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October 16th, 2005
We got up at a somewhat ungodly hour and got to Hamilton West at about 06:50 am. Even at that hour we *still* managed to miss NS #327 and its two UP units by about 20 minutes. We caught a variety of trains around the area, the highlights being an NS horsehead unit leading NS #328, a cabless BNSF GP60B on CN #148, and an ex-SOO 700-series SD40-2 on CP #167 at both Hamilton West and Guelph Junction.
(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.
CN #339 overtakes CN #421 at the South end of Parkdale yard.
NS #328 heads down the Grimsby sub with a horsehead C40-9W in the lead and a high-hood SD40-2 trailing.
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.
VIA #70 comes off the Dundas sub.
CN #148 comes off the Dundas with GP60B BNSF 347 in second place.
CP Barne's Turn heads back to Desjardins with 3 GP9us and 10 cars.
CP #167 starts up Hamilton grade with 6 units, including ex-SOO CP 786.
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.
CP #167 comes off the Hamilton sub at the top with 6 units, including ex-SOO CP SD40-2 782.