Thursday, July 29, 1999

Trackside Log for Thursday, July 29, 1999

Today I met up with a couple Sarnia railfans in the early morning. Our plan was to head over the border to Michigan and Ohio to photograph some American railway activity. I was just along for the ride and would be treated to a variety of locations. Our first stop was immediately after crossing the border in Port Huron, Michigan where we stumbled upon a Grand Trunk Western eastbound freight.

  • Port Huron, Michigan - GTW eastbound - CN 5454 +1 (light leak)

Our next stop took us into Dearborn and a quick pass by CSX's Rougemere Yard. Near the yard office next to Ferney and Industrial Streets we discovered two engines.

  • Dearborn, Michigan - CSX power - CSXT 2647
  • Dearborn, Michigan - CSX power - CSXT 4403

After a few photographs we continued on our way south and before long we arrived at Flat Rock. Here we took a quick tour through Grand Trunk Western's yard and photographed some of the motive power on hand.

  • Flat Rock, Michigan - GTW power - GTW 4916
  • Flat Rock, Michigan - GTW power - GTW 4907
  • Flat Rock, Michigan - GTW power - GTW 4633 "Operation Lifesaver"
  • Flat Rock, Michigan - IORY power - IORY 3804-IORY 3864

Farther south we stopped of at CSX's Stanley Yard in Walbridge. As we arrived we could see a pair of switch jobs and some light power moving around.

  • Walbridge, Ohio - CSX power - CSXT 5921
  • Walbridge, Ohio - CSX power - CSXT 2627-CSXT 2620
  • Walbridge, Ohio - CSX power - CSXT 8459-CSXT 5921-CSXT 8580

Our next destination was Fostoria. On our way there we ran across a westbound CSX train as we were passing through Bloomdale. We stopped for a quick photograph.

  • Bloomdale, Ohio - CSX westbound - CSXT 7703-CSXT 8559-CSXT 2566

Then we drove to Fostoria. This was busy. Throughout the afternoon there was little delay after a train passed through town before a signal was lit for the next one. It was an entertaining time.

  • Fostoria, Ohio - NS westbound - NS 9214-LMSX 716
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CSXT 7574-CSXT 7579
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CSXT 605-CSXT 9040
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX westbound - CSXT 7348-CSXT 8749
  • Fostoria, Ohio - NS westbound - CR 6361-BNSF 7079-NS 3416
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CSXT 8598-CSXT 8534-CSXT 7482
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CSXT 616-CSXT 7612
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CR 8174-CR 6786
  • Fostoria, Ohio - NS eastbound - NS 5090-NS 6094
  • Fostoria, Ohio - NS westbound - UP 5953-UP 5990
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - UP 2991-UP 9401
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CSXT 7865-BN 7911
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX westbound - CSXT 8207
  • Fostoria, Ohio - NS eastbound - NS 2737-HLCX 6208
  • Fostoria, Ohio - NS westbound - NS 4111-NS 8991
  • Fostoria, Ohio - CSX eastbound - CSXT 8223-CSXT 8204

After a while it was time to leave. On our way back north we once again stopped off at Walbridge. This time we passed by CSX's Walbridge Yard where we discovered a renumbered Conrail C40-8W parked in the open.

  • Wallbridge, Ohio - CSX power - CSXT 7396

As we were leaving the yard we encountered one of CSX's orange maintenance of way GP40s with a cut of hoppers at the north end.

  • Wallbridge, Ohio - CSX power - CSXT 9713 (maintenance of way)

We continued our way back home but didn't get far before encountering a Union Pacific tunnel motor and a Southern Pacific SD45 parked at the north end of Whitmore Yard.

  • Northwood, Ohio - CSX westbound - UP 4808-SP 7429

That was a very nice find and the lighting was superb. Fortuitous happenstance is a wonderful thing. By this time the sun was getting very low and we had taken our last photograph. We made our way back to Canada and called it a successful day.

Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Trackside Log for Wednesday, July 28, 1999

  • Campbellville, Ontario - CP 742 east - CP 1102-CP 3096
  • Woodstock, Ontario - CP eastbound - CP 1508-CP 1516
  • Woodstock, Ontario - CP eastbound - CP 9020-CP 6003
  • Tillsonburg, Ontario - OSR power - OSRX 502-OSRX 181
  • Tillsonburg, Ontario - OSR power - OSRX 184-OSRX 503
  • Tillsonburg, Ontario - OSR power - OSRX 503 (getting prepared for paint)
  • St. Thomas, Ontario - OSR power - THB 51 (at the Elgin County Railway Museum)
  • St. Thomas, Ontario - Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society - SOLRS 10
  • London, Ontario - GMDD test track - UP 8524 (on the test track at GM in London)
  • London, Ontario - CP westbound - SOO 6051-SOO 6052
  • London, Ontario - CP westbound - CP 5653

Sunday, July 25, 1999

Trackside Log for Sunday, July 25, 1999

  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN 335 west - CN 5623-NS 5285-CN 5388
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 6023 +4
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 6017-CN 5746
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5693-CN 5704
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5617
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5557-CN 5562
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5608-CN 5760-CN 5636
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN 275 west - CN 5695-CN 5413

Saturday, July 24, 1999

Trackside Log for Saturday, July 24, 1999

  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5222-CN 5787
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5635-CN 5389
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 2586-CN 5344
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - GCFX 6079-CN 5305-CN 5301-CN xxxx
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5741-CN 5314

Friday, July 23, 1999

Trackside Log for Friday, July 23, 1999

  • Bolton, Ontario - CP northbound - CP 6019-CP 5848-CP 9016-CP 5710-CP 5931-CP 54xx
  • Beeton, Ontario - CP southbound - CP 9625-CP 9112
  • Vaughan, Ontario - CP southbound - CP 9625-CP 9112

Wednesday, July 21, 1999

Trackside Log for Wednesday, July 21, 1999

  • Nashville, Ontario - CP southbound - CP 5752-CN 9003-SOO 6614-CP 5704
  • Newtonville, Ontario - VIA westbound - VIA 6435
  • Newtonville, Ontario - CP eastbound - CP 5742-CP 5746 (Iron Highway)
  • Newtonville, Ontario - CP eastbound - CP 1116-CP 8249
  • Newtonville, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5734
  • Newtonville, Ontario - VIA westbound - VIA 6422
  • Newtonville, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5708-CN 6018
  • Newtonville, Ontario - Via westbound - VIA 6434
  • Newtonville, Ontario - CP westbound - CP 5743-CP 5745 (Iron Highway)
  • Newtonville, Ontario - CP westbound - CP 4653-CP 5424
  • Newtonville, Ontario - VIA eastbound - VIA 6914
  • Newtonville, Ontario - VIA westbound - VIA 6417

Tuesday, July 20, 1999

Trackside Log for Tuesday, July 20, 1999

  • Puslinch, Ontario - CP westbound - STLH 5532-STLH 5524
  • Hamilton, Ontario - VIA 70 east - VIA 6422
  • Hamilton, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5738-CN 5706
  • Hamilton, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5612-CN 5389
  • Hamilton, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 2559-CN 5286-CN 5298
  • Copetown, Ontario - VIA 75 west - VIA 6451
  • Copetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5621-CN 5618-CN 5603
  • Copetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5670 +1
  • Copetown, Ontario - VIA westbound - VIA 6424
  • Copetown, Ontario - NS 328 east - NS 8892

Sunday, July 18, 1999

Saturday, July 17, 1999

Wednesday, July 14, 1999

Trackside Log for Wednesday, July 14, 1999

  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - CP westbound - CP 5587-CP 4655
  • Milton, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5618-CN 2528-CN 5422-CN 5635
  • Milton, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5258-CN 6022-CN 4139
  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - OSR power - OSRX 180-OSRX 505-OSRX 504
  • Copetown, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5640 +6
  • Copetown, Ontario - VIA 75 west - VIA 6434

Monday, July 12, 1999

Trackside Log for Monday, July 12, 1999

  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - OSR power - OSRX 180-OSRX 505
  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - CP eastbound - CP 5587-SOO 6036-CP 5543
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5647-CN 5683-NS 6518-CR 6021-NS 8739-NS 3297
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5628-CN 5717-CN 224-CN 7224-CN 7304
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 6018-CN 5294-CN 5269
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5546-GTW 5937
  • Churchville, Ontario - CP Moonlight north - CP 8233-CP 8232 (mile 4.3; Steeles Avenue)
  • Snelgrove, Ontario - CP Moonlight north - CP 8233-CP 8232 (mile 12.17; Mayfield Road)
  • Boston Mills, Ontario - CP Moonlight north - CP 8233-CP 8232 (Chingacousy Road)
  • Forks of the Credit, Ontario - CP Moonlight north - CP 8233-CP 8232 (mile 24.0)
  • Alton, Ontario - CP Moonlight north - CP 8233-CP 8232 (mile 29.80; Station Road)
  • Orangeville, Ontario - CP Moonlight north - CP 8233/CP 8232 (mile 34.84; Townline Road)

Sunday, July 11, 1999

Trackside Log for Sunday, July 11, 1999

  • Georgetown, Ontario - GEXR westbound - GEXR 3843
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5719-CN 5394-GTW 6421
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5338-CN 5397-CN 4117-CN 257-CN 7209-CN 7256-CN 2xx
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 4135-7082-7081-7079 delivers a dimensional train to Georgetown for handoff to GEXR 3843 to take to Guelph.
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 2528-CN 5618-CN 5650
  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5269-GTW 6203
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5386-CN 5342-CN 7279-CN 279
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 2432-CN 5351
  • Speyside, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5602-CN 5251-CN 5662

Wednesday, July 07, 1999

Trackside Log for Wednesday, July 7, 1999

  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - CP eastbound - SOO 6030-SOO 6032
  • Hamilton, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5436-CN 5376
  • Hamilton West, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5651-CN 5343-CN 4018-CN 4031
  • Hamilton West, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5294-CN 5768
  • Hamilton, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 2524-CN 5622
  • Hamilton, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5769-CN xxxx
  • Hamilton, Ontario - VIA 97 east - AMTK 323

Sunday, July 04, 1999

Trackside Log for Sunday, July 4, 1999

  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - CP westbound - CP 5609-CP 5550
  • Guelph Junction, Ontario - CP westbound - SOO 6050-SOO 6040
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5664-CN 5386-CN 5342-CN 7267-CN 204-CN 7265
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 2451-DWP 5908-CN 5635
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 2528 +3
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 5781-CN 5413
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5606-CR 6453-CN 5675

Saturday, July 03, 1999

Friday, July 02, 1999

Trackside Log for Friday, July 2, 1999

  • Georgetown, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5771-NS 8575-GTW 5934
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN eastbound - CN 2517-CN 2400
  • Scotch Block, Ontario - CN westbound - CN 5781-CN 5413
  • Guelph, Ontario - GEXR 431 west - GEXR 4019-GEXR 4046

Thursday, July 01, 1999