Background image
The world of trains according to David Graham

Railfan information


Aerial Photography
- Kenya
- Bahamas
- Canada
-- Alberta
-- British Columbia
-- New Brunswick
-- Nova Scotia
-- Ontario
-- Quebec
-- Saskatchewan
-- Alabama
-- California
-- Connecticut
-- Delaware
-- Florida
-- Georgia
-- Illinois
-- Indiana
-- Iowa
-- Kansas
-- Louisiana
-- Maine
-- Maryland
-- Massachusetts
-- Michigan
-- Mississippi
-- Nebraska
-- New Hampshire
-- New Jersey
-- New York
-- North Carolina
-- Ohio
-- Oklahoma
-- Pennsylvania
-- South Carolina
-- Texas
-- Vermont
-- Virginia
-- Washington DC
-- West Virginia
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Taiwan
At Sea
- Austria
- Belgium
- France
- Germany
- Holland
- Italy
- Liechtenstein
- Switzerland
- UK
-- England
-- Scotland
-- Wales

Latest by month

All years

Other indices


December 19th, 2004

Travelling from Ste-Agathe, QC (the site of the Ste-Agathe sub, abandonned in the late 1980s) where I grew up to the US, we stopped at Ste-Thérèse yard, near a recently abandonned and torn down GM car factory and the site of a CP-QGRY interchange, then on to Beaconsfield and across the border to the origin of Amtrak's Vermonter at St. Albans.


Ste-Thérèse, Quebec

(map) This was the site of a GM car factory that manufactured the Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird until the end of 2003. It has since been torn down, though there is still a large CP yard there that interchanges between them and the QGRY. It also houses several Montreal transit commuter trains.

2004-12-19.4048.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4049.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4050.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4051.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4052.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4053.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4054.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4055.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4056.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4057.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4058.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4059.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4060.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4061.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4062.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4063.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4064.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4065.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4066.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4067.Ste_Therese.jpg 2004-12-19.4068.Ste_Therese.jpg


Beaconsfield, Quebec

(map) My uncle used to live in Beaconsfield near the tracks. When I visited him when I was a kid I could watch the CN and CP trains go by quite often, and I learned about a pedestrian overpass there at the time. It is a great spot with a lot of traffic and CN and CP are closer in a way that is visible than anywhere else I know.

2004-12-19.4069.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4070.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4071.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4072.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4073.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4074.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4075.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4076.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4077.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4078.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4079.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4080.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4081.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4082.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4083.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4084.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4085.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4086.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4087.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4088.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4089.Beaconsfield.jpg 2004-12-19.4090.Beaconsfield.jpg


St. Albans, Vermont

(map) CN and NECR (New England Central Railway) meet at St. Albans. Amtrak's Vermonter originates here at 06:35 and returns at 20:45. There is a large yard in the town and the station is sufficiently well lit for readable night shots without a tripod or flash in the winter.

2004-12-19.4091.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4092.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4093.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4094.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4095.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4096.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4097.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4098.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4099.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4100.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4101.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4102.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4103.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4104.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4105.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4106.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4107.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4108.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4109.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4110.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4111.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4112.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4113.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4114.St_Albans.jpg 2004-12-19.4115.St_Albans.jpg