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The flanges of 107 (!) year old CP 401005 (Built 1907, rebuilt 1927) do not quit on the approach to Mount Elgin on the Tillsonburg sub. After a few days of extreme cold, wind and snowstorms a considerable amount of precipitation had built up on the right of way. The day prior a train ran to Tillsonburg and pushed much of the snow asode. However, warm weather is forecast to arrive on Saturday, and a deep freeze on Sunday - the need to clear the right of way and flangeways of snow before it all turned to solid ice necessitated this plow run.
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Caption: The flanger blades of 107 (!) year old CP 401005 (Built 1907, rebuilt 1927) do not quit on the approach to Mount Elgin on the Port Burwell sub. After a few days of extreme cold, wind and snowstorms a considerable amount of precipitation had built up on the right of way. The day prior a train ran to Tillsonburg and pushed much of the snow aside. However, warm weather is forecast to arrive on Saturday, and a deep freeze on Sunday - the need to clear the right of way and flangeways of snow before it all turned to solid ice necessitated this plow run.

After following OSR for a while I decided to head home via Stratford after hearing GEXR ran a plow the night before to Goderich. I expected to get a shot of the train parked at the station for the day, but upon arriving I was treated to a plow extra arriving engines first from Goderich, and immediately turning west, for a second plow train on the same day. An experience never to be forgotten and one can only hope but duplicate again in the 21st century. Second photo: http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=12924

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [732] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/09/2014 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 401005, OSRX 6508, OSRX 175 (search)
Train Symbol: Plow Extra (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Port Burwell Sub (search)
City/Town: Mount Elgin (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Now THAT image is dead-on-the-money. Is the OSR doing a calendar next year? :o )

  2. Awesome shot!

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