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September 7th, 2008
With our by-election in Guelph cancelled by a Prime Minister who can't keep his word on anything one day before voting day in favour of a general election, I took off to London to chase an EMD extra with 17 JT42CWR locomotives bound for France and Germany.
(map) The home of EMD, the plant responsible for a lot of the large engines we see on the rails today, London hosts the West end of the GEXR Guelph sub at the CN yard where the CN Dundas sub joins the CN Strathroy and CN Talbot subs, CP's yard, and the CP Windsor and Galt subs.
GEXR X432 pulls into EMD London to retrieve 17 Europe-bound Class 66s.
St. Marys, Ontario
St. Marys is between Stratford and London on the GEXR Guelph sub.
GEXR X432 crosses the viaduct in St. Marys with 17 Class 66s.
(map) Stratford lies between Kitchener-Waterloo and London on the GEXR Guelph sub and is the home of Cowie junction, where the GEXR Goderich sub begins.
GEXR X432 pulls through Stratford yard with 17 Class 66s.
(map) The city of Guelph is my home town and is just East of Kitchener-Waterloo on the GEXR Guelph sub, and the Ontario Southland Railway/Guelph Junction Railway track, the other end of which is at Guelph Junction.
GEXR X432 passes CN Guelph Junction with 3 units and 17 Class 66s, making for a 20 unit lashup.