Knowing my luck, I decided to take my camera and go down to catch train 65 at Johnstown (MP 110, about half an hour west of Morrisburgh). After waiting quite a while, and realizing the train was close to an hour late, I was losing the sunlight, and so decided to head home. I was rather confused, especially when I failed to hear two subsequent VIA trains (I can't recall the numbers, they both pass here between about 6:30 and 6:45), and had heard no freights either.
I searched Google News for "VIA", and this story came up:
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoa ... 1-qmi.html
(It's been updated since last night).
So, that train wasn't coming....
VIA is predicting the line will be open by noon today, and based on the clean-up work I watched after a CN derailment in Prescott a few years ago (in which many more cars left the track), I expect they'll have the line clear pretty quick.