The southbound Northlander flies around the big curve at Utterson approaching the Highway 141 crossing on it's Toronto-bound journey. Zoom-pan at 1/30th.
Back when the Northlander still ran the rails.
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.
A year ago today the Northlander made its final runs. It has been sorely missed by those it served. This is the final southbound Northlander pulling into Huntsville Station.
The next-to-last Northlander heads south through Beaverton.
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)
The next to last Northlander heads south towards Toronto.
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)
On the second-last day of scheduled service the southbound Northlander is greeted at Utterson by several people, including a couple of guys from Germany and these two school kids taking the long w... (more)
Only 1 day left until it's all over. 698 flies by the former site of Utterson Station with the fall colours making an appearance to salute the passing of our beloved train.
The engineer flashes a peace sign as 698 passes a sign protestiing the divestment of Ontario Northland assets and the termination of the Northlander train service nine days from today.
Engineman Wayne gives the usual greeting as he flies over the Old Muskoka Road crossing on Labor Day, 2012.