Thursday, 26 March 2015
Snapshot - March 2015
Looking once again at the views prior to posting I realized that the lead photo (the one with the open multi-level cars) are Chrysler's which means a train beginning in Windsor. This actually was a London job (the terminal I worked out of) and the train was our auto train 221. In that era we were just coming out of a rescission so this train would have had a mix of freight on the head end as car sales would have been way down. The other thought that came to mind was I could have been the head end brakeman on that train....will have to dig out my old time books from the attic to confirm....George Dutka
On CNR even number trains are eastbound and odd numbers are westbound. So why is the eastbound train going through Princeton an odd number ( train 221). Although this train starts out east from Windsor, once arriving in Toronto it heads for the west coast. Since all but the first 250 miles is heading west a westbound number is used.