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April 2nd, 2006
Steve picked us up and we went off to shoot OSR working Guelph on a nice Sunday afternoon. They went South and we gave chase. As we got to Guelph Junction, Shane called about a CN GEVO on CN #435. Naturally we couldn't pass that up! I now have BNSF, UP, CSX, NS, CP, and finally CN GEVOs!
(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.
OSR switches PDI yard as training for a local school for conductors.
OSR takes one car south from Guelph back to Guelph Junction.
(map) Arkell is between Guelph and Guelph Junction on the ex-Goderich sub of the Guelph Junction Railway now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway. Moffat is between Arkell and Guelph Junction.
OSR runs more engines than cars across a dirt road in Arkell.
(map) Moffat is between Guelph and Guelph Junction on the ex-Goderich sub now serviced by the Ontario Southland Railway. Arkell is between Moffat and Guelph.
Steve and my shutter's open alternately as OSR crosses a field on the approach to Moffat.
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.
OSR sounds like a real train as it comes across 10 side road at Guelph Junction.
Freshly painted OSR 182 with RS-23 504 backs out of 181-505's way at Guelph Junction.
Scotch Block, Ontario
(map) Scotch Block is an excellent photography location at mp 30.0 CN Halton sub, between Milton and Georgetown.
CN #435 passes Scotch Block lookout with CN 2222 on point, a rare escape for CN's new DPU-enabled GEVOs.