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Top photos from April, 2009

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April 11th, 2009With a serious case of cabin fever setting in and beautiful weather outside, we went to the Galt sub for an unidentified westbound, came back for lunch, then went to mile 30 for an eastbound and rerouted CN Q199. With nothing else in the area we headed up to Tottenham to shoot the South Simcoe tourist train and then went to VIT for a southbound before returning home.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
17 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AGPX CP CW DCLX DCTX ETTX GATX NTRX SOO SSW TILX TTGX UTLX
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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.
47 images 2 videos Marks: CGMX CN CNWX DTLX DTTX NAHX OCPX QTTX RAIX SRCX WC
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Tottenham, OntarioTottenham is the home of the South Simcoe Railway, a tourist line that passes under the Mactier sub between Palgrave and Alliston.
51 images 1 videos Marks: SSR
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Vaughan, Ontario(map) Vaughan is just South of Bolton on the CP Mactier sub and is host to CP's Vaughan Intermodal Terminal.
37 images 1 videos Marks: AIMX CP CPWX GTW TILX TTGX
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April 16th, 2009On my way back from errands I ran across OSR at Woolwich/Speedvale heading north, so turned to follow them and shot them (video only) crossing Woodlawn, then chased 580 back down to Alma St./CN Guelph Junction and went home.
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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.
22 images 1 videos Marks: BCOL CN LLPX TILX UNPX
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April 21st, 2009Greg warned of a CN 5722-CN 5244-AMT 270-AMT 293-GOT 521-GOT 533-GOT 524-GOT 522-GOT 529-GOT 534 lashup on 422. I went to mile 30 for it and shot it between sunspots and rainshowers.
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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.
68 images 2 videos Marks: BNSF BPRR BRCX CN CSXT CTCX DCLX DISX GOT NOKL SLC SLR TAEX TILX UTLX XTTX
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April 23rd, 2009I went down to London for an interview, and stopped at EMD to see what was up on the way back. I then took the scenic route following the Guelph sub home, and narrowly missed VIA 85 on the St. Mary's viaduct and saw a very short 433 leaving Stratford not worth stopping to shoot (4019 + two cars).
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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.
7 images No videos Marks: ECR KCS
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April 25th, 2009The Guelph Historical Railway Association put on a rare miles tour with the Guelph Junction Express, runnint into the industrial tracks in Guelph and doing two photo runbys. I volunteered on the train and took a few photos and some short video clips while not otherwise occupied using my wife's point-and-shoot camera rather than the bulky SLR I normally use.
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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.
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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.
19 images No videos Marks: CP OSRX VTR
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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.
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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.
36 images No videos Marks: CP LCLX OSRX UNPX
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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.
2 images No videos Marks: SIRX
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