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A Quick One – Second Last Northlander

I went up to the bridge that crosses Leslie Street to shoot the second last revenue run of the Northlander. She was running twenty minutes late, probably because of an early running Canadian.  In any event, ONR 1800 and 1809 … Continue reading

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A Quick One – Meanwhile, at George’s Trains…

To celebrate my first Father’s Day, I went up to George’s Trains with my dad about a week later to pick up a few cars and some track.  We hadn’t been to George’s together in probably 20 years, back when … Continue reading

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A Quick One – Father’s Day 2012

Unlike last Father’s Day, which I spent hanging around at the Pickering GO Station (as seen here and here), my first father’s day was celebrated at the Blue Jays game with my wife and still relatively newborn daughter.  When we … Continue reading

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A Quick One – New Perspective

I had to work on July 2nd, which was the work day set aside for Canada Day, so I decided that I would take advantage of the non-existent traffic to try a new spot to shoot my old friend the … Continue reading

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A Quick One – Two Headed Northlander

I heard on the Railfanning the Ontario Northland Facebook group that the June 6th North Bay to Toronto run of the Northlander would have not one but two engines due to a mechanical issue.  Intrigued at the possibility of catching … Continue reading

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A Quick One – 1809, Finally

1809 has been in her new paint for close to a year now, but I’ve only caught her in that time using my various cell phones and not my good camera.  Well, that changed on May 27th, when I was … Continue reading

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A Quick One–VIA 6428 at Liverpool

I had a bit of time on April 7th, so I ventured out to try and find something to shoot.  I chose to head into Pickering and stop at the GO station, as the scanner was giving me some good … Continue reading

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A Quick One – Bala Haircut

Something has happened south of Oriole on the CN Bala sub.  Here is a shot of 1809 coming south on March 26th.  And here’s a shot of the roughly the same angle on March 29th.    What’s the difference?  The … Continue reading

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A Quick One–Plug Hat Again, Naturally

The same day I chased the train on the Havelock sub, I ended up back at Plug Hat Road.  I just enjoy being there really, so any time I can make it to that spot is okay with me.  When … Continue reading

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A Quick One–Out of the Fog

I got my hair cut on March 17th and, since I was right there, I decided to go over to the Harwood Avenue overpass and wait for something to come by.  I didn’t have to wait long, as a westbound … Continue reading

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