Every once in a while, Reg Aitken says, "I've been out doing some photography" and next thing I know, he's sending some interesting stuff my way. Reg 'The Explorer' likes to get out and explore what's rolling through Eastern Ontario. Not content to go back to the same old haunt, Reg rambles around. First stop, Smiths Falls, ON!
A remanufactured ECO unit was switching tanks and covered hoppers in the yard when VIA rolled through (top photo).
Reg worked an interesting 'carpet' of sky into this photo:VIA mini-station, this Ottawa-bound train pulls in:
Then a Brockville-bound counterpart. These photos were taken in 2017, hence the CANADA 150 wraps!
At the north side of Collins Bay, Reg positiioned himself on the north side of CN's Kingston Subdivision to catch VIA and CN trains. More CANADA 150 wraps...I kind of miss them!
Westbound CN freight with new power!
Heading west eight miles along the Kingston Sub, Reg was at the former Grand Trunk station at Ernestown that continues to weather itself, perhaps into obscurity:
This one found its way onto the disk. TIR 500 at the tour boat dock in Gananoque, ON before this little critter was moved just north of Highway 2 near the town hall.
The Associated Railroaders of Kingston (I'm one of their newest, most naive members) is holding its first train show this November. Besides a show website, the show is also advertised as widely as Railfan & Railroad events listing, thanks to the efforts of Paul Hunter and his team!
I was also talking trains with Paul at the Picton train show this weekend. Watch for an upcoming post!