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)
The crews of 595 and a snow removal team join forces to free a frozen switch at the south end of Martins Siding.
CN 450 heads south through Allensville at Mile 138 of the CN Newmarket Sub as light power. He will be meeting ON 697 at Falkenburg in about 15 minutes.
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.
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.
A week to the day that I caught two RMR domes heading north for repaint at the ONR North Bay Shops I catch two others headed back south in their spiffy brand new paint. Those guys sure do a great ... (more)
Domes on the Northlander! Unfortunately not a harbinger of a future ONR service, the Rocky Mountaineer domes came across Canada on VIA 2 to Toronto a few days ago and are bein... (more)