Chasing an SD90

It’s not every day that you get to see a big SD90MAC locomotive rolling down a branch line. I didn’t want to lose that opportunity.

Glimpses of the Huron Central

It’s been a busy few weeks getting my daughter ready to start college in Toronto. College! I remember when she could barely walk and here she is, living in Hogtown without us. Yikes. My wife and I drove her to Toronto via the Trans-Canada Highway through northern Ontario. We would have preferred to drive through … Read more

A Visit to White River

The town of White River, Ontario is a small dot on the Trans-Canada Highway north of Lake Superior. It is known as the “birthplace” of Winnie the Pooh, and rail enthusiasts know it as the endpoint of the last public RDC service running in Canada, the Sudbury-White River train.

“New” David Othen Videos

I’ve uploaded some “new” David Othen videos to his YouTube channel. These are of course not new – since David died in September 2016 – but they were not previously shared on his channel before. Some of the content is in other videos on the site but these clips are “new”. Here’s a short (6m … Read more

Bamboo Container Flooring

I confess that I don’t pay a lot of attention to shipping containers. When two miles of double stacked containers roll by, my eyes glaze over a bit and I don’t look at individual containers. There are just too many and most are fairly generic.

Blown Away

One evening this past May, I had the itch to get trackside and see some trains. I decided to head east and try my luck on the CP Emerson and CN Sprague subdivisions in the southeast area of Winnipeg. As I rolled across the CP Emerson subdivision where it crosses the south Perimeter Highway, I … Read more

Confessions of a Space Geek

My original train blog was called “Confessions of a Train Geek“. I chose that name because I’d been using the “traingeek” handle for several years prior to starting the blog in 2005. Since then, I’ve used the same “geek” handle for several places. I occasionally post at [Confessions of a] Model Train Geek, I wrote … Read more

The Bug

CP 8840 near Marquette

Sometimes you’re the windshieldSometimes you’re the bugSometimes it all comes together babySometimes you’re just a fool in love “The Bug”, Mary Chapin Carpenter I really like the song “Passionate Kisses” by Mary Chapin Carpenter. It’s very catchy. I ended up buying her album “Come On Come On” and enjoying that too. There’s a lot of … Read more