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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...
Photo Album By: W. D. Shaw
 
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Photo ID: 373904

On the last day of scheduled steam service for the year the Portage Flyer has just left the Rotary Village Station and is headed for Fairy Lake with a familiar face (to me at least), RP contributo... (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

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Photo ID: 373528

Old number 2 prepares to run around its train at Fairy Lake. The old station building used to be the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Navigation Co. Purser's Cabin at Norway Point, Lake of Bays. Observ... (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: August 25, 2011


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Added: Aug 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 368642

Don't laugh! Oh, go ahead, laugh if you must! It is a funny looking little critter, but on a small narrow gauge operation like ours it actually comes in pretty handy, doing tr... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Brookville Switcher
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 4
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 09, 2011


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Added: Jul 13, 2011

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Photo ID: 368508

Taking the old Brookville for a spin up the line after giving her a tune-up. This little switcher is powered by a late '60s Ford smallblock coupled to an automatic transmission and a reversible tr... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Brookville Switcher
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 4
Train ID: Portage Flyer
Photo Date: July 09, 2011


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By: W. D. Shaw

Added: Jul 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 367956

The Portage Flyer approaches Fairy Lake Station on its second day of operations in 3 years. The coaches were both built in 1894 as horse-drawn trolleys before being acquired by the Huntsville and ... (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 02, 2011


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Added: Jul 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 367229

First fire in 3 years. Last night Judy and I spent 3 hours painting the boiler and steam dome with high-temp aluminum paint. This morning Chief Engineer Greg and I covered them with insulat... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: unassigned
Photo Date: June 28, 2011


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Added: Jun 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 367219

First fire in 3 years. Last night Judy and I spent 3 hours painting the boiler and smoke dome with high-temp aluminum paint. This morning Chief Engineer Greg and I covered them with insulat... (more)

Railroad: Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: HLBR 2
Train ID: unassigned
Photo Date: June 28, 2011


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Added: Jun 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 334426

Once touted as "the shortest commercially operated railway in the world" when it portaged the ridge between Peninsula Lake and Lake of Bays the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway now runs its "Po... (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: August 05, 2010


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By: Judy Blue Eyes

Added: Aug 12, 2010

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