Quite a Combination

We stopped in Thunder Bay for the first night of our return trip from Toronto. We decided to break the almost 2,500 km trip up into 3 days for the return trip, with TBay as the first stop and Sault Ste Marie as the second. My wife and I decided to treat ourselves to supper … Read more

A Few Minutes in Schreiber

Railway passenger car

On our way back from Toronto in late August 2021, we stopped in Schreiber, Ontario for a few photos. Schreiber was once a busy division point, with a roundhouse, turntable, coal tower and all the amenities needed to service a fleet of steam locomotives. That is all gone now, and what remains is a rail … Read more

Efficient Railfanning

The Canadian Pacific line north of Lake Superior is very scenic – possibly rivaling their lines through the Rocky Mountains. On our way home from Toronto in late August, I had the opportunity to do a tiny bit of railfanning on the long, long trip home.

A Nice Variety

On October 2, 2021 I set out mid-morning to visit the model train open house in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The Portage Model Railroad Club periodically has open houses and I hadn’t seen their layouts in a while… plus it was an excuse to get out of the house, something I think we all need … Read more

A Quick Moncton Visit

I was in Moncton, New Brunswick for a quick visit several weeks ago. I was there for work, so I didn’t take many photos of trains, but I’ll share what I did take. As you can see from the lead photo, I caught VIA Rail’s “Ocean” coming into the city.

GO Transit and More, Part 5

This is the 5th and final part of a series. Go here to read part 1 if you wish. After leaving the Bathurst Street bridge – a very good spot to railfan from – I walked east beside the Toronto downtown tracks toward Union Station. Another pair of UP Express trains passed me as I … Read more

GO Transit and More, Part 3

As I continued walking west along the Union Station Rail Corridor in downtown Toronto, I came across a rather attractive pedestrian bridge over the tracks. This is the Puente de Luz, aka “Bridge of Light”, reputed to be the largest public art installation in Canada.

GO Transit and More, Part 2

This is part 2 of 5 of my “GO Transit and More” series, featuring a morning spent in downtown Toronto watching trains. You can see part 1 here. After viewing a few trains by the Skywalk, I started walking west along the rail corridor. There is a nice walking path on the south side that … Read more