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December 10th, 2005
Laura and I got up rather early to go see the morning 'rush' on the CP Mactier sub outside Vaughan Intermodal Terminal, encouraged along by a mailing list message suggesting CP #106 would have an ES44AC GEVO leading. We also knew CP #230 had CP 5863, the last large multimark I needed from CP's active fleet. As we were getting ready to go, we heard CP #230 get its clearance to Hamilton and so we went to Guelph Junction to see it before it left. We saw it there but it was still too dark to shoot it, so we went to Hamilton West and waited for it there, where we saw NS #327 and CN #392. We then worked our way toward Vaughan, catching CN #399 and #385 around Milton. We finally got to VIT but never did see CP #106 -- it was still not in the area by the time we left. We did, however, see CP #103 and #105 both with SD90s and the former with a different ES44AC GEVO leading than we headed out expecting. To finish it off, we shot OBRY doing excursions at Inglewood on the way home.
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.
CN #392 comes down Copetown grade as NS #327 starts up it.
CP #230 sports 5863, one of three remaining large multimark painted units on CP's system, and the last one I needed by CN as it approaches Desjardins.
(map) This is where the CN Halton and the CP Galt subs cross eachother, though there is no junction.
CN #399 passes with a BNSF green unit in third.
(map) Mansewood is a nice open spot with nowhere really good to park near the tracks. It is immediately North of Milton and South of Scotch Block on the CN Halton sub.
CN #385 crosses Guelph Line road at Mansewood.
(map) Vaughan is just South of Bolton on the CP Mactier sub and is host to CP's Vaughan Intermodal Terminal.
CP #103 leaves Vaughan Intermodal Terminal with a GEVO leading and an SD90/43MAC trailing.
CP #103's mid-train helper passes.
CP #274 passes between the wye switches at Vaughan with 2 SD90/43MACs for power.
Vaughan yard power SOO 769 appears briefly while switching the yard.
CP #105 takes off with 3 SD90/43MACs, 2 up front and one in the middle.
(map) Inglewood is a town in the middle of the OBRY's trackage between Orangeville and Brampton, and is a key location for most OBRY excursions.
OBRY's winter excursion train approaches Inglewood.