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The Hagersville subdivision is one of those lines that I have had only a few chances to catch trains on in daylight. While I have seen this push and pull move a couple of times at the yard I have never actually followed them. In Cainsville at Brantford's east end there is an industrial park with a couple of industries that receive regular service. Due to the distance from the yard and with no run around track at Cainsville CN operates the job with a locomotive on each end. Here the train is seen punching through plowed snow at a little used crossing near mile 32. The first few car will go to Blastech Rail Services, where railcars are refurbished, while the remaining centre beams will go to a large lumber yard just beyond Regional Road 18. Trailing unit GP9RM 4028 will remain on the main until it is needed for the return trip with a handful of empty lumber cars.
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Caption: The Hagersville subdivision is one of those lines that I have had only a few chances to catch trains on in daylight. While I have seen this push and pull move a couple of times at the yard I have never actually followed them. In Cainsville at Brantford's east end there is an industrial park with a couple of industries that receive regular service. Due to the distance from the yard and with no run around track at Cainsville CN operates the job with a locomotive on each end. Here the train is seen punching through plowed snow at a little used crossing near mile 32. The first few car will go to Blastech Rail Services, where railcars are refurbished, while the remaining centre beams will go to a large lumber yard just beyond Regional Road 18. Trailing unit GP9RM 4028 will remain on the main until it is needed for the return trip with a handful of empty lumber cars.

Photographer:
Marcus W Stevens [587] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/17/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4770 (search)
Train Symbol: 580 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Hagersville sub. (search)
City/Town: Cainsville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Nice one

  2. Nice catch, Marcus.

  3. Very Canadian, nicely done.

  4. Prior to CN taking back the Hagersville Sub this job was solely a single unit train. They would lead down with the locomotive like this and then a crew member would have to ride the shove back to the station. I know this is a much more preferred way to operate for the crews though.

  5. Thanks everyone. I remember one time seeing a van in the yard which I assume was for aiding in the back up move but guessing it wasn’t a big win for the crew as it disappeared not long after and never returned.

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