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April 1st, 2006

No jokes here for this April fools day. CP ran a couple of coal trains down the Hamilton sub during the week, which is exceedingly unusual. CP #889 returned today, CP 9773 and a long string of empty black coal hoppers, so we went after it in spite of the dark, gloomy weather.

Bayview Junction, Ontario

(map) This is where the CN Oakville, CN Grimsby, and CN Dundas subdivisions meet at a great big wye, beside which is the CP Hamilton sub. This location encompasses CN Bayview Junction, Hamilton West, and Hamilton Junction.

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CN 9437 leads the CN test train under the pedestrian bridge at Bayview Junction.

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CN #393 starts up Copetown hill by Hamilton West.

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CN #333 passes along the Oakville sub.

Hamilton, Ontario

(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.

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CP #889 empty coal train enters Kinnear yard with ex-holiday train unit 9773 on point.

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Bayview Junction, Ontario

(map) This is where the CN Oakville, CN Grimsby, and CN Dundas subdivisions meet at a great big wye, beside which is the CP Hamilton sub. This location encompasses CN Bayview Junction, Hamilton West, and Hamilton Junction.

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CN #435 comes off the Oakville sub on its way to Windsor with a train large enough for them to cancel the set-off of a GP9 so they could have all the power they could get.

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CN #550 heads toward Hamilton with 49 cars.

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CP #889 takes a run at Waterdown grade with its holiday train leader and coal empties.

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VIA #675 heads up Copetown hill with a clean engine 6429 in Telus paint.

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