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September 17th, 2005

CSX ran a Blenheim extra out of Chatham and Steve gave me enough warning to get to it. Not entirely sure what to expect, Laura and I headed to Chatham and chased the Blenheim extra to Blenheim. We watched it switch for a while before running out of time and heading for home.

Chatham, Ontario

(map) Chatham hosts the CSX Sarnia sub's diamonds with the CP Windsor sub and the CN/VIA Chatham sub, and the CSX Sarnia sub's interchange with CP.

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CSX Blenheim extra crosses the hot box detector (just out of view to the right) just South of Chatham.

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Fargo, Ontario

(map) CN Fargo is the junction between the CSX Sarnia sub and the CN CaSo sub between Blenheim and Chatham.

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In spite of the CaSo sub being completely grown in, the CSX Blenheim extra's crew has to get off and manually line the signal at Fargo diamond to cross.

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CSX Blenheim extra lumbers toward Blenheim.

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Blenheim, Ontario

(map) Blenheim is South-East of Chatham and just South of the Canada Southern (CASO) sub with only two remaining industries.

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CSX's Blenheim extra enters the Northern limits of the town of Blenheim.

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CSX Blenheim extra comes off the Sarnia sub onto the West leg of the Blenheim sub wye.

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CSX Blenheim extra backs across a street while switching in Blenheim.

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CSX Blenheim extra backs up on the second track with a different cut of cars.

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September 17th, 2005

CSX ran a Blenheim extra out of Chatham and Steve gave me enough warning to get to it. Not entirely sure what to expect, Laura and I headed to Chatham and chased the Blenheim extra to Blenheim. We watched it switch for a while before running out of time and heading for home.

September 17th, 2005

CSX ran a Blenheim extra out of Chatham and Steve gave me enough warning to get to it. Not entirely sure what to expect, Laura and I headed to Chatham and chased the Blenheim extra to Blenheim. We watched it switch for a while before running out of time and heading for home.

September 17th, 2005

CSX ran a Blenheim extra out of Chatham and Steve gave me enough warning to get to it. Not entirely sure what to expect, Laura and I headed to Chatham and chased the Blenheim extra to Blenheim. We watched it switch for a while before running out of time and heading for home.