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CP 254 has a NEW EMD trio, so that's worth posting a photo!  CP 5012 and CP 6236 are gone, replaced with CP 5018 and CP 6255 in the same position with CP 6248.  This photo almost didn't happen for several reasons.  I thought I had a virtual meeting today at 3 pm but had to double check the calendar when I didn't get the 15 minute reminder.  Realising the meeting is next Thursday, I frantically figured out where 254 was and out the door I went.  I arrived at Kay Drage Park only to find the vehicle gate locked.  Hoofing it in I then came across a lovely encampment right in front of the pedestrian gate by the tracks.  Luckily someone had made another access in the fence.  I stood in the doom and gloom of a Fall afternoon getting the camera set up for the dismal lighting.  As the train came in to view it was still dark, but as it approached the sun popped out ever so briefly.  I frantically adjusted the camera settings and this is the end result.  Not the preferred ISO but at least I didn't completely blow the exposure.  Other than this consist on CP 254, the occasional heritage unit, the GTW based at Stuart Street, what else is there?  I thought this was a worthy photo to add to the elite railpictures.ca database.  I hope the grand poobah agrees.
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Caption: CP 254 has a NEW EMD trio, so that's worth posting a photo! CP 5012 and CP 6236 are gone, replaced with CP 5018 and CP 6255 in the same position with CP 6248. This photo almost didn't happen for several reasons. I thought I had a virtual meeting today at 3 pm but had to double check the calendar when I didn't get the 15 minute reminder. Realising the meeting is next Thursday, I frantically figured out where 254 was and out the door I went. I arrived at Kay Drage Park only to find the vehicle gate locked. Hoofing it in I then came across a lovely encampment right in front of the pedestrian gate by the tracks. Luckily someone had made another access in the fence. I stood in the doom and gloom of a Fall afternoon getting the camera set up for the dismal lighting. As the train came in to view it was still dark, but as it approached the sun popped out ever so briefly. I frantically adjusted the camera settings and this is the end result. Not the preferred ISO but at least I didn't completely blow the exposure. Other than this consist on CP 254, the occasional heritage unit, the GTW based at Stuart Street, what else is there? I thought this was a worthy photo to add to the elite railpictures.ca database. I hope the grand poobah agrees.

Photographer:
Rob Smith [298] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/08/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 5018 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 254 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. @ Kevin – your shot here led me to explore this location so thank you. It’s a great place to photograph but very isolated. I wasn’t keen on hanging out there by myself with sketchy people about.

  2. I see you found the top secret location :) Glad you got sun on it. I wouldn’t have haha.

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