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Trillium 1859 climbs up the Thorold grade, one of the steepest in all of Canada. I was a little confused with it's load, a single autoparts car, considering they don't serve any places that ship out autoparts. Anyways, this line, the Thorold Spur, was once a main line that served as a connector from Niagara Falls to St Catharines. After the Stamford Sub was built through Niagara Falls, this line was no longer needed, and eventually, the main bridge that connected the two cities (Bridge 10 in Thorold South) was dismantled in the late 90's. The only use it sees nowadays is Trillium a few times a week and that's it. The sound of an Alco climbing up this hill is quite the sound.
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Caption: Trillium 1859 climbs up the Thorold grade, one of the steepest in all of Canada. I was a little confused with it's load, a single autoparts car, considering they don't serve any places that ship out autoparts. Anyways, this line, the Thorold Spur, was once a main line that served as a connector from Niagara Falls to St Catharines. After the Stamford Sub was built through Niagara Falls, this line was no longer needed, and eventually, the main bridge that connected the two cities (Bridge 10 in Thorold South) was dismantled in the late 90's. The only use it sees nowadays is Trillium a few times a week and that's it. The sound of an Alco climbing up this hill is quite the sound.

Photographer:
Doctapinklaces [57] (more) (contact)
Date: 5/10/2018 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: TR 1859 (search)
Train Symbol: 1859 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Thorold Spur (search)
City/Town: Thorold (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Ahh okay thank you for clarifying!

  2. A source told me there are some GTW autos parts cars being used in pulp service! Some have moved from Grand Prairie AB area to Dunn Paper!

  3. Thanks Steve — this has been a shot in the making for a while now. It’s paid off. And honestly same, it’ll be super interesting to watch them up there.

  4. Can’t wait to see Trilliums work on the OBRY line!

  5. Nice work – love the effort put into this!

  6. Schools out! I have time to go out and shoot again. It was quite the sound. 110 used to be the best up the grade, that thing echoed for miles.

  7. Hey!!!! The doc is on the ball!!! What a nice shot. I agree with ’1014′….that would have been one sweet sound of that old clunker clunking.

  8. Oooohh! that is so sweet, the train is pretty nice too.

    Just pulling your leg and happy to see girls in their summer attire stopped to wave at the train. :-)

    I bet you enjoyed the sound of the 1859 working up the hill.

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