Caption: It took me long enough to get some GEXR pictures, but it finally happened. GEXR 431 had arrived from Mac Yard around 5pm at Kitchener Yard. The crew ran out of hours and tied down, and the relief crew arrived at around 6:30pm, having the train ready to shortly afterwards. However, since GO now owns the line as far as Park Street in Kitchener (where I'm standing), 518 (the train’s new number) was forced to wait for both GO trains and Via 87. Due to the enormous amount of construction going on at King Street for the new LRT, the GO yard switch was relocated to the west end of the yard. This means GO trains now have to pull up a few car lengths past Strange Street, and back in. Nonetheless, GO trains will soon be able to use the new much larger yard east of Kitchener station, making this scene no longer possible. In case you are wondering why there is a ridiculous light reflection on the building in the distance, ask Google, as they designed the windows that way.
After holding for over an hour, GEXR 518 is finally on the way to Stratford with a string of empty salt hoppers for docks at Goderich. Tunnel motor 3054 is trailing (unfortunately not leading). Not sure where the rumours stand on 3054 leaving, however, it is still pumping it out for now.