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The Canadian Museum of Rail Travel

The town of Cranbrook, British Columbia has one of the most important railway museums in Canada - the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. This museum focuses on passenger travel by rail, and features several passenger train sets.This makes the museum unique - its laser-like focus on passenger rail travel. Show More Summary

CN 121, Day and Night

I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia for a quick trip in October 2017. After work I arranged to meet up with Caleb Wentzell to see CN 121 at night... but before that I decided to visit the CN Fairview yard in Halifax to see what was going on. Show More Summary

Book Review: On the Right Track

On the Right Track, by Gary De Bock I was contacted by Gary De Bock, the author of the book On the Right Track, a few weeks ago. I'll be honest and say I had never heard his name before. He sent me a free copy of his book and I saidShow More Summary

2017 Wrap-Up

Photo by Mark Perry This is my year-end post, as 2017 draws rapidly to a close. Get ready for some photos, lots of statistics, and some rambling. So, nothing out of the ordinary! ;) The Big Picture 2017 was a good year for me. I started out with some actual plans (gasp). Show More Summary

Kitchener Railfanning

I was in the Kitchener-Waterloo area in mid October to see my son Nick graduate from the University of Waterloo. It's hard to believe he's old enough to graduate from university... sheesh.Anyway, there were trains. Here they are. CNShow More Summary

Grain Elevators of Canada

Raley, Alberta I have a little announcement to make. In October I bought the domain name www.grainelevators.ca, and it's now live. History Grain elevator fans will remember this site was the site for Canadian grain elevator photos and information. Show More Summary

The 2017 CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific Railway has run the Holiday Train since 1999, crossing Canada from east to west. The train collects funds and food for local food banks, and puts on a good show too!In the past I've photographed it in Winnipeg - at night...Show More Summary

London Town

VIA 905 in London, Ontario Think what that money could bring / I'd buy everythingClean out Vivienne Westwood / In my Galliano gownNo, wouldn't just have one hood / A Hollywood mansion if I couldPlease book me first class to my fancyShow More Summary

Grinding It Out

Some railfan excursions work out really well and you see something new, or different, or get a great photograph. Some... well, on some excursions, you are just grinding."Grinding", for those who aren't computer gamers, is doing repetitive actions in a game to gain points or experience to advance in the game. Show More Summary

Passing a Half Century (Part 8) - Rocky Wraps it Up

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. The Rocky Mountaineer in Banff I awoke early on day 6 of my 50th birthday trip to Alberta and British Columbia to go see the Rocky Mountaineer. Show More Summary

Passing a Half Century (Part 7) - Not the Rocky

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. Ah, Banff Sure as that old whistle's blowin' There's a tug upon my heart Somewhere in that misty mornin' light There's...Show More Summary

Passing a Half Century (Part 6) - Through the Spiral Tunnel

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. Let me explain.No, there is too much. Let me sum up.- Inigo Montaya, "The Princess Bride" Day 5 - Golden to Banff We...Show More Summary

They Shall Grow Not Old

Lest we forget It's Remembrance Day. Let us take a moment to remember the men and women who have served - and died - for our country to protect our way of life. We appreciate and remember you.They shall grow not old, as we that are left...Show More Summary

JR Central unveils new rail reservation app

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) have unveiled the new Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App.

Structural Soils launches new services for rail industry

UK-based geotechnical and geoenvironmental site investigation company Structural Soils has launched its new, integrated site investigation and supporting services for the rail industry.

Santiago Metro Line 6 in Chile inaugurated

The Santiago Metro Line 6 in Chile, comprising a 15km network and ten stations, has been inaugurated by President Michelle Bachelet.

Vossloh to trial HSG-city unit on national rail network

Germany’s Vossloh Rail Systems has announced plans to trial the HSG-city high-speed grinding unit on the national rail network later this year.

HS2 reveals names of five bidders for £2.75bn rail contract

High Speed 2 (HS2) has revealed the names of the five shortlisted bidders for the £2.75bn deal to build the UK's next generation of high-speed trains.

Passing a Half Century (Part 5) - Mountain Meet

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. The show business officialsTurn a deaf ear to the stageTheir hearts are locomotivesAnd their minds are narrow-gauge-...Show More Summary

Greenbrier expands railcar fleet under management by 85,000

Greenbrier Companies subsidiary Greenbrier Management Services (GMS) has reported that the size of its railcar fleet under management has expanded by roughly 85,000 railcars since 31 August last year.

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