Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

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Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:13 am

At the Lincoln St engine house in Windsor, the Essex Terminal #1 Job goes on duty with the #107. The 108, a GP-9 was reported at CSX Rougemere in Detroit yesterday.

They gathered their cars at the staging yard and switched centerbeams out at Border Lumber on Walker Rd.

ImageEssex Terminal Engine House by tcamp7837, on Flickr
ImageETR #107 switching Border Lumber - Windsor, ON by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageETR 107 - Walker Rd, Windsor by tcamp7837, on Flickr

VIA 72 departs Windsor with an F40 leading.

ImageVIA 6459 F40 by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageVIA 72 - Windsor, ON by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Essex Terminal picks up interchange cars from CP and then heads across town to Ojibway Yard.

ImageEssex Terminal switching in Windsor by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageEssex Terminal 107 by tcamp7837, on Flickr

At Ojibway, they would exchange cars with the #3 job from Amherstburg and switch local industry. The #2 Job did not appear to be running.

ImageETR 107 - Ojibway Yard, Windsor by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageETR 107 - Ojibway Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Back at the VIA Station, 73 arrives from Toronto with another F40 leading.

ImageVIA 73 arriving in Windsor. by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageVIA F40 at Windsor, ON by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The VIA Trains to Windsor have to be wyed for the next trip back to Toronto. At George Ave, the train from 73 shoves back to the station after being wyed at the CN Chrysler Spur.

ImageVIA 6427 - George Ave, Windsor by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageVIA F40 and Detroit Ren Center by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Downtown Detroit viewed from the Ambassador Bridge.

ImageDetroit Skyline by tcamp7837, on Flickr
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Re: Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby AARR » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:34 am

I like your reports, CRD!

Does ETR service any automotive customers?
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Re: Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:01 am

The ETR switched the Ford Engine Plant in the past. There were no hicubes around so dont know if they are still being switched. There were lots of tankers though. If there are any other automovtive related customers they would be a supplier or parts plant.

The Chrysler Docks at Walkerville Yard are switched by CP and CN. Half of the cars on the CN 438 are autoracks when they leave Van De Water.
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Re: Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby wagnew0923 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:24 am

Are there any active riverfront customers up by Bell Isle. Such as the place with the huge silos?
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Re: Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:00 am

The Hiram Walker Whiskey plant just west of the VIA station is switched by ETR. The tracks dont go to the riverfront anymore.
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Re: Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby wagnew0923 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:40 pm

I still see a signal crossing at Riverside Drive when I took a river cruise.

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Re: Essex Terminal and VIA - 6.6.17

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:08 pm

Crossing signals removed at Riverside and Devonshire as shown on streetview. The last active crossing is Walker Rd.
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