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April 19th, 2019
We explored our way around the East Coast of Canada, finding the CN unloading the St Lawrence ferry at Matane.
April 20th, 2019
We stated our day in Gaspéand worked our way along the coast of the Baie des Chaleurs to Bathurst, New Brunswick, seeing the tourist train equipmentand MoW equipment along the temporarily abandoned Chemin de Fer de Gaspe.
April 21st, 2019
We stopped to see what was happening at Moncton CN yard, finding the NBSR transfer departing for Saint John.
April 23rd, 2019
As we were leaving the Reversing Falls, we spotted an NBSR local working in the nearby Irving plant.
April 24th, 2019
We started our day in Moncton, catching an unexpected double-ended train on the bridge at the Reversing Falls as we wrapped up lunch, missing what would have been an excellent bridge shot. We finished our day in Campbellton, hearing the incessant squawk of an EOT, which we found attached to five cars near the Via station with no sign of the train they were meant to be attached to. They were gone the next morning.
April 25th, 2019
We followed the CN from Campbellton to Mont-Joli, finding only a hy-rail on the line, but found a local preparing to head West at Matane on the branch. At the end of the day my daughter helped me find and record a train leaving Riviere-du-Loup but we didn't catch the symbol.
April 26th, 2019
On our way home, we found an eastbound 306 with a BC Rail unit trailing and DPU at L'Islet off the 20.
May 13th, 2019
Heartbreak in Gatineau: The Hull, Chelsea, Wakefield is truly no more, with both the track and the train itself ripped up. While the Union Pacific gets Big Boy 4014 up and running again, this is what Canada's national capital region tourist train looks like today. Surely we can do better. I had a chance to ride this train in 2006 and chasd it in 2005. It was closed almost a decade ago by washouts and never recovered, the equipment put up for sale and vandalised too much to save before it could be sold.
June 7th, 2019
On my way to NMH to 20th reunion, I caught a southbound NECR with 3 rather thoroughly rebuilt SD40-2s switching the yard.