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June 3rd, 2007
On our way home, we stopped at Coteau for CN #327 with all foreign power and VIA #61, before heading to the town of Rivière-Beaudette for CN #149, Lancaster across the border in Ontario for CN #362, and back on the 401 to make at least some progress toward home. We got off at Belleville just missing CN #321, so got back on and went to Cobourg for VIA #66, CN #321, CN #368, a very silent CP eastbound, CN #149 with more cars than it had when we saw it a few hours earlier, CN #305 with a D6R and another Via.
(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.
CN #327 starts on the short trip up the Valleyfield sub toward the CSX Montreal sub without any CN power.
VIA #61 leaves Montreal with a second set of equipment in tow.
Rivière-Beaudette is a small Ontario-Quebec border town found at exit 2 of highway 20.
CN #149 leaves approaches Ontario with a relatively short train.
Lancaster is a small town at exit 814 of the 401 just a few kilometers short of the Quebec border along the CN Kingston sub.
CN #362 finally pulls after blocking a major crossing for a while.
(map) Cobourg is about the mid-point of the CN Kingston sub and CP Belleville sub's roughly parallel running between Belleville, and Newtonville. At the station, the North side of the parking lot has the Kingston sub and a small yard and wye, and on the South side of the parking lot is the CP Belleville sub, with a yard visible a little ways East.
VIA #66 passes through Cobourg station.
CN #321 heads for Toronto with two grey CN units.
CN #368 heads east.
A CP one unit wonder heads for Montreal.
CN #149 passes with a cut of ingot flats not on it out of Montreal.
CN #305 with a D6R slows for a meet with a Via at Coport.
A Via train heads for Toronto.