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Sarnia, Ontario

(map) Sarnia has an absolutely massive CN freight yard. It also has the St. Clair tunnel across to Port Huron, CSX traffic, and a gaggle of running rights.

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Sarnia, Ontario
August 01, 2009 I went up to Sarnia for Mischa's wedding, stopping for 394 just short of the city, missing 383 and 397 and getting 385 and 301 at the Via station, all back/cloudlit.
October 01, 2005 Steve got married in Sarnia so of course we trucked up there and caught a couple of trains between the wedding and the reception! We watched VIA #85's equipment park at the station, missed CN #271 going into the tunnel, and caught CP #534 coming out of the tunnel.
July 16, 2005 Laura and I went up to Sarnia to meet Steve, Brian, Christopher, and Shaun for a day of chasing CSX #725, the CP run-through on the Sarnia sub. We chased it to Chatham and then went on to Blenheim to see it and then caught CN #435 going through the wig-wag at Tilbury, where we met Ian. In the midst of it we caught a CP meet at Kent Bridge and CN #396 and VIA #78 at Creditville on the way home. The only disappointment of the day was not actually seeing any CSX power working, as #725 is a CP-powered train. It rained the entire day, but stopped just on time for just long enough to shoot every time we wanted to. Thanks, weather.
April 18, 2004 Amtrak's train called "The International" from Toronto to Chicago's final Sunday in existence... 27 people took the train together as a group trip up to Sarnia for a final-miles excursion, through the GHRA.
December 20, 2003 Steve had to head up to Sarnia and I got to tag along. We took 11 hours to get back because there were train tracks on the way...

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