Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favourites of 2011

Here's the traditional year-end review that many blogs do.

I reviewed all 323 blog entries from 2011, looking for my favourite entries and photos.

Favourite Entries
This has to be a tie between the Coors Light train and my visit to VIA Rail's Winnipeg Maintenance Centre. Both were very fun to do and write about, and both had good response from you, Dear Reader.

For Coors Light, there was my post on the actual sighting, as well as the design of the wraps and sightings by other people (and more). I'm honestly surprised that both VIA 6408 and VIA 6445 still have the Coors Light decals on. I guess they will be refurbished last! The post about the Coors Light train itself (Number 1 With A Bullet) was my most read post ever.

I did a six-part series on the Winnipeg Maintenance Centre (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), including a tour of the F40PH-2,  as well as a glimpse of the Northern Spirit cars stored outside. That was so much fun to write!

Runners-up include my two-parter on the Prairie Dog Central steam engine (1, 2), the St. Stephen railway stationEvraz in Regina, a CN 111-CN 304 meet, and of course the CPR Holiday Train.

Favourite Photos

These are my favourites from 2011, in no particular order. Some many not be my technical best but I like them for sentimental reasons.
VIA 6416 in Winnipeg

R.J. Corman 1858 in Clarksville Tennessee

CN 5743 in Rothesay, New Brunswick

CP 6029 at Diamond outside Winnipeg, Manitoba

VIA 6420 outside Winnipeg Manitoba

Prairie Dog Central #3 near Grosse Isle Manitoba

CN 8927 at Dugald Manitoba

VIA 6458 in Winnipeg Manitoba


It's been a great year for blogging... my fifth full calendar year of blogging. See you in 2012!


One Man Committee said...

Those are some outstanding photos. Nice shots!

Steve Boyko said...

Thanks! :)