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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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October 27th, 2021
We traveled west to meet the CN 607 business train at sunrise, staying at a closed crossing just west of Wildwood for 834, a unit oil train until the DP and a unit grain train after, and 417, which had the IC heritage unit leading.
September 14th, 2021
I caught CN 591, 418, and 848 coming down the Westlock sub over the course of the day.
September 13th, 2021
CN 416 had the WC heritage leader coming into Edmonton. We went to 149th St to catch it coming into town, where it met 303. We then went over to Bissel yard to see if we could find the IC heritage GP40-Slug set, CN 7601/601, and then caught 735 and 114 at Bretville Junction. After, we chased 522 to Fort Saskatchewan, catching an industrial Genset at a facility near the Vegreville sub, CN 538 waiting on the Beamer Industrial Spur waiting for CN 808, chasing 538 back toward Edmonton after the meet before calling it a day.
September 12th, 2021
CN 304 was reported to have the GTW heritage unit leading, and so we waded out in strong rain to catch them leaving Clover Bar after a lift.
September 7th, 2021
We explored the Westlock sub, catching 419 crossing under the Henday leaving Edmonton, CP crossing the diamond between Bruderheim and Fort Saskatchewan, and CP 186 at Clover Bar, as well as seeing the caboose on the bridge and Cando's power near the Camrose sub.
August 21st, 2021
We took the Edmonton Radial Railway street car across the high level bridge ahead of a rare wedding charter following us for our trip back north.
August 3rd, 2021
We visited the Spiral Tunnels from the public viewing area off the highway, finding it almost completely grown in and difficult to view through the haze from the nearby forest fires.
August 2nd, 2021
We visited the Osoyoos Desert Railroad model train museum in Osoyoos, BC. It is billed as the largest European model train layout in North America, and is the second-largest one I have visited after Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany.
July 30th, 2021
We took the Vancouver Skytrain and SeaBus around the city to explore before catching an SRY local working near the station where we left our car.
July 26th, 2021
Heading into the mountains, we caught 101 behind the grocery store in Hinton, and then again at Lake Jasper followed shortly by 900 and 417, before catching 186 meeting the same 417 at Moose Lake, mile 36 of the Albreda sub. We finished the day in the dense smoke of Kamloops, finding the Rocky Mountaineer arriving back in town.
July 17th, 2021
Out for a long bike ride, I happened upon an eastbound heading up the Vegreville sub followed by a couple of LRTs on the 129th Ave crossing.
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 Clover Bar 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.