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After going through 29 binders of slides spanning roughly 1996 - 2007, I've concluded that I have very few Amtrak photos, and those that I do have I did not go out of my way to get.  Case in point: Feb. 1, 1999 was a P.A. Day, and my Dad dropped me off at Reg Button's house to spend the day with him.  He lived near Kinnear, and the first thing we caught was CP 523 that had NS 8902 in the consist (foreign power was rare at the time).  We, or at least I, photographed it at Kinnear and then we went out to Bayview for another photo.  Those that didn't know Reg need to know that he had a stroke in his later years, and was not the most mobile.  He often drove everywhere he needed to go to get a photo, so that's how we ended up at Bayview Jct., very much trespassing, but I was held against my will!  After photographing CP 523 again, we caught a few CN trains and Amtrak before moving on to Howard Road in Aldershot.  Amtrak had the standard-issue F40PH and five amfleet cars - four coaches and a cafe car.  For a teenager on a budget Amtrak rarely warranted a photo, but on this occasion I must have figured I better take a photo because of where we were.  It was the only day I photographed trains at Bayview Junction proper.  Good old Reggie!
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Caption: After going through 29 binders of slides spanning roughly 1996 - 2007, I've concluded that I have very few Amtrak photos, and those that I do have I did not go out of my way to get. Case in point: Feb. 1, 1999 was a P.A. Day, and my Dad dropped me off at Reg Button's house to spend the day with him. He lived near Kinnear, and the first thing we caught was CP 523 that had NS 8902 in the consist (foreign power was rare at the time). We, or at least I, photographed it at Kinnear and then we went out to Bayview for another photo. Those that didn't know Reg need to know that he had a stroke in his later years, and was not the most mobile. He often drove everywhere he needed to go to get a photo, so that's how we ended up at Bayview Jct., very much trespassing, but I was held against my will! After photographing CP 523 again, we caught a few CN trains and Amtrak before moving on to Howard Road in Aldershot. Amtrak had the standard-issue F40PH and five amfleet cars - four coaches and a cafe car. For a teenager on a budget Amtrak rarely warranted a photo, but on this occasion I must have figured I better take a photo because of where we were. It was the only day I photographed trains at Bayview Junction proper. Good old Reggie!

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Rob Smith [326] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/01/1999 (search)
Railway: Amtrak (search)
Reporting Marks: AMTK 206 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: CN Bayview Jct. (search)
City/Town: Hamilton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Excellent

  2. Nice story Rob.

  3. Great photo, great caption.

  4. I appreciate your effort Rob, thanks for putting time into our first Amtrak day celebration. Next year should be similarly interesting!

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