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NS 328 was definitely one of the more entertaining trains in southern Ontario over the years. Popular among railfans for unusual and interesting power, a wide variety of NS – and commonly run-through – power brought locomotive models not often seen in Canada otherwise. In this view by Reg Button, we find newly-patched NS GP40-2 #3035 handling what was probably a short train on the Cowpath track heading for Hamilton in a snowy February 2000 scene. After the demise of this NS operation, the Ford plant at Talbotville that drove the need for the trains' existence followed the train into history in 2010, eliminating the once-common NS high-cubes from southwestern Ontario. Peter MacCauley collection.
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Caption: NS 328 was definitely one of the more entertaining trains in southern Ontario over the years. Popular among railfans for unusual and interesting power, a wide variety of NS – and commonly run-through – power brought locomotive models not often seen in Canada otherwise. In this view by Reg Button, we find newly-patched NS GP40-2 #3035 handling what was probably a short train on the Cowpath track heading for Hamilton in a snowy February 2000 scene. After the demise of this NS operation, the Ford plant at Talbotville that drove the need for the trains' existence followed the train into history in 2010, eliminating the once-common NS high-cubes from southwestern Ontario. Peter MacCauley collection.

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Reg Button (Peter MacCauley Collection) [105] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/00/2000 (search)
Railway: Norfolk Southern (search)
Reporting Marks: NS 3035 (search)
Train Symbol: NS 328 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN Hamilton Jct. (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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9 Comments
  1. Glenn the Hamilton chapter UCRS meetings atill go on and very worth a visit.

    While Doug Page has fallen ill others have stepped in to keep it running. Third friday of the month at Peoples Church hamilton.

  2. I’m sorry to hear that Reg’s collection has disappeared. I always enjoyed running into Reg when I was out railfanning or seeing at slides at UCRS meetings.

  3. Thanks so much fellows for the fond memories of my dad. It means a lot to me that his legacy carries on through your stories of him and his pictures.

  4. This is my third attempt at writing a positive response to what I have read under this photo.
    Reg was a great guy, great photographer, real personality and had a lot of friends. I’m sorry he did not plan for his slides. Gawd knows I chewed at him enough. :o ) Thats it.

  5. I’m at a loss for words. It’s unfortunately Reg didn’t have a will. There are/were many close friends of Reg in the Hamilton area that would have graciously spent the time to preserve his historical photographs. He was like a grandfather to me and would call my parents house almost daily with his report of what trains he saw each day. I loved it when he’d play back his tape recorder and you could hear the train going by as he yelled out the numbers. Thank you Linda, for at least letting us know what happened.

  6. Hello gentleman. I’m Reg Button’s daughter. I registered for this site just to let you know that we donated dad’s slide collection just a few years ago to a man named Jim Molloy who was setting up a train museum in Stirling where the Stirling train station was. Hiowever after he received the pictures he indicated that their small organization didn’t have the funds to transfer them into DVDs. My brother and I visited the ‘museum’ last year and it’s not operational and we saw no signs of the slides. I’ve looked on eBay but I don’t see them there.

  7. And Peter thank you for sharing, hoping for more to come bud :)

  8. ….. on eBay Rob. its being sold on eBay, unceremoniously, without credit or his name used, only those who can positively identify his slides know its him.

    a small note to our community or those viewing:

    the difficulty is the fact a number of folks, Reg included traded slides (duplicates) with other photographers, so collections have mingled, so there is hope yet the greater collection is intact somewhere

    a real shame really. I hope those who have collections at least consider posting here or would consider donating collections to a preservation outfit. I’ve given consideration to rp.ca becoming a preservation outfit for physical collections, the difficulty is in handling a large collection… i’ll consider it if the opportunity arises.

    But one mans collection could equal all photos posted here thus far.

    but helping someone with scanning/editing/etc (a photographer, collection owner, or family member) to post work on here to leave a lasting legacy is something we will do – reach out to us using “why railpictures.ca” in the menu above if you want help or if you want to get involved in preservation through rp.ca.

  9. Reg Button! There’s a name I never thought I’d see on here. I sure miss him. I wish his slide collection would find a good home.

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