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Top photos from June, 2007

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June 1st, 2007We cut across through Hawksbury on our way to visit family, finding VIA #32 at Glen Robertson near Alexandria on the VIA Alexandria sub on the way through.
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Glen_Robertson, OntarioGlen Robertson is the junction of the OCRR's Hawksbury line and the VIA Alexandria sub, at mile 15 of the latter.
6 images 1 videos Marks: VIA
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June 3rd, 2007On our way home, we stopped at Coteau for CN #327 with all foreign power and VIA #61, before heading to the town of Rivière-Beaudette for CN #149, Lancaster across the border in Ontario for CN #362, and back on the 401 to make at least some progress toward home. We got off at Belleville just missing CN #321, so got back on and went to Cobourg for VIA #66, CN #321, CN #368, a very silent CP eastbound, CN #149 with more cars than it had when we saw it a few hours earlier, CN #305 with a D6R and another Via.
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Cobourg, Ontario(map) Cobourg is about the mid-point of the CN Kingston sub and CP Belleville sub's roughly parallel running between Belleville, and Newtonville. At the station, the North side of the parking lot has the Kingston sub and a small yard and wye, and on the South side of the parking lot is the CP Belleville sub, with a yard visible a little ways East.
125 images 7 videos Marks: BCCX CCX CGLX CMO CN CP CPLX DTTX ECQX GATX GCFX GMRC GTW GVSR HTTX HZGX IC ICMX ITTX KRL NATX ONT OTTX PTLX SSW TCMX TEAX TTGX VIA WC
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Côteau, Quebec(map) Coteau is the junction of the CN Valleyfield sub which connects the CN Kingston sub to the CSX Montreal sub, the CN Kingston sub, and the CN Alexandria sub to Ottawa. It is just a few minutes East of the Ontario/Quebec border, just off exit 12 of highway 20.
43 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX AFPX ATW CN CNIS CPWX CSXT DVLX FLOX GCFX GNTX HS SHPX SLR SOU VIA
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Lancaster, OntarioLancaster is a small town at exit 814 of the 401 just a few kilometers short of the Quebec border along the CN Kingston sub.
21 images 1 videos Marks: AGR AOK CC CCR CN MWSX QTTX UNPX
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Rivière-Beaudette, QuebecRivière-Beaudette is a small Ontario-Quebec border town found at exit 2 of highway 20.
7 images 1 videos Marks: CN DTTX
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June 8th, 2007I went to Guelph Junction for CP #427 with CP 8858-8859, the last two GEVOs in the most recent order and in a blank paint scheme. On the way I shot CP #159 off Gore Rd, CP #424 at 46.76 near west switch Puslinch, and OSR, CP Guelph Junction Turn, CP Ham Turn, CP #424, CP #427, and CP #154 at Guelph Junction, then saw CP #141 near east switch Puslinch on the way home.
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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.
99 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF CCBX CEFX CITX CP EEC HMAX IC KCS MMA MP MRL NAHX OSRX TCMX
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
7 images 1 videos Marks: CP DTTX
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
17 images 2 videos Marks: CEFX CP DTTX FTTX MMA SOO TTGX
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June 9th, 2007We went to Puslinch for CPs 147, 240, 142, 198, across to mile 30 for CN 435 and 384, up to Georgetown for lunch and CN 422, GEXR 432, CN 392 and 393, back to Guelph Junction for CP 424, another 198, 141, and 243 with two UPY GenSets and across to Ayr for 243 setting off those same UPY GenSets for a reason that remains a mystery to me and London Pickup, catching CP 241 at mileboard Killean on the way home.
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Ayr, Ontario(map) Ayr is between Wolverton and Cambridge on the CP Galt sub and houses a small backtrack yard and the Ayr Pit Spur.
59 images 2 videos Marks: ATSF CNA CP DLRX ECUX FPAX INEX LBR TTGX UPY
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Georgetown, Ontario(map) Georgetown's CN Silver is the site of the junction between CN's Halton sub and the CN-owned, GEXR-rented Guelph sub. It is between Guelph and Brampton on highway 7.
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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.
59 images 5 videos Marks: AEX ATSF CNW CP CPWX DTTX ECUX FPAX GCPX IMCX MMA NOVX OSRX PTTX SOO UPY UTLX
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
15 images 1 videos Marks: CEFX CP GMRC IATR ICE SOO
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Puslinch, Ontario(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
33 images 4 videos Marks: ATSF CP CPWX NS SLC TR TTGX
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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.
29 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX CEFX CGTX CN DTI DTTX GATX IC LAFX MWCX NS PROX SHPX SOU TLAX TTMX UTLX
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June 10th, 2007A curious detour VIA #72 passed through Guelph at exactly 16:00 with 6446-4 LRC coaches-6406 facing west- 4 LRC coaches.
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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.
14 images 1 videos Marks: CN VIA
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June 14th, 2007CP #243 had UPY 2691 middle unit -- finally one travelling with the power. I couldn't pass it up and ducked down to mile 51 Galt sub, the closest point to home, for #138, #243, and #159.
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Killean, Ontario(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
37 images 3 videos Marks: AOK BNSF BTTX CP CPAA DTTX GBRX MBLX NAHX NOKL NS SP TTGX UPY
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June 18th, 2007We took a couple of hours to do some trainspotting while at a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stopping first at Waverly station and then travelling east to Musselburgh station on a tip from trainspots.co.uk, we caught 24 trains ranging from two car Electric Multiple Units to 60-car unit coal trains in short order before returning to the venue.
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Edinburgh, Scotland(map) The Scottish capital hosts a relatively large passenger station called Waverly station which has a train in or out of out around every 4 minutes during peak hours. To the south of the downtown is the freight bypass.
53 images 1 videos Marks: FGW GNER SPT
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Musselburgh, Scotland(map) Just a few minutes to the east of Edinburgh, Musselburgh hosts the regional freight yard called Millerhill and is beyond the Edinburgh freight bypass. The passenger station is very accessible with the freight yard available to trainspot at just a few minute walk away down a bicycle path, under the A-1 highway, and up onto a road bridge.
146 images 6 videos Marks: EWS FGW FL GNER NR
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June 20th, 2007One day each DebConf the conference organisers come up with a day trip. This year 154 of us went to the Isle of Bute by train, leading to a series of entertainingly overcrowded trains on the journey. I shot out the window of the train and at the stations where we stopped and have rather liberally described the locations where those photos were taken as Edinburgh to half way to Glasgow, Glasgow covering up to Port Glasgow, and Wemyss Bay, the ferry transfer point to the island, for everything west of Port Glasgow.
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Edinburgh, Scotland(map) The Scottish capital hosts a relatively large passenger station called Waverly station which has a train in or out of out around every 4 minutes during peak hours. To the south of the downtown is the freight bypass.
10 images No videos Marks: FGW
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Glasgow, Scotland(map) Glasgow is about midway between Edinburgh and the west coast of Scotland and hosts two major train stations.
128 images No videos Marks: FGW GNER SPT VT
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Wemyss Bay, Scotland(map) Wemyss Bay is on the west coast of Scotland and hosts the Wemyss Bay-Rothesay ferry that connects the Isle of Bute to the Scottish mainland via a direct train-ferry connection that even shares the same ticket to get all the way through.
41 images 1 videos Marks: SPT
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June 21st, 2007While out museum browsing, Laura took a few photos of trains at Edinburgh Waverly station.
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Edinburgh, Scotland(map) The Scottish capital hosts a relatively large passenger station called Waverly station which has a train in or out of out around every 4 minutes during peak hours. To the south of the downtown is the freight bypass.
14 images No videos Marks: FGW SPT
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June 22nd, 2007Once again proving that the best trains come when you aren't there, Laura went downtown and shot a rare Class 67 running light power through Edinburgh Waverly station followed shortly by a parked Class 90 electric freight locomotive also in the passenger-only Waverly corridor.
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Edinburgh, Scotland(map) The Scottish capital hosts a relatively large passenger station called Waverly station which has a train in or out of out around every 4 minutes during peak hours. To the south of the downtown is the freight bypass.
76 images No videos Marks: ALUK EWS FGW GNER
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June 23rd, 2007We caught a Virgin train in the early afternoon at Edinburgh, Scotland and made for High Wycombe, England. On the way I tried to shoot anything interesting, catching my second Class 37 and my only Class 57 of the trip. Somehow we managed to see two of the rare Class 67s but were not able to shoot either of them in time. We transferred at Leamington Spa and made the whole trip in a little under seven hours.
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Banbury, England(map) Banbury is a few miles north of Oxford.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, England(map) Berwick-upon-Tweed is the first city south of the Scotland/England border on the east coast line.
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Birmingham, England(map) Birmingham is the site of a large Freightliner intermodal facility south of Derby in central England.
23 images No videos Marks: FL VT
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Coventry, England(map) Coventry is just outside Birmingham to the south-east.
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Derby, England(map) Derby is between Sheffield and Birmingham.
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Dunbar, Scotland(map) The east coast line connecting Scotland to England turns south at Dunbar. Just outside the city to the south is a relatively large facility serviced by Freightliner.
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Durham, England(map) Durham is between Newcastle and York.
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Leamington Spa, England(map) Leamington Spa is a small city south of Coventry.
24 images 1 videos Marks: CTUK VT
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Leeds, England(map) Leeds is between York and Sheffield.
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Musselburgh, Scotland(map) Just a few minutes to the east of Edinburgh, Musselburgh hosts the regional freight yard called Millerhill and is beyond the Edinburgh freight bypass. The passenger station is very accessible with the freight yard available to trainspot at just a few minute walk away down a bicycle path, under the A-1 highway, and up onto a road bridge.
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Newcastle, England(map) Newcastle is a relatively large city along the river Tyne in the north-east of England.
17 images No videos Marks: EWS FGW
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Sheffield, England(map) Sheffield is between Leeds and Derby.
10 images No videos Marks: MML NO
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York, England(map) York is a major urban centre in northern England.
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June 24th, 2007With one day to explore and unlimited-use BritRail passes in our hands, we hopped on a train at Marlow and went up to Didcot to see the museum and see what else we could find. While we were there, yet another Class 67 went by us without us having a chance to shoot it, towing a long cut of EWS coaches heading toward London.
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Didcot, England(map) Didcot is the site of an EWS freight yard, large railway junction, and a historical museum that is accessible directly from the passenger station.
129 images 2 videos Marks: DRUK EWS FGW GWRE MODA VT
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Goring, England(map) Goring is half way between Didcot and Reading.
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Maidenhead, England(map) Maidenhead is the junction of a main line and the Marlow branch.
13 images No videos Marks: FGW
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Marlow, England(map) Marlow is a town near High Wycombe on a single track bolted rail branchline serviced roughly hourly.
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Reading, England(map) Reading is a major railway junction between Oxford and London.
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June 25th, 2007We picked up the train at Marlow and connected at Maidenhead and Reading to get to Gatwick airport for our flight home, spending an hour or so at Reading and just missing a Freightliner Class 66 passing through the station upon our arrival.
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Reading, England(map) Reading is a major railway junction between Oxford and London.
35 images 1 videos Marks: FGW FL SWT
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June 26th, 2007After over a week in the UK for a conference we weren't done yet and immediately headed off to Ottawa for another. These few photos were all I was awake for on the trip there.
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Toronto, Ontario(map) The capital of Ontario, this city has a number of very busy lines and yards on both the CP and CN networks.
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