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Northlander Tweets

The CN Bala subdivision passes close to where I work, so I see the Ontario Northland Northlander go by (almost) every morning. Of late, I’ve been tweeting the engine number and any interesting points about the consist. This, and other … Continue reading

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Arch Allies

It’s about time to do a little round-up of some train blogs and friends who have given me some love in the past and recent times. Matt over at Saint John Railfan has me linked in his side bar; very … Continue reading

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Rail Links – May 10th

Some links for your Tuesday afternoon… Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service FastCompany has an article talking about the degeneration of passenger rail service in 1962.  It features a startling time lapse graphic, the coverage getting slimmer and slimmer across the country … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

I found this article on the Globe and Mail website today about the remnants of the old Grand Trunk roundhouse in west Toronto.  While the work has been going on for over four years, they still aren’t sure what’s going … Continue reading

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Editorial – The Time Has Come for High Speed Rail

An election has been called in Canada for May 2nd and it is a critical time for the future of high speed rail.  While there is successful commuter rail service in the greater Toronto area, Montreal and Vancouver, intercity rail … Continue reading

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VIA 903 Crash

A quick note on the unfortunate crash of VIA 903 on March 18th.  I had previously shot 903 two weekends ago. CBC is reporting that it was in an accident with a dump truck at a level crossing in Belleville.  The … Continue reading

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