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Top photos from April, 2005

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April 1st, 2005Today's catch from CP trains 243, 230, 159, CN trains 148, 394, CP trains 141, 424, and OSR includes 2 BNSF units, an ex-UP SD45 rebuilt to some variant SD40, and ex-Hydro unit CP 5390.
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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.
32 images 1 videos Marks: CP CPWX NOKL OSRX SHPX SRY UTLX
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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.
240 images 5 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AEX AJPX ALAX AOK ATTX ATW BN BNFE BNSF CEFX CFMX CHTT CP CPAA CRLE CSXT DBCX DOWX DRGW DTTX ECOX ECUX EQUX ETTX FEC FPAX FURX GATX GLCX GPLX HS LVRC LW MP NAHX NATX NCUX NDYX NOKL NRLX ONT PLCX PROX PSPX QC RBOX RMGX SOO SOU STMA TILX TTRX TTWX TTZX UP UTLX VTTX WCTR WW
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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.
83 images 1 videos Marks: ALY ATSF ATTX ATW BFGX BN BNSF CN CNA CNIS DTTX GATX GTW KRL NOKL ONT PROX RTTX TLDX TTEX TTRX YARR YKR
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April 4th, 2005CN #434 lifted an SW1200 that had briefly shown up in Ingersoll, and that was all the motivation I needed to get trackside as fast as possible, as I found out two hours after the fact.
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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.
75 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX BAR BM CABX CN CNIS DME EEC FBOX GATX GLNX GTW IC ICE MEC MMA ONT PLMX PPGX PROX PTLX SLR SSAM TCSZ UTLX
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April 5th, 2005On leaving the airport after spending an hour practicing emergency procedures in the circuit, I heard horns. I got to the Stone Road crossing with about 15 seconds to spare before OSR showed up on its way in from Guelph Junction.
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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.
28 images No videos Marks: CEFX CPAA CPWX OSRX PROX UTCX UTLX
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April 8th, 2005Laura and I went from Guelph to Keene, NH and then to Worcester, Mass to visit Laura's parents and attend a friend's wedding respectively. Rob and I sat up front and flew and Laura took these pictures out the rear seat window over the 8th and 9th. These pictures are between Guelph and Keene, New Hampshire.
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Aerial PhotographyThese pictures and videos are taken by plane in no specific places.
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April 9th, 2005Laura and I went from Guelph to Keene, NH and then to Worcester, Mass to visit Laura's parents and attend a friend's wedding respectively. Rob and I sat up front and flew and Laura took these pictures out the rear seat window over the 8th and 9th. These pictures are from the short flight from Keene, NH to Worcester, Mass. via Brattleboro, Vermont and Northfield, Mass.
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Aerial PhotographyThese pictures and videos are taken by plane in no specific places.
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April 16th, 2005Laura and I went to Guelph Junction for part of the afternoon... but the car wouldn't start to come back. So after only two trains, the second of which arrived at the same time as CAA, we got towed home. :(
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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.
61 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AOK ATW CBRY CHVX CN CP DCTX DOWX EQUX ETCX ETTX GACX GATX GCCX GPFX NATX NOKL PROX QGRY SAMX SLC SOO TTGX UTLX WCCL
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April 18th, 2005Travelling to and from LinuxWorld Conference and Expo aboard trains 86 and 87, I managed to see a few interesting things. The way freight working at the junction of the Weston and Halton subs had an un-boarded CN caboose on it, the first I've seen.
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Brampton, Ontario(map) Brampton is mile 15 of the CN Halton sub and mile 8 of the Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY) shortline.
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April 19th, 2005Travelling to and from LinuxWorld Conference and Expo aboard trains 86 and 87, I managed to see a few interesting things. CN #271 had an ex-CNW dash 9 on it heading West, though I wasn't able to get pictures of it. The afternoon's #275 and #385 kept me busy during our treck from the Weston sub to the Guelph sub on the Halton sub.
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Brampton, Ontario(map) Brampton is mile 15 of the CN Halton sub and mile 8 of the Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY) shortline.
36 images 1 videos Marks: BCIT CN CRGX DACX PSPX RACX
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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.
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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.
23 images No videos Marks: VIA
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Toronto, Ontario(map) The capital of Ontario, this city has a number of very busy lines and yards on both the CP and CN networks.
56 images No videos Marks: ALPX ATW BCIT CP CPAA CPWX GOT SOO VIA
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April 26, 2005GEXR #431 couldn't make the hill at Acton and #580's power was sent to rescue it. VIA #88 had to wait in the siding at Guelph for #431 and didn't leave until well after scheduled to.
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.
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April 30th, 2005I went to the station to pick up Tom from Via #683.
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.
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