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CP 8906 and 9710 (plus DPU 8912) lead #112 through the new plant in Finch, Ontario. Through 2020, the Winchester Subdivision was converted from a directional-double-track, ABS-signalled territory to a CTC-signalled single track with sidings. There used to be a pair of single-searchlight intermediate signals east of the Main Street crossing in Finch. I had hoped to catch a train there before the end of ABS, but that didn't work out. However, the crossing in Finch is still double-tracked, as the former north main here serves as one of the new CTC sidings. The new LED signals are no searchlights, but at least they put them on a cool gantry. Plus a backtrack off the siding retained one of the hand-throw switch targets.

Finch was at one time a junction, where the New York Central line to Ottawa crossed the CP main. The NYC gave up the line in 1957, when their bridge in Cornwall became a casualty of the St. Lawrence Seaway opening. However, before this happened, rail operations in Finch were captured in a  National Film Board short.
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Caption: CP 8906 and 9710 (plus DPU 8912) lead #112 through the new plant in Finch, Ontario. Through 2020, the Winchester Subdivision was converted from a directional-double-track, ABS-signalled territory to a CTC-signalled single track with sidings. There used to be a pair of single-searchlight intermediate signals east of the Main Street crossing in Finch. I had hoped to catch a train there before the end of ABS, but that didn't work out. However, the crossing in Finch is still double-tracked, as the former north main here serves as one of the new CTC sidings. The new LED signals are no searchlights, but at least they put them on a cool gantry. Plus a backtrack off the siding retained one of the hand-throw switch targets. Finch was at one time a junction, where the New York Central line to Ottawa crossed the CP main. The NYC gave up the line in 1957, when their bridge in Cornwall became a casualty of the St. Lawrence Seaway opening. However, before this happened, rail operations in Finch were captured in a National Film Board short.

Photographer:
Jakob Mueller [35] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/04/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8906 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 112 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Mile 74.4 Winchester Subdivision (search)
City/Town: Finch (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Nice shot Jakob. What’s the NFB link? I’d like to take a look.

  2. Thanks Jacob! I tried to link to the NFB piece in the caption, but clearly I messed that up somehow. It’s here: https://youtu.be/GUznPBD6tSs

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