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Well this certainly was an interesting train, and that is the only reason why I’m submitting this shot. This is my desperation spot and not really a favourite spot but more a location that works for eastbounds in the afternoon or when I’m in a rush to get to work, LoL. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best but at least the heavy rain held off a bit longer. Tuesday on the Galt subdivision west of Guelph junction quickly turned into a bit of a disaster with two units reporting as completely out of fuel. ( How one would not know a multi million dollar locomotive is out of fuel is beyond me ) Nevertheless the crews never made it to their final destinations so that thankfully made Wednesday a lot more colourful as multiple CP 234’s and power rounded the curve in Streetsville, finally headed to Toronto. A nice mix of power from three railroads on the head end and almost all elephant style. Thanks precision railroading, LoL.
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Caption: Well this certainly was an interesting train, and that is the only reason why I’m submitting this shot. This is my desperation spot and not really a favourite spot but more a location that works for eastbounds in the afternoon or when I’m in a rush to get to work, LoL. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best but at least the heavy rain held off a bit longer. Tuesday on the Galt subdivision west of Guelph junction quickly turned into a bit of a disaster with two units reporting as completely out of fuel. ( How one would not know a multi million dollar locomotive is out of fuel is beyond me ) Nevertheless the crews never made it to their final destinations so that thankfully made Wednesday a lot more colourful as multiple CP 234’s and power rounded the curve in Streetsville, finally headed to Toronto. A nice mix of power from three railroads on the head end and almost all elephant style. Thanks precision railroading, LoL.

Photographer:
Marcus W Stevens [897] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/17/2022 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: UP 8204 (search)
Train Symbol: 234 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Galt subdivision (search)
City/Town: Streetsville (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. They go marching 2 by 2. :-)

  2. Ya, hard to imagine in this high tech world how a locomotive could run outta fuel. Nevertheless, a memorable capture.

  3. LOL, well in the “olden days” we just got out and looked at the fuel sight gauges that have been around like..forever. Some of you may also remember the RTC talking with the train crew and asking them to check and report the fuel levels at some change off locations.
    Well in this high tech diesel world, they no longer have to do that because all of the new EMD and GE products are equipped with satellite links which are connected to the RTC office and the “diesel doc” at CN. Hell, they can tell what throttle position I was in from these offices. I do remember having to go by cab to Bowmanville to rescue a inter-modal train that had rub out of fuel just near Cobbledick Rd. We had to cut the power off and head west to just past the railroad crossing and wait for the Petro Can fuel truck to come and “fill er up”. Its took over a half hr to fill just one of my SD75I’s and I had 3!! Ahh, the memories. Thats why I loved being a locomotive engineer. Every day, something new :-)

  4. It’s good to see not much has changed over the years, LoL. Even high tech machines still have the same issues. In som ways more issues.

  5. I recall being almost exactly where this train is, some 45 years but in the middle of the night, and seeing a half dozen deer crossing the tracks in front of us. There used to be a firehall on the left (going east) and a door manufacturer on the right ahead. They’re no longer there & a lot of buildings have gone up between then & now. BUT, running out of fuel apparently forms a link between generations..lol

  6. I never got to see the factory to the left but alway knew there was a third track there to serve it. I wish the old station survived here too.

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