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March 11th, 2007
Jay warned me about a CP #244 coming wtih CP 8798 leading. Wanting my 100th GEVO, I went for it, shortly finding CP #424 behind it with 6 units, 3 of them some of the less than 20 remaining CP 56xx SD40-2s, then getting CP #159 and #243 block on block westbound. We then headed down to Hamilton West for CN #394 with BNSF-CSXT power, CN #384 with two dimensionals, and migrated westward to Copetown following a CN #547 off to rescue a stalled CN #385, which met #330 at Copetown West before #547 cut off to go back to work at Aldershot. We then moved a couple of miles west, catching CN #385 and CN #394 by the detector at Lynden and finished off the day by checking out the current selection of power parked at Aberdeen yard.
(map) This is CP's name for the passing track at Cambridge on the CP Galt sub.
CP #244 crosses Sideroad 10 S at 51.90 Galt sub.
(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
CP #424 crosses 46.76 Galt sub with 6 units, 3 of them the increasingly rare CP 56xx series SD40-2s.
CP #159 with CP 8779-9779 crosses 46.76 Galt sub while CP #424 goes over the detector at the other end of Puslinch.
CP #243 follows on #159's block.
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 #394 comes off the Dundas sub with BNSF-CSXT power.
CN #396 comes off the Dundas sub with two dimensionals and a new tamper.
CN #547 starts up the Dundas sub to rescue a stalled CN #385.
(map) Copetown is the top of Dundas hill. Trains line up at the top as people would at a waterslide, and other trains slowly grind their way up the hill. It's just to the East of Brantford.
CN #385 climes through the signals at Copetown West with CN #547 pushing.
CN #330 passes through Copetown West with three units.
CN #547 takes the crossover at Copetown West to return to Aldershot and get back to its switching.
(map) This town is East of Brantford on the CN Dundas sub and once hosted the South end of the CN Fergus sub.
CN #385 approaches the top of Copetown grade.
CN #394 heads eastward with CN 8018 leading.
(map) Hamilton Ontario is an industrial region on the tip of lake Ontario.