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We all knew this was coming and the phone was buzzing for a pumpkin leading through our area. I was rather hoping for a few more cars but I guess one is better than light power. Since it was foreign power, I wanted to get it at a landmark on the Galt sub so the Puslinch name sign seemed a logical spot. Here BNSF 7444 blasts past me on its way eastward for a stop at Hornby.
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Caption: We all knew this was coming and the phone was buzzing for a pumpkin leading through our area. I was rather hoping for a few more cars but I guess one is better than light power. Since it was foreign power, I wanted to get it at a landmark on the Galt sub so the Puslinch name sign seemed a logical spot. Here BNSF 7444 blasts past me on its way eastward for a stop at Hornby.

Photographer:
Bill Purdy [355] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/19/2020 (search)
Railway: BNSF (search)
Reporting Marks: BNSF 7444 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 244 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Galt sub (search)
City/Town: Puslinch (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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7 Comments
  1. I do wonder what that was all about. EHH wouldn’t have been happy, thats for sure. But then, he has been safely put away, and weird things once again happen along the GALT sub.

  2. Beauty

  3. Thanks guys

  4. I am not sure about CP rules, but they may have given the one boxcar to the crew so they could at least run at 50mph. On CN 1 an engine running light is restricted to 30mph, this may be true for CP as well?
    BTW 7444 just went by me on the North Toronto Sub at Davenport Diamond with a CP unit leading. No cars.

  5. The boxcar was set out in the states by a 140 a couple days ago. 244 lifted it and brought it all the way to Toronto. 244 also lifted 9 tankers from Hornby.

  6. This was an odd one but very interesting photo! Glad you caught and photog’d it @BillPurdy. I too received a couple notices in my email and wondered about when it would pass through Toronto. I was hoping for more discussion on this odd train. Questions: 1) why a lone BNSF? 2) why just one boxcar to take all the way to Toronto? 3) why a Westbound green signal in the distance?

  7. Hey Brad. The lone BNSF is due to no availbale power in Windsor. Lone boxcar is answered below (set off by an earlier 140 and needed to come east). WB green is a default green, so once the train clears the block, it reverts back to a green signal.

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