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By early 1994, the Railway Capital of Canada was a far cry from its former glory days, however compared to today St. Thomas was still actually an active city as far as being served by different railroads. Long gone were the days of Conrail, Chessie and any passenger trains, however CSX, NS, CN and CP trains still converged on the city. CSX was still operating across the CASO Subdivision, however not for much longer, while NS still ran dedicated auto parts trains on the Cayuga and Paynes Subdivisions, although that window was shortly closing too. In nearby Talbotville, CN served the huge Ford assembly plant and had a large yard with several assignments based, including serving industries on the Cayuga Subdivision. Also, CP came into the city regularly on their St. Thomas Subdivision.

Here on an incredibly cold but sunny winter afternoon, CSX 7572 and 7756 are viewed idling beside the historic Canada Southern Railway station. This power was likely off CSX R320, which would tie-down here and not continue to Buffalo. Eventually it would become R321 simply departing St Thomas then it would ‘cab hop’ to Fargo, where it would lift all the traffic off the North end and continue to Windsor and Detroit.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Carl Noe (Collection of Jason Noe) all rights reserved.



Caption: By early 1994, the Railway Capital of Canada was a far cry from its former glory days, however compared to today St. Thomas was still actually an active city as far as being served by different railroads. Long gone were the days of Conrail, Chessie and any passenger trains, however CSX, NS, CN and CP trains still converged on the city. CSX was still operating across the CASO Subdivision, however not for much longer, while NS still ran dedicated auto parts trains on the Cayuga and Paynes Subdivisions, although that window was shortly closing too. In nearby Talbotville, CN served the huge Ford assembly plant and had a large yard with several assignments based, including serving industries on the Cayuga Subdivision. Also, CP came into the city regularly on their St. Thomas Subdivision.
Here on an incredibly cold but sunny winter afternoon, CSX 7572 and 7756 are viewed idling beside the historic Canada Southern Railway station. This power was likely off CSX R320, which would tie-down here and not continue to Buffalo. Eventually it would become R321 simply departing St Thomas then it would ‘cab hop’ to Fargo, where it would lift all the traffic off the North end and continue to Windsor and Detroit.

Photographer:
Carl Noe (Collection of Jason Noe) [580] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/05/1994 (search)
Railway: CSX Transportation (search)
Reporting Marks: CSX 7572 & CSX 7756 (search)
Train Symbol: CSX R320 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CASO Subdivision (search)
City/Town: St. Thomas (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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