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The CFL Centennial Train backs down the Point Edward spur on the way back to CN's Sarnia yard. While VIA trains regularly used the first part of the Point Edward Spur as a lead to cross over the main and access the wye, this is the first time in decades, if not even a century, that any passenger train has come this far. No passenger train will have ever been shot on this curve from this bridge before, and likely never will be again.
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Caption: The CFL Centennial Train backs down the Point Edward spur on the way back to CN's Sarnia yard. While VIA trains regularly used the first part of the Point Edward Spur as a lead to cross over the main and access the wye, this is the first time in decades, if not even a century, that any passenger train has come this far. No passenger train will have ever been shot on this curve from this bridge before, and likely never will be again.

Photographer:
Chris van der Heide [186] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/03/2012 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6445 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Point Edward Spur (search)
City/Town: Sarnia (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. I challenge any photographer to prove Chris wrong on this point :)

  2. OK, I’ve definitely been corrected on this point. Back when the new tunnel opened back in 1994-95, there were a series of passenger specials to Sarnia, and shuttles through the tunnel were offered using GO equipment. Apparently some of these train sets parked up at the old storage sidings along Front Street (which are even farther than the CFL Train ultimately went, and today are abandoned and torn out.

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