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A Quick One – Back On The Horse

Hey gang. I once read somewhere that you aren’t supposed to mention a gap between posts on a blog, that it draws attention to the fact that you haven’t posted.  As if someone couldn’t compare the dates of the posts … Continue reading

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Level Crossings I’ve Known… – Mile 177.49, CP Belleville Sub

After going to the Whitby Model Train show, I went down Hopkins Street to the level crossing at the old Ralston Purina factory.  I’ve crossed this more times than I can count, back to when I was a very young … Continue reading

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CP Holiday Train 2012 – Oshawa

My wife and I took our daughter to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train at Oshawa this year.  You may recall that we went last year, just the two of us and had a bit of fun.  This year, we … Continue reading

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Developments at Grace

I try and drive by Grace Chemical every couple of days to see if there is a car on one of their tracks.  I haven’t seen anything there since June 2011 and there have been de-railers on both of their … Continue reading

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Level Crossings I’ve Known… – Havelock Sub, Mile 117.14

As I mentioned before, my family and I went up to the Kawartha’s for a week after Labour Day.  While on one of our trips into Peterborough, I stopped our vehicle near one of the bridges that crosses the water … Continue reading

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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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Great Day! (part two)

As I headed east on Victoria, passing the abandoned motorcycle dealership, I saw a slow moving freight coming west at a very slow pace.  I made a U-turn as soon as it was safe (safety first!) and headed back to … 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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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–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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