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September 13th, 2003
Laura, Chris, and I went to the hobby shop at the North end of Guelph and picked up OSR working on the scanner. We went to watch them and then waited for GEXR 431 to return from Toronto before going home.
(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.
A pesticide spraying hy-rail comes up the Goderich sub at the East leg of the fibreglass wye.
September 21st, 2003
We went to Guelph Junction at the end of the afternoon and tried to set up a lan networked by packet radio from the parking lot at the Junction. It didn't work, but it was fixed so it would the next time.
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.
September 27th, 2003
Laura was learning to drive my car, so she drove us to Guelph Junction, we watched one train go by, and then she got us home.
September 28th, 2003
Steve, Laura, and I went on a planned trip to Komoka's Melrose Junction, where we watched trains all afternoon, and met the owner of the property in the junction who was very nice and friendly, and invited us to watch from his property. Chris joined us later and we moved on to Hyde Park.
(map) This is where the CP Windsor, CN Strathroy, and CN Chatham subs meet just West of London.
An F40 leads, a P42 trails, as a Via train flies down the Chatham sub in Komoka at around 90 miles an hour.
Hyde Park, Ontario
(map) Between Komoka and London, Hyde Park offers an excellent railfanning site. A single-lane wood bridge crosses both the CP Windsor and CN Strathroy subs on Denfield Road.
2 AC4400s lead an eastbound train through Hyde Park, blowing their whistle at us on their way by.