Today's southbound Northlander flies over Old Muskoka Road as its friendly engineer gives me a big wave!
A daylight CN 450 heads south through Allensville at Mile 138 of the Newmarket Sub.
Classic ONR 1805 is back on the rails and doing Northlander duties after a lenghty absence.
Doin' the wave! Engineman Sykes waves out his window at the photographer while an attractive young lady on a tractor waves at the train from the other side of the tracks. Nice to see 1809 back on ... (more)
Wishful Thinking! The sign on 1809's front railing says "Ontario Northland NOT for sale!". Today's 697 with 1802 in charge also bore the signs. A noble sentiment, and one that I wholehearte... (more)
ONR 698 southbound approaching South Lancelot Road in Allensville.
A school bus waits at the Old Muskoka Road crossing for the passage of 698, whose arrival fortuitously coincides with the sun deciding to peek though a hole in the clouds.
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)
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.
A zoom-pan of 698 scurrying south on a dismal day.
698's northbound counterpart 697 broke trail through here about 4 hours ago, but the accumulation of snow in the meantime alowed for a continuous wake being thrown all down the line, with decent b... (more)
The Weather Network called for 5 centimetres of snow today. That's a couple of inches by my reckoning. Hasn't let up yet, I wonder how many times that they really meant...