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Date: 05/02/22 11:23
Intermodal meet at Springhill Jct
Author: newtonville150

When I got up this morning at 06:15 I turned the scanner on and almost immediately heard the defect detector
at Maccan (MP 69 CN Springhill sub) go off. I knew that I'd never get down to Springhill Jct in time
to photograph what was undoubtedly an eastbound intermodal...maybe Geoff Doane would be
luckier, so I passed on the info to him and others down the line.

It turned out I had missed a Q120 (Chicago-Halifax ocean containers) and I shortly heard from someone farther west
that the daily Z120 (Toronto BIT-Halifax domestic containers) had left Moncton. So off I went Oxford Jct to scout out
the sun angle. Finding the sun this early in the morning not to my liking I decided to break the cardinal rule of
railfanning and back-tracked towards the approaching Z120 in search of better sun. I also learned the there was
a westbound intermodal L507 coming. Indeed the west end signal at Oxford Jct was already clear. Thus I found
myself on the Hwy 2 bridge at Springhill Jct anticipating a meet.

Z120 arrived first, at 09:10, holding the main line. L507 arrived and took the siding at 09:40.

1 & 2.  Z120 (CN 3929, CN 3976 + DPU CN 3047, 594 axles)

3. L507
(CN 3847, GECX 2038, GECX 2040, 472 axles)

...John Reay
Springhill NS




Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/22 14:04 by newtonville150.








Date: 05/02/22 11:27
Re: Intermodal meet at Springhill Jct
Author: newtonville150

...and thus a chase was on

4 & 5 May 2nd 2022 @ 10:18, Z120 (CN 3929, CN 3976 + DPU CN 3047, 594 axles) by Thomson Station.

...John Reay
Springhill NS







Date: 05/02/22 11:30
Re: Intermodal meet at Springhill Jct
Author: newtonville150

Bonus shots of L507 at Springhill Jct.








Date: 05/02/22 16:14
Re: Intermodal meet at Springhill Jct
Author: cn6218

Yes, no meets for me, but I did catch Q120 at Windsor Jct. this morning.  I've been trying out a new camera, so it will take me until tomorrow to get something processed and posted.

GTD



Date: 05/02/22 19:21
Re: Intermodal meet at Springhill Jct
Author: NiagaraMike

Very nice series !



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