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)
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)
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)
The next-to-last northbound trip of the ONR's Northlander had a pair of GP38-2's for power.
3&1/2 weeks until the plug gets pulled on the Northlander train service, unless a miracle happens in the meantime. Gotta get my shots while I still can! 1809 leads 697 into Huntsville Stati... (more)
ON 697 arrives at Huntsville Station 10 minutes off the advertised, but before they get to their next stop at South River they'll be back on schedule.
A lucky break in the clouds illuminates ONR 1802 as it passes a meadow of wildflowers alongside Aspdin Road at the CN Newmarket Sub Mile 144 marker. Northlander train service is scheduled to be di... (more)
ONR 697 head to Union to pick up its passengers for their trip north. On the back of the train was a green Mother Parkers Pacific # 4444 private car.
With 1809 reflecting off the small pond on the east side of the tracks just south of Martins, this photographer can't help but reflect upon the imminent demise of passenger service on this line. L... (more)
697 with 1809 leading, heading north alongside Stephenson Road 7 at Mile 138 of the CN Newmarket Sub.
Cutting across the southern tip of Siding Lake just shy of Martins on a sunny but brisk Sunday morning.
A row of small clouds seems to parallel the rail line as 697 makes its way north into Huntsville.