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Filenames refer to location, date (dd.mm.yy), and camera-assigned four digit id number.
(map) The capital of Ontario, this city has a number of very busy lines and yards on both the CP and CN networks.
Top photos and videos from Toronto, Ontario
|May 24, 2016
|I took Via from Ottawa to Toronto to connect with Via #1 to Winnipeg.
|May 25, 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.
|July 22, 2008
|We took Via 84 and 44 to Ottawa for OLS.
|June 14, 2008
|We took a sold out 06:25 VIA #652 from Aldershot to Dorval for a family function on the West Island.
|September 15, 2007
|We went up to Radio World at 400/Steeles to pick up an antenna to replace the one we lost on our trip. We met up with a friend there and all headed down to Bartlett St. in Toronto on the CP North Toronto sub before heading to Guelph Junction on our way home.
|June 26, 2007
|After over a week in the UK for a conference we weren't done yet and immediately headed off to Ottawa for another. These few photos were all I was awake for on the trip there.
|April 26, 2006
|On the third and final day of the conference I tried to shoot GMD1 CN 1431 on CN #542 at HalWest, where it had been on Monday when I was not ready for it. It was a bit further than I hoped but I managed one telephoto shot through the window of VIA #86's LRC coach I was sitting in. I also shot a few GO trains and found myself riding behind VIA 916 for the trip home. VIA 916 had been the only Via P42dc that I had not shot in daylight, so I got ahead of it after getting off in Guelph and shot it crossing Alma.
|April 25, 2006
|I went into Toronto for three days on Via #86/#87 for a conference. On the second day a dark storm lifted allowing shots through the darkened windows of the LRC coaches, and I shot one GO train under the John Street bridge in the Union Station Rail Corridor.
|June 19, 2005
|Laura and I woke up at dawn in Colbourg and worked our way home, stopping at Newtonville and CP's Toronto (Agincourt) yard on the way.
|June 18, 2005
|Laura and I went exploring with no particular goal in mind, but ended up exploring CP Lambton yard and the West Toronto diamond before heading to Cobourg, where we spent the night.
|April 19, 2005
|Travelling to and from LinuxWorld Conference and Expo aboard trains 86 and 87, I managed to see a few interesting things. CN #271 had an ex-CNW dash 9 on it heading West, though I wasn't able to get pictures of it. The afternoon's #275 and #385 kept me busy during our treck from the Weston sub to the Guelph sub on the Halton sub.
|June 14, 2003
|Canadian Pacific ran a steam train excursion from Toronto Union Station to Guelph Junction and back using CP 2816 and a GO consist. I was one of some 1500 passengers on the excursion, in the leading car, and I made some effort to railfanfan -- take pictures of other railfans.