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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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Latest outings

August 11th, 2016

We started our day in Saint John, NB by seeing what was up at the New Brunswick Southern yard. It did not disappoint.

August 10th, 2016

On our way from Summerside, PEI to Hopewell rocks in New Brunswick, we stopped at the Hillsboro New Brunswick Railway museum for a quick tour.

August 8, 2016

While on vacation in the maritimes, we stopped briefly to watch a CN local work in Dartmouth from the Halifax side of the harbour, and later stumbled across the Louisbourg rail museum on the hunt for the best possible local lobster.

May 25th, 2016

I took Via #1 from Toronto to Winnipeg.

May 24th, 2016

I took Via from Ottawa to Toronto to connect with Via #1 to Winnipeg.

March 5th, 2016

The final leg of our trip saw us wake up to the persistent sound of a symmetric braking unit on the scanner in Bellows Falls, which led us to parked-running Guilford engines on the Walpole side of the river, before we turned north to see the Claremont and Concord, west to Rutland, and north to Burlington, stumbling completely by chance on a local working the Omya plant in Florence that we did not hear on the radio. We wrapped up our impromptu vacation stopping in Montreal to visit family.

March 4th, 2016

Travelling north out of Massachusetts, we heard NECR 321 out of Brattleboro and found it at Bellows Falls station before staying the night in that town.

March 2nd, 2016

Travelling from Andover, where we slept, into Boston, we stopped at Lowell Junction for a few minutes to see what we could find. In the afternoon, travelling from Boston to the area of Milford, New Hampshire, we took the scenic route via Worcester station and found it very hospitable and welcoming to railfans.

March 1st, 2016

Kicked out of my office by my staff and told to take a vacation, I headed south through Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont to mostly visit friends and take the occasional hour trackside along the way. On the 1st, we drove to Portland, Maine passing, but not stopping at, Mount Washington, a place I intend to eventually return to.

November 10th, 2015

Steve picked me up from a conference in Toronto and insisted that we stop and see the switching operation servicing the Casco plant in Cardinal, Ontario on our way to Ottawa.

April 29th, 2015

In Guelph for the nomination meeting, I took a few minutes to go shopping in nearby Kitchener and found 432 working in the yard. Returning to Guelph, we found 580 waiting on the Goderich sub to get past a work block.

June 5th, 2014

We stopped to check out the engine shop in St. Alban's and NECR 324 at Brattleboro on our way to Massachusetts.

January 18th, 2014

We stopped at Beaujeu Diamond for a CP #143 and headed back to Coteau for CN #326, catching another CN freight and several Vias while waiting.

August 3rd, 2013

A high school classmate gave us a ride from downtown Seoul to the Yongsan Electronics Market. I saw a cement-carrying train from the highway and a bit of passenger traffic, but didn't ave any more time in Seoul to explore.

July 17th, 2013

We went up to Tai Po to find the China-Hong Kong trains that run on the line through that part of Hong Kong. There is a covered pedestrian bridge with open sides a few hundred metres from the train station that provided excellent cover for the strong, driving rain. After, we headed to Tai Wo (the next station) and stumbled across the Hong Kong Railway Museum before going back to Hong Kong Island for a tram ride.

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