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Top photos from May, 2008

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May 4th, 2008We went to mile 30 to see what we could see. CN #338 came up with an LMS, and CN #399 went down with a UP ES44AC, but mostly mile 30 was full of railfans, with 8 cars worth by the time I left. As we were leaving, CN #394 called the signal at Tansley and we got it at Derry Rd by the detector. Derry Rd was still surrounded by fields the last time I was there, but there is a rather substantial development going in there now.
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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.
14 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX BNSF CGLX CN CNA MMA PLCX QTTX
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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.
32 images 2 videos Marks: BCOL CN DWC GATX GNWR IC PVCX UP UTLX
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May 11th, 2008GEXR has received 3 6-axle units which means some of its 4-axle power is going to be distributed to other RailAmerica lines. I went to Stratford to find what I could of them, chasing GEXR #431 to London. There it lifted 10 EuroCargo Rail Class 66s and returned as GEXR #432, which I dutifully chased home.
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Breslau, Ontario(map) This is a small town between Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph Sub.
29 images 1 videos Marks: ECR EMDX GEXR LLPX NOEN RLK
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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.
32 images 1 videos Marks: ECR EMDX GEXR LLPX RLK
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St. Marys, OntarioSt. Marys is between Stratford and London on the GEXR Guelph sub.
81 images 2 videos Marks: CN CNIS CNLX CSXT ECR EMDX GCCX GEXR GFSX HLMX IC IFRX LLPX NAHX NDYX PLCX RLK
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Stratford, Ontario(map) Stratford lies between Kitchener-Waterloo and London on the GEXR Guelph sub and is the home of Cowie junction, where the GEXR Goderich sub begins.
81 images 3 videos Marks: CN CNIS ECR EMDX GEXR HLCX LLPX RLK VIA
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May 24th, 2008D&H 7312 trailing on CP #254. Need I say more?
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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.
23 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF CMHX CNW CP DH IFRX LBR MKT SSW UP
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