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While Trillium's 1859 may be a black dip locomotive and rather lifeless in terms of it's paint scheme, it sure beats the leaser invasion that's coming around to most Shortlines as they replace older motive power. I'm dismayed to see more and more of them invading just about every shortline out there if you consider the numerous roads in the US. Many more are coming too.. so imagine my relief when I didn't see GMTX 333 and instead this old girl working in St. Catharines. I'm glad that the MLW's on Trillium are here to stay and the nasty rumours I heard late last year did not come to pass - railfan rumours can be vicious and I really only believe them when it actually happens. For the record, dropping by the shops over the weekend, Trillium has 1859, 108 and GMTX 333 in active service. Trillium 3582, which was seen in rotation in 2016 is now with the deadline with boarded up side windows. Curious, what happened to the ACR passenger cars that were stored on the line?
After finding this old girl I followed it and their crew to Merriton capturing standard photographs all along the way, but then this scene caught my eye, and I set up for a quick photo and this feller walking by actually took notice of the train. I'd like to think it's mostly a Railfan and young kid type thing, but there seems to be more train people out there than we give credit for.
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Caption: While Trillium's 1859 may be a black dip locomotive and rather lifeless in terms of it's paint scheme, it sure beats the leaser invasion that's coming around to most Shortlines as they replace older motive power. I'm dismayed to see more and more of them invading just about every shortline out there if you consider the numerous roads in the US. Many more are coming too.. so imagine my relief when I didn't see GMTX 333 and instead this old girl working in St. Catharines. I'm glad that the MLW's on Trillium are here to stay and the nasty rumours I heard late last year did not come to pass - railfan rumours can be vicious and I really only believe them when it actually happens. For the record, dropping by the shops over the weekend, Trillium has 1859, 108 and GMTX 333 in active service. Trillium 3582, which was seen in rotation in 2016 is now with the deadline with boarded up side windows. Curious, what happened to the ACR passenger cars that were stored on the line?

After finding this old girl I followed it and their crew to Merriton capturing standard photographs all along the way, but then this scene caught my eye, and I set up for a quick photo and this feller walking by actually took notice of the train. I'd like to think it's mostly a Railfan and young kid type thing, but there seems to be more train people out there than we give credit for.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [766] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/21/2017 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: TRRY 1859 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Merriton (search)
City/Town: Merriton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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