Lyon Valley Northern

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Montreal Railfan Day

Lela and I took our daughter to an Anime convention in Montreal last Saturday.  We were there the whole day and hooked uopwith Kevin and Matt for a day of railfanning.  We spent our time in Dorval and Coteau Junction.  Here are some photos of the day

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Via at Dorval.

 Renaissance green paint on this eastbound VIA at Dorval
 This eastbound had the Blue VIA paint at Dorval

Coteau Junction
This local is returning from Kingston to Montreal after completing its switching assignments for the day.  GP9s at the lead.

GE C44-9W Heads this westbound mixed freight from Montreal to Toronto.  In the background you can see the CSX units with empty box cars waiting in the Y after coming up from the South Shore.

 CN SD70M-2 at the south end of the Y.  The power was added to a CN Mainline mixed Freight at the west end that was bound for Montreal.
 The lads had just thrown the turnout to proceed to the east end of Coteau Junction
 Side on shot really shows the detailed of this newly acquired power.
 Backing down the main heading to the west end of the junction

 Ast this was going on.  A CSX consist was switching the transfer yard picking up empties to take to Montreal and destinations North.

I Could only get photos of the train moving away because of the sun angle.  I can show the ones into the sun if you like.  I make them black and white so you can see what is going on.

Here is the eastbound freight leaving the Junction with the new head end power.


Blogger Eric said...

Hi Chris,

Nice shots and thanks for sharing.

I believe that CN freight with two Geeps is likely returning to Coteau from Cornwall or possibly Brockville. A roadswitcher assignment usually runs from Belleville to Brockville each day, serving mainly chemical plants. Interesting there's an auto rack or two on the train, likely bad order cars picked up en route.


12:52 PM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

Hi Eric. Yes..You are of course right. I do not go down there that often. Nice hearing from you and glad you are enjoying the blog.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Chris de Vries said...

There is no switcher between Belleville and Brockville anymore. The Belleville jobs go east to Kingston, the Brockville job goes as far as Morrisburg and the Coteau jobs go westward to Cornwall.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Chris Lyon said...

The train with the Geeps did not stop at Coteau that day. It came from the west and continued through to Montreal.

3:56 AM  

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