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The Bay Street bridge in Hamilton has long been a favourite location for photographers wanting to catch rail action in Hamilton. While a lot of the track configuration is similar to years past, gone are the yard office and express facilities constructed in the early 1960s, the engine servicing and container/piggyback facilities, as well as the industries north of the CN yard. Taking their place are a Cargo-flo facility, new buildings for Hamilton-based staff, a new CTC controlled location (Stuart), and a new commuter rail station with customer parking (West Harbour--between the site of the Great Western/Grand Trunk stations and 1930s CN James Street North station). On a bitterly cold winter's day, we see GO Transit MP40-PH-3C 653 ready to lead the hourly train to Toronto Union Station and Oshawa while CN ET44AC 3197 and ES44AC 3945 (a former CREX bought by CN in 2021) on train 421 prepare to leave Hamilton for Port Robinson after a crew change (with ES44AC 3844 as DPU). The GP38-2s at the right, 4705 and 4726, have just been set off by 421 which also lifted the parts cars on the head end of the train.
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Caption: The Bay Street bridge in Hamilton has long been a favourite location for photographers wanting to catch rail action in Hamilton. While a lot of the track configuration is similar to years past, gone are the yard office and express facilities constructed in the early 1960s, the engine servicing and container/piggyback facilities, as well as the industries north of the CN yard. Taking their place are a Cargo-flo facility, new buildings for Hamilton-based staff, a new CTC controlled location (Stuart), and a new commuter rail station with customer parking (West Harbour--between the site of the Great Western/Grand Trunk stations and 1930s CN James Street North station). On a bitterly cold winter's day, we see GO Transit MP40-PH-3C 653 ready to lead the hourly train to Toronto Union Station and Oshawa while CN ET44AC 3197 and ES44AC 3945 (a former CREX bought by CN in 2021) on train 421 prepare to leave Hamilton for Port Robinson after a crew change (with ES44AC 3844 as DPU). The GP38-2s at the right, 4705 and 4726, have just been set off by 421 which also lifted the parts cars on the head end of the train.

Photographer:
John Eull [417] (more) (contact)
Date: 1/15/2022 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: GO 653 CN 3197 (search)
Train Symbol: 421 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Stuart (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. John, very good picture showing the new GO tracks to Harbour West GO station and CN yard on the north side. Thanks for the update, John

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