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On a mostly overcast day in Niagara, I happened upon Welded Tube's centrecab out and about shuffling some cars around on the Tube Spur (former Michigan Central double track main). The sun happened to be doing its best to fight through a small break in the clouds here, which I was quite grateful for as this specific move was something I had yet to see, though I had seen MPRX 101 out and about on the Tube Spur once before. The building to the right is the ex-Stelpipe facility (and most recently ex-Martech facility - see link here and here ), where K&K is now infamously scrapping Dash 8s. The tubes are a somewhat interesting operation in the sense that they have a trackmobile that moves cars within the plant confines, the centrecab that moves loads/empties between the plant and the Tube Spur, Trillium using ex-Stelco 615 formerly and now GMTX 340 currently to shuffle loads/empties between the Tube Spur and CN Southern Yard (about a km or so away), and CN L562 picking up/dropping off loads and empties from there. A lot of different hands on these cars in a very short distance.
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Caption: On a mostly overcast day in Niagara, I happened upon Welded Tube's centrecab out and about shuffling some cars around on the Tube Spur (former Michigan Central double track main). The sun happened to be doing its best to fight through a small break in the clouds here, which I was quite grateful for as this specific move was something I had yet to see, though I had seen MPRX 101 out and about on the Tube Spur once before. The building to the right is the ex-Stelpipe facility (and most recently ex-Martech facility - see link here and here ), where K&K is now infamously scrapping Dash 8s.

The tubes are a somewhat interesting operation in the sense that they have a trackmobile that moves cars within the plant confines, the centrecab that moves loads/empties between the plant and the Tube Spur, Trillium using ex-Stelco 615 formerly and now GMTX 340 currently to shuffle loads/empties between the Tube Spur and CN Southern Yard (about a km or so away), and CN L562 picking up/dropping off loads and empties from there. A lot of different hands on these cars in a very short distance.

Photographer:
James Knott [505] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/29/2021 (search)
Railway: Industrial (search)
Reporting Marks: MPRX 101 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Tube Spur (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Neat, it has an automatic pin lifter. No having to get out and do it yourself. :-)

  2. Keen eye. The kind of thing I never notice unless pointed out to me.

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