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Top photos from March, 2006

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March 2nd, 2006CN #392 had a CN SD40-2Ws, a CN SD40-2, and a CP SD40-2 and there wasn't any way I was going to miss that. I got to mile 30 a few seconds ahead of it and loosed off a few shots.
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Scotch Block, Ontario(map) Scotch Block is an excellent photography location at mp 30.0 CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown.
18 images No videos Marks: CN CNA CP IC KYLE PIVX SSIX WC
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March 3rd, 2006We ran down to Galt station to catch CP #138 and #147 and then heard 42 axles with a hotbox at mile 42.6 Galt sub with no clearance. Putting two and two together quickly we found a Loram grinder hard at work. Shot the heck out of it!
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Cambridge, Ontario(map) Cambridge is the home of Babcock and Wilcox, Toyota, the CP Waterloo sub, the CP Galt sub, the CN ex-Fergus sub and a lot of trains.
36 images 2 videos Marks: AOK ATSF CEFX CNA CP DTTX FEC NS QGRY SOO TR TTGX UTLX
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
57 images 4 videos Marks: CHTT CP CPAA CPLX GATX GOCX LMIX NAHX SOO SSW UTCX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
109 images 5 videos Marks: LMIX
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March 4th, 2006CP #243 was reported to have 2 white SOO SD60s, and as I hadn't seen any for a while I gave it a go. We also caught #424 and #159 within a few minutes on either side of #243.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
15 images 1 videos Marks: CP CPAA CPWX GATX MILW MP SOO UTLX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
44 images 2 videos Marks: ATW CP DTTX FMLX FURX GACX GVSR HLTX NAHX SOO TBOX TR UP
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March 9th, 2006A second CP #138 left London and it was suspected it might have an interesting engine on it. Did it ever!
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Cambridge, Ontario(map) Cambridge is the home of Babcock and Wilcox, Toyota, the CP Waterloo sub, the CP Galt sub, the CN ex-Fergus sub and a lot of trains.
23 images 1 videos Marks: ATSF BN BNSF CBRY CP GACX GCCX HPJX USAX
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March 11th, 2006We went to Paris for the day and saw as many other railfans as trains. In 9 hours at the tracks only 2 trains had only CN power out of around 16, though 5 were passenger trains, giving us a pretty eclectic mix of foreign power.
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Paris, Ontario(map) Paris is just West of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and was once the site of the junction between the Dundas sub and the completely defunct Drumbo sub that connected Paris and Stratford. There's also a large trestle in Paris.
250 images 16 videos Marks: ACFX AGPX BAR BFGX BNSF CABX CCX CEFX CELX CG CN CNA CNW CP CPAA CR CSXT CUOH DCLX DOWX DTTX DWC EPAX ETTX FTTX GATX GCFX GFSX GLCX GMRC GNRR GTW IC ICG IPBX KCS LW MEC MMA NAHX NAR NOKL NRLX NS NW ONT RPBX SLGG SLR SOU SP SRN SSAM SSW TCMX TKEN TLAX TTAX TTGX UNPX UP UTCX UTLX VIA WC WCCL
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March 12th, 2006I heard CP 8748 approaching Orr's Lake and figuring I had an easy shot at another GEVO for the roster I went for it, beating it by a couple of minutes to Wellington road 35. Behind it were SOO units 6004 and 6061.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
23 images 1 videos Marks: ARMN BTRX CEFX CP DME MKT MP RBOX SOO SP UPFE WP
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March 16th, 2006Jay called about CN #390 with two dimensional loads. We went down to Hamilton West for it and CN #393, shooting CP #424 on the way there, #525 on the way back, and GEXR #431 later in the evening back in Guelph.
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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.
42 images 2 videos Marks: BTTX CLC CN CNW DTS DWC ELTX FTTX GATX GVSR HTTX KCS KWUX MKT MRL ONT PROX RBOX TFM
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Guelph, Ontario(map) The city of Guelph is my home town and is just East of Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph sub, and the Ontario Southland Railway/Guelph Junction Railway track, the other end of which is at Guelph Junction.
15 images 1 videos Marks: ALNX CN CNLX CNWX GEXR ICG NAHX RLK WLO
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
18 images 2 videos Marks: CP CPWX KRL PROX SSW STLH TR
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March 17th, 2006We got in the car to go find a friend at the tracks in Guelph and immediately heard a westbound clearance on the Galt sub. We got to a crossing in Puslinch just on time to set up for and wait for CP #243 with CEFX 1053 leading, followed by an SD40-2, a couple of tank cars, and B23-7 TCB 202. We got moving quickly and shot it again a few miles west, before going back to Guelph and watching GEXR #432 pass by Via station.
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Guelph, Ontario(map) The city of Guelph is my home town and is just East of Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph sub, and the Ontario Southland Railway/Guelph Junction Railway track, the other end of which is at Guelph Junction.
37 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CN CNLX CRDX CSXT DMLX GACX GEXR ITLX PPGX RLK TLCX WC
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
39 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX BN BORX CEFX CNW CP FURX GATX GCCX GVSR MWAX QGRY SOO TCB UP UPFE WSOR
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
15 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX CABX CEFX CP GATX NRLX TCB
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March 18th, 2006We headed down to Paris for the day to see what was in store. The tracks weren't exactly busy, but the trains that did come through on CN had plenty to offer. We shot CP #147 at Ayr on the way with a GEVO and 45 autoracks, then saw CN #410, NS #327, CN #394, VIA #72 and #73, VIA #148 with 7 units, #399, #271 and #393 together, #385, VIA #76, and CN #330.
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Ayr, Ontario(map) Ayr is between Wolverton and Cambridge on the CP Galt sub and houses a small backtrack yard and the Ayr Pit Spur.
11 images 1 videos Marks: CNA CP CRDX TTGX
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Paris, Ontario(map) Paris is just West of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and was once the site of the junction between the Dundas sub and the completely defunct Drumbo sub that connected Paris and Stratford. There's also a large trestle in Paris.
134 images 9 videos Marks: ACFX ATW BAYX BLE BN BNSF CEFX CELX CGLX CN CNA CNW CP CR CRDX CSXT DOWX DTTX ELTX GATX GFSX GTW GVSR IC ICG MRL NAHX NOKL NRLX NS NW PAL PPRX SSW TTAX UELX UNPX UP VCY VIA WC WITX YARR
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March 19th, 2006CP #243 had another GEVO leading, so I went down to the Galt sub to shoot it in the fresh, if light, snow.
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
17 images 1 videos Marks: ALM ATSF BN BORX CCR CN CP EPAX GATX ICE MILW PCN WW
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March 22nd, 2006Brand new BNSF SD70ACe number 9371 led GEXR #432 to Toronto and back. Steve sounded the alarm. Thanks Steve! This happened again on the 23rd, and I got much better photos...
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Guelph, Ontario(map) The city of Guelph is my home town and is just East of Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph sub, and the Ontario Southland Railway/Guelph Junction Railway track, the other end of which is at Guelph Junction.
50 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF CNWX CRDX GACX GEXR IC MLLX PPGX WLO
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March 23rd, 2006Brand new BNSF SD70ACe number 9370 led GEXR #432 to Toronto, giving us our second straight day of testing. Perhaps it'll keep up?
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Guelph, Ontario(map) The city of Guelph is my home town and is just East of Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph sub, and the Ontario Southland Railway/Guelph Junction Railway track, the other end of which is at Guelph Junction.
22 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF CNA CNWX GEXR NOKL
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March 25th, 2006NS #328 was reported to have a TFM unit so naturally we went to see it. Caught it, #327 with an NS horsehead/operation lifesaver GP59, CN #396 with 4 BNSF units in different schemes, and a couple of other trains. CP #424 passed later with 2 GEVOs, a SOO SD40-2, and a CEFX AC4400CW.
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Paris, Ontario(map) Paris is just West of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and was once the site of the junction between the Dundas sub and the completely defunct Drumbo sub that connected Paris and Stratford. There's also a large trestle in Paris.
105 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX BNSF BTTX CAGY CEFX CELX CN CNA CRDX DUPX ETTX FURX GATX GOCX GTW GVSR IC ICG INVX MEC NS PROX SOU SP SSW TFM UP VIA WLPX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
21 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP CPAA NCIX PROX PSPX SOO UTLX
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March 26th, 2006Rob warned me that 338 had 3 new CN GEVOs on it, probably the last three of this order. Trouble is, I was still asleep. When I got up, I got the message and, hoping I wasn't too late, went to Georgetown, where I saw 5 CN-powered freight trains in two hours but clearly had long missed the GEVOs, leaving CN as the only class one from which I have not seen a GEVO.
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Georgetown, Ontario(map) Georgetown's CN Silver is the site of the junction between CN's Halton sub and the CN-owned, GEXR-rented Guelph sub. It is between Guelph and Brampton on highway 7.
75 images 5 videos Marks: ACFX ARMN CGMX CN CNIS CNLX CP CVC DWC ETTX GACX GCCX GMRC GOT GTW HS IC IPBX JTIX KCS LVRC ONT PAL PROX SOO SP SSPX SSW TR UTLX VCY WC
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March 29th, 2006We shot GEXR #431 at Guelph station by chance.
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Guelph, Ontario(map) The city of Guelph is my home town and is just East of Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph sub, and the Ontario Southland Railway/Guelph Junction Railway track, the other end of which is at Guelph Junction.
19 images 1 videos Marks: CRDX GACX GEXR HDSX ICG RLK SRIX SSAM
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March 30th, 2006I heard CN #394 with a BNSF SD40-2 at Hamilton West and decided I should give it a go, making it to Georgetown well ahead of it. We caught #394, #148, #145, #398, GEXR #431, CN #411, and then beat GEXR #431 to a crossing half way between Rockwood and Acton as it went up Acton grade kind of slowly.
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Georgetown, Ontario(map) Georgetown's CN Silver is the site of the junction between CN's Halton sub and the CN-owned, GEXR-rented Guelph sub. It is between Guelph and Brampton on highway 7.
110 images 6 videos Marks: ACFX ALNX ALY ATSF ATTX BN BNSF CABX CCX CN CNIS CNWX CPDX CSXT DTTX EPAX GEXR IC LW MOBX MWSX PPGX PROX RLK SP TCSZ TTCX TTPX UELX UTCX UTLX WC WITX XOMX
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Rockwood, Ontario(map) The town of Rockwood is between Guelph and Georgetown on the GEXR Guelph sub.
31 images 1 videos Marks: CN CNA CNWX GEXR IC PPGX RLK TILX UTLX
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