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The Trillium crew uses ex-Stelco 615 to shove BCOL 4624, CN 4100, IC 1506, and one pipe empty for Welded Tube down the Tube Spur from Southern Yard. K&K is scrapping the units along with many others at the former Martech / former Stelpipe facility in Rusholme Road. I pieced it together the other day that the former Stelco 53 was renumbered to 615 as that the address for the facility - 615 Rusholme Road. 615 died at the gates and was left like that overnight, and it looks like they had to use Welded Tube's centrecab (MPRX 101) on Friday to put it away inside the building and finish their moves.  It is my understanding that Trillium owns 615 now and use it for contract switching for Welded Tube and evidently for moving scrap units for K&K, but certainly open to discussion and further confirmation on that one.
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Caption: The Trillium crew uses ex-Stelco 615 to shove BCOL 4624, CN 4100, IC 1506, and one pipe empty for Welded Tube down the Tube Spur from Southern Yard. K&K is scrapping the units along with many others at the former Martech / former Stelpipe facility in Rusholme Road. I pieced it together the other day that the former Stelco 53 was renumbered to 615 as that the address for the facility - 615 Rusholme Road.

615 died at the gates and was left like that overnight, and it looks like they had to use Welded Tube's centrecab (MPRX 101) on Friday to put it away inside the building and finish their moves.

It is my understanding that Trillium owns 615 now and use it for contract switching for Welded Tube and evidently for moving scrap units for K&K, but certainly open to discussion and further confirmation on that one.

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James Knott [467] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/08/2021 (search)
Railway: Trillium Railway (search)
Reporting Marks: BCOL 4624 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Tube Spur (search)
City/Town: Welland (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Of course you shot this move!

  2. Too bad Trillium can’t make use of CN 4100 or IC 1506! They must be basket cases if they’re heading to scrap. You’d think there would be a market for them. Many other ex. CN geeps and IC SW14s have found new homes on shortlines and at industries.

  3. I saw this trio sitting out at Southern Yard while driving by and failed to deduce the 4100 and now what I see was 1506 were for possible scrapping. Bloody shame.

  4. @Martin, haha been on my mind for 9 months. Finally happened.

    @Rob/Arnold, yeah when I saw these two were on 421 I figured it was a safe bet they were going to AMP for work. Was surprised to learn they destined to join the ever growing scrap heap on Rusholme Road. Shame indeed.

  5. As for ownership, I think we can continue to debate that.

    For example, Trillium did switch Resolute until sometime around 2015 using the Resolute motive power, with an agreement to allow shipment of a Trillium unit over if it was needed (it never was needed)

    so they basically did contract switching using some other companies’ power. Then Martech took it over until the last day in December 2016 also using the RFP power.

    Of course, opportunity to purchase a local locomotive may not come all that often and maybe it was for sale…

    great work James on catching this lightning on a bottle and on figuring out the engine number! love it.

  6. What a catch James.

    Too bad about 4100. It lived in Southern Ontario during the 90′s.

  7. Yeah, Noe, he really hit paydirt with this shot.

  8. Thanks again guys. After 615 crapped out I had a chance to chat for a bit with the guys while they were waiting to try and start it up again, and the gentleman riding the point of 4624 in the photo was telling me he used to work for CN and recalled having 4100 many times out of Niagara Falls.

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