Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 17th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday, 7 October 2021
Throwback Thursday - CN St Thomas North
BNSF 101 and 579 were sitting in the CN St Thomas North yard on September 03, 2004.
By Peter Mumby.
September 03, 2004, I followed Norfolk Southern freight number 327
south from London along the CN Talbot Subdivision. Upon reaching St
Thomas, the train curved through the yard and swung onto the Paynes
Subdivision for the short trip west to CN Southwold yard. Here the
train of auto parts boxcars was set off for later retrieval by the CN
switch crew who would forward them to the Talbotville yard at the St
Thomas Ford plant. 327's locomotives then returned light engine to St
Thomas yard where they would wait to power the following day's NS 328.
lead locomotive of 327 that day was BNSF GP60M number 101. The second
unit in this interesting consist was BNSF 579. Seeing two four-axle
diesels on this train was more than a little unusual. The GP60M had
been built in London in May of 1990 as ATSF 101. I have in my
collection a photo of 101 on delivery at CP Quebec St yard on May 16,