Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gaspe Trip Summary

Chaleur at New Carlisle
The weekend of May 29-31, 2009 was an action-packed railfan expedition for David Morris and I. We chased VIA 15 on Friday, then chased the Chaleur on Saturday, and finally railfanned the Napadogan subdivision and the Pelletier subdivision on Sunday.

I logged 1606 km in the car, from Fredericton, NB through Campbellton to Amqui, QC, back to Matapedia and up the Gaspe to New Carlisle, QC, back through Campbellton and down to St. Leonard, NB then back into Quebec to Riviere-Blue, QC, then back through Edmundston and home to Fredericton. We burned 104l of gas and drank innumerable caffeinated beverages in our mad chases.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend. The main focus was to shoot the Chaleur one more time, but I think my best pictures and video came from chasing the combined Ocean-Chaleur in Quebec, and CN 121 and 308 on Sunday. The weather was a bit of a downer for the Chaleur chase but I don't mind.

I'll remember this trip for a long, long time. I hope you have enjoyed hearing about it. Thanks for reading.
Amqui Station

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