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May 27th, 2007

We went to Palgrave for CP 222-25 with the MPEX 601 (new GO MP40), working our way north to Alliston waiting to hear it come. It did come, after many hours, in a rain storm. We got it at Ypres and again at Spence (Alliston Honda storage yard), but were not able to get it again further south as he was a straight shot to Toronto yard. We also got the SSR at the start of the day and GEXR #431 when we got back to Guelph.

Tottenham, Ontario

Tottenham is the home of the South Simcoe Railway, a tourist line that passes under the Mactier sub between Palgrave and Alliston.

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South Simcoe Railway's tourist train runs with a GE 70 tonner, the steam engine nowhere to be seen.

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Alliston, Ontario

(map) Alliston is mile 44 of the CP Mactier sub and hosts a large but mostly inaccessible Honda factory.

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One of CP's Honda jobs switches the south end of Spence yard.

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A lengthly Honda job pulls into Spence yard.

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A Honda job leaves Spence yard with a cut of racks to go the two miles up to the Honda plant.

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CP #222 pulls into Spence yard with a long cut of racks, having left the rest of its train a few miles away in Ypres.

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CP #106 shows up in strong rain as we record out our open windows.

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Ypres, Ontario

Ypres is the first siding north of Alliston, at around mile 51 of the Mactier sub.

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CP #222 pulls out of Ypres after returning to its train from Spence with a new GO MP40 in the consist.

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Alliston, Ontario

(map) Alliston is mile 44 of the CP Mactier sub and hosts a large but mostly inaccessible Honda factory.

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CP 5772 brings a cut of autoracks back out of Alliston Honda to Spence yard.

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CP #222 crosses 13th sideroad just outside of Alliston.

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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.

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GEXR #431 comes dangerously close to having a solid coloured lashup at the viaduct in Guelph.

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May 27th, 2007

We went to Palgrave for CP 222-25 with the MPEX 601 (new GO MP40), working our way north to Alliston waiting to hear it come. It did come, after many hours, in a rain storm. We got it at Ypres and again at Spence (Alliston Honda storage yard), but were not able to get it again further south as he was a straight shot to Toronto yard. We also got the SSR at the start of the day and GEXR #431 when we got back to Guelph.

May 27th, 2007

We went to Palgrave for CP 222-25 with the MPEX 601 (new GO MP40), working our way north to Alliston waiting to hear it come. It did come, after many hours, in a rain storm. We got it at Ypres and again at Spence (Alliston Honda storage yard), but were not able to get it again further south as he was a straight shot to Toronto yard. We also got the SSR at the start of the day and GEXR #431 when we got back to Guelph.

May 27th, 2007

We went to Palgrave for CP 222-25 with the MPEX 601 (new GO MP40), working our way north to Alliston waiting to hear it come. It did come, after many hours, in a rain storm. We got it at Ypres and again at Spence (Alliston Honda storage yard), but were not able to get it again further south as he was a straight shot to Toronto yard. We also got the SSR at the start of the day and GEXR #431 when we got back to Guelph.

May 27th, 2007

We went to Palgrave for CP 222-25 with the MPEX 601 (new GO MP40), working our way north to Alliston waiting to hear it come. It did come, after many hours, in a rain storm. We got it at Ypres and again at Spence (Alliston Honda storage yard), but were not able to get it again further south as he was a straight shot to Toronto yard. We also got the SSR at the start of the day and GEXR #431 when we got back to Guelph.