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Top photos from May 21st, 2007

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May 21st, 2007

We went to the berms at Aldershot for Schnabel move CN #388, getting VIA #70 while we waited, then headed to chase it passing CN #399 with a DMIR unit in fourth, so we turned around and went back to Bayview for that. After #399 we headed up toward Georgetown to get ahead of #388 again, getting him at 3rd line, 5th line where he met CN 435, 6th line, and Maple Ave where he met VIA #85. From there we hit the road again and went up to Palgrave on the Mactier sub for CP #434 with two RLK HR412, catching CP #106 pulling into Bolton on the way back. Not bad for a few hours out.

Aldershot, Ontario

(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.

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VIA #70 passes under the signals at Snake Rd.

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CN #388 Schnabel extra passes the berm at Snake starting us on our eastward chase.

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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.

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CN #399 passes under Plains Rd as the camera rests on the bridge's guard rail.

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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.

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CN #388 crosses 10 Side Road at 3rd Line.

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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.

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CN #388 crosses 5th Line at Speyside and pulls to a stop next to CN #435.

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CN #388 crosses 6th Line at 15 Side Road.

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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.

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VIA #85 crosses under Maple Avenue and meets CN #388 at the Georgetown station platform.

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Palgrave, Ontario

Palgrave is one siding North of Bolton on the CP Mactier sub.

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CP #434 crosses the south switch at Palgrave with a pair of RLK HR412s a few cars back.

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Bolton, Ontario

(map) Bolton is the start of the OCS heading northbound on the CP Mactier sub, just on the outer limits of the Greater Toronto Area to the north.

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CP #106 crosses Humber Station Road.

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