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Top photos from May, 2009

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May 8th, 2009On our way to the wedding of one of my oldest friends in rural New Hampshire, we stopped in to see the Ontario Midland, CSX, HRRC, and PVRR, finding very little running. We brought our camera in for a cleaning, and it was returned to us without charge because of an apparently immutable piece of dirt on the sensor, so another railfan trip goes into the record with a great big spot in the upper-right corner of all my photos.
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Canaan, Connecticut(map) The town of Canaan is the home of the Housatonic Railroad (HRRC).
22 images No videos Marks: HRRC
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Lyons, New York(map) Lyons is a few miles South of Geneva, New York, linked by an NS track from the town's ex-Conrail CSX main line to the Finger Lakes Railway.
3 images No videos Marks: CO CSXT NCLX
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Selkirk, New York(map) Selkirk is the home of one of CSX's largest, if not particularly accessible, yards, near Albany.
21 images No videos Marks: AOK BNSF CSXT EL
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Sodus, New YorkSodus is the home of the Ontario Midland.
33 images 1 videos Marks: CSXT OMID
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Westfield, Massachusetts(map) Westfield is the home of the Pioneer Valley Railroad, which hosts several ATSF-built CF7 frankenstinian locomotives.
5 images No videos Marks: GACX PVRR
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May 9th, 2009Travelling from southern Vermont to eastern New Hampshire for a wedding, we explored tracks north out of Concord and into Meredith.
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(map) Canterbury is exit 18 of the I-93 in New Hampshire, along the New England Southern.
11 images No videos Marks: CPHS RL
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Meredith, New Hampshire(map) Meredith hosts the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and is situated fairly far from any other rail lines in central New Hampshire.
28 images No videos Marks: BAR BM LRBX PLRR
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May 10th, 2009Back in Brattleboro, we got up early to see NECR 324 heading through town.
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Brattleboro, Vermont(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CN FEC NS SIRX
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May 11th, 2009Returning home from New Hampshire we stopped for the night in Henrietta, NY. In the morning we chased the LAL from the RGVRRM museum back into Henrietta, then went back to the museum to pick up my sunglasses which I realised in Henrietta I had left on the trunk.... they were present, on the road, and had miraculously not been run over. From there we went over to R&S' tracks, found them shiny but with no indication as to where or how far away a train was, and pushed on to Brockport on the Falls Road, which we followed fruitlessly back to Lockport where we found a CSX local leaving. From there we went to Depew, missed 3 as we approached, and caught 377 and 63. Back in Canada a few minutes later we caught CP 254 at Guelph Junction and watched VIA 87 while our pizza was baked at a nearby pizzeria.
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Depew, New York(map) This is at or near the Buffalo-Depew Amtrak train station in upstate New York, near the Canadian border.
28 images 2 videos Marks: AMTK CSXT DJJX HS IAPX INFX JOSX SP SYRX TILX UTLX WPHX
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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.
12 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.
34 images 1 videos Marks: ADMX BNBX CN CP GCCX SOO TILX TTDX UTCX
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Henrietta, New YorkHenrietta is a large suburb of Rochester to its immediate south.
22 images No videos Marks: CRGX DMIX FURX GACX GATX LAL SHPX TILX WNYP
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Industry, New YorkIndustry is the home of the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum along the LAL.
32 images 1 videos Marks: ERIE GACX GATX INTX LAL LV MDT PC USAX WNYP
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Lockport, New YorkLockport is the junction of the CSX and the Falls Road just to the east of Buffalo.
6 images 1 videos Marks: CSXT GATX UTLX
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Medina, New YorkMedina is along the Falls Road about half way between Buffalo and Rochester.
13 images No videos Marks: AESX CSXT NYC RPCX
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May 24th, 2009Steve picked me up and we went to Galt to see what we could find in an hour. We caught an eastbound, fruitlessly chased Hagey job, and found some MoW equipment working a tie replacement program at the Highway 24 crossing on the Fergus sub.
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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.
10 images 1 videos Marks: BAWX CP TTGX
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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.
23 images 1 videos Marks: GATX
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