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Just coming off the Halton Sub, and waiting for a signal; this daily westbound we used to dub "aircraft train' as it had a car or two of aircraft parts behind the power, is stopped over Brant St. The train is waiting a signal as there is a VIA not yet cleared. This GMD SD60F 9902 was built in 1985 and renumbered to 5502 in 1988. Other power is CN5261 and 9647.
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Caption: Just coming off the Halton Sub, and waiting for a signal; this daily westbound we used to dub "aircraft train' as it had a car or two of aircraft parts behind the power, is stopped over Brant St. The train is waiting a signal as there is a VIA not yet cleared. This GMD SD60F 9902 was built in 1985 and renumbered to 5502 in 1988. Other power is CN5261 and 9647.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [1019] (more) (contact)
Date: 01/27/1987 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 9902 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Halton Sub. (search)
City/Town: Burlington W (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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14 Comments
  1. Correct, McDonnell-Douglas aircraft assemblies. These were routed CN-Windsor- N&W-Kansas City as they required ferrying to the USA. I also think in earlier times they would be shipped to Long Beach CA but I’m a little fuzzy on that [ old coot ].

  2. Until the ?? late 90s there was a spur within the “wye” ( Halton Sub/Oakville Sub connecting track) that was the location of…? Plibrico. When they left, Larry Paikin, railway equipment dealer, used the building and property to affect repairs on small locomotives (critters).
    The spur switch was on the Halton Sub end of the Connector.

  3. There was a siding there at one time just before the interlocking, and yes the wye was still there at the time of this picture.

  4. why is there a boxcar facing the other way in background? was the wye in service then?

  5. Yes there was a plant there. I remember switching the siding when i was a trainman. They kept the cars on a siding right across from Woodbine racetrack. Huge UP wing cars if memory serves.

  6. There was a McDonnell Douglas plant in Malton as Mr Snake said. If I remember correctly the siding went through where the International Centre was built and crossed Airport Road just south of Derry Road. I sat in traffic jams a few times when CN was switching those cars. L

  7. Thanks Peter…..I’m right on your tail !!!! :o )

  8. Congratulations, Arnold, on becoming a Millionaire!!

  9. if I recall correctly ..there was a MacDonnell Douglas plant on Airport Road at the Northeast quadrant of the airport ….the wings were likely going to the St Louis MO mfg plant

  10. LOL@snake.. I was in Botswana teaching their engineers how to operate their new locomotives in Dec. I am back now. You might see me at VIA or maybe another over seas teaching job. Stay tuned :-)

  11. Hey Arnold…who is that ngineered4u guy again?” thought we shipped him overseas ??

  12. Holy crap Arnold you passed 1,000,000 views! amazing!!

  13. Crazy kids ?? Don’t forget the galloping geezers that were out there, too.

  14. Ahh memories. I did not know you crazy kids had names for different trains?
    I can see how easy it would be to name them though, as certain trains did have specific cars on the head end (IE 421/422 with parts cars). I forgot the train designation for this train but the aircraft wings were from a factory on the Weston Sub that were moved to Mac Yrd and then sent westward.Perhaps to Seattle?

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