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Top photos from April, 2007

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April 1st, 2007CP #242 had CP-SOO-BNSF for power. I went down to Killean to shoot it, getting #139 and #242 at the east switch, and #242 again at Gore Rd crossing and at a field near Wellington Rd 35 in intense rain. Later on, I shot Via #85 in Guelph's West end followed by GEXR #432 with 13 Class 66 export units. No videos.
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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.
38 images No videos Marks: FL FPL GEXR RLK VIA
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
51 images No videos Marks: BNSF BTTX CEFX CP LW NS QGRY SLGG SOO TTGX UTLX
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April 2nd, 2007CP #424 was reported to have a CEFX SD90/43MAC trailing. I went to see it, but it was a false alarm, which is just as well because the sun disappeared as the engines came into view and I didn't adjust the exposure appropriately.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
14 images No videos Marks: CEFX CP MMA SOO
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April 6th, 2007D&H 7304 was trailing on CP #254-06 having finished its front couplers in repairs in Winnipeg. A few of us went to Guelph Junction for it. CP #424 slipped by behind while #254 was going through the Junction with 8818 and 4 AC4400CWs. Right after they both cleared the signal went back up at Guelph Junction east for CP #242 and we waited nearly an hour for it to turn up, not knowing what was on it and in spite of the miserable weather. It turned up with KCS 653 and 625 in consist 15 cars behind the power! Well worth the wait.
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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.
63 images 2 videos Marks: BRAX CBRY CEFX CP DH DRGW GATX GONX GVSR KCS LBR MMA NAHX NS ONT PROX RBOX SOO SP TTGX UPFE
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April 14th, 2007CN #305 came to Toronto on the 13th with 7 ex-QNSL SD40-2CLC units on their way to Chicago. They came out of Mac on CN #399 for which we went to Bayview, where we found him lifting the NS traffic at Aldershot. Back in Guelph we found CN 911 HazMat disaster training car parked behind GEXR 3835 between Alma and Edinburgh roads surrounded by firefighters and police.
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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.
78 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX CN CNA CNIS GATX INVX JLCX NAHX NS QTTX SP SSW TBOX UTCX UTLX VIA
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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.
9 images No videos Marks: CN GEXR
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April 16th, 2007CP #240 had a UP trailing and CP #242 had a BNSF trailing. I shot them both within about 10 minutes at the crossing at 51.90 Galt sub.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
32 images 2 videos Marks: BAR BNSF CP DME EEC GNTX ICE MMA NAHX TTGX UP WCTR WW
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April 19th, 2007CP #138 had CP-CP-CSX-BNSF-BNSF-BNSF -- in perfect lighting. I didn't hear it on time though, and tore off after it beating it, for some definitions of beating it, to Trafalgar Rd in Milton, where #147 was crossing the crossing and met #138 just to the east of the crossing. I waited around a couple of minutes for #142 and came home.
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Milton, Ontario(map) This is where the CN Halton and the CP Galt subs cross eachother, though there is no junction.
20 images No videos Marks: BNSF CP CSXT
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April 21st, 2007In the afternoon we headed down to Guelph Junction for CP #424 with a freshly painted CP GP9u, CP #525 ham turn with 3 units, and CP #127 with a rent-a-wreck trailing a GEVO, then returned to Guelph for GEXR #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.
18 images 1 videos Marks: ALNX CEFX CN CNLX CNWX CRDX GEXR LLPX RLK WCCL
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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.
47 images 3 videos Marks: ADMX ATW BTTX CEFX CNA CP CR GVSR MP NOKL NS PROX QC SUMX TTGX UP
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April 22nd, 2007We started our day dropping off family at Pearson airport where I got a call that there was a WC unit on 396 going over the Credit. Off we went to Bramalea GO via the 427 just barely tieing the train to the station and shooting it into the sun. From there we went to Georgetown for lunch and got another call, this time about a UP unit on CP #424 through Woodstock so we left without even stopping at the station catching CN #422 at the 10 Sideroad crossing at mile 30 by chance on the way through. We caught #424 at Puslinch, went down to Bayview where we caught CN #431 wyeing, up to Brantford where #580 was working and another phone call, this time about CP #240 through Woodstock with a SOO leader and 2 BNSFs. We rushed up to Cambridge, barely beating it to the bridge. He worked Cambridge for a while, lifting a unit, and then went off to make a brief set off at Guelph Junction. After getting #240 at Guelph Junction we went to mile 30 for CN #148 with a ratty war bonnet trailing and then came home.
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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.
10 images No videos Marks: CN
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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.
12 images 1 videos Marks: CN CSXT GMRC LW MEC MMA UTLX WC
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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.
14 images No videos Marks: BNSF CN DME UNPX
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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.
57 images 1 videos Marks: ATW BNSF CP SCMX SOO TIMX 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.
30 images 2 videos Marks: ATSF ATW BNSF CNA CP GTW ICE SOO TTGX 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.
19 images 1 videos Marks: CP GRPX PROX 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.
25 images 2 videos Marks: BNSF CN CNA DTTX GTW IC NFPX PROX PTLX SLR
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April 24th, 2007Wanting to enjoy some sunlit trains before the next week long round of rain hits I shot GEXR #431 at Alma Rd and VIA #87 a few minutes behind him at the viaduct.
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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.
33 images 2 videos Marks: ALNX CNW CNWX GEXR LLPX PPGX PROX RLK VIA
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April 26th, 2007Derailment! GEXR #580 derailed 6 cars at the exact same spot GEXR #580 derailed on October 22nd, 2003. I went to check it out about an hour after it happened when 4046 came to rescue the tail end cars and open the Edinburgh Rd crossing at 11:00, again around 17:30, and one last time around 22:00 when I found 3 cars still derailed with the crew all having gone home for the night.
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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.
66 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AOK CEFX GEXR GPLX ROIX SHPX
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April 27th, 2007GEXR and PNR crews continued their efforts to put GEXR #580's derailed cars back on the tracks. After another whole day of work, three cars remain derailed -- all the ones that were still derailed last night -- GEXR 3835 is dead, a pair of cranes are on site, part of the grade crossing is ripped up, and a covered hopper has been deposited into a hole left by a removed tie, unlikely to move again any time soon. Calling Hulcher might have been easier...
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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.
90 images No videos Marks: ACFX AMCX CEFX CN GATX GEXR GPLX LLPX OSRX RLK TGAX TILX
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April 28th, 2007GEXR #580's derailment cleanup continues... the tank car was finally rerailed Friday night but by mid day two covered hoppers remained on the ground. We also went to get CP #241 (missed the power) and CP #242 at east siding switch Killean. 242 had a CSX SD40-2 trailing.
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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 No videos Marks: ACFX GEXR GPLX
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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: CP CSXT ETTX ICE MMA SIRX TTGX
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