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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.
(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.
VIA #70 passes under the signals at Snake Rd.
CN #388 Schnabel extra passes the berm at Snake starting us on our eastward chase.
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 #399 passes under Plains Rd as the camera rests on the bridge's guard rail.
Scotch Block, Ontario
(map) Scotch Block is an excellent photography location at mp 30.0 CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown.
CN #388 crosses 10 Side Road at 3rd Line.
(map) Speyside is a small community with a siding on the CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown, just North (East, in track terms) of Scotch Block.
CN #388 crosses 5th Line at Speyside and pulls to a stop next to CN #435.
CN #388 crosses 6th Line at 15 Side Road.
(map) Georgetown's CN Silver is the site of the junction between CN's Halton sub and the CN-owned, GEXR-rented Guelph sub. It is between Guelph and Brampton on highway 7.
VIA #85 crosses under Maple Avenue and meets CN #388 at the Georgetown station platform.
Palgrave is one siding North of Bolton on the CP Mactier sub.
CP #434 crosses the south switch at Palgrave with a pair of RLK HR412s a few cars back.
(map) Bolton is the start of the OCS heading northbound on the CP Mactier sub, just on the outer limits of the Greater Toronto Area to the north.
CP #106 crosses Humber Station Road.