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Top photos from February, 2004

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February 1st, 2004On February 1st, 2003, I started railfanning. On that day, I borrowed a camera, and I shot trains. It was a great day. On February 1st, 2004, I wanted to celebrate the first anniversary of my train chasing by heading out. We missed a parade at Guelph Junction, went up to Scotch Block, got stuck in the snow... CAA finally showed up as the only train in the area came by. Meanwhile, my camera's LCD ceased to function, so I could no longer see what the camera was doing. Oh well. It's in for warranty service now, maybe they can figure out what happened - and fix it.
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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.
5 images No videos Marks: CP CR NS
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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.
4 images No videos Marks: CN IC
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February 15th, 2004With my regular camera getting a new LCD at Canon, I borrowed Laura's point and shoot analog camera and got the pictures back a week later on CD. This is the result of one roll of film. We caught 2 ex-Amtrak MMA F40PHs and CP 9303 switching the Waterloo sub. Interesting day.
Cambridge_15.02.04_5925.jpg 443 Drumbo_15.02.04_5910.jpg 325 Drumbo_15.02.04_5911.jpg 275 Cambridge_15.02.04_5927.jpg 257
Bayview Junction, Ontario(map) This is where the CN Oakville, CN Grimsby, and CN Dundas subdivisions meet at a great big wye, beside which is the CP Hamilton sub. This location encompasses CN Bayview Junction, Hamilton West, and Hamilton Junction.
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Brantford, Ontario(map) This is the home of the Southern Ontario Railway, part of the large-and-growing family of Rail America, and also houses the CN Dundas sub. It is between Paris and Hamilton.
3 images No videos Marks: BNSF CN
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Cambridge, Ontario(map) Cambridge is the home of Babcock and Wilcox, Toyota, the CP Waterloo sub, the CP Galt sub, the CN ex-Fergus sub and a lot of trains.
16 images No videos Marks: CP
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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.
2 images No videos Marks: CP MMA
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February 22nd, 2004My digital camera returned, we set off for the Copetown train show and made a day of it -- and what a day! Over 200 photos.
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Brantford, Ontario(map) This is the home of the Southern Ontario Railway, part of the large-and-growing family of Rail America, and also houses the CN Dundas sub. It is between Paris and Hamilton.
156 images 1 videos Marks: ACFX AJPX AMOX BCOL BN CCLX CEFX CGTX CN CNLX CP CPAA CR CRLE CSXT CVC DCLX DEEX DME DUPX EMDX ETTX FINX FTTX FURX GACX GATX GCFX GTW IC ICG KRL MILW MLLX NATX NKCR NOKL PROX PTLX RBOX SLGG SLR TILX TTZX USLX UTLX VCY VIA WC WITX
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Copetown, Ontario(map) Copetown is the top of Dundas hill. Trains line up at the top as people would at a waterslide, and other trains slowly grind their way up the hill. It's just to the East of Brantford.
48 images No videos Marks: ACFX ALY BTTX CN CNA CNIS DTTX GACX GTW HPIX IC ICG MSDR NS NVR ONT SSAM TCMX WC
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
20 images No videos Marks: CP IC IMRL LNAC MEC NOKL NS SCMX SOO TILX TR TTAX UTLX
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February 28th, 2004I had to test out my new car's ability to serve as the new railfan vehicle. Off to CP and CN we went!
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
28 images No videos Marks: ASHX ATW BNSF BORX CN CP CRLE DME ELTX ETTX FLOX GACX LW NOKL NS ONT SOO TBOX UNPX
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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.
31 images No videos Marks: ADMX AEX AGPX ASHX CEFX CGTX CN CNA DTTX FURX GATX GMRC GTW IC PROX SHPX SLR SMMX SSW UP UTLX
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