John is at the corner of Upper Lachine Rd. and Prudhomme. This is the first of a few MTC scenes he recorded on his first trip to Canada at age 22. This was MOW equipment for the trolley system.
The Wellington lift bridge... It's lifting mechanism was cut up as heavy navigation ceased on the Lachine canal 40-50 years ago. Rolling over it, AMT 807 is deadheading to St-Hilaire for a second ... (more)
My entire railfanning equipment in this picture: a "vintage" rebuilt Made in USA Raleigh Mountain bike, GPS equipped. Add two cameras and lots of energy drinks. 80 mile ride today... In the backgr... (more)
Everything went as planned on this one with 3 Canada geese being the main actors. The male on the right checked on me while the others where feeding on grass and seeds. In the background, Toronto ... (more)
VIA Oceans crosses Canal LaChine on it way inbound to Montreal Gare Centrale, showing the special scheme on the VIA Rail 50th Anniversary locomotive.
From left to right: the abandonned Wellington traffic control tower, the cut off and disused turning bridge and behind it, the amputated and non-functionnal lift bridge, the disconnected aerials f... (more)
Looking more like a museum train, than a commuter train, AMT 1310 guides an eastbound rush hour train into Montreal West. 1310 was built in 1959 for CN, the coaches built in the mid 70's for GO T... (more)
One of the last in bound commuter trains of the morning rolls into Windsor Station with AMT's newest power, and former GO Transit coaches.
An ex-CN GP9 dressed in AMT colours pulls an eastbound commuter train off the Vaudreuil Subdivision at Montreal West for the Westmount Subdivision.
AMT 176 (CP 76S) rolls off the South Jct Lead and onto the Westmount Subdivision for the remainder of the run to Montreal's Lucien L'Allier Station.
The sky stole the show on this one! The exact name of the location is the North connecting track between the St-Hyacinthe and Montreal sub.
These are used to switch the surrounding industries, the yard and the sometimes pickup the intermodals between the nearby port and the Hochelaga yard. Not long ago, a trio of GP9's was still in us... (more)
Gone but not forgotten: the MLW souvenir wall in the St-Luc diesel shops where these beasts where repaired by the thousands. In the background, a lucky GP9 is being rebuilt.