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So much history in the city of welland, from railway to navel. After seeing Steve’s shot of the movie train just behind my shot here, I thought I would throw this shot into the mix. This is the old connecting track to what was once the Canada Southern mainline, sadly for the most part abandoned today.  The last customer on the line Vesuvius still from time to time receives NS covered hoppers that travel over the old CASO swing bridge over the one time Welland canal, since relocated. The crew this day had just returned from Vesuvius and headed over to Tim Hortons for lunch.
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Caption: So much history in the city of welland, from railway to navel. After seeing Steve’s shot of the movie train just behind my shot here, I thought I would throw this shot into the mix. This is the old connecting track to what was once the Canada Southern mainline, sadly for the most part abandoned today. The last customer on the line Vesuvius still from time to time receives NS covered hoppers that travel over the old CASO swing bridge over the one time Welland canal, since relocated. The crew this day had just returned from Vesuvius and headed over to Tim Hortons for lunch.

Photographer:
Marcus W Stevens [854] (more) (contact)
Date: 10/17/2011 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: 110 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Welland Industrial spur (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Thanks for posting this. I’ve yet to shoot a train on that spur (former NYC in downtown Welland)

  2. Very nice. Are there any customers left on this spur using rail service these days ? John

  3. Thanks ????
    I believe just Vesuvius when the need it. CP cut off the other end years ago. I wonder how long before the age of the old swing bridge kills the line for good.

  4. Thanks ????
    I believe just Vesuvius when the need it. CP cut off the other end years ago. I wonder how long before the age of the old swing bridge kills the line for good.

  5. Yes Vesuvius still does. See Steve’s recent ONR in Welland post for more commentary on that. Vandals set fire to the bridge a couple of years ago – almost did the line in from what I heard.

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