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Top photos from January, 2005

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January 1st, 2005We went to catch Via 85 at CN Guelph Junction and then 432 at the viaduct at lunch time. In the afternoon, Walter advised that a BNSF was in second place on 398 and a third unidentified engine was following it. We went to Scotch Block to catch it. The BNSF unit ran out of gas less than a mile from us and the train went by us at what the crew reported to the RTC was 13 miles per hour. The third unit turned out to be an ICE engine.
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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.
44 images No videos Marks: GEXR LLPX VIA
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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.
116 images No videos Marks: ACFX ATSF BFGX BN BNSF CFWR CGTX CHTT CHVX CN CNA CP CRPX DBCX ETCX GATX HESR HPJX IC ICE MLLX NAHX NDYX NKCR ONT PLCX PLMX PROX PSPX SHPX SP SSW TFM TTZX UTCX UTLX WLPX
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January 3rd, 2005CEFX 1054 was heard leaving Nissouri which gave me ample warning to catch it at Guelph Junction. We ended up catching 5 trains at the Junction in a little under 2 hours including CEFX 1054, a Hamilton sub train with 3 red SOO SD60s, and CP 5911 - a large multimark unit, one of only three remaining.
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
252 images No videos Marks: ABOX ACFX ADMX AEX AGPX AGR ATSF ATW BAR BN BORX BR CBRY CEFX CFMX CHVX CN CNA CNW CNWX CP CPAA CSXT DME EEC ETTX FURX GACX GPFX GVSR HS IC ICE IMRL ITLX KEYX LBR LW MILW MMA MP NAHX NATX NCHX NOKL NRLX NS NW ODTX ONT PPRX PROX QC QGRY RBOX RTMX RVPR SHPX SLC SLR SOO SP STLH TBOX TOE TR TTGX TTZX UNPX UP USBX UTLX WCRC YKR
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January 8th, 2005I left Laura and a friend at a fabric store in Guelph and headed down to Guelph Junction to catch a set of trains I'd been tracking on the scanner. I missed the first one by fractions of a second, but it was ham turn running light. The next two went by heading East, one off the Ham sub one off Galt OCS territory. After them I figured there would be no trains for a while and headed back to Guelph, hearing GEXR detector 56.2 as I entered the Hanlon. I thought I might be able to beat 432 to the overpass at Victoria and Elizabeth, but was too late to set up a shot. After that I saw OSR switching PDI and called it a day. It was worth a try, anyway.
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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.
33 images No videos Marks: GEXR HHCX LLPX NMIX OSRX WC
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
144 images No videos Marks: ACFX AOK ATSF BNSF CCBX CN CP CPAA CPWX CRLE DME EEC FLOX GATX GNWR GOT GVSR IMRL LBR MMA NAHX NKCR NOKL ONT PROX SHPX SOO SPGX TBOX TCMX TTGX TTZX UTCX UTLX WC
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January 9th, 2005In a remarkable repetition of events I discovered that I had, again, lost one of my camera batteries the day before (update: battery found 2005-01-22 -- in a couch). I went back to the only place it could be and did not find it there, but on the way, heard GEXR #432 coming with CEFX 6537 leading and decided that'd be a worthwhile detour, catching it from the North side of the tracks at the Alma road grade crossing.
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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.
59 images No videos Marks: AEX CC CEFX CN CNLX CNWX GEXR IC ICG LLPX NDYX WC
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January 15th, 2005Jay, Chris, Steve, and myself met up with Walter in Ingersoll. For the first time, I attempted to take pictures of the same trains with two cameras at the same time, one angled for approach, the other for going-away shots. The photos were then renumbered against the time-stamps to try to put them in order, until I discovered that the two cameras' clocks were out of synch. I figured the two cameras were 26 seconds apart, and that is what this sequence is based on.
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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.
417 images 2 videos Marks: AC AOK ATSF BCOL BNSF BRIX BTTX CC CCBX CCLX CEFX CFWR CN CNA CP CR CRGX CSXT DTTX DUPX ECQX ETTX FURX GACX GATX GPLX GTW IC ICG ICMX MEC NAHX NDYX NOKL NS NW PROX PTLX PW RTTX SHPX SOU SP SSW TSBY TTAX TTGX TTZX UELX UP UTLX VIA
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St. Thomas, Ontario(map) St. Thomas is just South of London and is the end of the line for the CP St. Thomas, CN Talbot, and CN Payne subs. It is also serviced by Trillium Railway, sees NS trains 327/328 and once had the CASO sub passing through it with US through-traffic.
23 images No videos Marks: CN
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Woodstock, Ontario(map) The CP Galt and CN Dundas subs meet here, as do highways 401 and 403. It is a busy place.
107 images No videos Marks: AEX ANAX ATSF BN BNSF CN CNA CNLX CNWX CP CVC GNTX IC MBLX MOGX MWCX NDYX PLCX PROX SRIX SRY THB TLCX UTCX UTLX VIA
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January 19th, 2005In 2 hours and 20 minutes, we saw 7 trains at the Junction, punctuated by a UP tunnel motor that Jay had dispatched us to and an ex-BN CEFX loco still in green paint.
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
262 images 5 videos Marks: ADMX AEX ASAB ATTX ATW BNSF BTRX CCLX CEFX CFMX CGLX CN CNA CP CPAA CPI CPWX CR CRLE CSXT DCTX DME DTTX EEC ETTX GACX GATX GONX GPLX GTW HS LVRC MILW MMA MP NAHX NAMX NATX NCIX NOKL NRLX NS NW NYC ONT PIVX PLWX PROX QC RBMN RBOX SHPX SLC SLGG SOO SP SRY STLH TBOX TILX TR TTGX TTPX TTRX UP UTCX WCTR XTTX YKR
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January 20th, 2005CN seemed like a good place to go, so I spent a few hours at the Ingersoll Via station. On my way home, I saw an approach signal under the 401 and went up to the first crossing South of the highway to catch Ham turn and its whopping 22 axles.
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Drumbo, Ontario(map) North-West of Brantford, Drumbo is the site of the long-abandonned Drumbo sub, but the CP Galt sub passes near town and it has a couple of good spots to shoot from.
13 images 1 videos Marks: CP NS SHPX SOO
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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.
231 images 9 videos Marks: ACFX AMCX ATSF BALX BAR BM BNSF BPRR CABX CELX CGLX CN CNA CNIS CPAA CR CSXT DBCX DCTX DOCX DOWX DTTX ETTX FEC FTTX FURX GACX GATX GMRC GNRR GONX GPLX GTW GVSR HS IC ICE ICG ITLX KYLE LVRC MS NAHX NOKL NS NW OLNX OSRX OTTX PLMX PRGX PROX RBOX RCRX SBD SLR SOU SP SRCX SRIX TEIX TFM TSBY TSE TTGX UNPX UP UTLX VIA VIPX WC WLPX WPRR YARR
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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.
34 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX TTRX
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January 24th, 2005After a weekend of snow, we wanted to catch OSR heading to Guelph breaking through snow banks, but were disappointed to find the snowbanks not really breakable and the foreman going ahead of the train, so we tried our luck at the Junction instead since we were already up and on the move.
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
197 images 6 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AGHX AGPX ATW CEFX CN CP CPAA CPLX DTTX ETTX FEC FTTX GATX HS KEYX MWCX NAHX NATX NCHX NDYX NOKL NS NYC OSRX PROX QGRY SHPX SLC SOO SOU STLH TBOX TEIX TILX TR TTGX UTLX VTTX WCTR YKR
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January 26th, 2005It was a beautiful day out, warm, clear skies, and mid winter with fresh snow, so I took a couple of hours out in the afternoon to see what I could find.
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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.
44 images No videos Marks: ACFX AEX CEFX CN CNIS CNLX CRDX DME DOWX FPAX FTTX FURX GEXR GTW IC LLPX NW PROX SHPX SOU UTLX
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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.
111 images 1 videos Marks: AGR ATW BCOL CABX CCX CGLX CN CNA CPDX CRLE CVC DJJX DWC FURX GACX GATX GMRC GTW GVDX IC ICLX KCS LLPX LW MEC NCIX NRLX NS OCPX ONT PTLX RFMX SLR SOU TBOX TCSZ TTPX UTLX WLO
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January 27th, 2005Guelph Junction-Scotch Block-Boyne-Scotch Block-Guelph Junction, 5 BNSF units, tons of trains, perfect lighting. Couldn't ask for more.
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Boyne, Ontario(map) Boyne is in the countryside just South of Milton on the CN Halton sub.
19 images No videos Marks: BNSF CEFX CN CNA CNIS CPCX CVC HPIX MLLX NADX SLR TTGX UNPX WITX
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Guelph Junction, Ontario(map) Technically Campbellville, Guelph Junction is the junction of the Guelph Junction Railway -- currently serviced by OSR -- the CP Hamilton sub, and the CP Galt sub. It is between Milton and Galt on the CP Galt sub.
120 images 4 videos Marks: ADMX AEX AGPX ALPX CAGX CCX CEFX CNA CNW CP CPWX CR CSXT DME DMM FTTX GACX GATX GTW HOKX HS IC IMRL NDYX NOKL NRLX OSRX PROX RTRX SHPX SOO STLH TILX TR TTGX UNPX UTLX
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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.
336 images 9 videos Marks: ACFX AGPX ALY AMCX AMOX AOK BCOL BFGX BNSF BO BRAN CABX CC CCBX CCLX CEFX CFWR CGLX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNW CNWX CORP CP CPAA CPCX CRDX CRPX CV DBCX DCLX DME DTTX DUPX DWC ECUX EQUX ETTX GATX GNRR GPLX GTW HESR HPIX IC ICG LRWN LVRC MBLX MMA MSDR NADX NAHX NATX NCIX NOKL NRLX NS NVR OCPX ONT OTTX PLCX PLMX PROX PRSX PTLX QGRY RTMX RWTX SCMX SHPX SLGG SLR SSAM SSPX TBOX TCSZ TEIX TILX TTAX TTGX TTPX UELX UNPX UTLX WC WITX WLO WLPX
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January 29th, 2005CN train 391 dropped 17 cars in a neat little pile in the middle of the passing track at Kerwood, between Strathroy and Sarnia. So what better opportunity than this to.. er.. go flying.
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Aerial PhotographyThese pictures and videos are taken by plane in no specific places.
518 images 2 videos Marks: CEFX CN GEXR RLK VIA
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