Yes I know it has been a while, but it seems I have lost a bit of interest in this. I hope it changes. Anyway does anyone have any pictures, stories or videos of the CN Newmarket Sub from back in the day before it was abandoned in 1996? I only ask because there is not much info on the internet and barley any pictures. If you have any of the above, please let me know as I am very interested.
It has been a year or so since I have posted something, wow. I have just been busy lately and the website hasn’t been a top priority. Not much is new, doing some railfanning off and on, I hope to have some new videos up soon. I will post a video of the CN 545 that I caught back in the summer. It was pretty cool.
Yes I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted something and I’m sorry for that, I have been busy. I hope everyone is enjoying there holidays and had a nice Christmas. I will have some more railfanning stuff up shortly. I will have some vids and a few pics up this weekend, most likely Sunday. I haven’t done much lately, so this will be the first time in a couple weeks. Nothings new on the Newmarket sub, the CN local hasn’t been around, haven’t heard it in months and it may stay that way. On that topic, I will post a few vids of the Newmarket Sub in MSTS(Microsoft Train Simulator) form as MLT released a GTA route that covers 8 subdivisions in the GTA area. Anyway thats about it for now.
Sorry i haven’t made any posts in a while, I have been lacking as you can see. I have been working lots this summer so I didn’t have a much time as i did before. It was a good summer overall, did some good railfanning, worked, went to the cottage for a week which was good, didn’t see any trains though. The best experience this year was on August 30th because there was lots of action going on at around 6, there was train 106, 450, 114, 451. Got to talk to engineer on CN 450 which was cool. Sadly I only got two trains on camera as the battery was low. Heres the link to the video http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=m4iIIAWKdQA
Anyhow school starts on Wednesday Sept 3rd and I’m not really looking forward to it, but hopefully it will be ok
Summer is almost here, and hopefully I will be able to do some good railfanning. I’m hoping me and my dad can go up to Brechin. They seem to uses to that siding one the most since it is there biggest one, its 13,000 ft or something. A strange thing happened on June 1st: we were sitting at Pine Orchard and we heard CN 106 clear the signal. Everything seemed fine until I see these 2 kids about my age waving to me on an empty intermodal car. It totally caught me off guard, I told my dad, but as soon as i pointed to where they were, they ducked. I have a video on youtube of it http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=DmKyzk1TLMY
Anyway, I’m hearing CN 545 more regularly now which is good, I hope to catch it sometime this summer. That’s about it, thought I would make a post of whats happening. Keep those comments coming!
On Saturday morning I was laying in bed and heard a train horn around 9:30 am. I was sure came from the Barrie Line. I was a bit confused at first because I know there is no weekend service as of now. I was thinking that perhaps one of the trains had some mechanical problems and therefore had to go down back to Toronto for repairs. Then about half and hour later I heard another train! Well now I was even more confused. After a while I figured they were doing crew training since CN crews are finished as of June 30.
Again on Sunday the same thing happened but there was more trains this time and all day. I think there were about 6 or 7. I happened to catch one going south while on a bike ride. That was pretty cool because I haven’t watched a southbound train before. Looked like there was only one guy in the cab though.
I really hope that the trains keep running on weekends until June so I can get some good videos since I haven’t filmed the Go train in a while.
Sorry for the lack of posts of late. I thought I would write about this event since there hasn’t been one for a while.
Pine Orchard was still a mudbowl this past weekend. My dad hasn’t even bothered to wash his prized Passat because he knows it’s just going to get all muddy again real soon. We need some warm dry weather to get rid of all that water. Pine Orchard is so easy to go to though. Never anyone there and lots of room to watch. We can see the signal(s) and the approach from either direction is great. What’s not to like? It’s also only about 15 minutes from our house and we don’t get shut out very often.
If you click on the picture here you will see 301 just coming up from the south across Vivian Side Road and if you look real close you can see three brand stinkin new locos (first was a SD70M-2,Â second two were ES44DC’s) hauling 12,000 tons of freight. I know the weight because we heard the engineer talking with another train (450) as they met at Zepher. No wonder they needed three locos. It’s not every day you get to see three new locos on one train. It was quite a sight.
I just received my May edition of Trains Magazine and am looking forward to going through it. If my dad sees it I won’t get it for a while.