Saturday, 4 April 2020

A Sunny Morning Railfanning - London, Ont.

I lucked out and found another CP heritage unit on Friday April 3, 2020. I also got a few views of the train doubling over in the yard. I called Peter Mumby and he headed out after lunch to the Komoka area to catch the WB freight. It will be interesting to see what he saw.
I was out yesterday morning railfanning on the CP here in London, Ontario. This is a great self distancing thing that one can do at least for now. The day is coming were we will not be allowed out of our homes. I spent most of the morning in the car watching and waiting by the yard and enjoying a thermos of is what I found...George Dutka

The reason for heading over to the CP yard other than it was a sunny day was that Brian Smith mentioned there was an old Soo line engine in the mix lately. The power laying over for a late morning start.
I wonder how much more time this engine has on the CP.
I always like seeing what CP has in the yard at the west end...the only area one can get a good shot from the roadway. I load of poles could make a great modeling load.
There was a string of brand new cars.
How about this paint job.
Too bad this good looking hopper got tagged.
I took this photo from the William St. crossing as the WB doubles over. There is a nice little berm one can stand on. The signal is for EB trains to either head down the main track or head into the yard. The train is on the yard lead.
While the train was stopped to get the switch I headed west from William St. about half way to the next crossing to capture this view.


  1. Great photos! Love that heritage unit scheme.

  2. Hi Steve:
    The engine looks really nice...wondering if CN will do something like this also at some point...George

  3. Beautiful looking day and great pics. Looks like a pleasant way to spend a few hours. Stay well George.

    1. Thanks Wayne...stay well also and keep modeling...George