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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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The chase

A couple weeks ago we were going to Montreal to see a football game. I took the day off while my other half went to work for the morning. As I was at the house I heard the local train … 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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Foggy night

A couple of weeks ago it was a foggy night in Ottawa. I took the opportunity to head over to the VIA rail station. Being the train geek that I am, I knew a train was due, and I was … Continue reading

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Train Double Play

Train watching in Ottawa is, to be kind, limited. This city is definitely not blue collar or industrial in any way. As such, there is very little in the way of rail traffic other than passenger trains. For the railfan, … Continue reading

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