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Date: 03/05/19 18:40
A rare move
Author: Mberry

This past Sunday morning I caught the Pointe St-Charles switcher switching a track in its namesake neighbourhood in Montreal that serves just a single client and only sees rare movements towards this one customer (a P&H mill). The track is called "Bridge Street Track PD10" in the CN timetable, as it crosses busy Bridge Street (which leads to the train/auto Victoria Bridge).

1-The conductor and brakeman walk the point as the train slowly approaches the crossing, which they will flag.

2-GMTX 2257 is shoving ten grain cars towards the P&H mill, the last car is an ex-Pillsbury car which has been so tagged.

3-An impatient driver has already passed the crossing as the power clears Bridge Street.

Michael Berry

Date: 03/05/19 18:42
Re: A rare move
Author: Mberry

4-The crew ties the cars down as the power uncouples from the train.

5-The single unit now crosses Bridge Street again and will soon be back in the nearby Pointe St- Charles Yard.

6-A going away shot shows the unit heading towards the yard and about to duck under the passenger-only portion of CN's St-Hyacinthe Sub, which sees VIA Rail, Amtrak and Exo trains.

Date: 03/06/19 06:17
Re: A rare move
Author: M630

Very nice photo sequence, in an interesting area of Montreal. Love the motive power, too!

Date: 03/08/19 19:30
Re: A rare move
Author: feclark

Your third shot, with the impatient driver, is so perfectly framed, every element just so, and pleasing lines.

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