VIA Rail Returns to Churchill

VIA Rail has resumed passenger service to Churchill, Manitoba. Service was interrupted in late May 2017 when portions of the rail line were washed out. Since the rail line was sold, repairs proceeded rapidly and now service is back to the northern Manitoba town. This article was originally published on www.traingeek.ca and is not to be … Read more

New Book: Passing a Half Century

I’ve completed my second book, “Passing a Half Century”! This details the trip my wife and I took through Alberta and British Columbia to celebrate turning 50. Buy paperback on Amazon.CA This book is a compilation of a blog post series that I wrote, plus reviews of the three railway museums I visited, plus additional … Read more

A Train Reaches Churchill

After more than a year, a train has reached Churchill, Manitoba. Three locomotives, a caboose and a flatcar arrived at the northern town just before 6:45 PM on October 31. This was the first train to visit the town since the rail line between Gillam and Churchill was washed out in late May 2017. Churchill … Read more

Mighty Trains Season 2

I’ve been watching season 2 of the show Mighty Trains and so far it has been really enjoyable to watch. Episode 1 The first episode featured Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer cruise train. Host Teddy Wilson traveled on two of the “Rocky” trains – from Vancouver to Banff and from Jasper to Vancouver. The show did a … Read more

Triumph and Tragedy on the Churchill Line

The Arctic Gateway group and its subcontractors have been very hard at work fixing washouts and repairing track along the rail line between Gillam and Churchill, Manitoba. It has been a tale of triumph and tragedy so far. They have made tremendous progress since the line was purchased by Arctic Gateway in early September. The … Read more

CN Car Control Manual – 1983/10 – Moncton, Saint John, Oromocto etc.

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS MONCTON, SAINT JOHN, SUSSEX, HAVELOCK, OROMOCTO, NASHWAAK & CENTREVILLE SUBS CAR CONTROL TERRITORYThis book is for the information and guidance of Yardmasters, Yardmen, Foremen, Enginemen, Conductors and Yard Office staff. It is the property of the Railway and is to be returned on request. ISSUED TO: ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ISSUED BY: General … Read more