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For young Jacob - from Arnold's recent post showing the CPR/CNR interchange at Woodstock -  there aren't many small interchanges left, as they are slowly being removed. Places like Chatham, Woodstock, Finnegan (Fergus spur), Fergus proper, essentially anywhere where two railway lines crossed there was often an interchange where the nearest customers traffic would be interchanged to their carrier of the shipper's choice. There were and continue to be rules on interchange, but most of the little ones are now gone. Most interchange in South Western Ontario between CNR and CPR occur in three places: Toronto (549), Hamilton (believe it or not, there's a lot here!) and Kitchener. London is another interchange, and it's pictured above. I don't know where those autoracks are going but the interchange in London is good for only about 15 cars (two strings of 8 each) and it's serviced by a  London yard job, by my estimation, in the afternoons meaning getting sun here is very difficult at this angle. Hope you don't mind the cloudy cruddy day. A recent brush cutting really opens it up - at right is some of the CPR track that used to service customers parallel to the Kellogg spur. BTW the Kellogg spur has no online customers anymore, just the interchange and the wye.
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Caption: For young Jacob - from Arnold's recent post showing the CPR/CNR interchange at Woodstock - there aren't many small interchanges left, as they are slowly being removed. Places like Chatham, Woodstock, Finnegan (Fergus spur), Fergus proper, essentially anywhere where two railway lines crossed there was often an interchange where the nearest customers traffic would be interchanged to their carrier of the shipper's choice. There were and continue to be rules on interchange, but most of the little ones are now gone. Most interchange in South Western Ontario between CNR and CPR occur in three places: Toronto (549), Hamilton (believe it or not, there's a lot here!) and Kitchener. London is another interchange, and it's pictured above. I don't know where those autoracks are going but the interchange in London is good for only about 15 cars (two strings of 8 each) and it's serviced by a London yard job, by my estimation, in the afternoons meaning getting sun here is very difficult at this angle. Hope you don't mind the cloudy cruddy day. A recent brush cutting really opens it up - at right is some of the CPR track that used to service customers parallel to the Kellogg spur. BTW the Kellogg spur has no online customers anymore, just the interchange and the wye.

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Stephen C. Host [1350] (more) (contact)
Date: 4/3/2022 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9547 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 583 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Kellogg Spur (search)
City/Town: London (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. Edit: this is the cp rail interchange spur. Kellogg spur is removed now (as of May)

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