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Nothing too exciting here photo-wise, but a bit of news to share from industrial Hamilton. The port has been busy installing some new track here, which the 0700 is seen shoving past on their way to Parkland Fuels. To give a bit of the lay of the land here - the track in the foreground coming off the runaround is the Yellowline Lead, which is used to serve both Crawford Rail and Yellowline Asphalt. Cars for Crawford (flats of rail) are left outside their facility, effectively blocking access to Yellowline while they're there. The new track is further behind the Yellowline Lead, where the newly installed switch comes off the runaround and heads off to the right of the image. I am told (via CP crews) this track is for a new customer who will receive sulfur tanks. A year or two ago CN dropped a tank on the runaround where apparently sulfur had solidified and had to be cleaned by a specialist company, so I wonder if this new track is for them, but for now that is only speculation on my part. Further behind on the runaround are gons for Lafarge, who loads slag from nearby Dofasco for shipping out west for slag cement. They are currently served by CP. When I saw the new track going in I assumed it was for them - to get their cars off the runaround. Evidently I was wrong!
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Caption: Nothing too exciting here photo-wise, but a bit of news to share from industrial Hamilton. The port has been busy installing some new track here, which the 0700 is seen shoving past on their way to Parkland Fuels.

To give a bit of the lay of the land here - the track in the foreground coming off the runaround is the Yellowline Lead, which is used to serve both Crawford Rail and Yellowline Asphalt. Cars for Crawford (flats of rail) are left outside their facility, effectively blocking access to Yellowline while they're there.

The new track is further behind the Yellowline Lead, where the newly installed switch comes off the runaround and heads off to the right of the image. I am told (via CP crews) this track is for a new customer who will receive sulfur tanks. A year or two ago CN dropped a tank on the runaround where apparently sulfur had solidified and had to be cleaned by a specialist company, so I wonder if this new track is for them, but for now that is only speculation on my part.

Further behind on the runaround are gons for Lafarge, who loads slag from nearby Dofasco for shipping out west for slag cement. They are currently served by CP. When I saw the new track going in I assumed it was for them - to get their cars off the runaround. Evidently I was wrong!

Photographer:
James Knott [532] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/06/2023 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4704 (search)
Train Symbol: 0700 Yard Job (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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  1. For anyone who cares (probably no one), I believe the customer is HJ Baker. Cando is involved in the operations.

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