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One Last Northlander…

Having been unable to see the very last Northlanders on September 28th, I really wanted to see the return trip of the very last Toronto bound Northlander.  I asked on the Railfanning The Ontario Northland Facebook group and “inside man” … Continue reading

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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 – 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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Catching Up…

I return!  In case you haven’t been following me on Twitter (and why not?), I’ve been busy with my new daughter.  In keeping with the theme of my blog, that is to say that I’ll post almost whatever I damn … Continue reading

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Level Crossings I’ve Known and Loved – Mile 45.18 and Mile 44.78 Bala Sub

I got these shots at the Zephyr siding on the CN Bala sub during my last trip to the north country.  First, here is the north entrance to the siding. Here is the crossbuck and the signal shed at the … Continue reading

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A Quick One – Ballast On The Bala

I went out for coffee this afternoon and noticed that there were some CN ballast cars sitting on the old Leaside spur track just south of Oriole on the Bala sub.  I recall that they used this same track for … Continue reading

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Mile 48.26, Bala Sub – Ravenshoe Road

I had April 9th off work and decided.to head north.  With the imminent arrival of my daughter, I didn’t want to travel too far away, so I used my friend Google Maps to find somewhere that was only about 45 … 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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