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November 12th, 2005
Rob woke me with an SMS about CN #492 with a straight SD40 and a Herzog GPS-controlled ballast train heading East by Aldershot. I got moving fairly quickly and caught #492, #338, #154, CP #424, and GEXR #432 before lunch. In the evening we caught CP #141 with CP 4652, a GP40 in Guilford colours and CP markings known to locals as one of the 'ugly brothers'.
Scotch Block, Ontario
(map) Scotch Block is an excellent photography location at mp 30.0 CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown.
CN #492 with CN 5055 SD40 leading passes with 60 Herzog GPS-controlled ballast cars.
CN #338 crosses 10 Side Road with 3 units.
CN #154 crosses 10 Side Road with a less than massive train.
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 #424 passes through the Junction with 5 units.
(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.
GEXR #432 crosses the closed Cityview Drive crossing between Victoria and Watson with 7 units, 3 flats full of locomotive trucks, a tarped SD70M on a flat, and a pair of graders.
(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
CP #141 crosses mile 51.90 Galt sub with ex-GRS 'ugly brother' CP 4652 leading.