Thursday 24 September 2020

Throwback Thursday - Wye Oh Wye?


Via Dayniter 5713 is the centre of attention at the Thorndale Subdivision wye in London, Ontario on September 22, 1984.

By Peter Mumby
The mainline which skirts the north side of CN's London Yard is the double tracked Dundas Subdivision.  Just west of the yard is the control point known as London Junction, where today's Guelph Subdivision swings off to the northeast towards Stratford and Kitchener.  At the time of this photograph this was known as the Thorndale Subdivision.  A short distance up this line, a wye is situated.  In addition to turning locomotives, passenger trains which terminate at the London station can be turned at this location.  Usually this operation went off without a hitch, but this photo documents an exception to this generality.  Via Dayniter 5713 has stubbed its toe and an assortment of CN employees are surveying the damage.  Just out of the picture, CN SW900 #7203 is approaching with hook 50416 and cabin idler car 58103 from the London Auxiliary train.  The fun is about to start!

1 comment:

  1. That's why I love reading this blog. Always cool and interesting stories. Thanks for posting, I had no idea there had been an incident like this at the wye.