Sunday, July 1, 2012

Today's Train Of Though- A Parry Merry Canada Day, July 1 2012

Today's Train of Thought takes us to the hometown of legendary Boston Bruins defenseman and NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr.

Located about 150 miles north of Toronto, the town of Parry Sound, ON is located along an inlet on the Canadian side of Lake Huron. For more than a century a large steel trestle remains highly visible throughout most of Parry Sound. The soaring 1,695 bridge over the Seguin River carries Canadian Pacific's transcontinental mainline. Canadian National's Bala subdivison is nearby, but Canadian National and Canadian Pacific have entered into an agreement where northbound CN and CP trains use directional runningon the CP line through town while southbound trains from bouth railways use the nearby CN line.

So despite the fact we're seeing a solitary Canadian National locomotive charging northward across the Seguin River, the trestle and rails are in fact Canadian Pacific.

Here, contributor Don James caught Canadian National C40-8M #2407 handling a mixed freight as it makes its way north over the Seguin Rive on an August 2010 afternoon.

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