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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Comes to Southern Ontario


As I prepare to head back to the UK, the fall colours are finally starting to show in Ontario. The rare sight of a P42 leading train 60 helps to accent the changing colours in Whitby.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Trip to the USA


I recently spent a few days in New York State. Rail traffic is considerably busier than in Ontario and I found a great variety of rail operations. I was very impressed with Amtrak, despite the inevitable delays. Their printed timetable exudes confidence while VIA Rail's is a shadow of what it used to be. Whether this is illusory or not, I don't know, but Amtrak appears to a larger part of American life than VIA is in Canada. The best selling point for Amtrak is certainly the incredible leg room, why would you ever want to fly? I have started a new album to show some photographs from the trip, click here!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Eastbound freight at Whitby


An eastbound freight rounds the curve at Whitby near dinner time on 11 September 2011.