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GEXR 582 is backing towards Elmira to unload four cars of Fertilizer.  In a rare move, earlier that evening 582 brought 16 cars of fertilizer north from Kitchener, set off 12 cars in the siding at Waterloo, and ran around these 4 cars for the 10 mile shove to Elmira. This railway was and is still dominated by chemical tank cars, for Chemtura and Sulco Chemicals both in Elmira and receive 5 day a week service. The only other customers on this line are Home Hardware at St. Jacobs, and Commonwealth Plywood in Waterloo who both receive infrequent service. More interesting points: The Region of Waterloo owns the line and saved it from abandonment, and CN (!)is contracted to maintain signals and track on the Waterloo spur, despite GEXR providing freight service.
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Caption: GEXR 582 is backing towards Elmira to unload four cars of Fertilizer. In a rare move, earlier that evening 582 brought 16 cars of fertilizer north from Kitchener, set off 12 cars in the siding at Waterloo, and ran around these 4 cars for the 10 mile shove to Elmira. This railway was and is still dominated by chemical tank cars, for Chemtura and Sulco Chemicals both in Elmira and receive 5 day a week service. The only other customers on this line are Home Hardware at St. Jacobs, and Commonwealth Plywood in Waterloo who both receive infrequent service.

More interesting points: The Region of Waterloo owns the line and saved it from abandonment, and CN (!)is contracted to maintain signals and track on the Waterloo spur, despite GEXR providing freight service.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1177] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/06/2005 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: GEXR 3821, LLPX 2236 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 582 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Waterloo Spur (search)
City/Town: Elmira (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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