5 years ago - about a half year before the provincial government terminated the Northlander passenger rail service - the northbound train is captured rounding the shore of Siding Lake at Martins w... (more)
Gone but not forgotten! On a perfect spring day back in 2011 the Ontario Northland "Northlander" winds through the curves at Mile 144 of the CN Newmarket Sub just south o... (more)
Four years less a couple of days ago the (since discontinued) northbound Northlander is captured approaching Old North Road just north of Huntsville. Yup - a lot of "north" in there so h... (more)
The southbound Northlander approaches South River station on a warm summer day in 2009. Unfortunately, this passenger service was discontinued in September of 2012.
Once more down Memory Lane: A pair of equine pals graze contentedly as the southbound Northlander blasts by, blissfully unaware that in less than a month the train they had become so accust... (more)
Moment of Impact: ON 698 bears down on the Old Muskoka Road crossing in Allensville, blasting the snow bank left by the road plow earlier in the day. Click Railroad: Ontario NorthlandLocomotive: GMD GP38-2Location: Allensville, Ontario, CanadaLocomotive #: ONR 1809Train ID: ONR 698Photo Date: January 19, 2012
ON 698 bears down on the Old Muskoka Road crossing in Allensville, kicking up accumulated snow along the right of way.
The day after catching this train blasting through snow on its northbound journey from Toronto I catch it again heading south, encountering more snow at the South Lancelot Road crossing in Allensv... (more)
A quick flashback a couple of years to when the Northlander still plied the rails sees 697 passing Siding Lake on a typical winter day in Muskoka, with the skies beginning to clear after a morning... (more)
Almost a year to the day, the Northlander passes through Utterson and by some future railfans.
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)
It's been over a month since the Last Ride of the Northlander. Having left one car in Gravenhurst that morning we rode the last northbound to Huntsville and returned in the afternoon on thi... (more)
Cue The Doors: This really IS The End! The final scheduled Northlander pulls into Huntsville Station with the freshly-washed 1809 gleaming in the sun on point duty. This morning dawned clou... (more)
A SAD DAY The Northlander pulls into Huntsville Station for the last time as the government has pulled the plug on Ontario Northland's passenger rail service. Hopefully saner minds will pre... (more)