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I had no real intentions of posting this any time soon, but following on mention of these ballast cars in Rob's 2003 shot of Fisher Yard, I will offer this view. They are sitting on what is the main of the Belt Line, and have been shoved a little further west now. As I mentioned in Rob's shot, I have seen these cars come and go, and asked one of the Kinnear guys who told me they have used them to add weight to the head end of 255's lift before, but don't really need to anymore because 255's lift consistently has AIM loads on it now. For those who like the details- this was a Saturday during the time in the Fall when the Welland day crew (TE11) did their Saturdays in Hamilton. They're on the Stelco lead with a pull of empty two-bays from Bell & MacKenzie.
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Caption: I had no real intentions of posting this any time soon, but following on mention of these ballast cars in Rob's 2003 shot of Fisher Yard, I will offer this view. They are sitting on what is the main of the Belt Line, and have been shoved a little further west now. As I mentioned in Rob's shot, I have seen these cars come and go, and asked one of the Kinnear guys who told me they have used them to add weight to the head end of 255's lift before, but don't really need to anymore because 255's lift consistently has AIM loads on it now.

For those who like the details- this was a Saturday during the time in the Fall when the Welland day crew (TE11) did their Saturdays in Hamilton. They're on the Stelco lead with a pull of empty two-bays from Bell & MacKenzie.

Photographer:
James Knott [464] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/17/2020 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 4522 (search)
Train Symbol: TE11 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Stelco Lead (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Work trains made up of 20 or more of those black with red multimark hoppers make for a neat looking train. :-)

  2. Can’t argue with that. They’re nice looking cars.

  3. That explains the mystery of those cars… you and I had discussed last year..

    I imagine Fisher yard may get some use now with overflow traffic if Kinnear yard gets too full.

    Let’s see – half the yard was ripped out from between the time Rob’s 2003 photo and today (around 2010 or so)

    You’d also be interested to know there was once a yard office.. a former house turned into yard office (I believe it’s long gone).

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