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Top photos from May, 2007

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May 1st, 2007CP #424 had CP-CSX-CSX-CP power and #198 was on his block. I headed down to Puslinch for the pair in spite of the weather. I shot GEXR #431 in the evening.
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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.
13 images 1 videos Marks: GEXR HPIX LLPX PPGX PROX RLK
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
36 images 2 videos Marks: BNSF CEFX CP CPAA CSXT GTW NOKL SIRX SP TTGX
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May 5th, 2007We went to mile 30 for CN #396 with CN-UP(SP)-UP-IC(CN) and CN #399 with CN-NS, waited around for CN #148 with sequentially numbered units and CN #393, then went to Campbellville hill for what I believe was CP #424, and Galt for CP #198 - which we missed, CP #243, and CP #257.
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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.
25 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX BAR BNSF CP CPWX UTLX
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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.
15 images 1 videos Marks: BAR CP DME ICE MMA MPLI NAHX TEIX TTGX
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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.
89 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX AGPX AGR AOK ARMN BNSF BRIX CAGY CELX CN CNIS CRIX CRLX DTTX GACX GATX GRPX GTW GVSR IC JOSX KCS NRLX NS PPRX PROX RBOX RTMX SHPX SLR SP SSW TELX THRX UP UTLX WLO
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May 6th, 2007CP #242 had 2 rebuilt Cartier units. I got them at Puslinch and again at Trafalgar, and returned home before 09:00. Later, I went down to Killean for CP #152, and in the afternoon I went down to mile 30 for CN #338, #148, #392, #393, and #398. On my way home I heard about a CN #396 with UP-UP-NS-BNSF power coming but it was too late for me to catch it or the CN #435 with a BC Rail unit trailing that took the Oakville sub.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
11 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX
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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.
21 images 1 videos Marks: AARX CP CPAA NRLX TTGX
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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: AARX CP NRLX TTGX
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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.
90 images 5 videos Marks: ABOX ACFX ALY AOK BCOL BNSF CEFX CN CNW CSXT DJJX DTTX DWC FURX GACX GATX GCFX GTW GVSR IATR JOSX MMA MP NOKL NS PENX PROX RBOX RVPR SLGG SLR SOO SSW TFM UP WP
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May 12th, 2007We went to Guelph Junction for CP #255, down to Bayview for CN #422, CP #254, VIA #73, CN #331, CP #426, VIA #72, leapfrogged CN #271 between Hamilton West and Bayview, and continued with CN #396, #148, #333, #393, #435, back to Guelph Junction for CP #427, and Puslinch for CP #722 with 20 ballast cars, CP #198, #243, #525, and up to Guelph for GEXR #431.
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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.
177 images 9 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AEX AGPX AKMD AMGX AMOX AOK ATW BFGX BLE BNSF BPRR CAGX CCLX CIC CITX CN CNW CP CR CSS CSXT DWC GATX GCFX GTW HOKX IC ICE JOSX KCS LW MRL NAHX NOKL NS NYC OCPX ONT PCN QTTX SBLX SOO SSAM TCDX THRX TILX TSRD TTGX TTZX UP UTLX VIA WNFR
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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 1 videos Marks: CRDX GEXR GFCX LEHX LLPX PPGX RLK
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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.
39 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX ANAX AOK ARMN CEFX CP CSXT KCS MWCX NAHX NOKL SOO SP TCMX 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.
50 images 4 videos Marks: BNSF CP DTTX ELTX KRL NTRX PTTX SSPX TTGX UTLX VCY WLPX
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May 17th, 2007Mike reported #241 with brand new GEVO 8849 trailing, #243 with a BNSF trailing, and Jay reported CP #242 with another BNSF trailing. With #254 sitting at the ski hill waiting for #427 I figured I might as well get down to Guelph Junction for the parade. I very narrowly missed 241, but got the other four in short order.
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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.
114 images 4 videos Marks: AOK BALX BM BNSF CNW CP CPWX DBUX ECUX FPAX GTW ICE IFRX KCS LBR MEC MMA NS QC SOO TTGX TTZX
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May 19th, 2007I went down to the Galt sub for #159 and #243, catching them quickly and returning home. After lunch I went back out, getting GEXR #432 in Guelph, and CN #396, #148, and #435 at mile 30.
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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.
17 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX CSXT DME FPAX GEXR GVSR RLK SSW WC
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
16 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX BPRR CP GOCX LBR MS NAHX TTGX
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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.
27 images 3 videos Marks: ACTX AGR BNSF CCLX CN DTTX GPPX IC TSRD TTAX UTCX WC
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May 20th, 2007I went to Bayview for CN X388, a Schnabel extra, on incorrect information before diverting to Paris where I found it parked unshootable in the yard parked for the night. Watch for it tomorrow. In the hour I was there, I shot VIA #675 meeting CN #392 and #435, CN #330, and CP #158 at Ayr on the way home.
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Ayr, Ontario(map) Ayr is between Wolverton and Cambridge on the CP Galt sub and houses a small backtrack yard and the Ayr Pit Spur.
9 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP DTTX
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Paris, Ontario(map) Paris is just West of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and was once the site of the junction between the Dundas sub and the completely defunct Drumbo sub that connected Paris and Stratford. There's also a large trestle in Paris.
35 images 2 videos Marks: CCLX CN DJJX FURX GATX GTW ICG VIA
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May 21st, 2007We went to the berms at Aldershot for Schnabel move CN #388, getting VIA #70 while we waited, then headed to chase it passing CN #399 with a DMIR unit in fourth, so we turned around and went back to Bayview for that. After #399 we headed up toward Georgetown to get ahead of #388 again, getting him at 3rd line, 5th line where he met CN 435, 6th line, and Maple Ave where he met VIA #85. From there we hit the road again and went up to Palgrave on the Mactier sub for CP #434 with two RLK HR412, catching CP #106 pulling into Bolton on the way back. Not bad for a few hours out.
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Aldershot, Ontario(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.
22 images 2 videos Marks: CN CSXT ICMX KRL KWUX SBD SCL UTLX VIA
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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.
14 images 1 videos Marks: ARMN CN DCLX DMIR DOWX GCPX IC RELX SP
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Bolton, Ontario(map) Bolton is the start of the OCS heading northbound on the CP Mactier sub, just on the outer limits of the Greater Toronto Area to the north.
15 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX
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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.
25 images 1 videos Marks: CN IMCX KRL KWUX VIA
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Palgrave, OntarioPalgrave is one siding North of Bolton on the CP Mactier sub.
22 images 1 videos Marks: CP CPAA CPLX HS RLK
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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.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CN KRL KWUX
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Speyside, Ontario(map) Speyside is a small community with a siding on the CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown, just North (East, in track terms) of Scotch Block.
27 images 2 videos Marks: CN CSXT IMCX KRL KWUX SBD SCL UTLX
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May 26th, 2007We went to Guelph Junction for #255, #141, and #243 and mile 30 for CN #392. CP #243 had a UP Genset and a Utah-bound Bombardier bi-level coach.
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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.
43 images 2 videos Marks: ADMX CEFX CGLX CNW CP CPCX DJTX GMRC GNTX MMA MP NRLX SHPX SP UELX UPY UTA
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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.
19 images 1 videos Marks: CHSX CN CNW FCTX FLIX FURX GTW MP NOKL NS TILX UP
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May 27th, 2007We went to Palgrave for CP 222-25 with the MPEX 601 (new GO MP40), working our way north to Alliston waiting to hear it come. It did come, after many hours, in a rain storm. We got it at Ypres and again at Spence (Alliston Honda storage yard), but were not able to get it again further south as he was a straight shot to Toronto yard. We also got the SSR at the start of the day and GEXR #431 when we got back to Guelph.
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Alliston, Ontario(map) Alliston is mile 44 of the CP Mactier sub and hosts a large but mostly inaccessible Honda factory.
87 images 7 videos Marks: AOK ATSF BNSF CFL CNA CP FPCX GTW ITTX KCS MPEX ONT TTGX TTZX
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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.
17 images 1 videos Marks: ALNX CN CNWX CSXT DWC GEXR PROX UTLX
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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.
14 images 1 videos Marks: SSR SSW
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Ypres, OntarioYpres is the first siding north of Alliston, at around mile 51 of the Mactier sub.
28 images 1 videos Marks: CP GATX MPEX PROX
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May 28th, 2007I went to Jones Baseline for VIA #84 with the unit nicknamed 'the turd', down to Guelph Junction mileboard for CP #426 with 5911 big bulti, across to Milton for CN #148, off to Ayr for CP #159, #243, #424, London Pickup, and Paris for CN #331, #393, #76, #396, #382, #75.
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Ayr, Ontario(map) Ayr is between Wolverton and Cambridge on the CP Galt sub and houses a small backtrack yard and the Ayr Pit Spur.
51 images 4 videos Marks: AOK BAR BN BNSF CGLX COCX CP CPLX DTTX FMLX KCS PTTX RGCX SLSF TTGX WNFR
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Flamborough, Ontario(map) This is a community at the top of the Hamilton sub between Waterdown and Guelph Junction. It is technically part of Hamilton, as a result of the amalgamations.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CP DUPX KCS SOU
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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.
6 images No videos Marks: VIA
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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.
15 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF CN DTTX
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Paris, Ontario(map) Paris is just West of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and was once the site of the junction between the Dundas sub and the completely defunct Drumbo sub that connected Paris and Stratford. There's also a large trestle in Paris.
78 images 5 videos Marks: ADMX ALHX BRCX CITX CLC CN CNIS CNLX CNW CSXT DJJX DMIR DOWX DWC GATX GTW GVDX HPIX ICG JOSX MLLX MSV NS ONT PLCX PROX QGRY RCRX SIRX SOEX UTLX VIA WC WNFR
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