After a bad day on the Bala Sub south of Washago CN 451 made it only about 40 miles up the Newmarket Sub before timing out, a bit over 80 miles from its destination of North Bay. Here it is seen ... (more)
CN 451 slows for a stop at Huntsville during a lull in the snow flurries.
The southbound Northlander flies around the big curve at Utterson approaching the Highway 141 crossing on it's Toronto-bound journey. Zoom-pan at 1/30th.
After setting out 9 cars for Huntsville the power for CN 451 returns to pick up the remainder of its train which had been left on the main about a mile south of town to avoid blocking crossings.
By now the phrase "social distancing" has got to be pretty much worn out so I apologize for bringing it up once again, but that is what's going on in this picture. "CN 595 is a full... (more)
Late-running CN 450 departing Huntsville on a nice mild (for now anyway) afternoon.
A daylight CN 450 accelerates through Martins after clearing a work crew installing crossing barriers a couple miles north.
Yet another detour Despite the blockades on the Kingston Sub being lifted CN is still running detours the long way around. Pure speculation on my part but my thinking is there's so much... (more)
CN 450 stopped at Martins to lift CN 4713, the power for the local roadswitcher CN 595 to take south for weekly servicing, but for some reason elected not to and continued on south without it. I h... (more)
Still Detouring the Blockades The second long southbound detour train through here today, CN 130 brakes hard into the curve at Parkersville after about 3 straight miles downgrade from U... (more)
With another blockade detour train CN X131 heading its way, CN 450 pulls ahead through south siding switch at Martins, doubling its train into the siding and back tracks so the stacks can get by.
With another blockade detour train CN X131 heading its way, CN 450 pulls ahead of the south siding switch at Martins to double its train into the siding and back tracks to let the stacks go by.
Day's EndA Brandt RTL (Road Transferable Locomotive) brings a few empty tie gons into Martins after sunset.
Blockade Detour After waiting a few hours for a couple of meets CN 577 is finally under way again, emerging from the woods and passing the Mile 139 Newmarket Sub milepost as shadows len... (more)
Blockade Running: With a First Nations protest blocking rail traffic between Southern Ontario and Quebec, CN has started detouring trains in the back way. The route includes the CN Newm... (more)