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Top photos from May, 2006

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May 7th, 2006We stopped at Coteau Jct. for a few hours of shooting with a Discovery Channel crew for the show "What's That About", finally catching the OCRR.
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Côteau, Quebec(map) Coteau is the junction of the CN Valleyfield sub which connects the CN Kingston sub to the CSX Montreal sub, the CN Kingston sub, and the CN Alexandria sub to Ottawa. It is just a few minutes East of the Ontario/Quebec border, just off exit 12 of highway 20.
229 images 17 videos Marks: ACFX AEX BNSF BTTX CABX CCX CGMX CGOX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CRLE CSXT DTTX DWC FURX GACX GATX GNWR HCSX HS IC ICG LW MEC MRL NS OCRR ONT PAL PPGX PROX PVCX QGRY SHPX SLR SP TLDX TTGX UNPX UTLX VIA WC WCCL
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May 13th, 2006We got out for CN #435 with ONT 2102 leading, catching CN #393 and #396 at mile 30 followed by CN #435, #392, GEXR #432, and CN #148 at Georgetown.
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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.
85 images 4 videos Marks: ACPX ALNX AOK BCOL CKIX CN CNA CNIS CNLX DMLX DTTX DWC FURX GATX GEXR GTW HZGX IBT IC ICG ITLX JRSX KCS MP NAHX ONT RLK TBOX TFM WC
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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.
58 images 2 videos Marks: AEX BNSF CABX CGTX CHSX CN CNW DBCX DOWX DWC FURX GATX GTW KCCX LN LW MCSA MMA MSDR NKCR NOKL OTTX PROX PTTX SP TCMX TSBY UTLX
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May 14th, 2006We went down to Paris for the NS trains, but found it blocked with equipment and moved to Brantford, where we caught 8 trains in about three hours before coming home to get other stuff done.
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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.
146 images 6 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX ARMN BNSF CABX CCBX CCX CELX CMO CN CNW CR CRDX DOWX FPAX FTTX GATX IC INVX NS NW SOU SP SRY SSW TBOX TFM UNPX UP UTCX VCY VIA WCOR WHCX WWLX
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May 15th, 2006I shot CN #114 with a BCOL SD40-2 trailing on the York sub from the approach to Buttonville, and got GEXR #431 from final at Guelph.
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Aerial PhotographyThese pictures and videos are taken by plane in no specific places.
24 images No videos Marks: BCOL CN GEXR LLPX RLK
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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 1 videos Marks: CC CGLX CN CNA CNLX GATX GCCX GEXR LLPX PTTX RLK
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May 19th, 2006CN #394 was reported to have a DMIR unit in the lashup. I got to mile 30 just on time for CN #392 with a BNSF GEVO leading followed 15 minutes later by CN #394 with its DMIR unit. I then proceeded to Guelph Junction to see if I could catch CP #424, which arrived only moments after I did.
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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.
24 images No videos Marks: CHVX CNA CP CSXT GCCX IMCX NCTX
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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.
65 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX ARMN BNSF CABX CCBX CEFX CN CNA CNW DMIR FXE GATX GTW HLCX HPIX ICG ONT QGRY SP TCIX TSE UNPX WC
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May 20th, 2006I wasn't planning to railfan today, so I only spent 10 hours trackside... today's haul: Via #70, CN #390 (with CEFX-CSX for power), and NS #327 (2 BNSF executive units) at Copetown, NS #327 again and CN #148 at Ingersoll, CP #159, CP #424, CP London Pickup, and CN #399 at London, and CN #393, CN #422, CN #398 (with a TTX caboose!), CN #421, CN #396, CN #435, and CN #275 at mile 30.
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Copetown, Ontario(map) Copetown is the top of Dundas hill. Trains line up at the top as people would at a waterslide, and other trains slowly grind their way up the hill. It's just to the East of Brantford.
39 images 3 videos Marks: ALY BAR BN BNSF BPRX CEFX CSXT HTTX NS NW VIA
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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.
26 images 2 videos Marks: BN BNSF BRAN CN CSXT DTTX GCFX NS NW
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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.
71 images 2 videos Marks: ADMX CEFX CN CNA CP CSXT DTTX FXE GFSX GPFX HLCX HPLX ICMX JMHX MMA MSDR NCTX NRLX PLCX QGRY SOO SP SSPX STLH STSX TR TTGX UNPX 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.
195 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AEX AGPX ATTX BCOL BNSF CABX CCX CEFX CELX CGLX CGMX CHTT CITX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CRDX CSXT CVC DCTX DOWX DRGW DWC FEC GATX GCCX GCFX GTW IC IMCX ITLX KGCX MBLX MSV NDYX ONT PROX PVCX QTTX RBOX RTTX SHPX SLGG SOU SSPX TCMX TTCX TTGX TTHX TTX TTZX UELX UTCX VTTX WC
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May 27th, 2006We went to Kitchener to see GEXR #432 at the station there, a place I hadn't been in a while. We caught VIA #85, GEXR #433's power parked, saw GEXR #580 head North on the Elmira spur, and #432, then went to mile 30 for CN #392 with two NS units, Guelph Junction for two GEVO leaders and back to Guelph for VIA #681, the once-a-year Stratford Extra.
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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.
20 images 1 videos Marks: 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.
42 images 2 videos Marks: BN BNSF CNW CP CPAA CTRN CW EQUX MMA NS QGRY SHPX SOO SP TCMX UP UTCX
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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.
54 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX ALNX CEFX CNLX CSXT DBUX GEXR LLPX NAHX RLK SMMX TLCX VIA
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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.
31 images 1 videos Marks: ARMN BTTX CEFX EEC GTW GVSR HS MMA NS RACX SRN TILX UPFE WC
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May 28th, 2006Clear skies, but visibility about 3 miles due to smog. Ugh. We caught CN #394 at Hamilton West after hearing it at Ingersoll. BNSF-BNSF-IC for power.
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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.
25 images 1 videos Marks: ATW BNSF CCBX CPDX CRGX IC ONT SIRX TIMX
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May 29th, 2006I took my first foray into the railroad jungle of the Niagara region on a hunt for Trillium. In hours of searching I caught an S-13 and two cars precisely once, missing them on their street running and never finding the other job in spite of hearing it in Port Colbourne.
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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.
12 images No videos Marks: VIA
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Burlington West, Ontario(map) This is between Burlington and Aldershot on the CN Oakville sub, where the CN Halton sub merges in.
5 images No videos Marks: CN
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Hamilton, Ontario(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
14 images No videos Marks: RLK WC
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Thorold, Ontario(map) Thorold is between the QEW and Welland on the 406 on the Niagara Penninsula and hosts one of Canada's few remaining street running lines where Trillum Railway (PCHR) switches an industry.
12 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX PCHR UNPX
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Welland, Ontario(map) Welland is the home of the Welland Canal, Trillium Railway and much of the chaos that is Niagara-area rail lines.
8 images No videos Marks: GATX PCHR
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