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Top photos from October, 2003

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October 3rd, 2003We made an absolutely insane drive from Guelph to Montreal to Ottawa and back over two days. On our way through Toronto, a freight train passed over us and paced us through heavy traffic for a little under an hour. I took the opportunity to take a small number of pictures while Laura drove.
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Oshawa, Ontario(map) Oshawa is home to the GO subdivision, the CN Kingston sub, the CP Belleville sub, and numerous large railroad-using industries.
11 images No videos Marks: CCLX CEFX CN MDW NOKL PLMX USLX WC
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October 5th, 2003St. Thomas Central Railway's Essex Terminal Number 9 0-6-0 switcher ran an excursion from Hespeler to Guelph and back three times. The first one I slept through, the second one I chased, and the third one I volunteered 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.
32 images 1 videos Marks: ETR RLK STCR
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Hespeler, Ontario(map) Hespeler is between the cities of Cambridge and Guelph and is home to the Fergus subdivision, a once-busy freight line from Brantford to Palmerston and beyond, now extending only from Cambridge to Guelph.
15 images 1 videos Marks: ETR RLK STCR
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October 6th, 2003St. Thomas Central Railway's Essex Terminal Number 9 0-6-0 wrapped up three days in Guelph with a one-way excursion to Kitchener.
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Breslau, Ontario(map) This is a small town between Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph Sub.
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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.
27 images No videos Marks: AMCX CN CNA DMLX DOWX ETR FTTX GEXR IC ICG QTTX RLK
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Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario(map) Kitchener-Waterloo is on the the GEXR Guelph sub between Guelph and Stratford. The GEXR Elmira spur heads North to service Elmira and the CP Waterloo sub out of Cambridge joins the GEXR Huron Park spur for interchange traffic here.
15 images No videos Marks: ACFX AMCX DME GTW ITTX ODTX PROX RLK STCR UTLX WLO
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October 19th, 2003Chris, Steve, and I went on a general railfanning tour for a couple of hours in the afternoon.
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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.
9 images No videos Marks: CN DTTX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
10 images No videos Marks: CP SOO
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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.
23 images No videos Marks: ACFX CGLX CN DWC FURX GATX GTW IATR ICG INFX MP MS NAHX SLR VICX WLO
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October 21st, 2003Steve called. GEXR 431 was approaching Guelph and a track-side inspection by a foreman revealed there was a dimensional load on board. Scramble! We met up at CN Guelph Junction.
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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.
15 images No videos Marks: CEFX CN GEXR KRL RLK
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October 22nd, 2003GEXR 580 went on the ground at the London/Edinburgh grade crossing on the ex-Fergus sub.
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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.
53 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX GEXR KRL OSRX
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October 23rd, 2003On October 21st, a dimensional load came to town. On October 22nd, it derailed. On the 23rd, Pacific Northern Rail showed up to fix the tracks.
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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.
28 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX
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October 24th, 2003Laura went to a horse back riding lesson in Moffat, so I headed South and spent an hour at Guelph Junction, leaving just before CP 9144 came through. Grumble.
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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.
31 images 2 videos Marks: CP CPWX CSXT OSRX PROX UP
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