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January 18th, 2014

We stopped at Beaujeu Diamond for a CP #143 and headed back to Coteau for CN #326, catching another CN freight and several Vias while waiting.


Beaujeu, Quebec

(map) De Beaujeu is the site of the Via Alexandria sub and CP Winchester sub Beaujeu diamond and connecting track, a few minutes North of Coteau.

CP 143 crosses Beaujeu Diamond in my first dashcam-based trainspotting video, using a Lukas LK-7900 ACE.

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Côteau, Quebec

(map) Coteau is the junction of the CN Valleyfield sub which connects the CN Kingston sub to the CSX Montreal sub, the CN Kingston sub, and the CN Alexandria sub to Ottawa. It is just a few minutes East of the Ontario/Quebec border, just off exit 12 of highway 20.

A Via eastbound passes Coteau station.

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A CN freight heads west through Coteau Junction.

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Another Via train at Coteau.

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CSX-powered CN M326 comes off the Valleyfield sub, switches the yard, and heads for Montreal as an Ottawa-bound Via passes through.

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June 5th, 2014

We stopped to check out the engine shop in St. Alban's and NECR 324 at Brattleboro on our way to Massachusetts.


St. Albans, Vermont

(map) CN and NECR (New England Central Railway) meet at St. Albans. Amtrak's Vermonter originates here at 06:35 and returns at 20:45. There is a large yard in the town and the station is sufficiently well lit for readable night shots without a tripod or flash in the winter.

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Brattleboro, Vermont

(map) This town is on the New England Central Railway track near the New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont borders.

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