
James Knott [359] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/20/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CMQ 9020 (search)
Train Symbol: 143 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Stamford Sub (search)
City/Town: Brookfield (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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9 Comments
  1. Where did they drop the TRE unit that @ryangaynor caught in the lashup? Another good one!

  2. Haha, thanks Rob! This was a high priority spot for me but also the only shot I did between Welland and Fort Erie.

    With all the other fans out yesterday this train was covered in about every worthwhile location imaginable I would guess (although I didn’t see anyone up on Wilhelm Road behind me which I was a bit disappointed in as I figured it was a given) – and I am looking forward to seeing all the other shots, that’s for sure.

  3. You win.

  4. Thanks all. It was a fun experience to see.

  5. Fantastic !

  6. Glad you got it buddy :)

  7. *beat

  8. You really can’t this…quite possibly the lashup of the year here!

  9. Excellent

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