VIA's very first P42DC leads 57 today. About 95% of the time VIA 57/60 are led by F40PH-2's with stainless steel cars, so a P42DC is rare on this run.
369 led by CN 5632, 5643, and 5260. 5260 is 1 of only 2 CN sd40-2(w)'s that recieved a pacesetter for coal dumping and loading. Getting a new crew for the run West.
With -34 c. temperatures, only 2 other people braved the cold besides myself to see the train leave the station, here a mother and daughter watch some family members head off Westbound
Train 57 Eastbound station stop in Belleville, enroute to Toronto hauling stainless steel budd built cars.
CN 5603 and 5541 with a short Westbound intermodal are at the top of the hill, approaching a malfunctioning gate crossing. This means the train must be flagged through by a crew member until full... (more)
CN 2694 and 2442 are dropping off a cut of cars in Belleville yard before continuing the journey West to Toronto.
Train 45 idles at the station while passengers embark and disembark.
CN 2689 and 2609 are waiting in Belleville yard for a VIA train to pass after picking up a cut of cars to attach to the trip to Toronto.
CN 2444 and 5762 going into Belleville yard to pick up a cut of cars to attach to it's train to Toronto.
About 98% of the time, train 60 has a F40PH-2 leading stainless steel budd cars, so having 914 lead this train today is very rare ! In 3 years I have seen 60 only once before with a P42DC leading... (more)
Westbound mixed freight stopped for a crew change in Belleville, with CN 5777, CN 5320, and GCFX 6034 for power. 6034 was formerly CN 5202, serial number A2519.
Trains 42 and 56 run combined from Toronto, to almost Brockville, where they split off and 42 goes to Ottawa, while 56 goes on to Montreal. Today 6402 is leading, with 915 mid train.
CN 2445, with 5433 and 2437 lead this long Westbound intermodal towards Toronto.
CN 5283 sporting a burnt out conductors side ditchlight, with 5539 and 5268 lead a Westbound mixed freight to Toronto.