Sightings, photographs, and links for trains, especially in Canada. Also some discussion on photography as it relates to trains.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I decided to try a different spot for Monday's Canadian. I went to where the Perimeter Highway crosses over Wilkes Avenue (and the CN Rivers subdivision). I parked and walked up the embankment next to the highway and set up there. I would have been shooting into the sun, if the sun was actually showing. As it was, it was a pretty good location, except the pole line prevented me from shooting the entire train.
As you can see from the shot above, the engineer opened the throttle up to come up to speed after he passed the detector!
I swiveled to get the "going away" shot, while the video camera recorded the hotbox message. The consist: 6427, 6421, 8609, 8119, 8512, Fairholme, Fraser Manor, Bliss Manor, Cameron Manor, Chateau Lemoyne, Yoho Park.