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)
1809 leads 698 southbound approaching South Lancelot Road on an 80 degree spring afternoon.
With old man winter getting the boot by an early spring (at least for now) we've entered the "dead zone" where the remaining snow is the same dirty brown as the leafless deciduous trees. Once agai... (more)
Crossing Mount Albert creek, enroute to Cochrane, Ontario.
The days are getting longer, at least when the sun decides to come out! 698 crosses Old Muskoka Road in Allensville on a beautiful late winter afternoon. The railway line through these parts was c... (more)
ON 698 Extra, a Military Special transporting troops back from excercises in the frozen northland, passes through Allensville on a clear and frosty morining.
697 with 1809 leading, heading north alongside Stephenson Road 7 at Mile 138 of the CN Newmarket Sub.
Northlander coming up to speed after leaving Gravenhurst and throwing up lots of powder left from the snowsqualls overnight; W.D. Shaw caught the same train 30 miles north of this spot.
Cutting across the southern tip of Siding Lake just shy of Martins on a sunny but brisk Sunday morning.
A zoom-pan of 698 scurrying south on a dismal day.
A row of small clouds seems to parallel the rail line as 697 makes its way north into Huntsville.