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GIO Rails roster has changed a fair bit the last few years, including the arrival of a few units from Lambton Diesel. This former CN slug set certainly adds some variety to the railroad and gets to stretch its legs a lot in the Niagara region. Here the motive power set is busy sorting tank cars on the long bridge that once spanned the Canada Southern ( now operated by CPKC ) the tank car yards in the background was once part of the shared CN/NS intermodal yard.
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Caption: GIO Rails roster has changed a fair bit the last few years, including the arrival of a few units from Lambton Diesel. This former CN slug set certainly adds some variety to the railroad and gets to stretch its legs a lot in the Niagara region. Here the motive power set is busy sorting tank cars on the long bridge that once spanned the Canada Southern ( now operated by CPKC ) the tank car yards in the background was once part of the shared CN/NS intermodal yard.

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Marcus W Stevens [1053] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/15/2024 (search)
Railway: GIO Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: LDSX 7224 (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. Very nice Marcus, is this the bridge over the roadway and rail track that goes under the Welland Canal near Welland ? Am attempting to determine what track GIO 7224 is on, is it the CN track that runs south to the old INCO refinery on the east side of the Welland Canal at Port Colborne ? Thanks for sharing, John

  2. This line runs through welland and St Catherine’s cp Hamilton sub is under the bridge.

  3. track to INCO is on the other side of the tunnel, John. to the east of here at Yager.

  4. Correct however John was there before all that track was relocated and the humberstone began just behind the end of this train (behind the plant) before the ‘third’ welland canal was built. Would have been a diamond with the Cayuga and the humberstone snaked over to inco…. was a busy line too before and after relocation with th&b/cp rights too. (Right ended around 1989)
    Studying maps it took me years to figure out how it changed from 1970 to 1974 and the present.

    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=52610 was on the other side (Dain City) but the train would be crossing the diamond on the other side of the canal. Two railway crossings in half a mile. If you look at google satellite maps on google earth from 1934 there was a nice operators tower located there too.

  5. I was down a rabbit hole this morning, and I found this interactive map, which outlines the changes quite nicely

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1Ie3ZNSolNfVLqQb4Bb80QBh-XH4&hl=en_US&ll=43.08832865105509%2C-79.1800142983177&z=14

    It’s no wonder the Canal Sub from Welland to Thorold looks so new and modern – basically built after the Halton sub (Milton upgrades) to similar standards.

  6. 7224 looks great leading. Nice photo.

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