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Date: 02/03/19 18:16
A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: Mberry

Yesterday afternoon I spent a couple of hours at the station at Dorval, Qc as the snow continued to fall and I caught a trio of freight trains that would normally be through there in the wee hours of the morning, as well as a pair of VIA Rail trains.

1-First up was CN 310 with CREX 1512 leading (and CN 3842 mid-train). It had crossed over from the north to the south track just west of the station.

2&3-Half an hour later CN 120 passed with CN 2281 and a snowy CN 8829 as DPU.

Michael Berry

 








Date: 02/03/19 18:18
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: Mberry

4-A late VIA 67 makes its station stop before continuing on its way to Toronto.

5-VIA 26 from Ottawa is making its station stop. The train consists of VIA 917 and four stainless steel cars.

6-Finally, CN 271 with 101 autoracks and CN 8907 & CSXT 8138 for power heads west under the classic signal gantry.








Date: 02/03/19 18:42
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: Ray_Murphy

That's why I didn't see 120 yesterday - it looks like it was 6 hours off its usual schedule!

Ray



Date: 02/03/19 18:48
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: Mberry

Ray_Murphy Wrote:
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> That's why I didn't see 120 yesterday - it looks
> like it was 6 hours off its usual schedule!
>
> Ray

Yep, probably even worse than that. All eastbounds out of Toronto have had massive delays this week.

Michael



Date: 02/04/19 09:31
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: gaspeamtrak

Great stuff MB, as usual ! 
Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)



Date: 02/04/19 09:59
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: cn6218

Ray_Murphy Wrote:
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> That's why I didn't see 120 yesterday - it looks
> like it was 6 hours off its usual schedule!
>
> Ray

And the previous day's 120 was even later getting into Halifax last night.  Finally got here about 20:15 (the power should have gone back west on 121 at 20:30), with only 3 units, no DPU and 290 axles.  Apparently the junk cars were left behind in Moncton, and 408 delivered them to Kinsac (just west of Windsor Jct.) early this morning.

I guess I won't wait around in the fog for today's 120 to appear any time soon.

GTD



Date: 02/04/19 18:30
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: Ray_Murphy

Mberry Wrote:
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> Ray_Murphy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > That's why I didn't see 120 yesterday - it
> looks
> > like it was 6 hours off its usual schedule!
> >
> > Ray
>
> Yep, probably even worse than that. All eastbounds
> out of Toronto have had massive delays this week.
>
> Michael

I learned today that there was some kind of incident near Kingston Saturday morning (creating major delays):

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/via-rail-train-hit-by-debris-near-trenton-1.5003651?cmp=rss

Later, it came to light that the "debris" was tie plates. It's hard to imagine how tie plates could launch themselves in the freezing snow-covered conditions in the area and break mid-train passenger car windows and rupture locomotive fuel tanks.

Ray



Date: 02/04/19 18:32
Re: A snowy afternoon in Dorval
Author: Mberry

Ray_Murphy Wrote:
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> Mberry Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ray_Murphy Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > That's why I didn't see 120 yesterday - it
> > looks
> > > like it was 6 hours off its usual schedule!
> > >
> > > Ray
> >
> > Yep, probably even worse than that. All
> eastbounds
> > out of Toronto have had massive delays this
> week.
> >
> > Michael
>
> I learned today that there was some kind of
> incident near Kingston Saturday morning (creating
> major delays):
>
> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/via-rail-tra
> in-hit-by-debris-near-trenton-1.5003651?cmp=rss
>
> Later, it came to light that the "debris" was tie
> plates. It's hard to imagine how tie plates could
> launch themselves in the freezing snow-covered
> conditions in the area and break mid-train
> passenger car windows and rupture locomotive fuel
> tanks.
>
> Ray

Indeed, but 120 and 310 were not affected by that incident.... they were just really late in leaving Toronto.

Michael



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