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Top photos from October, 2005

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October 1st, 2005Steve got married in Sarnia so of course we trucked up there and caught a couple of trains between the wedding and the reception! We watched VIA #85's equipment park at the station, missed CN #271 going into the tunnel, and caught CP #534 coming out of the tunnel.
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Sarnia, Ontario(map) Sarnia has an absolutely massive CN freight yard. It also has the St. Clair tunnel across to Port Huron, CSX traffic, and a gaggle of running rights.
31 images 1 videos Marks: AEX ATSF BAR BN CP MMA NAHX SLCX SOO UP VIA WCHX
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October 2nd, 2005To break the monotony on a Sunday afternoon, Laura and I headed to Scotch Block to see what we could find. We got stuck in traffic approaching Mansewood just North of Milton and watched CN #394 pass with 3 BNSF units. We finally broke out of the traffic a few minutes later and attempted to pursue them to the other side of Georgetown. We got to a grade crossing at mile 20 and heard #394 calling a foreman at mile 11... We went back to Scotch Block and saw a couple of trains, then went to see if CP had anything much to offer in spite of a track block at Galt until 18:00. We caught one train on the Hamilton sub.
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Georgetown, Ontario(map) Georgetown's CN Silver is the site of the junction between CN's Halton sub and the CN-owned, GEXR-rented Guelph sub. It is between Guelph and Brampton on highway 7.
21 images 1 videos Marks: CN CSXT DTTX EMDX FEC WC
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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.
78 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AEX CEFX CN CP CPLX DME FURX GATX GOT IMRL KEYX NAHX NDYX NOKL NRLX NW ONT PLCX PROX QTTX RBMN SHPX SIRX SLGG SOO TCMX TILX UTLX WCTR
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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.
37 images 2 videos Marks: AMGX CGMX CGTX CN CNA CP CPLX CSXT GCFX HLMX NCIX NOKL NRLX PROX UTLX WC
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October 5th, 2005On the 4th, Reading 2100 was moved to the interchange track in St. Thomas. On the 5th, we received word that it was no longer in St. Thomas late in the afternoon, that it had arrived at Woodstock on CP at 5 in the morning. Frustrated at having missed it without hearing anything, I decided that I should at least try going to the Galt sub. While I had little chance of seeing this large steamer at the tracks, I certainly had less if I stayed at home. As it turned out, we only had to wait about 10 minutes, and CP #242 passed -- with Reading 2100! I couldn't believe my eyes, and, instead of waiting for the other two trains that were coming, we decided to head toward Guelph Junction and catch the next eastbound there, deciding whether it would be worth a chase along the way. Shortly after we left, the RTC told #242 that it had to lift 2 units at Hornby, and that was all the encouragement we needed. We caught the train at 9th line as it left the Expressway terminal in fading sunlight.
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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.
27 images 1 videos Marks: BORX CEFX CP ICE IMRL QTTX TPHX TTGX USBX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP QTTX TPHX TTGX
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October 6th, 2005Reading 2100 whet my appetite for trainspotting and I took a few hours to see what I could catch. I caught about 8 trains between Scotch Block and Guelph Junction, with a white ex-CP rental unit on CN #411 being the most interesting train of the day.
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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.
137 images 4 videos Marks: ADMX BAR CEFX CP DTTX FEC FTTX GATX HMAX MILW MMA NAHX NATX NOKL NS NTTX ONT OSRX PROX RTTX SHPX SOO TR TTCX TTGX TTRX UTLX
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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.
100 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX BAR BCOL CABX CEFX CGTX CLIX CN CNA CNIS CP CV DCLX DOWX DTTX DWC FEC GATX GPLX IC KCCX MMA NAHX NOKL NREX NS PROX PTLX QGRY SHPX SLR SSAM TBOX UNPX UTLX WC
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Speyside, Ontario(map) Speyside is a small community with a siding on the CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown, just North (East, in track terms) of Scotch Block.
11 images No videos Marks: CN NOKL NREX SSAM UNPX UTLX
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October 8th, 2005GEXR #431 came through town about 17:15 with 4 units and a standard selection of freight cars.
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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.
43 images 1 videos Marks: AGPX ALNX CGTX CN CNLX CNWX CSXT DOWX GEXR GTW IC ICG NYC RLK SRIX SSAM WCCL
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October 10th, 2005In spite of bad weather, we decided to see what was running on this Thanksgiving day. We saw a few trains but, interestingly, caught NS #328 at Hamilton West at 17:30, much later than its usual 08:00 passage, with 2 UP units light power.
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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.
137 images 6 videos Marks: ALY BCOL CC CGLX CN CNA CV GATX GLNX GPLX GTW HLMX IC ICG ITLX NAHX NRLX PLCX PROX PVCX RUSX SAUX SMMX TCDX TCSZ TILX UNPX UP UTCX UTLX 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.
46 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX ATSF BN BNSF CGTX CLP CMO CP CR DBCX FURX GATX GOT GRPX GVSR MMA NOKL PROX UTLX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
19 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX SOO
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October 15th, 2005We did a little exploring and caught six fairly normal trains everywhere from Drumbo to Georgetown.
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Drumbo, Ontario(map) North-West of Brantford, Drumbo is the site of the long-abandonned Drumbo sub, but the CP Galt sub passes near town and it has a couple of good spots to shoot from.
45 images 2 videos Marks: ATTX CEFX CHVX CP CRLE CSXT DTTX GATX MEC NATX NOKL PROX SOO SOU TR UTLX
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Georgetown, Ontario(map) Georgetown's CN Silver is the site of the junction between CN's Halton sub and the CN-owned, GEXR-rented Guelph sub. It is between Guelph and Brampton on highway 7.
48 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX ALY CN CNA CNLX CP CSXT DCTX DTTX GTW HLMX HPIX MWCX PROX SHPX TCDX UTCX UTLX
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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.
11 images 1 videos Marks: VIA
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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.
25 images 1 videos Marks: CN DTTX FEC
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October 16th, 2005We got up at a somewhat ungodly hour and got to Hamilton West at about 06:50 am. Even at that hour we *still* managed to miss NS #327 and its two UP units by about 20 minutes. We caught a variety of trains around the area, the highlights being an NS horsehead unit leading NS #328, a cabless BNSF GP60B on CN #148, and an ex-SOO 700-series SD40-2 on CP #167 at both Hamilton West and Guelph Junction.
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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.
165 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AEX AGPX AMTK AOK BJOX BN BNSF BTCX CBRY CEFX CGTX CN CNW CP CRIX CRLE DTTX FCCM GATX HS KCS LBR MILW NAHX NOKL RTTX RVPR SOO SP TCMX UP USBX 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.
90 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AGPX AOK ATW BJOX CBRY CEFX CGTX CNW CP CPWX CRLE DTTX FCCM GATX GOT HS KCS LBR MILW NOKL NS RVPR SOO SP TCMX UP USBX
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Hamilton, Ontario(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
69 images 2 videos Marks: BNSF CN CNA CR GPLX GTW IC KCPX NS NW PROX RLHH RVPR SOU UP UTLX
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October 17th, 2005We caught CN #382 at HamWest on the way back from an appointment in Hamilton.
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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.
53 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX CGLX CN CNA CNIS CRGX CRLE CSXT CV DJJX DWC FLOX GATX GNRR GTW IC ICG JMHX MLLX NRLX ONT PRGX PROX RTMX SMMX TSRD UTLX WC WLO YKR
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October 19th, 2005CP's TEC train ran on the Galt and Windsor subs, inspecting and handing out general bulletin orders. I caught it at Ayr after it got held in the hole at Orr's Lake to allow CP #243 by it.
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Ayr, Ontario(map) Ayr is between Wolverton and Cambridge on the CP Galt sub and houses a small backtrack yard and the Ayr Pit Spur.
30 images 2 videos Marks: BTCX CP CRIX DOWX GVSR HLTX HS ITLX PLCX QGRY WLPX
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October 23rd, 2005I caught VIA #85 on Kent street and then went a little East for GEXR #432 on a rather dark and stormy day. Late Sunday night, we heard NS #O99 on the Grimsby sub and decided to see it at Ingersoll. We caught it, and 4 CP trains at Ayr, in the pitch blackness of an autumn night.
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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.
8 images 1 videos Marks: VIA
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Ingersoll, Ontario(map) The CN Dundas, the CP St. Thomas, and the OSR Port Burwell subs are very active through Ingersoll, with the CP Galt sub just to the North in Zorra.
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Rockwood, Ontario(map) The town of Rockwood is between Guelph and Georgetown on the GEXR Guelph sub.
20 images 1 videos Marks: AEX CN CNLX CNWX GEXR ICG NMIX RLK
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October 25th, 2005CP #419 came to Guelph Junction with a good mix of CP power - CP-SOO-CEFX. Later on, I caught CPs 137-127-525-141 at Puslinch and CPs 246-Pickup-424-248 at Killean in the space of 2.5 hours.
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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.
55 images 2 videos Marks: AEX CEFX CGLX CP CPAA CRLE GATX GVSR HS IC NAHX NS PROX PTLX RBOX SOO SOU TBOX TILX UP UTLX
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
69 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX ARMN CCLX CEFX CHSX CLP CNW CP CRLE CSXT DTTX FEC ICE IMCX MKT MMA NOKL NRLX RBMN SHPX SLC SOO TTZX UP UTLX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
64 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX BN CN CP DOWX FTTX LW MWAX QGRY SLC SOO STLH TR
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October 26th, 2005I went to the Junction to see what was kicking around. There wasn't much. Three palindromes and an intermodal - CP #424, #525, #141, and #152 - went through.
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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.
32 images 2 videos Marks: CGLX CGTX CHVX COCX CP CPAA CR GATX MMA NATX NCHX NOKL PROX UP UTLX
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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: CP DTTX SOO
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October 27th, 2005Steve caught GEXR #432 in Kitchener with a tarped EMD unit on it so I caught it at the station in Guelph about an hour later.
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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.
71 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AEX BCOL CN CNIS CNLX CNWX CRDX CSXT CVRD DMLX DOWX FPAX FTTX GEXR ICG KRL LLPX NAHX NMIX PROX RLK ROIX SIRX UTCX UTLX WCCL WLO
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October 29th, 2005Laura and I went up to Parry Sound to see what we could find in the land of Canadian domestic trains where CP and CN are close to eachother. I was a little disappointed by the three locations I found where CN and CP were so close together that travelling between them was not necessary, but found a number of locations where one or the other track looked nice. The sun skunked us on virtually every train, becoming obscured just long enough for the engines to pass, but giving me wonderful lighting for countless intermodal containers... Among the interesting stuff we saw was both NS and CSX foreign power, a string of CP boarding cars, and an apparently brand new GO transit bi-level coach.
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Parry Sound, Ontario(map) Parry Sound is about 220 km North of Toronto on highway 400, which is itself still under construction. CP and CN's tracks are very close on both sides of town and in a few places nearby and a thousand-foot bridge through town on the CP adds to the general railfan appeal of the location.
416 images 13 videos Marks: ACFX AGCX ALNX ATW BCOL BR CCBX CGTX CN CNA CNWX CP CPAA CSXT DCLX DMLX DTTX DWC FEC GATX GOT HS IC ICG NATX NOKL NS ONT PROX PVCX QC SHPX SOO TILX TTAX TTGX TTPX TTZX UPCX UTLX VIA WC WCCL
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October 30th, 2005VIA 6403 - the CBC unit - was on VIA #85. I heard it too late to catch it, but tried anyway, getting it through some bushes. It met 432 at East siding switch Kitchener and I caught 432 through Guelph with 3 units and 2 cars at the station about 30 minutes after missing 85. Later on, Jay warned of a CEFX yellow on CP #248. We went for it, and caught CP #159 and #243 as well, though we were not expecting them.
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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.
35 images 1 videos Marks: ADMX AMCX BNSF CEFX CNW CP DME HE IBT ICE MEC RBMN SOO TBOX UP
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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.
22 images 1 videos Marks: CN CNIS GEXR RLK VIA
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
50 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX ATSF BNSF CP DOWX DTTX ECQX EQUX FURX MMA PTLX RBMN SHPX SOO TCMX TR TTCX UP
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October 31st, 2005I had an opportunity to catch GEXR #432 and took it, though I missed VIA 6403 - CBC unit - on #85 a few minutes earlier. Turned out #432 had light power... oh well.
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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.
4 images 1 videos Marks: GEXR RLK
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