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June 14th, 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.
(map) The capital of Ontario, this city has a number of very busy lines and yards on both the CP and CN networks.
April 19th, 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 18th, 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.
June 19th, 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.
A series of hoppers roll down the hump hill at Agincourt yard.
April 25th, 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.
April 26th, 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.
June 26th, 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.
September 15th, 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.
CP #105 starts its transcontinental treck with a CEFX SD90 in tow.
A CP westbound crosses Bartlett Rd., in Toronto.
CP #231 intermodal transfer heads for Obico.
CP #242 heads for Agincourt.
A CP train comes off the Mactier sub.
CP #106 reaches the end of its journey.
Another CP eastbound pulls into Toronto.
June 14th, 2008
We took a sold out 06:25 VIA #652 from Aldershot to Dorval for a family function on the West Island.
July 22nd, 2008
We took Via 84 and 44 to Ottawa for OLS.
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.
Toronto downtown's only tourist train makes the rounds at Doors Open.
The Toronto Historical Railway backs its power onto the turntable at the end of the day at Door's Open Toronto.
May 24th, 2016
I took Via from Ottawa to Toronto to connect with Via #1 to Winnipeg.