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Top photos from June, 2005

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June 2nd, 2005The OBRY runs 2 days a week across the Brampton diamond. We caught them going toward Streetsville, as well as catching NS #327/328 in the morning and some other interesting trains in the evening.
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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.
176 images 5 videos Marks: AEX AGR BNSF CCX CEFX CN CP CR CRDX CSXT DCLX DOWX DTI DTTX FTTX GATX GTW HS IC ICG NAHX NATX NDYX NS NW NYC PLCX PLMX PROX PTLX RFMX RPBX RTCX SHPX SOU SSAM TBOX TTPX TTZX UP UTLX VIA WACX WE
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Brampton, Ontario(map) Brampton is mile 15 of the CN Halton sub and mile 8 of the Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY) shortline.
97 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX ALAX BFGX CCBX CCGX CN CNIS CP CVC DUPX ECUX ETTX FPAX GATX GNRR HOKX IC MBLX MOBX MRL NOKL PROX PVCX SLGG TBOX TILX TTGX UNPX UTLX VIA WLO
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Mississauga, Ontario(map) This is a large city to the West of Toronto, rather saturated with tracks.
26 images No videos Marks: CCGX ECUX STLH
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Newtonville, Ontario(map) This community is about an hour East of Toronto. Through the area the CP Belleville sub from Toronto to Montreal, and the CN Kingston sub on the same routes run parallel.
215 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX ACPX AOK BCOL BN BNSF CEFX CN CNA CNIS CNW CNWX CP DOCX DTTX DUPX DWC GACX GATX GBRX GVSR HEQX HOKX HPJX HS IC ICG LW MDW MNNR NATX NOKL PLMX PROX RBOX SBLX SHPX SLR SOO SOU TCMX TEIX TLCX TR TSBY TTCX UBEX USLX UTLX VIA VTTX WC WCCL XTTX
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June 9th, 2005I caught Via #85 through my windshield at Watson Road on the way back from the airfield.
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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.
5 images No videos Marks: VIA
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June 12th, 2005Travelling from my parents' place back home, we stopped at Ste-Thérèse, Coteau, Belleville, and, for the first time, Cobourg. We caught CN #106 and 3 Via trains at Coteau, CN #377 and #148 at Belleville. We found Cobourg station and heard the detector at Kingston sub 262.9 go off at 91 miles per hour. We weren't sure of our milepost, but that was answered when Via #667 flew by while we were still looking at the trackside guide and found ourselves at mile 264. CN #320 went by almost immediately after, and after we left, we heard 3 more trains come through.
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Belleville, Ontario(map) CN and CP are roughly parallel through Belleville. The CN Kingston sub and the CP Belleville sub head through the city, crossing just East of the city where the Belleville sub swings North to Smiths Falls.
51 images No videos Marks: ATSF CN CNA DTTX GATX GTW PLMX PROX QGRY SSW TR TTGX UTLX
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Cobourg, Ontario(map) Cobourg is about the mid-point of the CN Kingston sub and CP Belleville sub's roughly parallel running between Belleville, and Newtonville. At the station, the North side of the parking lot has the Kingston sub and a small yard and wye, and on the South side of the parking lot is the CP Belleville sub, with a yard visible a little ways East.
42 images No videos Marks: CN CNA CNLX CNW DME DOWX GATX GTW LAFX ONT PLCX PLMX PPGX SOU SSW TBOX TTPX UTCX VIA
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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.
33 images 3 videos Marks: CN CSXT GACX GATX NOKL PROX VIA
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June 18th, 2005Laura and I went exploring with no particular goal in mind, but ended up exploring CP Lambton yard and the West Toronto diamond before heading to Cobourg, where we spent the night.
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Cobourg, Ontario(map) Cobourg is about the mid-point of the CN Kingston sub and CP Belleville sub's roughly parallel running between Belleville, and Newtonville. At the station, the North side of the parking lot has the Kingston sub and a small yard and wye, and on the South side of the parking lot is the CP Belleville sub, with a yard visible a little ways East.
73 images 7 videos Marks: CGEX CP PROX SOO SP VIA
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Toronto, Ontario(map) The capital of Ontario, this city has a number of very busy lines and yards on both the CP and CN networks.
50 images No videos Marks: ATW BCOL BRAX CBRY CEFX CGLX CP DCLX DOWX EEC GROX NOKL QGRY SPSX XTRX
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June 19th, 2005Laura and I woke up at dawn in Colbourg and worked our way home, stopping at Newtonville and CP's Toronto (Agincourt) yard on the way.
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Cobourg, Ontario(map) Cobourg is about the mid-point of the CN Kingston sub and CP Belleville sub's roughly parallel running between Belleville, and Newtonville. At the station, the North side of the parking lot has the Kingston sub and a small yard and wye, and on the South side of the parking lot is the CP Belleville sub, with a yard visible a little ways East.
168 images 8 videos Marks: ACFX ALNX AOK BALX BN CN CNA CNIS CP CSXT DME DTTX FBOX GACX GTW IC ICG ITLX MEC MMA NAHX NHCR NOKL ONT OTTX PAL PROX QGRY RBOX RFMX RTTX SGLR SP TCDX TCMX TTAX TTHX TTRX VIA VTTX WC WCCL WCHX WLO
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Newtonville, Ontario(map) This community is about an hour East of Toronto. Through the area the CP Belleville sub from Toronto to Montreal, and the CN Kingston sub on the same routes run parallel.
91 images 4 videos Marks: CN CP DTTX SOO VIA XPWX
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Toronto, Ontario(map) The capital of Ontario, this city has a number of very busy lines and yards on both the CP and CN networks.
170 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX CEFX CP CPAA CPWX CR FINX HS LW MILW MMA NDYX NOKL NS QGRY SLC SOO TTZX UP UTCX WCTR
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June 25th, 2005Via #84 left Kitchener with VIA 6420 leading. I headed downtown to catch it at Alma road and again at the station. 6420 recently had a third headlight added to its nose whose purpose I can't quite figure, but it was on.
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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.
18 images 1 videos Marks: VIA
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June 27th, 2005In the evening I heard CP 5431 Eastbound around Orr's lake and decided it would be a good catch, the 53xx and 54xx engines being increasingly rare. I got to the Junction and caught 5 trains, but 5431 turned out to be London pickup, which turned at Galt.
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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.
93 images 3 videos Marks: AEX AGLF ATW CP CPAA CPWX CR DCLX EEC FURX GLSR GNWR HS ICE NW QGRY RFMX SOO TTZX USLX UTLX WC
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
33 images 2 videos Marks: ADMX CEFX CP EEC GACX GNWR NOKL RBMN SOO TTAX TTRX UTCX
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June 30th, 2005NS #327 was sighted on the 29th with an unpatched CNW dash 9 leading, and today's #328 was the railfan event of the week with everyone coming out all up and down the line to see it. Luckily, the unit was wyed at St. Thomas and led on the way back.
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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.
120 images 4 videos Marks: BN CCX CN CNA CNW CP CR DTTX GCFX GTW MP NCIX NS NW PROX SBLX SOU SP TTGX UNPX UP UTLX VIA
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