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Top photos from December 23rd, 2003

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December 23rd, 2003

A day of railfanning, hell or high water. That was the plan - and high water we got! It poured all day but we started at about 07:30 and went through until about 19:30 - 12 straight hours of railfanning in, mostly, Ingersoll.

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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NS 327 heads through Ingersoll station shortly after its sister train number 328.

Woodstock, Ontario

(map) The CP Galt and CN Dundas subs meet here, as do highways 401 and 403. It is a busy place.

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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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An eastbound train blows its horn for a crossing just to the West of the station.

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2 engines pull an eastbound through the station.

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2 wide-body units rush through Westbound bouncing along the brief section of jointed rail.

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Dash-9 CN 2624 leads SD45 HLCX 6519 through Ingersoll station heading West on train 385.

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Zorra, Ontario

(map) Just outside of Ingersoll is Zorra Station. It contains a large Lafarge plant and the CP Galt sub.

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A CP intermoal heads West without waiting for much at MP97 on the Galt sub.

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A very short local train rushes across West siding switch Zorra.

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A local train lifts a string of cars at the Zorra siding.

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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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2 engines, lots of covered hoppers, lots of autoracks, some blue autoparts cars, lots more autoracks, all heading West.

Zorra, Ontario

(map) Just outside of Ingersoll is Zorra Station. It contains a large Lafarge plant and the CP Galt sub.

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CP #121 the Expressway heads West with SD40-2F #9015 as the second unit.

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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A mixed freight runs through with a handful of brand new double-stack intermodal cars lacking that distinct sound... of flat spots.

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A Via train heads East through Ingersoll. Water on the lens creates a substantial amount of glare until the lights are not facing directly at the camera.

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A CN train rushes through Eastbound, seen from the CP St. Thomas sub down the street.

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A Via wastes no time heading West.

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