The monthly operating session at the WRMRC was held last Saturday afternoon and evening. No one had claimed the job of east end yard crew at Sudbury yard, so I signed up and got to work. It was a busy day and I only grabbed a few shots to share.
I’m hoping that some of the members will fill in the blanks for me. I forget what the date was, and I didn’t take note of which westbound trains I captured in these images.
I was a late for my shift, having taken too much time at local Tim Horton’s on the way in. The west end switch crew and the Yardmaster were none too pleased with me. Here I’m trundling down the east yard ladder, on my way to start on my first switch switch list with locomotive 6591, an MLW S-3.
Empty boxcars for paper loading at Espanola are being collected together on track 3.
This westbound from Toronto will terminate here in Sudbury.
The same train as above, in the ‘going-away’ perspective this time. My switcher is tucked out of the way on the “south lead” in the foreground.
The eastbound pulp train arrives from the Cartier subdivision. The yard crews will coordinate moving the van to the east end of the train while the power runs around. With the train put back together and air pumped up, they’ll move westbound out of Sudbury on the Webbwood Subdivision to trade loads for empties at E.B. Eddy. Once they’ve done the exchange, the train will re-trace its route and they’ll once again change ends to proceed westbound back up the Cartier Subdivision.
A westbound is working its way into Sudbury yard as my switcher is tucked out of the way on the ‘south lead’ in the foreground.
Some troubles with 6591 caused us to take it back to the roundhouse and change it up for S-4 7108.