Having christened this The Year of Photographing the Mundane, I'd like to present some rolling stock photos taken during our recent visit to the Quinte Region, more specifically Shannonville and Belleville. Similar to my recent Covered Hopper Cornucopia post, there's nothing really special or unique about these cars. They're entirely representative of what's rolling by on CN's Kingston Sub these days, largely unremarked and unphotographed. Until now...
The eastbound intermodal that arrived just as I did was plowing east (top photo) and included a CP three-pack with CN containers, CP 523198 (above), and a Kleysen Transportation Solutions box single-stacked:
Feeling reflective, I tried to angle the frame just right to get both the actual double-stacks and their reflection in my van's hood surface. I'll admit this angle is a little more other-worldly than it is mundane!
CN No 376 was arriving at Elmwood Drive for a crew change. Choose your preferred animal analogy: Fish in a Barrel or Sitting Duck. Either way, these cars were easy targets! Ferric chloride for municipal water is what Eaglebrook tank car EAGX 20001 does best:
Sheet steel scene-stealers! This bulkhead flat has had its bulkheads shortened, perhaps to save tare weight to allow more steel to be loaded? TTGX 84879:
Once in a while, (well, twice in this post) CP rolling stock shows up here on CN. This is covered hopper CP Rail/SOO 116048:
Old-school, with logo, CGTX 18490 is likely carrying pitch. Notice the surviving CGTX logo and reporting marks lettering. Not often seen these days:
CN No 518 arrives from the Bath Spur, hauling eleven diminutive LAFX, ADLX, BNBX, CEFX and TILX cement covered hopper cars such as LAFX 60160 followed by CEFX 96485:
As Christmas approaches, greetings of the season to all Trackside Treasure's loyal readers! I trust your Christmas preparations are still proceeding. There's lots of time left! Don't stress. I certainly don't, though my wife says there's really nothing that I have to do. I just show up.
As do CN section forces, carmen and Geep 4121 on my HO-scale Vancouver Wharves layout. They're all working together to load the Golden Nativity Scene aboard a depressed-centre flat car for display in a nearby Vancouver park! Do you see what I see? Perhaps you would like to hear what I hear, here.