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See http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=29360 for the related, and immediate prior image.
NS train 27 and VIA 74 are passing each other on the McGregor Creek through truss span while some engineering employees are discussing and inspecting the on-going project. Train 27 has a pair of C30-7's while F9's 6530-6632 are coming at me, having made the station stop just moments earlier. The dust being kicked up from both trains is not necessarily indicative of their speed; rather it is from trackwork that was done to install the connector so that CN trains can use C&O Subdivision 2 between here and Fargo, and further use the Caso Sub to Windsor and beyond.
In a couple of years, NS will revamp their service and renumbered trains 343/344 will begin using this connector and hence the Detroit River tunnel (after the ferries are removed). The speeder adds a nice touch to this scene. The high green signal on the left is the train order light for CN Chatham East. The burned and abandoned former CIL fertilizer plant is slowly disappearing in the foliage. The tan coloured pickup truck at the office belongs to Operator Fletcher who was Ken Annett's father-in-law.
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Caption: See http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=29360 for the related, and immediate prior image. NS train 27 and VIA 74 are passing each other on the McGregor Creek through truss span while some engineering employees are discussing and inspecting the on-going project. Train 27 has a pair of C30-7's while F9's 6530-6632 are coming at me, having made the station stop just moments earlier. The dust being kicked up from both trains is not necessarily indicative of their speed; rather it is from trackwork that was done to install the connector so that CN trains can use C&O Subdivision 2 between here and Fargo, and further use the Caso Sub to Windsor and beyond. In a couple of years, NS will revamp their service and renumbered trains 343/344 will begin using this connector and hence the Detroit River tunnel (after the ferries are removed). The speeder adds a nice touch to this scene. The high green signal on the left is the train order light for CN Chatham East. The burned and abandoned former CIL fertilizer plant is slowly disappearing in the foliage. The tan coloured pickup truck at the office belongs to Operator Fletcher who was Ken Annett's father-in-law.

Photographer:
Bruce Mercer [97] (more) (contact)
Date: 5/22/1987 (search)
Railway: VIA Rail (search)
Reporting Marks: VIA 6530 (search)
Train Symbol: VIA 74 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Chatham Sub (search)
City/Town: Chatham East (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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