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Welcome to railfan.ca!

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.

This site has been redesigned and semi-integrated with my blog. Some features are still to come and some bugs are still being worked out. I appreciate any and all feedback.

This site currently archives 77338 pictures, 2047 videos, and totals 290 gigabytes.

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Latest outings

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.

July 16th, 2013

After a day exploring Hong Kong and taking the city's cable car ride, we took the train up to Tai Po and back to see what we could see.

May 25th, 2013

We stopped for two in Newtonville on our way through breaking a very long trainspotting drought, and then stumbled across the Toronto Railway Historical Association's Doors Open display when we got downtown, which we were not expecting.

December 24th, 2012

Stopped in Brockville.

May 19th, 2012

We were in Brockville for the afternoon and caught 5 trains at the Via station. No video.

January 5th, 2012

I took the train from Geneva to Lyon, France, where the rain was too intense to leave the station. Half an hour and a sandwich later, I took the train on to Grenoble where the rain was not any better. After running protectively through the streets of the city, briefly admiring the intense clouds making ominous hazes of the surrounding mountains behind the cityscape, I took shelter under an underpass and watched the passing trains. As noted in my notes from January 4th, the photos my camera took were lost however I did take some video in Grenoble which is available.

January 4th, 2012

I took the train from Geneva to St. Moritz and back. At Bern, all photos the camera took were corrupt for the duration of my trip and I did not find out until getting back to Canada on January 7th. The photos lost stretched from Bern to St. Moritz on the 4th, a trip to Lyon and Grenoble, France, on the 5th, and a short tour of Geneva itself on the 6th on the way to the airport. Bug reports have been filed to both Canon and Nanogear, whose camera and 32GB card respectively failed to communicate passed the 8GB mark with all pictures being written as NULLs with no error generated. The immediate playback from the camera's memory worked so there was no hint of trouble until it was too late. Tragic. Photos of the viaduct and tunnel at Filisur are extracted from the video. Others may follow.

January 3rd, 2012

We drove to Montreux to explore the scenic city.

January 1st, 2012

I took the direct train from Geneva to Venice and explored the fascinating island city for several hours, before taking a convoluted overnight route back to Geneva via Milan, Chiasso, and Zurich.

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