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Well, I think on this cold 'wintery' day in Ontario it's time to post some sunny summer shots, and this is my first post of this train shot back in June. I was on (forced) vacation this week and what a week, with only knowledge that this pair should run through overnight with possibility of a leader change in Toronto, all I knew is it traced west of Toronto when I woke up at 0500 and quickly left the house to intercept. Not until I was in Hamilton going over the skyway did I get confirmation by radio CMQ 9020 was actually leading. My first photo was in Welland at 0647. Thankfully they had work at Welland (rare for this train!) which gave ample opportunity for a photo on the east side of the Welland Canal. Surprisingly, I was the only one shooting the tunnel exit as everyone seemed to be gathered on the road overpasses way in the distance. As an infrastructure fan this was my #1 shot.
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Caption: I think on this cold 'wintery' day in Ontario it's time to post some sunny summer shots, and this is my first post of this train shot back in June, where CP 143 is passing under the Welland canal. I was on (forced) vacation this week and what a week, with only knowledge that this pair could run through overnight with possibility of a leader change in Toronto, all I knew is the CMQ's traced west of Toronto when I woke up at 0500 and quickly left the house to intercept. Not until I was in Hamilton going over the skyway did I get confirmation by radio CMQ 9020 was actually leading. My first photo was in Welland at 0647. Thankfully they had work at Welland (rare for this train!) which gave ample opportunity for a photo on the east side of the Welland Canal. Surprisingly, I was the only one shooting the tunnel exit as everyone seemed to be gathered on the road overpasses way in the distance. As an infrastructure fan this was my #1 shot.

And I thought we'd have ample chances of these leading around here but it only happened what, four times so far?

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1142] (more) (contact)
Date: 6/20/2020 (search)
Railway: Central Maine and Quebec (search)
Reporting Marks: CMQ 2020 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 143 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Rusholme (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. ironic how CP got their barns back, and still use em! nice stuff

  2. Down at the “Stinky” tunnel. Apparently there is a pocket of gypsum, and when it gets damp it smells like rotten eggs down there. I remember going thru on a hi-rail once, and the Foreman said “Hold your breath”.

  3. Interesting Dave, tx all.

    Yup very glad to see them back. Maybe they will be Red again.

  4. Uh oh, looks like you typed the date in again for the unit number. :-)
    Glad I’m not the only one that gets up at 5am to go train hunting. LOL The sun and air is just to good at that time of day to miss it.

  5. LOL I didn’t realize that.

    I don’t like getting up early, but this was one of those few times it was worth it.

    Part of me said ‘you have to try for this’ but the other part of me said ‘it’ll happen again’ – nope. No regrets at all.

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