We spent the Thanksgiving weekend with my parents, my sister and her family, as well as her in-laws up in scenic Sudbury.  Having now driven there and back, I can say that VIA needs to seriously consider adjusting the timing of The Canadian to not having it stop east and westbound in Sudbury at 4am.  Come on, VIA.

Anyway, I really wanted to check out some of the train action around Sudbury because of the CP and CN subdivisions that run through and around it, as well as its proximity to the end of the Bala subdivision at Capreol.  Having gotten a chance to head up there on Thanksgiving Sunday, I took my daughter and went up the highway. 

There were several long sections of track that run beside the highway and, sure enough, I saw something heading south.  Hey look, a train!  A southbound intermodal led by SD75I, CN 5770.


ES44DC CN 2290…


and SD40-2, CN 5368.



We rolled into Capreol and found a small town with a big train yard.  I looped around the main street and parked at the rail museum when it looked like there was no parking at the VIA station, which wasn’t very much of anything at all.  At the museum, they had it setup with some Halloween decorations.  On the scanner, I heard a work train (598) in the yard talking to the YQ and moving some cars around.  It was led by some of the “new” SD60s, CN 5418…


and CN 5467.


We walked down to the level crossing in the middle of town and waited for a minute.  Sure enough, yet another train was there. 


They were executing a crew change, as a van drove by a few minutes later with the logo of a transport company on the side, advertising crew logistics (or something like that).  As per the norm, I shot the shed and the crossbuck. 



Funny to think that 264 track miles south is the siding at Oriole and my old Northlander watching haunt.

Anyway, my brother in law and my niece joined us after a spell and we walked around for a while.  There was some more action, including another huge intermodal train – I swear that these trains are 1.5 or 2 times the size of what I see on the Kingston and York subs in Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough.

Here’s two shots of CN 8927



And finally, the money – this may be one of the best photos I’ve ever taken:


To close: I want to thank my friend Eric Gagnon for reaching out to me today.  He inspired me to get this post done, which I had been waffling on doing, and get myself out there again.  I haven’t had as much time to do this of late because of work and other things but when I was trackside, watching these great machines do their work, it brought such a calm to me; it was something I hadn’t felt in a while.

It’s good to be back.

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11 Responses to Capreol!

  1. Eric Gagnon says:

    Capreol! Yeah! As the Intact Insurance ad says Adam, “You’re back”. Great to see this slice of classic Canadian railroading and railfanning.

    When we took the Super west in 1978, CN GP-9 4569 did the honours, combining our section with the Montreal section, seventh photo in post:

    Over on the site, Don Jaworski has shared many photos taken at Capreol over the years. Some MoW examples on this page:

    CN 5418 was indeed posed for prosperity, possibly perfect photographic presentation. Though they’re not originally CN units, they look good and CN is certainly putting them to work. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m thinking two words: header photo!


  2. Michael says:

    Great shots, including the last one. Looks like you had some great weather at a classic railway spot. Nice work.

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