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Well, you win some and you lose some. When 562 was southbound on the Humberstone Spur with one tank in tow for Vale, they had to wait at the crossing on the other side of Welland Street (at far left of photo) for cars that refused to stop running the activated crossing or heed the horn blasts. As a result of this lost time, I had lost sun on this scene by the time they had come into frame for the shot I had composed. Things flipped for the light power return north, and they arrived to a fully shaded scene, but again had to wait for cars to stop running the crossing - which bought me the time I needed to get some much wanted sun. I have done this location once before, but since then, it has changed. Now it allows for a shot of an interesting "meet" on an obscure branchline - in this case an ET44AC and that interesting little relic that the homeowner has evidently decided to preserve (which showed up sometime in the past calendar year). If anyone has any information on it, it would be most appreciated.
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Caption: Well, you win some and you lose some. When 562 was southbound on the Humberstone Spur with one tank in tow for Vale, they had to wait at the crossing on the other side of Welland Street (at far left of photo) for cars that refused to stop running the activated crossing or heed the horn blasts. As a result of this lost time, I had lost sun on this scene by the time they had come into frame for the shot I had composed. Things flipped for the light power return north, and they arrived to a fully shaded scene, but again had to wait for cars to stop running the crossing - which bought me the time I needed to get some much wanted sun.

I have done this location once before, but since then, it has changed. Now it allows for a shot of an interesting "meet" on an obscure branchline - in this case an ET44AC and that interesting little relic that the homeowner has evidently decided to preserve (which showed up sometime in the past calendar year). If anyone has any information on it, it would be most appreciated.

Photographer:
James Knott [467] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/25/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 3114 (search)
Train Symbol: 562 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Humberstone Spur (search)
City/Town: Port Colborne (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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5 Comments
  1. Hi James… that is a VULCAN narrow gauge from INCO (Vale), they apparently had at least 4 of those things in the plant that were used to shuttle Nickel slabs from the Anode Plant to the Tank Houses where they where Electrolytic refining into 99.99% Nickel took place. These units were stored at DWOR METAL in Port, 2 were sold to the Stafold Barn Railway in the UK, and one is still at the DWOR property… I hear this one you photographed is relocating soon…more to follow…Michael

  2. Wow, thank you Michael. That is really cool. Love being able to throw a question out there and actually being able to get a great answer. A true value of this site.

  3. Hey James, I owed you anyways, you have always responded quickly, and my last question on the “disappearing” Welland South Scrap Line was equally timely and informative… nice photo… great contrast between the Relic and the ET44AC

  4. The critter is gone, moved over the weekend to the Niagara Railway Museum in Fort Erie…. they do intend on getting it operational

  5. Great news. Thanks Michael

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