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CN L549, aka the West Toronto Turn is seen here in the early morning hours of June 4th as they head north out of Lambton Yard using the Galt/Mactier connecting track after about an hour and a half of work. They will run on the Mactier for about half a mile, then switch onto the Weston Sub via the CN connecting track and hightail it back to Mac Yard from there. Since 549 is a competing train, once they are on CP tracks they are effectively the lowest priority train in the area, therefore any CP train in the vicinity that needs to run will be able to go before them. This was exactly what I had hoped for, as 549 having to wait for multiple CP trains on the trip to and from Lambton lead to them being a daylight run on the trip back north as you can see here. Seeing this train in daylight is something I’ve been looking for ever since I heard about 549s existence, and finally the stars aligned for it to happen. Perseverance pays off!
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Caption: CN L549, aka the West Toronto Turn is seen here in the early morning hours of June 4th as they head north out of Lambton Yard using the Galt/Mactier connecting track after about an hour and a half of work. They will run on the Mactier for about half a mile, then switch onto the Weston Sub via the CN connecting track and hightail it back to Mac Yard from there. Since 549 is a competing train, once they are on CP tracks they are effectively the lowest priority train in the area, therefore any CP train in the vicinity that needs to run will be able to go before them. This was exactly what I had hoped for, as 549 having to wait for multiple CP trains on the trip to and from Lambton lead to them being a daylight run on the trip back north as you can see here. Seeing this train in daylight is something I’ve been looking for ever since I heard about 549s existence, and finally the stars aligned for it to happen. Perseverance pays off!

Photographer:
Liam MacDougall [81] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/04/2021 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 4717 (search)
Train Symbol: CN L549 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Mactier Sub (search)
City/Town: West Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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One Comment
  1. Very nice Liam! I’ve wanted to catch this run but it’s normally late in the evening.

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