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The Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway's "Portage Flyer"
What I do to keep myself out of trouble in the summertime...
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Photo ID: 445701

The Portage Flyer nears the top of the 3% grade on a return trip from Fairy Lake.

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 24, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Aug 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 445699

The day following a severe storm a large maple tree was discovered laying across the tracks. A work team set out to clear the line before the first run of the day, but was unable to remove more of... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 24, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Aug 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 445229

"Engineer for a Day" Tom at the throttle of HLBR Number 2.

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 26, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 445124

With engineer W.D Shaw at the controls of the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway's venerable # 2, The Portage Flyer trundles by some beautiful Muskoka scenery. If you are ever in Huntsville this ... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 23, 2013


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By: LocalRailfan Photography

Added: Jul 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 445014

Brakeman Dustin fills Number 2's saddle tank between runs on a gorgeous mid-summer afternoon.

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 26, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 444097

Nope, it's not who you think it is but Robin, our Engineer for a Day participant today, did bear an uncanny resemblance to Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si!

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 20, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 443890

Heavy thunderstorms kept the crowds away from today's last Portage Flyer run and soaked the ground, rails and our brakeman. However nothing dampened the spirits of the "Engineer for a Day" David,... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 18, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 443678

The Portage Flyer returns home on the last run of the day, with an "Engineer for a Day" program participant at the throttle of old Number 2.

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 17, 2013

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Photo ID: 437939

Just the basics! Engineer's-seat view of the control stand in HLBR's 1948 GE 25 tonner #3, or at least it would be had I not removed the engineer's seat to take this shot! Although possibly... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: GE 25-Ton
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 3
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: May 29, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: May 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 436821

On the first day of operations for the 2013 season I've posed the engine clear of the water tank for photos before backing the train up so the coaches are even with the station platform..

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: GE 25-ton
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 3
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: May 18, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: May 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 436504

It's never easy to photograph narrow-gauge equipment at mid-day without getting obliterating shadows on the underframe parts of the locomotive, so when Steven the brakeman and I arrived at work th... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: GE 25-ton
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 3
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: May 18, 2013


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: May 19, 2013

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Photo ID: 404969

In the midst of thunderstorms old Number 2 sits simmering on the turntable outside the train shed. Greg has just turned on the air compressor to pump up some air for the brakes. Upon attaining eno... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 31, 2012


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 31, 2012

Views: 3,648
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Photo ID: 404442

Alex our brakeman, one of the student employees, brought in an 8mm lens that just happened to hook up to my camera, so I had a bit of fun with it between runs. Here I have old #2 poised to run aro... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 21, 2012


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 402159

One day ahead of the steam season’s scheduled start-up (how’s that for a bit of alliteration) old Number 2 leads the Portage Flyer home from Fairy Lake on its last run of a perfect summer day! Eng... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: June 30, 2012


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By: Judy Shaw

Added: Jun 30, 2012

Views: 3,308
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Photo ID: 373919

On the last day of scheduled steam service for the year the Portage Flyer approaches Fairy Lake Station with RP contributor Wayne Shaw at the throttle. The houses in the background are actually a ... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: September 03, 2011


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By: Judy Blue Eyes

Added: Sep 03, 2011

Views: 4,176
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