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If I counting correctly, VIA runs 24 weekday trains Montreal-Coteau Jct. and 20 weekdays trains Brockville-Toronto. How many freights does CN run over this corridor between ?Ballantyne and ?Clarke Jct.? Does CN run more freight over the Dundas Sub. than it does the Kingston Sub?
I haven't actually counted them but I would guess there are 30-35 daily CN freight trains travelling over the Kingston Sub between Montreal and Toronto (not counting locals). Other estimates I've heard have been higher. Also, I guess there are a similar number that traverse the Dundas Sub between Toronto/Brampton and Sarnia. In my experience, the Dundas Sub seems busier for freight activity but that may be because there are more trains going through during the day and fewer at night. In any case, these are just guesses and I could be way off.
By the way, your count of VIA's is off slightly. There are 24 weekday trips scheduled between Brockville and Toronto as well (unless you discount two consists running joined together between these points, in which case you can subtract 2 for 50/52 and 54/56).
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326 (From the south into Coteau and on to Tasch yard) 327 (Tash yard to Coteau and then south)
785/786 Maitland Ultramar turn out of Montreal. This I believe is every other day.
F51 - CP Smiths Falls to Brockville turn. Usually into Brockville late evening and closer to midnight. Sun-Thurs and sometimes Friday from what I remember ... could be different now. 532 - Brockville switcher - Works between Brock and Morrisburg - Days- Sat/Sun off
591 - Coteau - Cornwall/Iroqouis - Days - Fri/Sat off 538 - Coteau and surrounding area day job - Wed/Thurs off 536 - Coteau and surrounding area night job - Sun\Mon off 584 - Coteau turn in from Ottawa - Usually into Coteau in late evening - Doesn't run of Friday I think.
518 - Belleville to Kingston turn - day job. Sometimes goes west of Belleville - Fri Sat off 519 - Belleville night job that sometimes goes east of Belleveville to Bath or Queens - Fri Sat off
There are usually extras.
Common numbers for extra trains are X308, 350, 351, X371, Q192, 874 (loaded grain when ran), 875 (empty grain when ran).
It's common for 400 series OCS trains to make apprearances.
You said you have access to all the VIA's but I will add the weekday schedule in.