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This site archives every photo and video I have taken of trains and related railroad paraphernalia since I was introduced to the hobby on the fundamental philosophy that I do not have the right to choose what you consider to be a good shot of a train; what one person considers a bad or useless picture may be exactly what someone else is looking for. Please enjoy your stay and please refrain from mirroring or mass-saving the content of this web site. I hope you enjoy browsing these photos and videos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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April 24th, 2021
We went off to find a caboose I had spotted south of Bretville Jct a few days earlier while on errands, catching CN 189 and some four-axle power betwen Bretville and Scotford before lunch. After lunch, we returned to Bretville, finding CN 818 heading down the Camrose sub, CN 242 grain train heading east out of the city, CN 119 crossing the bridge, and CN 443 crossing off of the Camrose.
April 13th, 2021
We ran across a rail train working on the bridge at Bretville Jct while working on some errands.
April 2nd, 2021
We headed down to Calgary and across to Banff to explore, catching one at Morant's Curve.
April 1st, 2021
We stopped to catch a CP northbound with foreign and heritage power on our way to Calgary.
February 15th, 2021
We ventured down to Red Deer and back to see what we could find.
December 30th, 2020
We heard about CN's BC rail heritage unit leading CN 108 out of Jasper and ventured westward to see if we could catch it, getting CN 101 with two C40-8Ms, 310, and 773 at Carvel, CN 834, 108 with the heritage unit, and 180 in Marlboro, and 412 at Entwistle and again on the bridge over the 16 at Magnolia Bridge near Gainford.
December 29th, 2020
We went to Vegreville to see the big egg, and chased 411 from Innisfree back to Vegreville catching it across sunset.
October 23rd, 2020
Word got out about CN heritage GP40-3 on CN 356. I checked for it at Bretville Jct and worked west, finding it stopped at the 147th St crossing in Edmonton.
October 3rd, 2020
We traveled from Edmonton via the south side of Walker Yard, exploring toward Tofield and then Camrose, catching CN 142, 111, 347, 199, and 142 a second time on the Wainwright sub, and 114 coming up the Camrose sub.
August 9th, 2020
On our way into Jasper National Park to do some family touristing, we stopped at Jasper Lake to watch an eastbound intermodal across the water -- this time in decent light.
August 8th, 2020
We stopped for three trains between Jasper and Hinton on our first (non-rail-oriented) tourist visit of the Rockies since moving out West.
June 14th, 2020
We went to Bretville Junction at the east end of Edmonton to see what we could find for a couple of hours. It did not disappoint.
February 25th, 2020
Waiting for an Exo train from Montreal to St-Jerome, a QGRY northbound slipped by the station with BNSF and CP power.
January 17th, 2020
We completed our 21-state tour of the US and returned to Canada, catching the Delaware-Lackawanna switching at Steamtown in Scranton and a northbound NYSW at Onativia Road near Lafayette, New York.
January 16th, 2020
Working our way up the I-81, we happened upon a slow Winchester & Western northbound approaching Clear Brook, Virginia, right on the border with West Virginia, and caught it at the next exit -- 10 minutes later.
January 15th, 2020
Working northward, we stopped for gas and trains in Florence, South Carolina. The Amtrak station agent politely declined our request to shoot from the platform so we made do with looking through the fence.
January 14th, 2020
Our trip nearly over, we got off the ship in Miami and wandered north to Jacksonville, stopping only once for a train at West Palm Beach.
January 13th, 2020
Like many cruise ship operators, Disney owns a private island in the Bahamas called Disney Castaway Cay, which offers some great views of the ship we are riding if you don't mind not seeing the bow.
January 12th, 2020
Our second port of call was Nassau in the Bahamas. Not too many trains, but being an island nation, there is plenty of shipping to go around.
January 11th, 2020
Our first port of call was Key West, which is famous for once having been the end of the Florida East Coast's sea route, destroyed by a hurricane in the 1930s. In honour of this history, there are local tourist road trains in large numbers floating around the downtown.