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Top photos from September, 2006

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September 1st, 2006We headed for Brattleboro to spend a week with Laura's family, stopping at Bayview to see the latest work on the way out, where we caught CN #398 and VIA #73.
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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.
28 images 2 videos Marks: CN CP DCBX TBOX TILX VIA WHCX
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September 2nd, 2006I heard a train in Brattleboro and went down to the tracks to see what was up. I found NECR #611 working the yard. The crew mentionned to eachother that they'd need to switch the wye and this was all the encouragement I needed to stay, eventually getting the train entering the unhealthy looking Brattleboro wye, resulting in me being a shade late getting back for lunch, and a bit of a comical conversation by the crew about what, exactly, the caption for my video of the event should be.
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Brattleboro, Vermont(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
118 images 2 videos Marks: AMTK CNA CSXT GATX GMRC GSCX LCIX MDW NECR OTTX RMPX SOU TKEN
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September 3rd, 2006An EOT device was blaring on the scanner all day in spite of Labour Day. Eventually I went down to the yard to see what was there. NECR #611, three units light power, was parked and remained so for around a day and a half (from the night of the 2nd to the morning of the 4th).
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Brattleboro, Vermont(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
6 images No videos Marks: GSCX NECR
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September 5th, 2006We headed up to NMH for a little while, and watched NECR #611 switch along the causeway for a few minutes in Brattleboro on our way home.
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Brattleboro, Vermont(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
30 images No videos Marks: ACFX BRIX CSXT NDYX NECR RGCX UTLX
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September 6th, 2006NECR #611 showed up with a great set of engines - ex-Conrail-ex-CN-ex-BN-NECR - and so we watched them switch for a few minutes, also getting the Vermonter no its way through. In the evening, I finally heard GRS WJED on the scanner, and we went down to the station to shoot it in somewhat dark lighting conditions.
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Brattleboro, Vermont(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
67 images 3 videos Marks: ACFX AMTK BM CN CNLX GATX GMRC GSCX GTW INTX MEC MSRC NDYX NECR NRI RGCX RMPX SHPX XTTX
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September 7th, 2006We made a field trip to Westfield, Massachusetts to see the Pioneer Valley Railroad and their funky CF7 units, catching a Guilford train at Hatfield on our way to Deerfield yard and seeing the Vermonter at Northfield on our way home.
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Deerfield, Massachusetts(map) Home of the Guilford lines, Deerfield has a large yard and junction. Guilford has a reputation for arresting (not fining) trespassers on its property, according to locals, and the yard is not very accessible without trespassing. It is limited to a bridge on a dead-end road that leads to the yard.
13 images No videos Marks: BM MEC
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Hatfield, Massachusetts(map) A Guilford line runs through Hatfield south of East Deerfield yard toward Springfield.
48 images 1 videos Marks: AEX ATW CGLX CHVX ECUX ITC KCS NAHX NDYX NS NW PCSX SHPX ST TCMX TTPX
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Northfield, Massachusetts(map) Home of Northfield Mount Hermon School, where I attended high school and met my wife, Northfield has the junction of the NECR and MEC lines in a rural area near the Vermont border.
14 images 1 videos Marks: AMTK
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Westfield, Massachusetts(map) Westfield is the home of the Pioneer Valley Railroad, which hosts several ATSF-built CF7 frankenstinian locomotives.
77 images 2 videos Marks: ACFX BCOL BM CSXT CWBX DJJX GOCX MEC PVRR RRRX TBOX TKEN USAX
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September 8th, 2006Seeking a few parting shots of NECR before we took off in the evening, I headed down to the causeway to watch NECR #611 work, where I was greeted with comments about the return of "that Canadian", so: hi Mr. Conductor!
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Brattleboro, Vermont(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.
57 images No videos Marks: CR GSCX MMA NAHX NECR NS NW RMPX TCTX
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September 9th, 2006On our way out of Vermont, the muffler on the car decided it wanted to go straight home. We ended up stopping in the small town of Sidney, New York for a night in a hotel and emergency repairs to the car, which were amazingly completed by 9:15am at a local shop called B&M for less than we'd have paid at home. After leaving, we heard a train on the D&H tracks and pulled off the interstate to shoot NS #168 with 2 NS SD70M-2s for power, then headed up to Binghamton to see what we could find there, and then on to Scranton for Steamtown, which occupied us until a thunderstorm came in. We rushed back to New York, caught a great D&H lashup in Binghamton, and headed for Rochester for the night, catching a few trains of interest along the way.
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Bainbridge, New York(map) Bainbridge is a small town a few miles west of Sidney, New York, on I-88 around 20 miles east of Binghamton.
16 images 1 videos Marks: BNSF DTTX FEC NS RTTX SOO TTAX TTEX
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Binghamton, New York(map) Binghamton is the site of the interchange of the NYSW, D&H, and NS near the New York-Pennsylvania border. While there are several yards in the city and a number of tracks, most are largely inaccessible.
56 images 1 videos Marks: CP DH FPAX NS NYSW SOO
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Gang Mills, New York(map) Gang Mills is right beside Painted Post and Corning on the NS, around half way between Binghamton and Rochester. NS forks here and the Wellsborough and Corning shortline passes just South of NS' Gang Mills yard.
31 images No videos Marks: ACFX AEX AOK CNTP CWSX ECXX NAHX NS NW SOO SOU TTPX
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Mount Morris, New York(map) Mount Morris is the junction of the Gennessee and Wyoming, and Dansville and Mount Morris shortlines, about 45 minutes south of Rochester on I-390.
6 images No videos Marks: GNWR
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Scranton, Pennsylvania(map) Home of Steamtown, a large state parks-run museum dedicated to the preservation of steam engines. It is about 45 minutes south of Binghamton.
166 images 1 videos Marks: CN CNJW CP DH DLW GMRC GTW HTTX IC LBR LN LNE LV MEC MREX NATX NHTR NKP NSL NYC PRR RDG RL RPCX SNHX SPTA UP
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September 10th, 2006On the last leg of our extended trip home, we stopped at Buffalo's Depew train station for around 5 hours to see what we could find, catching 16 trains: CSXT Q114, Q117, Q632, Q115, NS #310, CSXT Q112, Q109, Q386, Q396, AMTK #64 (VIA #97), Q2??, Q140, Q364, Q268, AMTK #288, and AMTK #63 (VIA #98).
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Depew, New York(map) This is at or near the Buffalo-Depew Amtrak train station in upstate New York, near the Canadian border.
329 images 11 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AMTK AOK ATW AWXX BFTX BN BNSF BRAN CCBX CEFX CN CNA CO CP CR CRIX CRLE CSTX CSXT CWSX DBUX DLWR DMIX DTTX ECXX ETTX FEC FGLK FGLX GATX GMRC GPFX GPLX GTW GVSR HCSX HLCX HLMX HMJX HPJX HS ICE IMRL JRSX LBR LN LTCX MBLX MHFX MQT MWCX NDYX NIHX NS NW NYC OCPX PGTX PLCX REGX RTTX SHPX SIEX SIRX SOU SP SRAX SSW TTAX TTEX TTGX TTRX UP UTLX VCY VICX VTTX WC WLPX
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September 16th, 2006We went down to mile 30 for CN #394 with KCS-TFM for only power, catching CN #385 and #421 within minutes following #394.
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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.
85 images 3 videos Marks: AGCX BAR BCOL BLE BM BNSF BPRX CCX CN CNWX CVC FBOX GATX GMRC GTW HLMX IC KCS LVRC MEC MMA MRL NADX NLSX ONT OWIX PLCX PRGX PROX QTTX RAIX SKNX SOU TFM TSRD UTCX UTLX WC
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September 17th, 2006Steve picked me up and we went down to Hamilton West for a few hours, catching CN #385, NS #328, CN #331, #390, CN #392, VIA #73, CN #148, VIA #72, CN #394, and CP Barnes Turn.
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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.
213 images 7 videos Marks: ACFX AEX AGPX AMCX AMOX ATGX ATW BFGX BNFE BNSF BPRX CABX CCX CEFX CN CNA CNLX CP CPLX CR CRDX CUOH DCTX DME DTTX ENGX FMLX FURX GAMX GMRC GNWR GTW GVSR HTTX IBT IC ICG IPBX LW MDW MMA MSDR MSRC NATX NDYX NS NW OHCR ONT PROX PTLX RRRX RTMX SAUX SHPX SMNX SOO SOU SSW TBOX TCMX TEAX TILX TSBY TTGX USLX UTLX VIA WC WCCL WNFR
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September 24th, 2006In a day of foreign power heaven, we only got out in the evening for CP #159 and #424, the latter sporting 7 engines, in the rain.
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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.
61 images 2 videos Marks: AOK CNA CP CSXT DTTX GOT GTW MILW MMA NATX NOKL NRLX SOO TR
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September 27th, 2006I stopped to shoot GEXR #580 at CN Guelph Junction while running errands.
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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 No videos Marks: CNWX CUOH GEXR LLPX NAHX RBOX
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