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Top photos from October, 2006

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October 7th, 2006We headed down to Bayview for the day where we found more than a dozen other railfans. We caught VIA #70, CN #385, #338, #422, CP #255, CN #392, VIA #73, CN #148, VIA #72, CN #435, #393, and CP #224, the CP steel train, which is not a normal user of the Oakville sub.
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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.
312 images 10 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX AGPX AMGX ARMN BCOL BFGX BN BORX BPRR BTTX CABX CCLX CCX CEFX CGLX CGMX CGRX CGTX CMPX CN CNLX CNW CNWX CP CPAA CUOH DTI DTTX DWC ELTX FEC FURX GACX GATX GMRC GTW HLMX HMAX HS IC ICE ICG INVX LW MB MWCX NCIX NOKL NS OHCR ONT PROX QGRY SLC SLCX SLR SOO SOU SRIX SSAM TCMX TRLX TSBY TTGX UELX UNPX UP UTLX VIA WC WCCL WE
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October 8th, 2006We headed down to Bayview for part of the day, catching VIA #70, CN #385, and CN #148 there, CN #385 again at Paris, CN #390 at Paris and again back at Bayview, my first bi-directional chase. #385 had a BNSF GEVO trailing, #148 had CN 2237 leading, and #390 had WC 6497 leading, an exceedingly rare catch. Later on, I heard a westbound on the Galt, and, hoping for some fall colours shots finally, failed miserably and shot 2 GEs on an intermodal at Galt station. We then heard a northbound get a clearance on the Hamilton sub, catching it on the bridge at Carlisle after sunset, and beat it back up to Campbellville.
Paris_08.10.06_5469.jpg 179 Bayview_Junction_08.10.06_5446.jpg 157 Paris_08.10.06_5505.jpg 92 Bayview_Junction_08.10.06_5539.jpg 87
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.
152 images 5 videos Marks: ACFX AEX ATSF ATW BNSF CN CNA CNIS CRDX CRIX CUOH CVC DBCX DTTX DWC ENGX GACX GATX GNRR GTW HCSX IC ICG NADX NAHX NCIX NLSX NOKL NS PLCX QGRY QTTX SOU TBOX UCLX VIA WC WTRM
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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.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX FEC TTAX
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Flamborough, Ontario(map) This is a community at the top of the Hamilton sub between Waterdown and Guelph Junction. It is technically part of Hamilton, as a result of the amalgamations.
10 images 1 videos Marks: CP
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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.
8 images No videos Marks: CP GOT
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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.
47 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX AEX ATSF BNSF CN CNA CNIS CRDX CUOH GNRR GTW HCSX IC NADX NAHX NLSX PROX QGRY QTTX SOU UTLX WC WTRM
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October 14th, 2006CN #394 had BN green whiteface SD60 class unit BNSF 9200 on the lead, which I didn't particularly want to pass up.
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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.
19 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF CN HTTX MRL QGRY WCCL
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October 28th, 2006Steve picked me up and we took off after an NS 328 described as 4 engines, 60-70 cars. After more than an hour longer than it would normally take to arrive from Ingersoll, we watched it go by on the far side of the wye from Bayview and chased it into Hamilton, barely catching it. Steve counted 91 cars.
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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.
96 images No videos Marks: ALPX AMTK BNSF BPRX CABX CFMX CN CNA CNWX CP CPWX DME EEC HPJX KEYX MSDR MWCX NAHX NOKL NW ONT QC SOO SRN VIA
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Hamilton, Ontario(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
22 images No videos Marks: CNA CR CSXT GNWR GTW NS NW UP
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