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Latest outings

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.

August 9th, 2020

On our way into Jasper National Park to do some family touristing, we stopped at Jasper Lake to watch an eastbound intermodal across the water -- this time in decent light.

August 8th, 2020

We stopped for three trains between Jasper and Hinton on our first (non-rail-oriented) tourist visit of the Rockies since moving out West.

June 14th, 2020

We went to Bretville Junction at the east end of Edmonton to see what we could find for a couple of hours. It did not disappoint.

February 25th, 2020

Waiting for an Exo train from Montreal to St-Jerome, a QGRY northbound slipped by the station with BNSF and CP power.

January 17th, 2020

We completed our 21-state tour of the US and returned to Canada, catching the Delaware-Lackawanna switching at Steamtown in Scranton and a northbound NYSW at Onativia Road near Lafayette, New York.

January 16th, 2020

Working our way up the I-81, we happened upon a slow Winchester & Western northbound approaching Clear Brook, Virginia, right on the border with West Virginia, and caught it at the next exit -- 10 minutes later.

January 15th, 2020

Working northward, we stopped for gas and trains in Florence, South Carolina. The Amtrak station agent politely declined our request to shoot from the platform so we made do with looking through the fence.

January 14th, 2020

Our trip nearly over, we got off the ship in Miami and wandered north to Jacksonville, stopping only once for a train at West Palm Beach.

January 13th, 2020

Like many cruise ship operators, Disney owns a private island in the Bahamas called Disney Castaway Cay, which offers some great views of the ship we are riding if you don't mind not seeing the bow.

January 12th, 2020

Our second port of call was Nassau in the Bahamas. Not too many trains, but being an island nation, there is plenty of shipping to go around.

January 11th, 2020

Our first port of call was Key West, which is famous for once having been the end of the Florida East Coast's sea route, destroyed by a hurricane in the 1930s. In honour of this history, there are local tourist road trains in large numbers floating around the downtown.