Back on September 19, I'd visited Shannonville and Belleville on CN's busy Kingston Sub. Back there again on Saturday, November 28 At 1145, snow-blasted CN 2920 leads CN train No 305 with mid-train DPU 3016. As I arrived at the east end of Belleville yard, this eastbound intermodal is reflected in the shiny hood of my Dodge Grand Caravan, at 0955 at a private crossing:
The tail-end of the intermodal trailingly transits a tangent track. Beyond the signal gantry, the CP bridge over CN near Shannonville Road looms on the horizon:
On the north side of Belleville yard, just east of and across from the station, here's a view of stored tank cars, covered hoppers and well cars beyond the well-lit ladder track:
VIA No 61 Eng 6401 with four following cars Facebook friend and fellow bus-fan Richard Sun aboard arrives at Belleville, beyond a tangle of loose rails and a brightly-painted hydrant:
CN C40-8W's 2015 (formerly C&NW 8516 and UP 9038) and 2109 (formerly UP 9073 and C&NW 8562) idly idle at the yard office. Later in the afternoon, they'd power CN No 517 to Toronto.
Second-hand, ex-US RR power, back-to-back! Idling video link.
Parked along Airport Parkway, I had a bead on CN No 376 arriving for a crew change at Atkins Road/Elmwood Drive at 1045. Power is CN 2840-3032 with about 160 cars and DPU 2812:
Modern CN road power. Try to find a CN Kingston Sub train with more than two head-end units!
Pup-tent assembly on the roof of 3032!
Crew change is underway:
DPU helps lift the train east towards Kingston after the slack was bunched:
Another eastbound - VIA No 62/52 at 1103: 6443-3469Ren-3313-3301-3364-4105-915-4006-4100-4101-4110-4102:
Shortly thereafter - this ain't no road freight! CN No 518 creakily arrives with 4130-4135, 11 covered hoppers, and 11 tank cars from Bath Lafarge and Millhaven Coco respectively:
Here's a video of the arrival of 518.
Heading slowly into the yard. Very slowly.
Another view of 305 (also top photo) that I met upon departure eastward for Shannonville*, Napanee and Kingston. *90 cents-per-litre gas awaits!
The City of Kingston will finally complete the southernmost, as-yet uncompleted (yellow on the map below) segment of the K&P Trail, which is the former right-of-way of the Kingston & Pembroke (actually only went as far as Renfrew) and later CP Rail: