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Top photos from November, 2006

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November 3rd, 2006I took Laura to the airport for a dawn flight and stopped for 3 hours and 10 trains at Guelph Junction on the way home: 4 GO, and CPs #158, #147, #257, #256, #524, and #142. Laura took the video camera on her trip.
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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.
151 images No videos Marks: AOK CN CNA CP CSXT CW ETTX FPAX FTTX GATX GOT NS NYC PROX SP TEIX TTGX WLPX
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November 5th, 2006On Saturday I missed CITX 142 on #398, and it escaped Sunday early morning on CN #395. Not intending to miss anything else, I went down to mile 30 for CN #276 with BNSF-CEFX (ex-SOO SD60) power and CN #148 with WC 3000 middle unit. With nothing else in the area, I went over to Paris where I caught CN #393 with another WC, CN #330 and #331, CN #390 with a war bonnet, Via #76, CN #435 with a CSX unit, and finally, in last light, CN #434 with DMIR 406.
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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.
132 images No videos Marks: ACFX AGPX AMPX BNSF BPRR CAGX CGDX CMO CN CNIS CNW CP CPAA CSXT DAX DMIR DREX GAMX GATX GFSX GVSR HOKX IC ICE IPBX MWCX NAHX NCIX NLSX NOKL OTTX PENX PROX PTLX RVPR SHPX SLGG SOO SSW STSX TLAX UP UTCX UTLX VIA WC
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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.
35 images No videos Marks: ATSF BNSF CEFX CN CNA CP DTTX TTGX WC
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November 18th, 2006We went to Guelph station for GEXR #432, then down to Guelph Junction for CP #255, missing it, but catching CPs #424 and #198 in short order.
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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.
17 images No videos Marks: AGPX CNA CNLX GEXR LLPX RLK SP
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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.
30 images 2 videos Marks: CP CPAA ETTX GOT MILW MMA NOKL NS SOO TTGX
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November 22nd, 2006QNSL AC4400CWs were sighted on CN #422. This I couldn't pass up.
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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.
74 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CGTX CN CP GACX LW NW QGRY QNSL RAIX SOO TTGX UP VIA WC
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Mansewood, Ontario(map) Mansewood is a nice open spot with nowhere really good to park near the tracks. It is immediately North of Milton and South of Scotch Block on the CN Halton sub.
66 images 3 videos Marks: ADMX ASHX CN FMLX GACX GLCX LW NRLX QNSL RAIX UTLX
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November 23rd, 2006The Royal Canadian Pacific, CPR's business train, came to the Galt sub. In spite of nearly blinding fog, an army of railfans went to Guelph Junction for it. My whole day can be summarised as: Guelph Junction: CP #142, RCP, Milton/Trafalgar Road: RCP, CP #243, Scotch Block/mp30: CN #385, #148, #394, #271, Guelph Junction, Moffat, Corwhin, Arkell: OSR northbound chase, Guelph: OSR/GEXR #432, Cambridge/Galt: CP #159, #741, #141, with CP London Pickup working in the background, and CP #257, one unit light power, hiding just out of sight. Not a bad day!
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Arkell, Ontario(map) Arkell is between Guelph and Guelph Junction on the ex-Goderich sub of the Guelph Junction Railway now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway. Moffat is between Arkell and Guelph Junction.
9 images 1 videos Marks: OSRX RACX UTCX
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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.
32 images 2 videos Marks: CP CPAA DTTX MILW NS PLCX SIRX TTGX
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Corwhin, Ontario(map) Corwhin is between Moffat and Arkell on the ex-Goderich sub (Guelph Junction Railway) now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway.
6 images No videos Marks: OSRX RACX
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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 No videos Marks: ACFX AEX BCOL CEFX CGLX CN CNLX DJJX GATX IC JOSX LLPX MRL NOKL OSRX RACX RLK SSW TILX TR UTCX UTLX
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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 No videos Marks: CP OSRX
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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.
22 images 2 videos Marks: ADMX CP GVSR
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Moffat, Ontario(map) Moffat is between Guelph and Guelph Junction on the ex-Goderich sub now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway. Arkell is between Moffat and Guelph.
10 images No videos Marks: ACFX OSRX 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.
64 images 4 videos Marks: ATW BNSF CN CNA CP DOWX DTTX ETTX GATX GPLX GTW HCSX IC NATX NS ONT TILX TTPX WC XTTX
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November 24th, 2006I picked up Chris at 08:10 and we headed for Bayview... we were quickly distracted by a northbound clearance on the Hamilton sub for CP #255, 8809 North, which we got at Guelph Junction with CP #159 passing behind it. Then we went to Bayview, where we caught a backhoe doing comical manouevers, CN #392, #421, VIA #73 with 6414, the Lotto Quebec engine, CN #271 with a UP trailing, VIA #72, CN #385, grabbed lunch, migrated to Paris and caught CN #385 again. CN #330 came next with CN 8004 on point, followed shortly by CN #331 and CN #398. CN #332 pulled up to the crossing for a crew change, VIA #76 passed, and CN #390 with a real WC leader pulled up to the signals at Paris Junction to wait for CN #435 and VIA #75. We caught London Pickup at Ayr on the way home. Not a bad day, all told!
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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.
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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.
93 images 4 videos Marks: ACFX BLE CGLX CN CNA CP CPAA CRDX CV DWC GATX HCSX IC ICG NAR NOKL NS ONT PROX SOU SRN TILX TTGX UP 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.
64 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX BN BNSF CFMX CP CPWX ETTX GPLX HOKX NKCR NS NYC OSRX SOO SOU TTHX UP UTLX
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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.
130 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX ADMX ALY AMOX BLE BNSF CN CNA CNIS CNLX CP CRDX DBCX DOCX DOWX FTTX GATX GLNX GTW HCSX IC INVX NAHX NATX NCIX OCPX PLMX PROX SBLX SOU SP SRCX STSX TEAX TEIX TFM TLAX UNPX UTLX VIA WC
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