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After seeing CN L562 lined out of Port Robinson only as far as Yager, I already knew what could possibly be up. As the train approached Southern Yard with a Welded Tube car, some other cars for CP and 1 Tank of Sulpher Dioxide on the tail, I knew exactly what the next steps were. The remaining cars were dropped and the One tank of O2S was the only car left on the train. The crew then called to "Pass Stop Signal 162 at Yager and Proceed via Humberstone Spur Track". The crew reversed the switch for the Spur and began their journey down for the lone industry in Port Colborne, Vale. A rare movement made even more rare considering Vale does not take Chlorine like they used to. Here they are seen passing under Highway 140 at Yager West beginning their trip down. They would return light power to Port Robinson.
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Caption: After seeing CN L562 lined out of Port Robinson only as far as Yager, I already knew what could possibly be up. As the train approached Southern Yard with a Welded Tube car, some other cars for CP and 1 Tank of Sulpher Dioxide on the tail, I knew exactly what the next steps were. The remaining cars were dropped and the One tank of O2S was the only car left on the train. The crew then called to "Pass Stop Signal 162 at Yager and Proceed via Humberstone Spur Track". The crew reversed the switch for the Spur and began their journey down for the lone industry in Port Colborne, Vale. A rare movement made even more rare considering Vale does not take Chlorine like they used to. Here they are seen passing under Highway 140 at Yager West beginning their trip down. They would return light power to Port Robinson.

Photographer:
Matthew Ettorre [21] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/17/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3818 (search)
Train Symbol: CN L562 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Yager West, Mile 4.90 COPC Humberstone Spur (search)
City/Town: Port Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Nice shot. Since this line is owned by the City of Port is amazes me CN even bothered to put up a new SNS for Yager W. I don’t even think its listed in any TT anymore.

  2. I thought I heard the train yesterday, but dismissed it as a “nay, can’t be”…anyhow, nice shot, great light on 3818. From what I have been told VALE has eliminated Chlorine from their Electro-Winning process and SO2 by rail is all that is left. Yes, the City owns the line but VALE maintains it and keeps her in top shelf condition. About 20 Years back there was a massive multi billion dollar ENERGY PARK development for the 140 lands that would have used the Humberstone spur…but that was a pipe dream, never even a shovel in the ground

  3. I don’t think the sign is new. Been there for as long as I’ve frequented the area.

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