Passing Ayr

New Trackage


When I drive into Kitchener from Burford I pass Ayr.  Over the last few months there has been some construction at the Trussler Road crossing, looks like they are putting in some long sidings.  Its always good to see tracks going in instead of coming out.

Anyone know more detail about this project?  I suspect it has something to do with the Toyota plants in Cambridge and now in Woodstock.

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Here is a satellite image of the location, the image does not show the new construction. For some reason the Ayr area is in uber-high resolution. The individual ties are clearly visible.

Out of curiosity I copied the image into my CAD software and measured the turnout on the siding. Its a #12.


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I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 09-24-2008 | 07:09 PM
Posted in: Picture of the Day

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  1. Good Day Tim,

    I hope that all is well! This new yard is suppose to have 8-12 tracks. It will be used to prepare the auto-racks (I think the tri levels) for both the Cambridge and Woodstock Toyota plants.

    Nice Pic!



    Comment by Colin — September 25, 2008 @ 11:58 am

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