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November 19th, 2005
Steve and I headed down to Guelph Junction to catch a short Hamilton sub rush there, then proceed to Paris Junction where we caught NS #327 with a BNSF war bonnet leading and around 55 cars and a variety of other interesting trains, then caught CP #424 at East switch Wolverton (Ayr) and CP #423 near West switch Puslinch with two GP9s leading a mixed train.
(map) This is a community at the top of the Hamilton sub between Waterdown and Guelph Junction. It is technically part of Hamilton, as a result of the amalgamations.
CP #257 crosses 3rd side road at 1st line a mile South of the Junction.
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 #419 comes off the Hamilton sub and heads back down the hill on the Galt sub.
CP #230 heads South on Hamilton sub.
(map) Paris is just West of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and was once the site of the junction between the Dundas sub and the completely defunct Drumbo sub that connected Paris and Stratford. There's also a large trestle in Paris.
NS #327 heads through Paris Junction with BNSF 800, an NS unit, and 51 cars.
CN #148 heads through Paris with a BNSF war bonnet 4-axle unit in second place.
CN #331 heads West through Paris.
VIA #72 heads through Paris with VIA 6410 leading.
CN #385 heads through Paris Junction with CN-DWP-BNSF power.
CN #330 heads East through Paris.
VIA #73 heads West.
(map) Ayr is between Wolverton and Cambridge on the CP Galt sub and houses a small backtrack yard and the Ayr Pit Spur.
CP #424 heads down the main at Wolverton siding.
(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
CP #423 crosses mile 48.04 Galt sub with somewhat unusual road power - CP 8239-8252-6057.