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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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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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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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A Quick One – VIA 902 at Kellino

I stopped along Kellino Street on February 26th to catch an eastbound VIA coming through.  It was clear day so it made for good shooting.  After working out the required exposure, I got a few shots of the field.  When … Continue reading

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A Quick One – On The Run…

I had a feeling before I went into work on February 9th.  I had a feeling that the Canadian would be coming by that morning.  I don’t know how I knew, but I just felt it.  I took my camera … Continue reading

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One Year Later…

One year ago today I sat down on my couch and wrote this… I decided to try out a rail fan spot I’d scouted before and took some shots today. …and my blogging journey began.  It’s been quite a year!  … Continue reading

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