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Te tail end of the train and farms are framed in unloading equipment at FS partners in Ayr, the end of the pit spur can be seen in the far left. I drove into the FS partners facility in Ayr as they were lifting a cut of cars and found this scene.  Here's some info on the Ayr Pit Spur but did folks know that the nearby town of Wolverton, just to the west had a spur that followed the river to a mill? Long gone, you can't even tell it was there.
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Caption: With the tail end of the train framed in unloading equipment at FS partners in Ayr, the end of the pit spur is just beyond the train near that farm. I drove into the FS partners facility in Ayr as they were lifting a cut of cars and found this scene. Here's some info on the Ayr Pit Spur but did folks know that the nearby town of Wolverton, just to the west near Drumbo had a similar spur that followed the river to a mill? Long gone, you can't even tell it was there.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1155] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/16/2013 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8223 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Ayr (search)
City/Town: Ayr (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. Very nice! Do they still use this spur?

  2. Yes

  3. Wow

  4. Very neat scene, Steve, well captured.

  5. Great Shot buddy

  6. Nice with the vintage power as well.

  7. When I started on CP in 1973, this spur was a company ballast pit. The cars usually spotted in there were “air dumps”, the short side dumping cars you still sometimes see. When CP was widening some banks on the Windsor Sub, they would order “Ayr turns” out of Quebec Street. There was another spur off of this one that is being rebuilt today. Originally, it was the Maus stock spur & would get a lot of cattle in stock cars in fall each year.Unlike today,it was pitch black riding back on the point into that spur at night. After Maus closed when CP stopped handling stock out of Toronto, fly ash started being received there.

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