Saturday, 16 September 2017

Railfanning a Basketball Tournament

A CN WB is heading out of Aldershot yard headed for Sarnia, Ontario. The culvert one can see to the left is the road that the Burlington Model Railroad Center is on with the parking just out of sight to the right.
As mentioned earlier I kind of participated in an over 60 basketball tournament. After being at the lake most of the summer I was way out of shape and it really showed...have had a hard time walking this past week. Anyhow what you might be interested in is the between game visits to Aldershot, Hamilton and the NMRA - ID meet at the Burlington Model RR Center's Club open house.

With 4 hours between games on Saturday I headed over to Aldershot to check things out then over a couple of blocks to see the three layouts on site (I had already missed their railfan morning at the Junction). From there it was off to the old CN yard and the new GO station in Hamilton. There was some action in town, but it was nice to look around at what had changed over the years. I also got down to the marina as it also is close by.

On Friday I had headed out early from home to check out Credit Valley Hobbies and some of the locations along the CP nearby before the late afternoon game...all and all a busy weekend...George Dutka

At the club which is located right in the middle of a nice city park in Burlington is this structure which houses a N and HO scale layout. In behind there is an outdoor large scale layout.

A look inside at the HO scale layout.

A raffle was going on for this nice framed photo of Dundas, Ont. That is a CNR WB freight.
One of the many trains running outdoors on this nice warm sunny day.

Over in Hamilton one can see the engines laying over. There is a high fence at this location that I had to shoot through the openings. I am standing in the GO station parking lot.

An overhead view of Hamilton yard.

The new GO station is nearing completion as a CN local switches below. The old CN station can be seen in the distance.

The CN local is backing into the yard.

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