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There's prototype for everything. Witness this strange move: SOR Conductor Lance Brown eases cut of unpainted steel hoppers across Beach Ave in Hamilton. These cars were lifted from National Steel Car to be put into storage on the former Stelco Bar Mill's tracks in Hamilton's industrial basin which were used for car storage at the time. NSC was a busy place and within a few weeks (or months) these cars were sent in for painting and shipped out.

Lots of details here also - notice the white (flashing) signal? These were installed by the TH&B as this lead  is used for CP for the TH&B (now CP) Adams yard and these flashing signals are found on most of the CP/TH&B Maintained crossing signals in the area. The track in foreground is the former CN Ore Train lead - Dofasco ore trains would have reversed (heading behind the photographer) to Dofasco to unload ore and making the reverse move back through here, to the Lysaught lead (wye by Dofasco Central Shipping in distance) back onto the Grimsby sub at Parkdale yard destined for  the Newmarket sub and Temagami Mine on the ONR for reloading. The Ore train lead also hosted Dofasco engine movements until 2012 or so once or twice a week - now ended. In the far distance there was a fourth track crossing as part of this circuit - which was a Dofasco only track for internal switching moves - remnants exist but it was a long time ago that you had Dofasco, CN and CP tracks  with  switchers crossing here dozens of times a day. In contemporary times you can find SOR and CP here a few times a day as it's basically all joint track (both railways retain access) - don't hesitate to visit here when fishing for locals in Hamilton, your chances are usually pretty good.
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Caption: There's prototype for everything. Witness this strange move: SOR Conductor Lance Brown eases cut of unpainted steel hoppers across Beach Ave in Hamilton. These cars were lifted from National Steel Car to be put into storage on the former Stelco Bar Mill's tracks in Hamilton's industrial basin which were used for car storage at the time. NSC was a busy place and within a few weeks (or months) these cars were sent in for painting and shipped out.

Lots of details here also - notice the white (flashing) signal? These were installed by the TH&B as this lead is used for CP for the TH&B (now CP) Adams yard and these flashing signals are found on most of the CP/TH&B Maintained crossing signals in the area. The track in foreground is the former CN Ore Train lead - Dofasco ore trains would have reversed (heading behind the photographer) to Dofasco to unload ore and making the reverse move back through here, to the Lysaught lead (wye by Dofasco Central Shipping in distance) back onto the Grimsby sub at Parkdale yard destined for the Newmarket sub and the Sherman Mine on the ONR for reloading. The Ore train lead also hosted Dofasco engine movements until 2012 or so once or twice a week - now ended. In the far distance there was a fourth track crossing as part of this circuit - which was a Dofasco only track for internal switching moves - remnants exist but it was a long time ago that you had Dofasco, CN and CP tracks with switchers crossing here dozens of times a day. In contemporary times you can find SOR and CP here a few times a day as it's basically all joint track (both railways retain access) - don't hesitate to visit here when fishing for locals in Hamilton, your chances are usually pretty good.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [858] (more) (contact)
Date: 12/18/2012 (search)
Railway: Southern Ontario Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: RLK 3873 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Adams Yard lead (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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