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Top photos from May, 2005

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May 6th, 2005After extensive bad weather, this day finally yielded something track-worthy. CN #411 had a BNSF AC4400CW in second place, and GEXR #431 came back with a CN GP40-2W leading.
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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.
39 images 1 videos Marks: AEX AGPX CN CNA CNLX CRDX GEXR HDSX IC ICG LLPX NDYX PTLX SSAM WC
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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.
56 images 2 videos Marks: ATTX CP DTTX FEC TTAX TTRX
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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.
138 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX AOK BCIT BCOL BNSF CC CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CPAA CVC DCLX DOWX DTI DWP FURX GATX GTW HOKX HPIX IC ICG JRSX LW MSDR NAHX NAR NCTX NOKL PLEX PROX RIIX SHPX SLR TCTX UNPX UTCX UTLX WC WCCL WLO
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May 14th, 2005432 met 85 at Guelph station, following which we went to Guelph Junction and started with 141 meeting 152. After that it was 159, 246, 242, 424, and 525. 525 - Ham turn - had a W03 dimensional, said RTC, and issued GBOs as appropriate. It turned out to be a 4-axle regular empty flatcar, so I really don't know why they classified it as dimensional. I saw GEXR #431 come back later but did not have a camera handy. For anyone in the area, do note that it had CN 399000 articulated potash hopper, so it will be in the area for the next little bit.
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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.
75 images 2 videos Marks: ABOX BCOL CN CNIS CNWX CSXT FPAX GACX GEXR HPJX IC MRL NCLX RLK SHPX SSAM VIA WCCL WLO
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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.
232 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX AERC ARMN ATSF BNSF CGTX CHTT CHVX CLC CNW CP CPAA CPWX CR CRDX CRLE DBUX DGHX DLRX DME DOWX DTTX ELTX FEC FTTX GATX GOT HLSC HLTX HPLX HS INFX KCS LW MBLX MDW MMA NCHX NOKL NS NYC PLCX PPRX PROX QGRY RBMN RFMX RTTX SHPX SLC SOO SP SSW STLH TILX TR TTAX TTRX TTZX USBX UTCX UTLX VTTX WE
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May 15th, 2005Steve woke me up to hit the tracks as soon as he was up and from there we went to the cowpath at Bayview Junction, caught an absurd number of trains in an hour, and moved on to explore Hamilton before coming back for a few more trains at Bayview and going back to Guelph, where we caught 431 - sans CN unit.
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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.
411 images 11 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AGPX AMCX AOK ATW BCOL BM BN CC CCLX CCX CDCX CEFX CGLX CGTX CITX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CP CPAA CPWX CR CRDX CRGX CRLE CSXT CV CVC DBUX DME DTTX DWC EEC EJE FPAX FPTX FURX GACX GATX GBRX GCFX GFSX GMRC GNRR GTW HCSX HLMX HOKX HTTX IC ICE ICG LBR LT LW MP MR NAHX NATX NCIX NKCR NOKL NS ONT PLCX PLEX PLMX PROX PRR QGRY RBMN RBOX RFMX RPBX SBLX SHPX SKPX SOO SOU TBOX TCIX TILX TTGX TTRX TTZX UNPX UP UTCX UTLX VIA WC WLO WW YKR
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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.
77 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX BCOL CC CCBX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CSXT DMLX FPAX GEXR HPJX IC ICG KCS NATX NDYX PLMX PROX RBOX RLK UTCX UTLX WC WLO
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Hamilton, Ontario(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
139 images 2 videos Marks: ATSF ATTX BCOL CCX CGTX CN CP CSXT CVC DTTX ETTX GATX HOKX HPJX HS IC ITLX NATX NCIX NSCX PROX RLHH RLK SLGG SSW STLH TBOX UCLX UTLX WCCL WLO
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May 18th, 2005GEXR got its CN unit back on the night of the 17th, so I went down CN Guelph Junction to see if I could catch it.
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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.
144 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX AMCX BCOL CC CCBX CEFX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CNWX CRDX DCLX DME EEC ELCX FURX GACX GATX GEXR GFSX GTW GVSR IC ICG LLPX MRL NCIX NOKL NRLX PROX PTLX RBOX ROIX SGLR SIRX SSAM TGAX UTCX WC WCCL
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May 19th, 2005GEXR #580 went down the Fergus, #432 went through with 3 GP40s, and OSR crossed the Hanlon with more engines than cars. Another normal day in Guelph.
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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.
169 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AGPX ALNX AMCX AOK CELX CGLX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CNWX CRDX CSXT EQUX FURX GACX GEXR GMRC GTW GVSR HPIX IC ICG JRSX LLPX NCIX OSRX PROX RBOX SP UTCX UTLX WC WCCL
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May 20th, 2005GEXR #432 still didn't have CN 399000, but had an unusually long string of autoracks from Toyota in Cambridge.
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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.
80 images 1 videos Marks: AEX AGPX BCOL CC CCBX CGEX CGOX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CNW CNWX CRDX CSXT DWC EQUX ETTX GACX GATX GEXR GMRC GTW HPIX ICG IMRL NDYX PLCX PROX RBOX ROIX SGLR SHPX SP TTGX UTCX UTLX WC
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May 21st, 2005After a few hours of turbulence over Fergus, Steve called and reported an ex-MILW unit in MILW paint was going in the hole at Orr's Lake. We left Guelph airfield (CNC4) and got to Guelph Junction with a couple of minutes to spare.
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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.
35 images No videos Marks: ATSF BR CP GATX HS NOKL SOO TILX TTGX
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May 22nd, 2005I headed down to Ingersoll with Laura to get some scenic photos to help a modeller, and caught some interesting trains in the process. CN #271 had a hotbox going over the detector at mile 53 (Ingersoll is mile 59) on the North track. Unfortunately there are no switches oriented the right way in the area to set off the car with a melted journal and the train tied up the North track for nearly 3 hours while it waited for CN #581 to finish up at Cami and come out, cross over at Blain, 8 miles to the East, and put the car in an industrial track near Beachville.
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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.
65 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AMCX CAGY CN CNA CNIS CNLX DME DWC FPAX GEXR HPJX IC ICG IMRL JRSX NATX RBOX SRIX TILX UCLX USLX UTLX
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Ingersoll, Ontario(map) The CN Dundas, the CP St. Thomas, and the OSR Port Burwell subs are very active through Ingersoll, with the CP Galt sub just to the North in Zorra.
368 images 9 videos Marks: ACTX BFGX CC CGTX CN CNA CNLX CP DOWX DTTX DWC ETTX GACX GATX GCFX GFSX GLNX GNRR IC ICG MBLX NATX NCUX NRLX NYC PLMX PROX RFMX RPBX SBLX SHPX TLDX TOE TSE TTGX UP UTLX VIA WC
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May 23rd, 2005We were out of the house before 06:30 to catch NS #327/328 at Hamilton West, the West leg of the Bayview Junction wye. We caught NS #327-CN #382-CP #388-NS #328-VIA #671-CN #435-VIA #70-CN #385-CN #422-CP #167-CN #148 in short order. On the way North we heard CP #159 leaving the Junction to meet CP #424 at Killean, but missed #159 by a hair and didn't wait around for #424 to come.
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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.
321 images 11 videos Marks: ACFX AEX ALY AOK ATW BCOL BNSF BRAN CC CEFX CFMX CGLX CGMX CLC CN CNA CNIS CNLX CP CPAA CR CRDX CRGX CSXT DME DTTX DWC EEC FURX GATX GCFX GMRC GTW HOKX HS IC ICG ITLX JHPX LW MP MWCX NADX NAHX NATX NCHX NKCR NREX NS NTTX PLCX PROX PTLX PW QGRY SLC SLGG SLR SOO SOU TBOX TCMX TCTX TTAX TTGX UTCX UTLX VIA WC WHCX YARR YKR
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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.
13 images No videos Marks: CP SLC SLR
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May 25th, 2005CP set out some CWR on the Galt sub around Galt/Cambridge.
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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.
288 images 2 videos Marks: ATW BCOL CCBX CP SOO SPSX
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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.
35 images 1 videos Marks: ADMX AGPX ALM AMC CEFX CP DME ETTX IMRL NATX NOKL SHPX SIRX TBOX TCMX TILX TOE TR TTGX UTLX
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
107 images 1 videos Marks: CNA CP SPSX TTGX
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May 26th, 2005We got up before 6 in the morning to catch NS #327 and #328 at Hamilton West. We caught both, however 327 only showed its nose off in the distance, and then went backward to Hamilton yard to resolve issues with a broken drawbar. We had to go before it came back and I only took pictures of 328 and the other trains through in the interim.
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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.
316 images 11 videos Marks: ACFX ACPX AGR AMCX AMOX ATSF ATW BCOL BN CHTT CITX CN CNA CNW CP CPLX CPWX CR CRDX CRIX CSXT CVC DOWX DTI DTTX DWC ECUX FTTX GATX GTW IC ICG JTTX MBLX MILW MP NAHX NATX NDYX NOKL NRLX NS NW NYC OCPX OLNX ONT PLMX PROX QGRY RACX SBLX SHPX SOO SOU SP STLH TBOX TEIX TILX TTGX TTZX UNPX UP UTCX UTLX VIA WC WNFR WP YKR
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