My Hometown---Part 4
It's been a long time since I've had a chance to do any train-watching so even if the conditions weren't ideal with the high sun in my face I didn't want to pass up this shot as CN Train 148 headed east through Bayview Junction around 2 this afternoon

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Hamilton's CP Kinnear Yard is one of my favourite spots to watch trains in my hometown.There's not a lot of steady main-line action but there is usually lots of opportunities to get pictures of the switching activity in the yard.The yard power includes GP20 ECO's and GP38-2's which interestingly seem to be much cleaner than the main-line locomotives.This morning I stopped at the yard and was able to catch this action.

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CN 331 was cancelled over a year ago so I was lucky to get some pictures while it was a regular through Hamilton West.

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Season's Greetings to the Big Blue family

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Ed, your camera must be on the fritz...the picture's all snowy lookin'!

My father was employed on the Canadian National Railway during the 40's and 50's and I have always been looking for photographs of my dad while he was on the job.Thanks to Charles Cooper I now have some great memories of my late father.This photo was taken in 1955 and shows E10A Mogul #80 on train M233---my father was the fireman on that run that day

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Ed: where did M233 run?
That's a wonderful souvenir.
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Hi David---M233 was a daily mixed (freight and passenger) train that started from the James St. station in Hamilton and headed south on Ferguson Ave.then up the escarpment connecting with the Hagersville sub-division through the towns of Caledonia,Hagersville,and Jarvis.At Jarvis the train headed east on the Cayuga Sub-division to the shores of Lake Erie at Port Dover.Along the route this train did a lot of switching at the towns so it was a full day job which ended back in Hamilton after a 12 hour shift.This train was affectionally called "the Port Dover Granny"
Here's another photo from Charles Cooper showing my father leaning out the cab of #924 as this double headed freight which has just passed Rymal Rd. in Hamilton heading south to Caledonia.

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My hockey season is over---time for some rail-fanning

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Some action at Bayview Junction on a cold March morning

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After last week's ice-storm it was a welcomed change in the weather to be able to get out and do a bit of local rail-fanning on a pleasant Saturday morning in my hometown.

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It was a good day to do some train watching in my hometown

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CN train 422 east through my hometown

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There was a train show in Ancaster today so after I picked up a couple of bargains I headed to nearby Copetown to do some rail-fanning---a great day on both fronts

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