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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.
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 #245 heads into Galt OCS territory.
CP #247 comes off the Hamilton sub and heads down the hill.
(map) This is the region between the (abandonned) Burlington West train station and Bayview Junction.
CN #421 passes a lakeshore GO train at Aldershot station.
VIA #72 leaves Aldershot station.
Burlington West, Ontario
(map) This is between Burlington and Aldershot on the CN Oakville sub, where the CN Halton sub merges in.
A GO train heads for Aldershot and comes back out a few minutes later.
GO 604, one of the new MP40s, leads an eastbound GO train on the Lakeshore line.
A westbound comes off the Halton sub as VIA #92 heads up the Oakville sub passing a westbound GO train with a new GO MP40 pushing.
CN #556 with "The Wrong Guy" star CN 4138 pulls into the wye at Burlington West as CN #435 comes off the Halton sub, an MP40-led GO train heads up the Oakville sub, and CN #431 passes through on its way to the Grimsby sub.
(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 heads down the Hamilton sub.