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July 24th, 2005
After the completion of this year's Ottawa Linux Symposium, Laura and I took 2 hours to see what trains we could find. We didn't have enough time to track down either QGRY or the Ottawa Central, but did catch the Hull, Chelsea, and Wakefield steam excursion returning just before 3pm and Ottawa's O-train crossing the Rideau River at Carleton University.
(map) Immediately across the border from Ottawa, Gatineau contains the formerly independent city of Hull and houses the Quebec-Gatineau Railway (QGRY) and Hull, Chelsea, and Wakefield (HCW) scenic steam railway.
The Hull, Chelsea, and Wakefield steam excursion's 2-8-0 and European train-set crosses a rural road about 2 miles from its terminal.
The Hull, Chelsea, and Wakefield steam excursion enters its station in Hull (amalgamated with Gatineau) near the QGRY wye.
(map) Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is home to the O-trains, a busy Via station, and the Ottawa Central.
Ottawa's O-train light rail train crosses the Rideau River by Carleton University.