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Top photos from March, 2008

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March 15th, 2008After having not seen a train in nearly a month -- see my blog for what's been keeping me entertained in the interim -- I finally got a day out at the tracks. We went to Guelph Junction for CP #245 and CP #247, headed down to Aldershot for CN #421, a GO train, and VIA #72, up to Burlington West for a train whose identity I never did solve, #435, a bunch of GO trains - two of them with the new MP40s leading, VIA #92, CN #556 working at Burlington West, CN #421 impersonating NS #328, and CP #426 just north of the 71.2 detector on the Hamilton sub on the way home.
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Aldershot, Ontario(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.
37 images 2 videos Marks: CCX CN CNIS GOT VIA WC
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Burlington West, Ontario(map) This is between Burlington and Aldershot on the CN Oakville sub, where the CN Halton sub merges in.
146 images 4 videos Marks: AGR CN CNA CNLX ETTX GATX GOT NS PTLX RRRX SOU VIA WLO
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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.
24 images 1 videos Marks: ALPX AMGX CN CP CPAA CPWX GATX KEYX NAHX SKPX SOO
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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.
40 images 2 videos Marks: BNSF CCBX CGTX CN CP GATX GTTX HOKX LCLX NAHX NS NYC OSRX PCN SCMX SOO
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March 16th, 2008Laura and I went on a short flight Guelph-Guelph Junction-Galt-Guelph Junction-Guelph to stay current. Laura shot while I flew as we chased a light power #722 on the Galt and got VIA #85 leaving Guelph station almost an hour late.
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Aerial PhotographyThese pictures and videos are taken by plane in no specific places.
194 images 1 videos Marks: CP NOEN OSRX
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March 22nd, 2008CN #338 was reported to have a BCOL C44-9W and 3 on-delivery GEVOs. I went down to Bayview to wait for it, but it died at Port Robinson. Instead, I shot new GO MP40s 603 and 605, and around 5 CNs over the course of the morning.
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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.
54 images 3 videos Marks: CMO CN DTTX GATX GVDX HPIX IC INTX MEC PIOX SLR TSRD UP VIA
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Burlington West, Ontario(map) This is between Burlington and Aldershot on the CN Oakville sub, where the CN Halton sub merges in.
99 images 6 videos Marks: ALNX BBGX CAGX CIRR CN CNWX CRIX DTS GLCX GONX GOT GTW NOKL OMNX ONT PROX UTLX YARR
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
9 images 1 videos Marks: CP SOO
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March 29th, 2008We went to mile 30 for about 4 hours, catching CN #392, #399, #393, a CWR train, and #338.
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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.
125 images 4 videos Marks: ADMX AEX ATGX ATTX BCOL BLE CEFX CN CNW CP CPAA CRDX CVC ECLX ETTX FMLX FURX GATX GLNX GPLX IC INVX IVCX LW MEC MMA NKCR OAR PLMX PVCX QGRY RACX SLGG SLR SP SRY SSW TCDX TEIX UP WAGX WC WCTR
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Speyside, Ontario(map) Speyside is a small community with a siding on the CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown, just North (East, in track terms) of Scotch Block.
62 images 1 videos Marks: CN
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