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After bringing 67 cars of interchange back from CN, CSX 6505 and 2757 are seen here crossing Clifford St. before ending their day near the engine house in the background. The CSX Sarnia Sub. has some new local power, in the form of two GP40-3's numbered 6505 and 6547 (6547 is in the background sitting between GP38-2's 2570, 2799 & 2561). GP38 variants have been the main local power here for CSX for decades, so having a couple of GP40's around is certainly interesting. There's also a new customer along the line, as CSX is shipping out scrap from Ontario Hydro's Lambton Generating Station in Courtright. There were 12 Aim Recycling gons in there today, and they are supposed to be switched 2/3 times a week.
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Caption: After bringing 67 cars of interchange back from CN, CSX 6505 and 2757 are seen here crossing Clifford St. before ending their day near the engine house in the background. The CSX Sarnia Sub. has some new local power, in the form of two GP40-3's numbered 6505 and 6547 (6547 is in the background sitting between GP38-2's 2570, 2799 & 2561). GP38 variants have been the main local power here for CSX for decades, so having a couple of GP40's around is certainly interesting. There's also a new customer along the line, as CSX is shipping out scrap from Ontario Hydro's Lambton Generating Station in Courtright. There were 12 Aim Recycling gons in there today, and they are supposed to be switched 2/3 times a week.

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Myles Roach [195] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/12/2021 (search)
Railway: CSX Transportation (search)
Reporting Marks: CSX 6505 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: MP 70.90 CSX Sarnia Sub. (search)
City/Town: Sarnia (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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8 Comments
  1. Delsan-AIM did (or is still doing – I haven’t been by in a while) Nanticoke too and shipped some scrap loads out by rail. I believe the rail movements have ceased now there however. Neat to see the same arrangement for Lambton.

  2. You’d think the place was ultra busy with all that power but as I’m informed, they cancelled y290… very recently.

  3. Jamie – Cool info, I imagine Lambton will be imploded like Nanticoke was, although not as large as Nanticoke there’s definitely a lot of steel there.

    Stephen – That sucks, makes sense as to why the yard was so empty, 2-3 units seems to be the norm.

  4. Its supposed to be 4 units allowing one unit a month at lds (takes a few days) to do 92 day inspections, two on the transfer and 1 for the day yard job

    But alas psr is creeping in and everything seems to be combined into one job….

    The extra for lambton could use 1 or 2 units which may explain the additional power. Maybe this is someomes idea of “hey i found cost savings, 4 units saved!”

    Myles any sign of activity at biox/methes/chinook in sombra?

  5. Contractors are still at work there, no sign of any rail activity yet. The company working with Biox there – called Forge Hydrocarbons – plans on producing jet fuels from waste fats. They got a big investment from the government plus millions from Shell, Lockheed Martin and other corporate investors. According to their website, production will start at 200,000 L a year with plans to ramp up production to 28 million L a year. If all works out, they should be a steady customer.

  6. That’s only 300 cars a year at full production. 200,000/year is 2 cars. LOL

    6 cars a week basically.

  7. It’s new technology also, if it doesn’t take off they may not use rail for a while, if at all. Although the demand for renewable fuels is rising, there’s a trackmobile there and they have room to expand. 6 cars a week does seem to be more traffic than Methes ever got, I wonder if they’ll receive any loads of anything by rail too.

  8. A friend informs me 2 units were sent away for work recently, hence why the GP40′s were brought over. So they are down to four units again.

    Y290 was running all last week also..

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