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A Quick One – A Sunday Northlander

I was at work on September 16th and brought my camera with me to catch a southbound Northlander.  I went out earlier than the usual time, but didn’t mind waiting for it.  As she approached my usual viewing point, south … 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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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 – 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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A Quick One – Morning Meet

I was waiting for the Northlander to come by on January 26th when I noticed that the northbound signal on the Bala sub was red.  When it’s red at this time of day, that usually means that there’s trouble on … Continue reading

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A Quick One – A Canadian In The Pocket

I was walking over to the drug store on the morning of December 13th to get some items to fight off my current cold and, as it was about that time, I stopped at the bridge over the Bala sub … Continue reading

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