As I mentioned in my post on the Skrillex train, I caught a fair amount of non-passenger action that day at Plug Hat Road. So, here are some choice cuts from that morning, presented with limited commentary. First up, CN 2700 leads a mixed freight westbound towards Mac Yard at 7:30am. I saw this one off Highway 401 en route to Plug Hat Road, so it was moving pretty slowly.
There was limited CP action that morning, so I only caught one consist going through, at 7:55am. Here are the lead engines, CEFX 1018 and CP 9677. I previously saw 9677 at Lovekin.
At 8:39am, CN 2259 pulled a mixed freight eastbound. I previously saw 2259 at Port Hope last October.
Of note, this train was pulling a very large order of coal cars, apparently headed for Quebec. They were shot en route to the North Shore on the 25th of July, as seen here.
At 9:10am, a three engine lash-up of CN 5636, CN 2598 and CN 5739 pulled a container train westbound, headed again for Mac Yard.
And finally, at 9:45am, CN 5735 and CN 5677 pull an eastbound container train. At this point, the Skrillex train was waiting in the siding just to the south east and the engineers had a chat about why a VIA was coming up the York sub.
Plenty to see that day!