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By 1999 the shared NS/CN intermodal yard at Dain City was just a fading memory as NS began its gradual retreat out of Ontario. Even CN’s days at this location were coming to a close with Trillium in the near future taking over pretty much all of CN’s spurs and secondary lines in the Niagara region. At the time there must have been a friendly rivalry going on with CN crews here as 4742 was tagged for the Buffalo Sabres hockey team while 4713 had Toronto Maple leafs markings on it. In later years this small yard here would be revived as a trans loading facility served by Trillium and now GIO Rail.
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Caption: By 1999 the shared NS/CN intermodal yard at Dain City was just a fading memory as NS began its gradual retreat out of Ontario. Even CN’s days at this location were coming to a close with Trillium in the near future taking over pretty much all of CN’s spurs and secondary lines in the Niagara region. At the time there must have been a friendly rivalry going on with CN crews here as 4742 was tagged for the Buffalo Sabres hockey team while 4713 had Toronto Maple leafs markings on it. In later years this small yard here would be revived as a trans loading facility served by Trillium and now GIO Rail.

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Marcus W Stevens [900] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/07/1999 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4732 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Canal subdivision (search)
City/Town: Dain City (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Great capture Marcus, definitely captured the mood of CN DAIN at the time

  2. Both the Leafs and Sabres faced each other in the Stanley Cup playoffs that year with Buffalo going all the way to the cup final. Unfortunately, they lost to Dallas.

    Nice scene Marcus.

  3. Amazing how many yard jobs CN had in niagara…

  4. This might have been 564, the daily turn to Dain City from the Falls.

  5. If NS handled the intermodal out of dain city, what did 564 do going to dain city? Work local customers on the way? Switch the place?

    Or was there a dedicated switcher here?

  6. I do have one slide of a CN GP9 sitting beside the NS power here but only saw a CN unit here once. Not sure if CN actually built the NS intermodal trains of if it was just there either on a break like this day in the photo or assigned there.

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