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The CN steel train from Hamilton pulls in to Brantford yard with CN 4595 leading CN 4141 (out of frame).  With cabooses on both ends of the train, the locomotives will quickly run around the train and depart for the Hagersville Subdivision and ultimately the Stelco Steel mill in Nanticoke, ON.  Check out the 90's attire the conductor is wearing.  The date is an educated guess because I didn't label my prints in the first few years that I photographed trains.  CN 4595, the only high nose CN GP9 I ever photographed, was rebuilt in to GP9RM 7274 late 1993.  CN GP9RM 4141 on the other hand, was rebuild from GP9 4241 early 1991.  So this photo was taken in 1991 or 1992, and judging by the road grime on 4141 in another photo I took that day I'm going with 1992.  Yes the photo is grainy, but considering the camera and my inexperience I'm surprised the photo came out as good as it did.  You young railfans these days don't know how lucky you are to have fancy digital cameras to start off with!
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Caption: The CN steel train from Hamilton pulls in to Brantford yard with CN 4595 leading CN 4141 (out of frame). With cabooses on both ends of the train, the locomotives will quickly run around the train and depart for the Hagersville Subdivision and ultimately the Stelco Steel mill in Nanticoke, ON. Check out the 90's attire the conductor is wearing. The date is an educated guess because I didn't label my prints in the first few years that I photographed trains. CN 4595, the only high nose CN GP9 I ever photographed, was rebuilt in to GP9RM 7274 late 1993. CN GP9RM 4141 on the other hand, was rebuild from GP9 4241 early 1991. So this photo was taken in 1991 or 1992, and judging by the road grime on 4141 in another photo I took that day I'm going with 1992. Yes the photo is grainy, but considering the camera and my inexperience I'm surprised the photo came out as good as it did. You young railfans these days don't know how lucky you are to have fancy digital cameras to start off with!

Photographer:
Rob Smith [209] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/XX/1992 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4595 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Brantford (search)
City/Town: Brantford (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. I hear ya about shooting with film. I used to keep a 110 handy in my car. It was for those moments of “wish I had a camera, any camera.” Well, there isn’t one picture from that 110 that I’m proud of. Today’s pocket cameras absolutely bury it. My cheap pocket camera I use now for the same function as the 110, if I’m careful setting up the photo, it challenges the quality of the Canon AE-1 Program I used for slides. :-)

  2. Negative.

  3. Great shot. Do you have any shots of anything on the Burford spur back then?

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