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Top photos from March, 2007

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March 3rd, 2007We headed down to Cambridge for CP #139, #257, #241, and #198.
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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.
62 images 3 videos Marks: CN CP DTTX GBRX KCS MMA NOKL SOO TTGX
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
7 images 1 videos Marks: CP ETTX
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March 6th, 2007D&H 7304 led CP #255. I chased it from Waterdown to Guelph Junction, and chased OSR from Guelph Junction back to Guelph on the way home.
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Arkell, Ontario(map) Arkell is between Guelph and Guelph Junction on the ex-Goderich sub of the Guelph Junction Railway now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway. Moffat is between Arkell and Guelph Junction.
14 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX OSRX SHPX TCMX
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Corwhin, Ontario(map) Corwhin is between Moffat and Arkell on the ex-Goderich sub (Guelph Junction Railway) now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway.
14 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX OSRX TCMX
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Flamborough, Ontario(map) This is a community at the top of the Hamilton sub between Waterdown and Guelph Junction. It is technically part of Hamilton, as a result of the amalgamations.
5 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP DH
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
45 images 2 videos Marks: ALPX ARMN CEFX CP CPAA CPWX DH DME GLNX LBR MMA MP NBIX NOKL NRI SKPX SOO TILX TR UTLX
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Moffat, Ontario(map) Moffat is between Guelph and Guelph Junction on the ex-Goderich sub now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway. Arkell is between Moffat and Guelph.
7 images No videos Marks: OSRX
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Waterdown, Ontario(map) This town is at the top of the hill coming out of Hamilton on the CP Hamilton sub.
20 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP DH
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March 8th, 2007I heard a GEXR train entering the Guelph sub at Kitchener bound for Silver so dropped by Guelph station to see what it was and got blurry shots of GEXR 3821 heading to rescue a stalled #431.
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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.
4 images 1 videos Marks: GEXR
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March 9th, 2007CN #150 and CN #350, two extra trains, were block on block out of Chicago and arrived in this area still block on block. #150 was an extra BNSF intermodal train with BNSF-FXE power and CN #350 was a Canadian Military extra with two UP units. Tally for the day: VIA #70, CN #384, CN #385, CN #150, VIA #73, and CN #350.
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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.
118 images 4 videos Marks: BLE BNSF CN DJJX DTTX ENGX FXE GATX HTTX ITTX JOSX MWCX OTTX PROX TTDX UNPX UP VIA WE
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March 11th, 2007Jay warned me about a CP #244 coming wtih CP 8798 leading. Wanting my 100th GEVO, I went for it, shortly finding CP #424 behind it with 6 units, 3 of them some of the less than 20 remaining CP 56xx SD40-2s, then getting CP #159 and #243 block on block westbound. We then headed down to Hamilton West for CN #394 with BNSF-CSXT power, CN #384 with two dimensionals, and migrated westward to Copetown following a CN #547 off to rescue a stalled CN #385, which met #330 at Copetown West before #547 cut off to go back to work at Aldershot. We then moved a couple of miles west, catching CN #385 and CN #394 by the detector at Lynden and finished off the day by checking out the current selection of power parked at Aberdeen yard.
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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.
56 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX ALM ATW BNSF BRIX CABX CN CNA CNIS CRGX CSXT FINX GATX GNWR MRL NAHX QTTX SLC TSRD UTLX VIA
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Copetown, Ontario(map) Copetown is the top of Dundas hill. Trains line up at the top as people would at a waterslide, and other trains slowly grind their way up the hill. It's just to the East of Brantford.
65 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX BNSF BTTX CGTX CN CRDX DJJX GATX GPLX GTW HCSX HLMX JOSX OMNX ONT PLEX PROX RPCX SOU UTLX
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Hamilton, Ontario(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
18 images No videos Marks: CP STLH
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
21 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX ARMN ATSF CP DCLX GVSR NAHX SHPX SOO SP UMPX UTLX WW
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Lynden, Ontario(map) This town is East of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and once hosted the South end of the CN Fergus sub.
47 images 2 videos Marks: BNSF CN CRGX DJJX GATX HCSX HLMX JOSX MSRC NW OMNX ONT PROX RPCX SLR SOU 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.
66 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX ALLX ALM AOK CGLX CP DLRX DOWX DTTX GVSR MMA NAHX SP UELX UNPX UTLX WW
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March 15th, 2007Kevin sounded the alarm on two EF Carajas units on a late GEXR #432. I went down to Guelph VIA station for them.
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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.
34 images 1 videos Marks: AEX CNLX CNWX CP CRDX EFC GACX GEXR KRL PPGX RLK SKNX SOO
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March 17th, 2007We went to Brantford for a train dubbed the "NAFTA Express" for its CN-NS-UP-TFM-CSX power, catching CN #391 stopped with a D6R at Brantford, CN #396, #148, VIA #76, CN #392, #385, VIA #675, CN #271, and CN #398.
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Brantford, Ontario(map) This is the home of the Southern Ontario Railway, part of the large-and-growing family of Rail America, and also houses the CN Dundas sub. It is between Paris and Hamilton.
241 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AGPX AJPX AMGX ATSF ATTX BAR BM BNFE CABX CCLX CGTX CN CNA CSXT CVC DJJX DME DTTX DWC ECQX ETTX FEC FURX FXE GACX GATX GTW HLMX IBT ICG INTX ITLX KCPX MDW MHFX MLLX MRL NATX NCIX NHCR NKCR NOKL NRLX NS OMNX PLCX PROX PTLX QTTX RFMX SHPX SLGG SLR SRCX STE TFM TILX TTGX UP UTCX UTLX VIA WTRM
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CP MMA
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March 18th, 2007While Shane reported 13 trains with foreign power through the day, I caught only 5 trains and none of them with foreign power: CP #257, #242, #424, #243, and CN #271, the latter of which passed through Paris during the 15 minutes in the day the sun was not out.
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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.
24 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AOK BNSF CEFX CMHX CP NAHX NOKL PTLX SLGG SSW WW
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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.
13 images 1 videos Marks: BAR CEFX CP MMA NOKL SOO
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
24 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX CGLX CN CNA CP DTTX MILW 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.
17 images 1 videos Marks: AC ATSF BNSF CN CNA CP IC SP SSW
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March 22nd, 2007I got word that GEXR #432 had 3 EF Carajas export units. As soon as he was over the detector at Breslau I went to Guelph station to get him, finding the weather to be somewhat substantially worse than I would have liked. With the traffic light gods on my side while the weather gods were against me, I got to the station just as the headlights were coming around the corner, put my video camera on the dashboard, and stepped out into the downpour.
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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.
26 images 1 videos Marks: CSXT EFC GEXR KRL RLK SP SSW TILX
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March 23rd, 2007VIA #84 had 6403, the CBC unit in perfect light, and GEXR #432 had 4 EF Carajas units, but I was only able to catch VIA #87 in the evening with VIA 904.
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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: VIA
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March 24th, 2007CEFX 101-CEFX 110 led CP #254 which took the Oakville in the evening. I took a chance and went after it, getting VIA #98 (the Amtrak Maple Leaf), CN #599 (SOR steel train), VIA #79, CN #275, CN #385, and finally CP #254, none of them in shootable light... not that it stopped me from trying. We went after #254 at Kinnear yard, but it did a crew change north of the north switch and didn't stop, with CP #255 blocking any chance of viewing it anyway on the passing track.
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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.
37 images 6 videos Marks: AMTK CCBX CEFX CN CP VIA
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Hamilton, Ontario(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
8 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP
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March 25th, 2007Greg warned of CN #399 with a war bonnet leading, so we went west for him, getting distracted by CP trains along the way. We caught CP #241 at Killean and again at Woodstock where it and #159 met #240, stopping at Zorra for CP #158 and finally heading down to Ingersoll for CN #385, CN #399, and VIA #73.
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Ingersoll, Ontario(map) The CN Dundas, the CP St. Thomas, and the OSR Port Burwell subs are very active through Ingersoll, with the CP Galt sub just to the North in Zorra.
60 images 3 videos Marks: AGR ALAX BNSF CN CNA CR CSS CSXT GATX GTW HCSX INVX NAHX NS OMNX SOU SP SSW TGAX UTLX VIA WTRM
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
18 images 1 videos Marks: CGLX CNW CP CRDX DRGW EHSX GNWR GONX ICE PGR SHPX SOO THB TR
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Woodstock, Ontario(map) The CP Galt and CN Dundas subs meet here, as do highways 401 and 403. It is a busy place.
53 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX CGLX CNW CP CPLX CRDX DME DRGW DTTX EHSX EJE GCCX GNWR HPJX ICE IMCX LW MLLX MMA MS NAHX NOKL OMNX PCN PGR SOO THB UELX UTLX
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Zorra, Ontario(map) Just outside of Ingersoll is Zorra Station. It contains a large Lafarge plant and the CP Galt sub.
10 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX TTGX
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March 27th, 2007GEXR #432 had the last of the EF Carajas SD70Ms, EFC 755. I went for it at Edinburgh Rd in Guelph. #432 stopped to lift traffic directly from GEXR #580, the local road switcher.
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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.
34 images No videos Marks: CNLX CRDX DOWX EFC GACX GATX GEXR GFCX HS ICG KRL PPGX RLK SSW
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March 29th, 2007I heard CEFX 101 north give a track release through my peaceful early morning slumber and bounded out of bed to get to Guelph Junction for CP #255 with CEFX 101-110 and 252 axles. CP #2254 met him at Guelph Junction and had two rent-a-wrecks for a bonus. No videos today, my video camera can only do one thing at the moment, and that is insist that I eject the tape! Also got Via #85 with the rolling turd (VIA 6414 in Lotto-Quebec scheme) at lunch hour.
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Flamborough, Ontario(map) This is a community at the top of the Hamilton sub between Waterdown and Guelph Junction. It is technically part of Hamilton, as a result of the amalgamations.
18 images No videos Marks: CEFX CP CPAA CRDX IPBX NAHX WCCX
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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.
12 images No videos Marks: VIA
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
26 images No videos Marks: AGPX CEFX CNW CP CPAA DME EEC GNWR GTW QC SHPX TR
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