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June 30th, 2008
Using information from the fine folks at the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Museum, we returned to Sodus first thing in the morning and asked at Ontario Midland's office what the itinerary was for the day. We found the northbound OMID outside Newark as it departed the interchange at about 10:30 and then took off to Avon to find the Livonia, Avon, and Lakeville where we expected to find them switching. They had already taken off and so we headed back to Henrietta to find them and some lunch at MacGregor's, whose parking lot backs on to the LAL-CSX connecting track. After CSX Q377 and Q393 passed, the LAL came back southbound, and we headed back to Avon to get them returning to town, the tracks being too fast to chase. From there we headed home, catching CP #426 and #155 near Guelph Junction and GEXR #432 at Wellington Rd 29 back in Guelph. A perfect end to a perfect trip.
Newark, New York
Newark is the junction of the Ontario Midland and the CSX.
The Ontario Midland leaves Newark for Sodus.
Henrietta, New York
Henrietta is a large suburb of Rochester to its immediate south.
CSXT Q377 passes the junction with the LAL.
CSXT Q393 heads west through Rochester.
LAL 425 and 420 leave Rochester for Avon.
Avon, New York
Avon is between Lakeville and Henrietta on the LAL.
Livonia, Avon, and Lakeville's southbound stops to switch Barilla on its way through Avon.
(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 #426 leaves Guelph Junction southbound.
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 #155 leaves Guelph Junction.
(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 Wellington Road 29 with HLCX 6522 on point.