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Top photos from December 23rd, 2006

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December 23rd, 2006

We went to the Halton sub hoping for CN #278. We caught CN #271 at Silver Junction in Georgetown, CN #278 at Brampton GO station, then, with nothing else in the area, wandered up to Vaughan Intermodal Terminal to see what was happening there. CP #103 showed up shortly after we did with 5 AC4400CWs and 6 autoracks to pick up its intermodal cars, a yard job was working, and CP #104 took off with two SD90/43MACs light power. We returned home via Streetsville, where we just missed a CP eastbound, then headed to mile 30 where we caught CN #393 and #422, the latter being the only CN train of the day lacking foreign power.

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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CN #271 with CEFX 7099 heads through Silver Junction in Georgetown.

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Brampton, Ontario

(map) Brampton is mile 15 of the CN Halton sub and mile 8 of the Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY) shortline.

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CN #278 with a BNSF war bonnet as the lone unit passes through Georgetown GO station ahead of VIA #84.

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Vaughan, Ontario

(map) Vaughan is just South of Bolton on the CP Mactier sub and is host to CP's Vaughan Intermodal Terminal.

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CP #103 pulls to a stop outside of Vaughan Intermodal Terminal with 5 units and 6 cars.

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A Vaughan Intermodal Terminal yard job comes down the lead with a long cut.

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CP #103 backs down the yard lead at Vaughan Intermodal Terminal to pick up its train.

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CP #104 comes out of Vaughan Intermodal Terminal light power after dropping off its train.

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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 #393 heads down the escarpment.

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CN #422 climbs the hill by mile 30.

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