Six months ago today the Northlander passenger train service was terminated. Definitely not one of the prouder moments in the history of Ontario. Four days prior to the last revenue runs I ... (more)
In Better Days: With just a month remaining before the discontinuation of the Northlander passenger rail service, 1809 passes along the eastern shore of the appropriately-named Siding Lake,... (more)
The next-to-last northbound trip of the ONR's Northlander had a pair of GP38-2's for power.
3&1/2 weeks until the plug gets pulled on the Northlander train service, unless a miracle happens in the meantime. Gotta get my shots while I still can! 1809 leads 697 into Huntsville Stati... (more)
ON 697 arrives at Huntsville Station 10 minutes off the advertised, but before they get to their next stop at South River they'll be back on schedule.
A lucky break in the clouds illuminates ONR 1802 as it passes a meadow of wildflowers alongside Aspdin Road at the CN Newmarket Sub Mile 144 marker. Northlander train service is scheduled to be di... (more)
ONR 697 head to Union to pick up its passengers for their trip north. On the back of the train was a green Mother Parkers Pacific # 4444 private car.
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)
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 row of small clouds seems to parallel the rail line as 697 makes its way north into Huntsville.
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)
There is a train back there... somewhere!1800 kicks up some of the snow that has accumulated over the past 36 hours, approaching the Domtar Road crossing at the south end of Martin's... (more)
A Classic Beauty in a typical Muskoka winter scene. 1805 leads the Northlander across North Lancelot Road a mile south of Martins. Unfortunately the passage of CN 450 and 451 during the nig... (more)