Book Review: The Ontario Northland Railway

Ontario Northland Railway Cover

The book “The Ontario Northland Railway” by Patrick C. Dorin is an excellent snapshot of the ONR in the mid 1980s. Written by the prolific Dr. Dorin, this book is an affectionate look at the railway that runs from Toronto to Moosonee. The book is divided into four major sections: History of the ONR and … Read more Book Review: The Ontario Northland Railway

Electric Buses in Winnipeg – The 2000s

In early 2011 a prototype electric bus project was launched to run a single electric bus in Winnipeg. The project was financed by the province, Manitoba Hydro and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). At the time, MHI was in the business of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries but exited that business in 2014. The study was conducted in … Read more Electric Buses in Winnipeg – The 2000s

Book Review: The Railfan Chronicles, Trainwatching in Ontario, 1975 to 2005

I was a little hesitant to try another railfan e-book. I bought one a few years ago from a different author that was… poor. However, this one was great! Author Byron Babbish has 44 books on Amazon at the moment, mostly train books but a few on car ferries and even one or two on … Read more Book Review: The Railfan Chronicles, Trainwatching in Ontario, 1975 to 2005

Is RailPictures.NET For Me? (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by David McCormack. You can find his work on Flickr, Instagram, and of course RailPictures.net. Thirteen years ago, when I started taking rail pictures, I searched online for the best place to share these images. RailPictures.net was the first site that came up. After a string of rejections of my … Read more Is RailPictures.NET For Me? (Guest Post)