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Top photos from August, 2006

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August 4th, 2006Having still not replaced my stolen scanners, I went downtown to see a rail grinder parked in Guelph. To the best of my knowledge no rail grinder has ever been to Guelph before, but LMIX RG309 has been parked in Guelph for three days, apparently coming out at night to grind.
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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 No videos Marks: LMIX
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August 12th, 2006We attended a friend's wedding in Burlington and escaped to the tracks briefly between the wedding and the reception, catching CN #394 with BNSF 134 leading before heading back. It reminded me how much I do enjoy railfanning in spite of my scanner setback. Finding properly priced good scanners around here is proving to be quite tricky (I bought my previous ones in the US).
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Burlington, Ontario(map) The city of Burlington has a population of about 150,000 people and is just to the East of Hamilton. It is also home to Burlington West and Aldershot.
35 images No videos Marks: ACFX AOK BLE BN BNSF CGLX CHVX CN CNIS CVC GTW NOKL PPRX TTPX UNPX
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August 13th, 2006We picked up Kevin and went to a railfan-heavy Paris Junction for the day, catching 16 trains. Night train CN #395 with a new crew was first up with three BNSF units, followed by VIA #70, CN #399, VIA #671, CN #398, VIA #72, CN #390, #331, VIA #73, CN #148, #385, #392, #330, #393, VIA #76, and CN #435.
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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.
284 images 12 videos Marks: ACFX ALY ATGX BLE BNSF BPRX CABX CCBX CEFX CELX CGMX CGTX CIC CITX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CNWX CP CUOH CVC DCBX DME DOWX DTTX DWC ECUX EPAX GACX GATX GFSX GLCX GPFX GTW HCSX IC ICE IHB LCGX LW MKT MMA MP NATX NCLX NOKL NRLX ONT OTTX PLCX PROX RCOX RPBX SHPX SP SSW TILX TLAX TR UTLX VIA WCCL WCHX WHCX
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August 26th, 2006We went to Radio World and picked up a new scanner and antenna, stopping at mile 30 on the way home to try it out. We spent most of our time trying to figure out how to decode the unclear instruction manual for the non-intuitive ICOM scanner, only getting it tuned to a frequency after the second of two trains (392 and 435) had passed. It took until evening to figure out how to actually make it scan.
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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.
66 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX ALNX ARMN ATW BNSF CGMX CN CNW CNWX CPLX DWC GVSR HPIX IC KCPX MDW MMA NTKX ONT TCIX UELX UPFE UTLX WC
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August 27th, 2006The day after two days of rain is generally known as Monday. This weekend has proven to be fairly poor for weather, but we nevertheless took out our new ICOM IC-R20 scanner and Larsen 5/8s wave antenna out to mile 30 to give it a real world test, having finally figured out how to program and use it. We just missed CN #394 with BNSF-only power, catching CN #338, #148, and #393.
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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.
57 images 3 videos Marks: ADMX AGPX ATW CABX CN CNIS CNLX CPAA DTTX EEC GATX GVDX LW ONT PROX SP TBOX TCMX TTGX UTLX WC
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