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Top photos from April, 2004

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April 5th, 2004Laura and I went to Guelph Junction and Scotch Block for the day and saw pathetically few trains, but we did catch a GCFX-CN-GECX-GECX lashup on CN, with the two GECXs being ex SP and UP tunnel-motors.
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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.
126 images 1 videos Marks: ALPX CELX CGTX CNA CP CPWX CR EEC FURX GGCX NYC PROX QTTX SKPX SOO TTPX UTCX XPWX
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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.
62 images No videos Marks: AGCX AGPX AMCX CGEX CGLX CN CNA DTTX GACX GATX GCFX GECX GVSR HS RBOX TRNX TTAX TTLX UTLX WC
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April 9th, 2004Good Friday saw me and Laura head to Puslinch at the crossing at mile 46.76 and then a couple of crossings West of Guelph Junction. It was a very good day for unusual stuff.
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
54 images No videos Marks: ATTX CEFX CGLX CNA CP CSXT ETTX NS SP TTAX TTGX TTRX UP
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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.
218 images No videos Marks: ACFX AGCX AGPX AN ATSF ATW BCOL BFGX CABX CCLX CEFX CGLX CHSX CN CNA CNIS CNWX CRGX CRLE CSXT CVC DCTX DJJX DOWX DTTX DUPX DWC EJE ETTX FTTX FURX GATX GECX GNRR GTW GVDX GVSR HOKX HPIX IC ICG INFX JTIX LW MKT MLLX MS NAHX NATX NCHX NCIX NKCR NOKL NS OCPX ONT OTTX PLCX PRGX PROX RCOX RFMX RS SHPX SM SOU SP SRY SSW TCMX TLCX TTAX TTJX TTZX UNPX USLX UTLX WC WLO XTTX
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April 10th, 2004Laura drove the car for the first time and took us to Scotch Block mile 30 Halton sub. There was a long lull in the afternoon but for the most part it was fairly busy.
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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.
217 images 1 videos Marks: AEX AGCX AGPX AOK ASHX ATGX AWXX BCOL BN BTTX CEFX CGLX CGMX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CR CRLE CSXT DME DTTX DUPX DWC FLOX FTTX FURX GACX GATX GCFX GLNX GPLX GTW HARX HPIX IBT IC ITLX KEYX LVRC LW MBLX MSDR NAHX NOKL NRLX NS NVR ONT OTTX PLCX PROX QTTX RFMX RRRX RS SAMX SHPX SLR SMNX SP SSAM TCMX TILX TIMX TSBY TSE TTAX TTGX TTZX UCLX UTLX WC
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April 13th, 2004On my way back from the first day at Real World Linux 2004 Conference and Expo in Toronto, I heard on my scanner that the engine on my train was VIA 6406, one of two VIA engines on my Most Wanted list due to having an HO Via engine with that number.
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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.
2 images No videos Marks: VIA
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April 14th, 2004On my way to the second day at Real World Linux 2004 Conference and Expo in Toronto, I wanted to take a picture of VIA 6406 which was leading the morning's #86, one of two VIA engines on my Most Wanted list due to having an HO Via engine with that number.
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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.
6 images No videos Marks: VIA
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April 18th, 2004Amtrak's train called "The International" from Toronto to Chicago's final Sunday in existence... 27 people took the train together as a group trip up to Sarnia for a final-miles excursion, through the GHRA.
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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.
45 images 1 videos Marks: AMTK CEFX CNA EEC FURX GEXR IC RLK UTLX WCCL WLO
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Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario(map) Kitchener-Waterloo is on the the GEXR Guelph sub between Guelph and Stratford. The GEXR Elmira spur heads North to service Elmira and the CP Waterloo sub out of Cambridge joins the GEXR Huron Park spur for interchange traffic here.
35 images No videos Marks: AMCX CNA GEXR LLPX
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Komoka, Ontario(map) This is where the CP Windsor, CN Strathroy, and CN Chatham subs meet just West of London.
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London, Ontario(map) The home of EMD, the plant responsible for a lot of the large engines we see on the rails today, London hosts the West end of the GEXR Guelph sub at the CN yard where the CN Dundas sub joins the CN Strathroy and CN Talbot subs, CP's yard, and the CP Windsor and Galt subs.
40 images No videos Marks: CN CNA FTTX PLMX
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Sarnia, Ontario(map) Sarnia has an absolutely massive CN freight yard. It also has the St. Clair tunnel across to Port Huron, CSX traffic, and a gaggle of running rights.
196 images No videos Marks: ACFX AMCX AMOX AMTK ASAB BFGX CELX CGLX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CRDX CSXT DCTX DOWX ECUX ENGX FLOX GACX GATX GTW IC ICG NAHX NATX NOKL NS OCPX PLCX PLMX PROX SHPX SLR SOU SRY STAX TILX TTZX UP UTLX WC
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Stratford, Ontario(map) Stratford lies between Kitchener-Waterloo and London on the GEXR Guelph sub and is the home of Cowie junction, where the GEXR Goderich sub begins.
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Strathroy, Ontario(map) Strathroy, Ontario is the namesake of the CN Strathroy sub, between London and Sarnia.
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April 23rd, 2004Amtrak #85/#88, the International, ended on this day with the final run being a morning Westbound from Toronto to Chicago. It went through Guelph with its trainee Via trainset in tow. Via with an engine and 3 LRCs will be taking over the route only as far as Sarnia. Later in the day, Steve, Chris, and I met up at Guelph Junction for a few regular freight trains.
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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.
41 images 1 videos Marks: AMTK GATX RTMX UTLX 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.
164 images 2 videos Marks: ATSF ATTX ATW BNSF CEFX CHTT CN CNWX CP CPAA CRGX DME DTTX GATX GOT MILW NCUX NDYX NOKL NS OSRX PLCX PROX QGRY RBOX SGLR SLGG SOO STLH TBOX TILX TTAX TTRX TTZX UP VTTX WCCL XPWX
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April 26th, 2004Laura returned from the US on the Maple Leaf. I spent the day at Guelph Junction and then went down to Aldershot to pick her up, catching CP 166 on CN.
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Aldershot, Ontario(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.
40 images No videos Marks: AMTK BTRX CGTX CP CPAA PROX SOU 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.
253 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX ALPX ATTX BNSF CCBX CGTX CN CNA COCX CP CPAA CPWX CR CRLE CTRN DTTX FCTX FTTX FURX GATX GCPX GFSX GOT GVSR HLTX HOKX HS IMRL IREX JJJX LRWN MILW NAHX NDYX NOKL NRLX NS NYC ONT OSRX PENX PLCX PLWX PROX QGRY RBOX SHPX SOO SP SRN SSW STLH TCMX TKEN TR TTAX TTGX TTRX UNPX UP UTLX XPWX
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April 28th, 2004Laura and I headed down to Guelph Junction for the day to work from there.
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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.
275 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AGLF AGYX AOK ATW BAR BNSF BR BWCX CAGY CBRY CCBX CEFX CGLX CHTT CITX CN CNW CP CPAA CRDX CRLE CSXT DME DOWX DRGW DTTX ETTX FINX GAPX GATX GNRR GPLX GTW GVSR HLCX IMRL LNAC LW MEC MMA MSDR NATX NDYX NLSX NOKL NS NTTX OAR ONT OSRX PCN PROX QC RTTX SCMX SLC SLGG SOO SP SRN STLH TILX TR TTAX TTGX TTRX UELX UP UTCX UTLX WC WCTR WLPX WSOR WW XPWX
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April 29th, 2004Laura and I headed down to work from the Junction again. The day started out nicely with OSR and CP's Guelph Junction turn working together in the Goderich wye. At 9pm, we found out two Alaska units were dispatched out of London on train 724. We scrambled to Galt station where we caught them at 23:48, catching them again at Guelph Line road in Campbellville at 00:16.
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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 No videos Marks: CP NAHX SOO UNPX WNFR
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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.
160 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX ALPX CGTX CNA CP CPWX CRLE DTTX DWC ETTX FEC FURX GPLX HMAX OSRX PROX SOO SP SSW STLH TTAX TTGX TTRX UTLX
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