The Last Train(s) Into Fredericton

The last train into Fredericton

In my sparse railway video collection,I have a VHS tape entitled “Last Train into Fredericton”. This was produced by Digital World Productions, of Manawagonish Road, Saint John. Digital World was (is?) a store selling used musical instruments, CDs, and computer stuff. I have no idea why they made this video but I’m glad they did.

New and Old: BC Rail 4650 to 4654

Back in October 5, 2000, someone* caught several brand-spanking new BC Rail locomotives being shipped through Ontario. These GE-built C44-9W locomotives were the last new locomotives purchased by BC Rail before its absorption into CN. * regretfully I do not know who the photographer was The five locomotives were 4651, 4650, 4654, 4653 and 4652, … Read more

Detective Work

Magnifying glass on a train photo

I love doing “railway detective work”. People will ask me what route an ancestor may have taken when they came to Canada, so I dig into my timetable collection and investigate. Sometimes I will acquire a photograph and try to figure out where it was taken. I bought this photograph of three CN MLW RSC-14 … Read more

Prufrock and I

First words of the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” was the first poem that really resonated with me.
We were forced to read and analyze poetry in English class for years. Generally when you’re made to read something, you won’t like it.