698 swoops down around the bend at Martins on a beautiful spring afternoon. In this view you can see the spur going off the back track and up the grade to the Panolam plant at the far left.
698 leans into just another curve on the twisty Newmarket Sub led by a sparkling clean 1809.
Doin' the wave! Engineman Sykes waves out his window at the photographer while an attractive young lady on a tractor waves at the train from the other side of the tracks. Nice to see 1809 back on ... (more)
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A grimy 1809 leads its train past the swamp just north of Falkenburg.
Wishful Thinking! The sign on 1809's front railing says "Ontario Northland NOT for sale!". Today's 697 with 1802 in charge also bore the signs. A noble sentiment, and one that I wholehearte... (more)
ONR 698 southbound approaching South Lancelot Road in Allensville.
With 1809 reflecting off the small pond on the east side of the tracks just south of Martins, this photographer can't help but reflect upon the imminent demise of passenger service on this line. L... (more)
A school bus waits at the Old Muskoka Road crossing for the passage of 698, whose arrival fortuitously coincides with the sun deciding to peek though a hole in the clouds.
698 leans into the big curve at the site of the former whistle-stop and siding in Utterson.
Southbound at Mile 144 of the CN Newmarket Sub on a chilly spring afternoon.
About all that's left of the whistle-stop at Utterson is a couple of orphaned hydro poles with empty meter sockets and the dirt path where the siding used to be. One has to wonder how long it will... (more)
Cue The Doors... This is the End
The Ontario Government announced earlier that it will be divesting Ontario Northland assets and cancelling the Northlander train service. This could spel... (more)