5 years ago - about a half year before the provincial government terminated the Northlander passenger rail service - the northbound train is captured rounding the shore of Siding Lake at Martins w... (more)
Snowfighter crew clearing the line from Falkenburg up to Huntsville stops in at Martins to clear the siding and back track. This will make life easier for tomorrow's 595 when it comes down to swit... (more)
Yesterday's Jordan Spreader move was taking it relatively easy through this section compared to what it had faced further south. It was following a couple of hours behind a ballast regulator the l... (more)
CN ran a Jordan Spreader up the Newmarket Sub from Washago to Huntsville today, first time I've seen one in these parts since about 30 years ago when they used to keep one parked at Martins or in ... (more)
CN Work 914 - a CWR train headed up by a GP38-2 long hood forward - is seen here holed up at Martins after using up their allotment of rail the previous few days along the northern parts of the Ne... (more)
A normally nocturnal CN 451 - running late enough to put it well into daylight - approaches the south switch at Martins on its way from MacMillan Yard in Vaughan to North Bay.
A couple of years ago (or even last year for that matter) hearing that 451 was on its way up the Newmarket Sub with a Dash 8 cowl unit leading would be just another yawn moment, but lately with th... (more)
An overcast day is brightened by the presence of flowers and a pair of standard-cab units (CN 5478 and IC GP38-2 9604) leading a relatively rare daylight 451 north through some typically idyllic M... (more)
Not the usual power for 595, but back in the late 90s it was! 7068 is seen here approaching the south switch at Martins with Siding Lake in the background while filling in for 4132, with the latte... (more)
CN 451 approaches the south switch at Martins on a sunny spring morning.
The thing about April is; it never lets you forget just how ugly it can be! With about a week left in the month, CN 595 heads south through Martins with 3 tanks for Stepan Chemicals in Longford Mi... (more)
Just zoomin' along: A pair of ex-Oakway SD60s power 451 up the Newmarket sub through fog and light rain, which will shortly turn back into snow on this early spring day.
4125 puffing out the blue smoke as it shoves some box cars up the grade on the Panolam plant lead at Martins.
Smoke Signals: The smoke to the right indicates that 4125 has just cleared her throat as the engineer notched up departing Martins Siding, after switching the Panolam plant there. The plant... (more)
CN 595 working at Martins with a different locomotive as the usual power for this job, CN 4132, is down at MacMillan Yard for maintenance.