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The foam was thick for the Herzog ballast train on the Hamilton Sub. with a a pair of CMQ SD40-2Fs as sole power.  After the train's plan time was bumped back 4 hours, having to follow CP 246 from Toronto, wait in Milton for CP 247 to come north, and then follow CP 254 south, it was quite the ordeal for the many that were trackside waiting for it.  At least it allowed for the weather to clear and some socially-distant catching up while we all waited.  After photographing the train a few times going south, we figured it would take them a while to turn at Aberdeen so many headed for home.  I had only been home about a half-hour when I heard the ballast train get a northbound clearance from Aberdeen to begin end CTC sign Campbellville, so I abandoned plans for dinner and headed out the door again.  I joined four others at Concession Road 6 to get a nice evening shot of the ballast train heading back north.  The train ultimately went to Sudbury for another load of ballast, and it is reported to be returning to the Hamilton Sub. Saturday, April 17.
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Caption: The foam was thick for the Herzog ballast train on the Hamilton Sub. with a a pair of CMQ SD40-2Fs as sole power. After the train's plan time was bumped back 4 hours, having to follow CP 246 from Toronto, wait in Milton for CP 247 to come north, and then follow CP 254 south, it was quite the ordeal for the many that were trackside waiting for it. At least it allowed for the weather to clear and some socially-distant catching up while we all waited. After photographing the train a few times going south, we figured it would take them a while to turn at Aberdeen so many headed for home. I had only been home about a half-hour when I heard the ballast train get a northbound clearance from Aberdeen to begin end CTC sign Campbellville, so I abandoned plans for dinner and headed out the door again. I joined four others at Concession Road 6 to get a nice evening shot of the ballast train heading back north. The train ultimately went to Sudbury for another load of ballast, and it is reported to be returning to the Hamilton Sub. Saturday, April 17.

Photographer:
Rob Smith [327] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/13/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CMQ 9020 (search)
Train Symbol: CP 9WHA-12 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Not Provided
City/Town: Flamborough (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Neat stuff thanks Rob!

  2. For the record, it looks like Sunday is more likely now.

  3. Or Monday… let’s go with Monday. Good old CP.

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