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A late spring evening with purple wildflowers along the former CNR Cayuga subdivision, where the  Wabash , N&W, and Norfolk Southern  had rights for over 109 years. This is the last of the Wabash in Canada, and as James Knott alluded, it is getting harder to see the daily Buffalo-Fort Erie transfer switching the west end of the yard to perform their daily setoff.

So the conversation over the Radio on this June evening was about where to put the train as the Fort Erie yard was quite full, and 530 was not en-route to meet them to grab the cars. the Canadian crew aboard the train mentioned to the RTC they are qualified to Niagara Falls and could bring the train to Port Rob, but it was declined. Too bad.
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Caption: A late spring evening with purple wildflowers along the former CNR Cayuga subdivision, where the Wabash , N&W, and Norfolk Southern had rights for over 109 years. This is the last of the Wabash in Canada, and as James Knott alluded, it is getting harder to see the daily Buffalo-Fort Erie transfer switching the west end of the yard to perform their daily setoff.

So the conversation over the Radio on this June evening was about where to put the train as the Fort Erie yard was quite full, and 530 was not en-route to meet them to grab the cars. the Canadian crew aboard the train mentioned to the RTC they are qualified to Niagara Falls and could bring the train to Port Rob, but it was declined. Too bad.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1155] (more) (contact)
Date: 6/8/2020 (search)
Railway: Norfolk Southern (search)
Reporting Marks: NS 6342 West (search)
Train Symbol: NS C93 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Stamford Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Sweet, 6342 seems to always be in the picture with this train

  2. For now ya. Just go once a year and the power usually changes by next visit.

    I enjoy the NS yard power in Buffalo more than an endless stream of dash 9′s or gevos.

  3. It’s mostly SD40Es, yeah, but I wouldn’t say it’s largely 6342. This past Spring I shot 4 or 5 different SD40E leaders (some of them more than once each), a couple different SD40-2 leaders, one GP38-2 leader, and one SD70ACU leader. I think of the 10 or more I shot, 6342 led twice. To be honest, what I’d most like now is a GE, but they don’t ever seem to come over anymore – mostly 40Es.

  4. Oh yes, and seeing this go to Port Rob would’ve been quite the treat. Too bad indeed.

  5. There’s nothing more exciting than waiting for hours in Fort Erie for C93 to come across only to have a backwards Dash-9 come off the International Bridge.

    C93 usually came across mid-afternoon. Is it now later in the afternoon / evening?

  6. Last 2 times I saw it, March and June were about 6 to 630 pm. Once it didn’t come by dusk at 2100. 3 observations don’t make it true but let James or others add theirs.

  7. Almost all of my shots are between 3 and 5 pm

  8. Interesting. I was used to C93 coming over earlier. Thank you gentlemen.

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