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May 19th, 2003
This was a routine railfanning trip to the Bayview Junction/Aldershot area.
(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.
A two engined Via train rushes through on the Oakville sub, the first with Via's new safety-first paint scheme.
Two CN engines lead a mixed freight train down the Oakville sub. We can be heard trying to figure out whether it was a CP or CN train, as CP has running rights on those tracks, as we looked through binoculars at the engine's red nose.
Two old CN yard engines push two boxcars backward through the siding at Aldershot station.
Via train 95 arrives at Aldershot station behind a fast-paced intermodal.
August 17th, 2003
Laura had a 10:17 am train from Aldershot, so we spent the day after that railfanning. It was made more interesting by a derailment near Ingersoll on the CN Dundas sub.
August 26th, 2003
Laura returned from Brattleboro and I went to get her at Aldershot station.
November 1st, 2003
A derailment in Aldershot yard sent at least one detour passenger train up the Guelph sub, along with a parade of Eastbound special moves. The first was a GMD move of UK-bound 6-axle units followed shortly by a Babcock and Wilcox generator move. The derailment consisted of a few passenger cars being shipped and several other cars in various states and interesting angles.
January 17th, 2004
Steve, Chris, Paul, and I headed to Guelph Junction, Milton, Oakville, Burlington West, back to Guelph Junction, and then home in a great circle route of train tracks and hobby shops. The second stop at Guelph Junction yielded an SD90/43MAC doubling the escarpment grade.
April 26th, 2004
Laura returned from the US on the Maple Leaf. I spent the day at Guelph Junction and then went down to Aldershot to pick her up, catching CP 166 on CN.
August 8th, 2004
We picked up my mother-in-law at Aldershot, pausing frequently to take pictures...
August 19th, 2004
I stopped at mile 30 for three trains before heading down to Aldershot to pick up Laura.
February 26th, 2006
Steve called a little before sunrise suggesting we go after some trains. This sounded like a good idea and it proved to be a very fruitful morning, netting us NS #328, Amtrak #97, CN #421, VIA #70 with 6424/Budweiser, CN #399, #396 with GCFX/WC-BNSF-BNSF-CN, CP #167, CN #392, VIA #73, and CN #394 with BNSF-CN-CN-FURX. No videos today, though.
July 4th, 2006
With detours going every which way since Friday, my car decided that it preferred to spend the weekend in the shop. Just my luck, both my scanners were stolen out of my locked car some time over the weekend, complete with the antenna and power cable. It really shakes my faith in humanity. Steve came and got me in the evening, and we went to get a detour train CN #F329 at Aldershot, then got an unknown, but probably detour train heading down the Hamilton sub at Guelph Junction.
CN #F329 passes a westbound Via train on its way through Aldershot.
May 21st, 2007
We went to the berms at Aldershot for Schnabel move CN #388, getting VIA #70 while we waited, then headed to chase it passing CN #399 with a DMIR unit in fourth, so we turned around and went back to Bayview for that. After #399 we headed up toward Georgetown to get ahead of #388 again, getting him at 3rd line, 5th line where he met CN 435, 6th line, and Maple Ave where he met VIA #85. From there we hit the road again and went up to Palgrave on the Mactier sub for CP #434 with two RLK HR412, catching CP #106 pulling into Bolton on the way back. Not bad for a few hours out.
VIA #70 passes under the signals at Snake Rd.
CN #388 Schnabel extra passes the berm at Snake starting us on our eastward chase.
March 15th, 2008
After having not seen a train in nearly a month -- see my blog for what's been keeping me entertained in the interim -- I finally got a day out at the tracks. We went to Guelph Junction for CP #245 and CP #247, headed down to Aldershot for CN #421, a GO train, and VIA #72, up to Burlington West for a train whose identity I never did solve, #435, a bunch of GO trains - two of them with the new MP40s leading, VIA #92, CN #556 working at Burlington West, CN #421 impersonating NS #328, and CP #426 just north of the 71.2 detector on the Hamilton sub on the way home.
CN #421 passes a lakeshore GO train at Aldershot station.
VIA #72 leaves Aldershot station.
June 14th, 2008
We took a sold out 06:25 VIA #652 from Aldershot to Dorval for a family function on the West Island.
VIA #652/#640 J-train with 6411 tacked onto the end for the reverse move backs into Aldershot station at first light.
July 29th, 2010
We took off after CN 396 with an EJE unit catching it at Lynden Junction and again at Aldershot station.