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Top photos from February 3rd, 2005

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February 3rd, 2005

8 trains in 2.5 hours at the tracks: CN 382, 271, 396, 154, 148, ?, 421, and 391, including 4 foreign units from 3 different lines and a scale test car.. not bad for an unplanned trip.

Scotch Block, Ontario

(map) Scotch Block is an excellent photography location at mp 30.0 CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown.

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CN #382 climbs the hill with a UP SD40-2 in second place.

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CN #271 autorack/autoparts train heads down the hill on its westbound trek.

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CN #396 goes up the hill slow enough to walk beside.

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CN #154 heading for the Grimsby sub glides by down the hill, its number counter-intuitive to its direction.

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CN #148's 17,500 horsepower make short work of climbing the hill, climbing it faster than most of the trains that go down it.

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An eastbound train whistles at me as he passes.

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CN #421 whistles as it passes with an SLR (St Lawrence and Atlantic) engine in third place.

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CN #391 passes with two UP units behind the leader.

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