Railfanning With Jason, 2021 Edition

Person and train in snow

These days, it’s hard to get together with people. You don’t want to spread anything and of course there are rules about gatherings. My friend Jason contacted me late in 2021 to let me know his family was going to be in Winnipeg over the holiday break to visit family, and asked if I was … Read more

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 Sault Ste Marie as the first stop and TBay as the second. (see Variety Pack in Sault Ste Marie) My wife and … 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

VIA Rail train in Moncton

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 4

I finally arrived at Bathurst Street and the steel bridge spanning the many tracks leading to Union Station in downtown Toronto. Now this is a railfan platform!