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CN 152 passes through the small yard behind Coteau station and onto the Valleyfield subdivision.  The train originated at Deltaport, BC and is travelling to the Valleyfield contianer terminal, built and abandoned by CSX, and now operated by CN.
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Caption: CN 152 passes through the small yard behind Coteau station and onto the Valleyfield subdivision. The train originated at Deltaport, BC and is travelling to the Valleyfield contianer terminal, built and abandoned by CSX, and now operated by CN.

Photographer:
Ken Goslett [114] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/15/2022 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 2295 (search)
Train Symbol: CN 152 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Valleyfield sub (search)
City/Town: Coteau Station (search)
Province: Quebec (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Neat. Any clue if CN bought the terminal?

  2. It is not clear to me what arrangement CN has made to use the Valleyfield container terminal.

  3. Stephen, the article you cite from the Journal St-Francois is inaccurate. It is based on an article in the Journal de Montreal that linked CN’s opening of the Valleyfield intermodal terminal to congestion at the Port of Montreal. This is not correct.

    The new Valleyfield terminal is a surge yard for the storage of containers that have not been picked up or moved from Robert’s Bank and Prince Rupert. Those west coast ports are clogged with boxes that have been sitting dockside for extended periods, in some cases for more than a year. The lack of additional storage space at those ports has left ships waiting offshore unable to unload. CN is establisihing surge yards in Brampton and Mississauga as well as Valleyfield.

    The provisional eastbound schedules for Valleyfield have trains arriving only from Prince Rupert, Deltaport and Thornton Yard. Westboounds from Valleyfield return to those locations moving baretables and empty boxes.

    Containers from the Port of Montreal are not moving to Valleyfield by either road or rail. Valleyfield will eliminate congestion at CN’s Taschereau (Montreal) intermodal terminal. But, at least so far, will not alleviate congestion at the Port of Montreal
    which is also suffering from storage problems due to consignees not picking up their boxes.

  4. Thank you – I claim to know nothing about this :)

    But that’s unreal. From the west to the east… and back…

    I know there’s a CN yard near Malport that’s basically a stack of containers.. this explains why.. and it’s not served by rail directly, they’re all moved over by truck.

    Malport of course is now an overflow yard and extension of BIT – CN 100/101 now work there…

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