Background image
The world of trains according to David Graham

Join us on in #railfan - the world's best 24/7 railfan chat (alternate client)

Index by location

Index by date

Other indices

Recent outings

Railfan information

The HotBox

Today's random implausible lashup: CN 5614-GMRC 305-NHTR 43-SOU 6561

Site news

Previous month: 04.10 || Index || 06.10: Next month

Images: These pictures are not censored for quality. What one person considers a bad or useless picture may be exactly what someone else is looking for. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Videos: These videos are very big, which is why railfanning videos are so rare on line. As long as Windows Media Player says "Connecting" it is working, even it if appears to be taking a very long time. It says "Connecting" until it has finished downloading the video. Please be patient. If you are unable to play these videos with Windows Media player, a problem which exists with some versions of Media Player and (sometimes) with Internet Explorer versions lower than 6, I strongly recommend the use of Quicktime if it is available. If you are using Linux, mplayer needs to be told that the videos have a bit depth of 16 (-bpp 16) to work.

Filenames refer to location, date (, and camera-assigned four digit id number.

Top photos from May, 2010

Guelph_29.05.10_1765.jpg 39 Guelph_29.05.10_1755.jpg 29 Guelph_29.05.10_1770.jpg 24 Guelph_29.05.10_1753.jpg 22 Guelph_29.05.10_1759.jpg 19 Guelph_29.05.10_1754.jpg 18 Guelph_29.05.10_1752.jpg 17 Guelph_29.05.10_1761.jpg 15 Guelph_29.05.10_1750.jpg 14 Guelph_29.05.10_1767.jpg 12

May 29th, 2010The evening of the 28th, Mischa and I went to Guelph station to watch GEXR 432. Months after the arrival of GSCX 7362 and 7369 from the NECR, I still had not seen them running. True to form, the unusual happened right in front of me. We decided to watch the train from the east edge of the Walker Building parking lot at the west end of the Guelph viaduct. Right in front of us, about 6000 feet back, we heard a pop and saw the hosebag separate between two cars. Moments later, 432 was stopped in emergency and, being the good foaming samaratins we are, we took off to try and find the head end to alert them to the reason for their emergency brake application. After rendering the crew assistance in moving around the two kilometre long train to repair it, 432 set off for Toronto with 3 cars jettisoned in the out-of-service Guelph siding. The next day, I shot a very short X432 lifting the cars which were repaired over night after stopping at the farmers' market for my week's vegetables.
Guelph_29.05.10_1765.jpg 39 Guelph_29.05.10_1755.jpg 29 Guelph_29.05.10_1770.jpg 24 Guelph_29.05.10_1753.jpg 22
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:

Previous month: 04.10 || Index || 06.10: Next month