Churchill – Part 1 – Connection to the South

The first of three guest posts on David McCormack’s recent trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The VIA Rail service to Churchill runs twice weekly between Winnipeg to The Pas to Churchill and once a week only between The Pas and Churchill.  The total journey time for the entire line is approximately 45 hours (assuming no delays).

Ottawa’s Public Transit Rail Experiment

OTrain by David McCormack

This is a guest post by David McCormack. Thank you, David! Click on any of the photos to see them on Flickr. Today, after 20 years, the City of Ottawa has fully completed its OTrain experiment. It all started out as a small project (of $21 million to 26 million (Ottawa Citizen, 2001-10-13) depending on … Read more

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 Thirteen years ago, when I started taking rail pictures, I searched online for the best place to share these images. was the first site that came up. After a string of rejections of my … Read more

Tyler’s Year End Wrapup

This is a guest post by Tyler Kowalski, a railfan from Manitoba. He has been posting his work on Instagram (follow tytytrainguy) and more recently on Facebook, and it is fantastic! I met Tyler at Manitoba Mega Train this year. He’s a nice young man and a talented photographer. He graciously agreed to share his … Read more

Riding the Rails to Pukatawagan and Churchill

This is a guest post by Alan Graham. You may remember his previous guest post about riding three trains in northern Quebec. Take it away, Alan! In June 2019, I had the opportunity to ride passenger trains in northern Manitoba. This guest post will focus on overall impressions and tips for railfans. Northern Manitoba has … Read more