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Top photos from February, 2005

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February 3rd, 20058 trains in 2.5 hours at the tracks: CN 382, 271, 396, 154, 148, ?, 421, and 391, including 4 foreign units from 3 different lines and a scale test car.. not bad for an unplanned trip.
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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.
282 images 8 videos Marks: ACFX AEX ALAB ATGX ATTX BAR BCOL BM BN BNSF CCX CEFX CFWR CGLX CGTX CN CNA CNIS CNLX CNW CNWX CR CRDX CRGX CSXT DBCX DCLX DOWX DTTX DWC FURX GATX GPFX GTW HESR HOKX HPIX HS IC ICG ITLX KCS KGCX MEC MLLX MMA MP MR MRL MSDR MWCX NAHX NAR NATX NDYX NKCR NOKL NREX NS NW PAL PLCX PROX PTLX RRRX SHPX SKNX SLR SSW TIMX TR TTGX TTZX UELX UP UTCX UTLX VICX WC WLPX
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February 4th, 2005On the 3rd, GEXR ran #432 to Mac yard. #431 came back in the late afternoon. Then, after #88, #432 went to Mac yard again. Today, GEXR #432 returned from Mac yard following Via #85 in from Silver around lunch time, and in the late afternoon, I heard #432 announcing its departure from Kitchener. It crossed the detector at 56.2... then 30 minutes later crossed at 56.2 again. Hours went by, and Via #88 called Kitchener mileboard. GEXR #432 came back on the air and told #88 they'd be following them to Silver after spending the day in the shop track. So Chris, Laura, and I met Steve at the Guelph Via station to watch the two trains. While #88 was going by, Chris' camera batteries died and he didn't have any spares, and as #432 approached, my camera set up for the video went into a fatal error mode and refused to cooperate until the moment the train was out of sight, when it came back on and pretended nothing happened. My camera set up for still shooting, on the other hand, was able to be switched to video just on time to catch the first frame with #432's leader right in front of me. Oh, the complications in such a simple task. These few shots are dedicated to the crew of tonight's #88.
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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.
6 images 1 videos Marks: VIA
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February 6th, 2005GEXR #433, usually a dedicated train from Kitchener to London for autoframes followed #432 to Guelph and did what would normally be #580's work, except #580 doesn't run on Sundays. After watching that, we headed to Guelph Junction to catch CP's new power-transfer train, #138, with 8 units.
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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.
24 images 1 videos Marks: AMCX ARSX BCOL CEFX DOWX GEXR GPLX ROIX UTCX
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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.
114 images 3 videos Marks: BAR BNSF CCBX CLP CNA CNW CP CPAA CPI CPLX DBCX DTTX ECUX FURX GOT HS LW MMA NTTX PCN PLCX PROX PTLX QGRY SFLC SLGG SOO SRN TCMX TTAX TTWX UP UTCX VTTX WLPX WSOR
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February 13th, 2005Feeling cabin fever, Chris and I joined Steve at Scotch Block, where we saw the tail end of #391 disappearing as we arrived, and CN #398 and #434 over the next several hours. CP was just as quiet...
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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.
47 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX BNSF CELX CGMX CN FPAX GATX GCFX IC ICG SHPX SP TTCX UNPX UTLX
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February 20th, 2005GEXR #433, normally a Kitchener-London train, switched Guelph again briefly late Sunday afternoon.
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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.
18 images No videos Marks: CAGY GEXR IC LLPX UTCX
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February 23rd, 2005CN trains 148, 145, and 398 had little of interest aside from an empty 12-axle QTTX depressed centre flat on the latter, and CP trains 153 and 424 provided the usual mix of intermodal and freight for that line.
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
67 images 1 videos Marks: CGTX CN CP CPWX DTTX DWC MMA NATX NCUX QGRY SHPX SKPX SLC SLGG SOO SOU TILX 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.
77 images 3 videos Marks: CEFX CELX CN CNW CP CRLE DBCX DTTX GATX GVSR IC NS PROX QTTX RTTX SP SRCX SSW TCSZ TTAX TTGX UTCX WC
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