Category Archives: trains

Fall photos

What is it about autumn, trees and the need to take pictures of the leaves? The event happens every year without fail, yet people continually take and post photos of the leaves. I do too. Or at least, I thought … Continue reading

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Hip shots

As I usually preface, Ottawa is far from a hotbed of railroad activity, and when the chance comes to see a train, I go for it. With the local line near my house, I can hear the local freight run … Continue reading

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The result

As mentioned in the previous post (yes, its been a while to follow up), I was waiting on some trains in Brockville. While waiting, railfans who knew more than me, probably because they had scanners, showed up to wait on … Continue reading

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Still chasing trains

Today at work, I heard the the train heading up to the Nylene plant. I noted the time and determined a return in five hours, putting it back around 4:30. That is around the time I’m done for the day, … Continue reading

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The best laid plans

This weekend I planned to catch a train. Typically, there is a train on Sunday that delivers cars to a couple of industries. It’s an out-and-back move so there is always a chance of seeing it twice. It is an … Continue reading

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CP 150 Train

Over the last few weeks, Canadian Pacific railway has been touring the CP150 train across Canada. Consisting of vintage locomotives from the 50s/60s and old-school passenger cars (CP closed down passenger service, as did CN in the 70s, with the … Continue reading

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Planes and trains

For Canada Day weekend, its been somewhat relaxed. Between rain showers and storms, I’ve been able to be outside and realized that the title is what I’ve seen this weekend. Planes For the 150th anniversary of confederation of Canada, there … Continue reading

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Chasing trains

I believe I’ve mentioned before about the lack of railroading in Ottawa. Let me iterate; there is very little in Ottawa for a railfan/train person to see beyond VIA trains, which are very typical. In fact, most trains in Ottawa … Continue reading

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Times are changing

Last week I took a walk near my work at lunch. It was a 10 minute drive to a spot where a path followed a bit of the CN tracks up to Arnprior on the Beachburg subdivision. At one spot, … Continue reading

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Textures

A couple of weeks ago at lunch I drove down to the nearby railway tracks. Like those who like the sounds of the sea or rain that takes them to a calm space, being near railway tracks is mine. Growing … Continue reading

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