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In the wintertime, unless CP maintainers are using snowmobiles, this sign is honoured more in its breach rather than its observance (anyone recognize the CP tie-in to that phrase?) judging by the sled tracks one finds here every winter. Though the train will encounter the season's first snow further west, it's half sunny and pleasant here in the weeds at Burketon as a 400,000lb load out of GE in Peterborough trails two buffer cars ahead of T07's usual Unimin traffic. CP 2282, 3027, 2259. 1052hrs.
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Caption: In the wintertime, unless CP maintainers are using snowmobiles, this sign is honoured more in its breach rather than its observance (anyone recognize the CP tie-in to that phrase?) judging by the sled tracks one finds here every winter. Though the train will encounter the season's first snow further west, it's half sunny and pleasant here in the weeds at Burketon as a 400,000lb load out of GE in Peterborough trails two buffer cars ahead of T07's usual Unimin traffic. CP 2282, 3027, 2259. 1052hrs.

Photographer:
Mike Lockwood [262] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/13/2014 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 2282 (search)
Train Symbol: KLR T07 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: KLR Havelock Sub (search)
City/Town: Burketon (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Brad, it’s a 400,000lb wind turbine generator (or something similar). The buffers are in deference to the weight of the load, and likely to put some distance between the weight of the power and the load on bridges along the line.

  2. What are they hauling that requires 2 buffer cars Mike? I have not scene buffer cars in KLR pics before.

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