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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

CN's Caboose Train

Five cabooses, one train - the CN Family Day train in Winnipeg CN has a "Family Day" every year where they invite families of CN employees and CN retirees to a local yard for tours, games, food and fun. Often a train ride is involved and that's where my interest lies!This year the organizers in Winnipeg did something different. Show More Summary

The Ontario Southland Railway Woodstock Job - Part 1

One item on my "bucket list" was checked off early in August when I finally saw the Ontario Southland Railway and part of its unique fleet of hard working diesel locomotives. A Brief History of the Ontario Southland Railway The Ontario Southland Railway was founded by Jeff Willsie, who is now the president of the company. Show More Summary

The Canada 150 Train Comes to Winnipeg

CP 1401 in Winnipeg The Canadian Pacific "Canada 150" train came to Winnipeg - and what a gorgeous train it was!You may recall I was planning the shoot a while ago. The train was scheduled to be on display in Winnipeg on August 4th from...Show More Summary

Three Passenger Trains in Northern Québec (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post by Al in Vancouver... enjoy!In June and July of 2017, I had the opportunity to ride three passenger trains in northern Québec. This guest post will focus on overall impressions and tips for railfans. Sept-Îles...Show More Summary

Rainbow Railfanning 'Round Rivers

On June 19th I was in the Carberry-Brandon area of Manitoba and had a free evening. I had seen some photos from a location just east of Rivers (the namesake of the CN Rivers subdivision) and I wanted to check it out.Little did I know how many rainbows I'd encounter around Rivers!Warning! This is going to be a long post, and very picture heavy. Show More Summary

VIA's Canada 150 Wrap Visits Winnipeg

Canada 150 This year is Canada's 150th birthday, thanks to the British North America Act passed on July 1, 1867 (fun fact: there were more Acts after that, mostly revisions to add more provinces and territories). VIA Rail is wrapping some of its locomotives and cars to commemorate the occasion. Show More Summary

Meet Me At Midnight

CN 2002 in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba The Plan I heard there was an early Sunday morning BNSF detour train (CN F306) running on the Letellier subdivision. Since Sunday morning is my fun day, and I'm not afraid to shoot at night, I went out...Show More Summary


What got in me is something more than envy.I should be above it I know, but I just can't let it go. - Jennifer Nettles, "Jealousy" This is "Confessions of a Train Geek", so I have something to confess: sometimes I am jealous of other...Show More Summary

Lethbridge's High Level Bridge

Potash train crossing Lethbridge's High Level Bridge Lethbridge, Alberta hosts the largest conventional trestle railroad bridge ever built, the High Level Bridge. This bridge was started during 1908 and was completed in 1909, and isShow More Summary

A Different Perspective

"It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view." - George Eliot, "Middlemarch"I've photographed VIA Rail's Canadian in Winnipeg many times... 131 times at the time of writing. That's a lot! I've shotShow More Summary

The CN Family Day Train

This post is dedicated to David Othen. The CN Family Day train On September 10 CN hosted a Family Day in Symington Yard in Winnipeg. CN brought in a ferris wheel and hosted shop tours and other activities for employees and their families. Show More Summary

Railfanning with Michael Berry, Part 3

Michael Berry and I went railfanning on Saturday September 3rd. Michael is from Montreal and wanted to experience Winnipeg's railfan scene. In part 1 we went to CN's Diamond and in part 2 we visited the Prairie Dog Central Railway. This...Show More Summary

Finishing the Job: Part 1 - Grain Elevators of the CN Rossburn Subdivision

On April 30th I set out on my last marathon Manitoba grain elevator trip. I had about two dozen elevators left to photograph, and this trip would get all but one of them. I did my planning and on the evening of April 29th, I was ready to go. Show More Summary

Night Train

Hurry up, girl I hear it coming Got a moon and a billion stars Sound of steel and old boxcars The thought of you is driving me insane Come on baby, let's go listen to the night train - "Night Train", Jason Aldean It's been a long time since I did any night train photography, but I did a bit Tuesday night. Show More Summary

Snowblind in Portage la Prairie

Snowblind I'm snowblind, can't live without youSo fine, I just can't get awayNow I'm snowblind, snowblind, snowblind - Styx (video)I felt a little snowblind yesterday when I was out railfanning. Tom Sajnovic was in town and we decided...Show More Summary

A Day Trip to Salzburg

After noodling around in Vienna for a few days, we took a day trip to Salzburg. Trains to Salzburg leave from the Wien Westbahnhof. This is a major train station, with trains to Salzburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich, Moscow, Budapest, Bucharest, and Belgrade... Show More Summary

Circular Polarizers

I've written about circular polarizers before, but I wanted to revisit them one more time.In case you don't know what a circular polarizer is, it is a filter that screws onto the end of your lens to allow you to polarize the light coming into your lens. Show More Summary

Inside the Inglis Elevators

As part of my northwest Manitoba grain elevator trip, I visited the elevator row in Inglis, Manitoba. I wrote about the outsides of the elevators here and now I'm going to write about the interiors.Inglis has two elevators that are open to the public, the N.M. Show More Summary

The Claus Conspiracy

There's a rumour afoot that Santa Claus, that benevolent supplier of presents to children worldwide, doesn't just use his reindeer-powered sled to deliver presents. One man - Craig Waarheid - is convinced the jolly old elf gets help from a huge, diesel-powered entity.None other than... Show More Summary

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