Back when the Northlander still ran the rails.
The receding snow line signals the approach of spring as CN 451 rolls through Allensville on a crisp mid-April morning.
Held up last night by a glowing red axle bearing just 10 miles after departing North Bay and meeting today's 451 at Trout Creek CN 450 was able to get underway again by noon today. After another s... (more)
CN 450 kicks up powder as it heads southbound past Allensville on the CN Newmarket Sub
After arriving in North Bay many hours late due to striking a backhoe 40 miles north of here as CN 451 (causing fatal injuries to the backhoe operator) 450 departed North bay well into daylight to... (more)
CN 595 returning to Huntsville with one boxcar after switching the Panolam plant at Martins.
The CP Holiday Train steps out over the Seguin River in Parry Sound after a slight delay caused by a CN stack train running just ahead of it having an unplanned stop right on the bridge. Parry Sou... (more)
The CP Holiday Train makes its (slightly delayed) performance stop at the CP Parry Sound Station just after dark. With everyone on the far side watching the performance I was left with a clear sho... (more)
An SD75I and a Dash 8 cowl unit lead today's 451 approaching Martins. A few years ago this sort of power was typical on the Newmarket Sub. These days it's a rare treat and pleasant change from the... (more)
An "old gunboat" and a geep in Oakville Yard prepare to service the Ford plant's auto loading facility:
CN 595 heads home for Huntsville Yard after switching customers in Huntsville, South River and finally Martins.
CN 595 sit ready for the next day's work during a break in what passes for "April Showers" around these parts.
CN Work 908 makes its way south from Huntsville with work at Washago, Brechin and Pefferlaw through a bit of a snow squall.
Back on familiar rails! Since the closure of Stepan Chemical in Longford Mills south of Washago late 2016 CN 595 has not ventured south of Martins, Mile 141 CN Newmarket Sub. Any incidental... (more)
CN 451 out of the woods and into the morning sun, approaching Huntsville after meeting a late-running 450 at Martins a couple of miles back.