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Steve Boyko

Steve Boyko 

I like telling stories.

Occupation: Computer Programmer / System Integrator (Photographer, train geek, father, husband, computer geek, reader, not necessarily in that order.)

Location: Winnipeg, MB

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Cream of the Crop: 06/10/2012

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Isabelle Fortin27,337*It is time again, ladies* !! The 4th Annual Official G+ "Ladies Of Movember" event is ON! Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 4th year ! We have raised a lot of money in the past 4 years, I am very proud of all my mo-sistas ! This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember - Part 4 !2015-11-01 18:30:0045  
Isabelle Fortin27,337It is time again, ladies !! The Official G+ *"Ladies Of Movember"*  started 2 Years ago, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for #movember and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it for the 3rd year !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" for Canada you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember 20142014-11-01 05:00:00177  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for April 13, 2014 *No Theme this Week* It is an open week so feel free to be as creative as you can. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Apr. 14/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-04-13 03:00:0097  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for November 3/13. Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 *No theme for this week.* As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _____________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-11-03 02:00:00144  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for September 22/13. No theme for this week. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-22 03:00:00154  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for June 15/13. No theme this week folks. Its a free for all so get creative. Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 16 moderators who can help you along the way. ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-06-16 03:00:00158  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for *May 19/13.*  No theme for this week.  I want to thank +Jason Jakober  for allowing us to use his fantastic "Selfy" from a previous project as the *event cover*.  Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. We have 17 moderators who can help you along the way. _______________________________ *UPLOADING* The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the  *Add Photos* button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-19 03:00:00156  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for May 5/13. Mini Theme this week: *The great outdoors*  Spring as finally sprung and it's time to get out and show us your surroundings in your selfy.  There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-05-05 03:00:00168  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for February 24/13. We will be free styling it this week so *no theme* but please consider our  *February Self Portrait Challenge: Action Shots!* Event here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ci7r3aj6abfk20gkoldmtjifi2o for some inspiration. There are 16 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. The Selfy Sunday Project is the cornerstone event in the Art of Self Portraiture Community. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EST. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-02-24 03:00:00183  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for November 11/12 This will be an "open" project this week so no theme. __________________________________ The Halloween SSP was the scariest, most ghoulish, terrifying Selfy Sunday ever. The submissions were amazing. Well done everyone. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride   for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffSelfy Sunday - Nov. 11, 20122012-11-11 03:00:00196  
Jeff Smith61,780Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 16/12 *Theme*: *Tales from the Dark Side* Otherwise know as a warm up for Halloween. Show us your dark side. It it could be spooky or scary, sinister or moody, perhaps your alter ego, but I know you have been there, now its time to bring it out. _Well lets not be too sinister - we are here to have some fun !_ As always the lovely +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _____________________________ *UPLOADING* *The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT.* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project - Sept. 16, 20122012-09-16 03:00:00232  
TransportTuesday7,625We are having a special @108674867211728423383 "No wheels" subtheme next week. All photos are welcome but we'd really like to see your transport shots without wheels. Just come to the event and add your photos here, please put the #transporttuesday  hashtag in the comments but no tagging required. See what everyone comes up with =) The TransportTuesday team: @113635217936692280136 @111764754316869949519 @108258998494605140446 and @111112809838472063992 No Wheels Day at TransportTuesday2012-09-11 06:00:00161  

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2016-06-20 12:31:45 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Return to the Island
View of the Confederation Bridge I was back on Prince Edward Island earlier this month for work. I decided to combine that with a quick visit to see my mom in New Brunswick. My plan was to land in Moncton (YQM), drive to Oromocto to stay overnight with her,...

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2016-07-01 12:00:11 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Canada Day
It's Canada Day, everyone! I hope it's a good one for you. We're going to have a pretty quiet Canada Day here, I think. Maybe we'll get trackside, maybe we won't... Getting a little personal, and nothing about trains - skip to the bottom if you want to see ...

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2016-08-04 12:57:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

CP 8883 passing the grain elevator in Austin, Manitoba.

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2016-08-21 18:16:33 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

CN 1501, Finally
RDC CN 1501 Like other railways, CN inspects its track and roadbed regularly. It does this with a combination of manual and automatic methods, such as visual inspection by foremen and inspection vehicles like  Sperry rail vehicles  and CN's TEST train . One...

CN 1501, Finally
RDC CN 1501 Like other railways, CN inspects its track and roadbed regularly. It does this with a combination of manual and automatic methods, such as visual inspection by foremen and inspection vehicles like  Sperry rail vehicles  and CN's TEST train . One...___

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2016-08-19 11:30:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The Bonavista Train Display
NF110 CN 932 in Bonavista, Newfoundland The second place we stayed on our summer vacation in Newfoundland last month was Bonavista. This charming town on the east coast of the Rock is near the tip of the eponymous Bonavista Peninsula. History of the Bonavis...

The Bonavista Train Display
NF110 CN 932 in Bonavista, Newfoundland The second place we stayed on our summer vacation in Newfoundland last month was Bonavista. This charming town on the east coast of the Rock is near the tip of the eponymous Bonavista Peninsula. History of the Bonavis...___

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2016-08-16 17:00:02 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Manitoba Live Steamers and the Assiniboine Valley Railroad
Two miniature railways - one weekend! The Manitoba Live Steamers are holding their annual open house and the Assiniboine Valley Railway is holding another public Live Steam Manitoba Live Steamers - Red River Valley Railway The Manitoba Live Steamers are hol...

Manitoba Live Steamers and the Assiniboine Valley Railroad
Two miniature railways - one weekend! The Manitoba Live Steamers are holding their annual open house and the Assiniboine Valley Railway is holding another public Live Steam Manitoba Live Steamers - Red River Valley Railway The Manitoba Live Steamers are hol...___

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2016-08-15 12:00:27 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

10 Questions for Trevor Mills
This series is modeled after the "Interesting Railfan" series in Railroad magazine from years ago. I'm asking each railfan 10 questions, some standard and some customized for the particular person. I hope you enjoy it. ( See all in the series ) Trevor Mills...

10 Questions for Trevor Mills
This series is modeled after the "Interesting Railfan" series in Railroad magazine from years ago. I'm asking each railfan 10 questions, some standard and some customized for the particular person. I hope you enjoy it. ( See all in the series ) Trevor Mills...___

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2016-08-13 12:00:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Lewisporte Train Park, Newfoundland
CN 6069 at the Lewisporte Train Park in Newfoundland In July we paid a brief visit to the Lewisporte Train Park in Lewisporte, NL. I took a different route back from Twillingate via Lewisporte to take in this railway park, and I'm glad I did! My wife and ki...

Lewisporte Train Park, Newfoundland
CN 6069 at the Lewisporte Train Park in Newfoundland In July we paid a brief visit to the Lewisporte Train Park in Lewisporte, NL. I took a different route back from Twillingate via Lewisporte to take in this railway park, and I'm glad I did! My wife and ki...___

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2016-08-13 00:39:03 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Not every railfan trip works out the way you plan it.

Not every railfan trip works out the way you plan it.___

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2016-08-10 17:09:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The Clarenville Station and Display, Newfoundland
Train station and railway display in Clarenville, NL My family went to Newfoundland in July 2016 for their first visit to the Rock. I had been to Corner Brook very briefly but this was my first trip to the east end of the island. We landed in St. John's and...

The Clarenville Station and Display, Newfoundland
Train station and railway display in Clarenville, NL My family went to Newfoundland in July 2016 for their first visit to the Rock. I had been to Corner Brook very briefly but this was my first trip to the east end of the island. We landed in St. John's and...___

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2016-08-04 12:57:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

CP 8883 passing the grain elevator in Austin, Manitoba.

CP 8883 passing the grain elevator in Austin, Manitoba.___

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2016-08-03 10:01:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

The Whitbourne Museum, Newfoundland
On our recent family vacation in Newfoundland, we saw the Railway Coastal Museum in St. John's and the Avondale Railway Museum . The first railway display we actually saw was the Whitbourne train station and display. History The town of Whitbourne has a spe...

The Whitbourne Museum, Newfoundland
On our recent family vacation in Newfoundland, we saw the Railway Coastal Museum in St. John's and the Avondale Railway Museum . The first railway display we actually saw was the Whitbourne train station and display. History The town of Whitbourne has a spe...___

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2016-07-30 14:51:27 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Slugs and SD40s at work in Symington Yard, Winnipeg.

Slugs and SD40s at work in Symington Yard, Winnipeg.___

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2016-07-30 14:13:15 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

I do still love bridges, even though I don't moderate or participate in #BridgesOverTuesday any more. Is that still a thing here on G+?

I do still love bridges, even though I don't moderate or participate in #BridgesOverTuesday any more. Is that still a thing here on G+?___

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2016-07-30 03:25:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

RDC CN 1501 at Lorette outside Winnipeg, Manitoba.

RDC CN 1501 at Lorette outside Winnipeg, Manitoba.___

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2016-07-28 02:35:52 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Doubly Bad News for Churchill
One On Monday, the Port of Churchill handed layoff notices to approximately 50 of its workers and gave notice that it will not be shipping any more grain this year. This effectively shuts the port down, although reports indicate that it will be officially o...

Doubly Bad News for Churchill
One On Monday, the Port of Churchill handed layoff notices to approximately 50 of its workers and gave notice that it will not be shipping any more grain this year. This effectively shuts the port down, although reports indicate that it will be officially o...___

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2016-07-26 13:07:20 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

A little model train video on the CP Rail Manitoba & Minnesota layout.

A little model train video on the CP Rail Manitoba & Minnesota layout.___

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2016-07-25 20:47:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

An eastbound CN freight train coming into Winnipeg, Manitoba.

An eastbound CN freight train coming into Winnipeg, Manitoba.___

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2016-07-22 12:00:09 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The Railway Coastal Museum, Newfoundland
The St. John's, Newfoundland railway station Newfoundland's Railway Coastal Museum is located in the historic railway station by the port in St. John's. The museum covers the history of the Newfoundland Railway and successors CN and Terra Transport, as well...

The Railway Coastal Museum, Newfoundland
The St. John's, Newfoundland railway station Newfoundland's Railway Coastal Museum is located in the historic railway station by the port in St. John's. The museum covers the history of the Newfoundland Railway and successors CN and Terra Transport, as well...___

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2016-07-20 02:41:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

The Arlington Bridge
The Arlington Street bridge in Winnipeg There has been some discussion recently on replacing the Arlington Street bridge in Winnipeg. This bridge was built in 1912 (in Birmingham, England!) and spans the CP Winnipeg yard and is due for replacement soon. Rai...

The Arlington Bridge
The Arlington Street bridge in Winnipeg There has been some discussion recently on replacing the Arlington Street bridge in Winnipeg. This bridge was built in 1912 (in Birmingham, England!) and spans the CP Winnipeg yard and is due for replacement soon. Rai...___

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2016-07-17 13:00:24 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Toasters, Red Barns and Other Nicknames
Railfans spend a lot of time waiting for trains. I'm convinced this is when we come up with nicknames for particular types of locomotives. Here are a few common ones. The Toaster Probably the most well-known railfan nickname is the "toaster", a name now app...

Toasters, Red Barns and Other Nicknames
Railfans spend a lot of time waiting for trains. I'm convinced this is when we come up with nicknames for particular types of locomotives. Here are a few common ones. The Toaster Probably the most well-known railfan nickname is the "toaster", a name now app...___

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2016-07-16 12:00:24 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

The Avondale Railway Museum
Our family had a vacation on Newfoundland earlier this month, and I did my best to visit as many static railway displays as I could. I say "static" because of course there are no operating railways on the Rock. One static display we stopped at was the Avond...

The Avondale Railway Museum
Our family had a vacation on Newfoundland earlier this month, and I did my best to visit as many static railway displays as I could. I say "static" because of course there are no operating railways on the Rock. One static display we stopped at was the Avond...___

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2016-07-11 12:00:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Spring Break Railfanning (Guest Post)
This is another guest post by Taylor Woolston... another Winnipeg railfanning tour by bicycle! On Wednesday March 30th, 2016, it was the third day of Spring Break, and I decided that I would go and railfan the BNSF Manitoba Railway for a bit. BNSF Manitoba ...

Spring Break Railfanning (Guest Post)
This is another guest post by Taylor Woolston... another Winnipeg railfanning tour by bicycle! On Wednesday March 30th, 2016, it was the third day of Spring Break, and I decided that I would go and railfan the BNSF Manitoba Railway for a bit. BNSF Manitoba ...___

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2016-07-08 12:00:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

CN 15 Years Logo
CN was privatized on November 17, 1995, ending a decades-long ownership by the Canadian federal government. Just under 15 years later, CN started applying a "The journey continues / L'aventure se poursuit" 15 year logo to selected locomotives. In typical CN...

CN 15 Years Logo
CN was privatized on November 17, 1995, ending a decades-long ownership by the Canadian federal government. Just under 15 years later, CN started applying a "The journey continues / L'aventure se poursuit" 15 year logo to selected locomotives. In typical CN...___

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2016-07-05 12:00:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Two Trains Over Two Subdivisions (Guest Post)
This is a guest post by photographer Ken McCutcheon. He participated in my 10 Questions series a while ago. Recently he shared a pair of emails and I asked permission to share them with you as a guest post. Last week on Thursday and Friday [June 16-17]  the...

Two Trains Over Two Subdivisions (Guest Post)
This is a guest post by photographer Ken McCutcheon. He participated in my 10 Questions series a while ago. Recently he shared a pair of emails and I asked permission to share them with you as a guest post. Last week on Thursday and Friday [June 16-17]  the...___

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2016-07-04 01:51:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

An iceberg near Twillingate, Newfoundland.

An iceberg near Twillingate, Newfoundland.___

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2016-07-01 12:00:11 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Canada Day
It's Canada Day, everyone! I hope it's a good one for you. We're going to have a pretty quiet Canada Day here, I think. Maybe we'll get trackside, maybe we won't... Getting a little personal, and nothing about trains - skip to the bottom if you want to see ...

Canada Day
It's Canada Day, everyone! I hope it's a good one for you. We're going to have a pretty quiet Canada Day here, I think. Maybe we'll get trackside, maybe we won't... Getting a little personal, and nothing about trains - skip to the bottom if you want to see ...___

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2016-06-30 12:00:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 3 - Field to Canmore
This is the third and last in the series. In part 1 I chased a train from Seebe to Banff, and in part 2 I chased from Morant's Curve to Field. In my last post, I was just grabbing a sandwich at a deli in Field, British Columbia when an eastbound grain train...

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 3 - Field to Canmore
This is the third and last in the series. In part 1 I chased a train from Seebe to Banff, and in part 2 I chased from Morant's Curve to Field. In my last post, I was just grabbing a sandwich at a deli in Field, British Columbia when an eastbound grain train...___

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2016-06-28 12:00:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 2 - Morant's Curve to Field
I was in the Banff area in early June chasing trains. Part 1 is here . After photographing the potash train CP 8646 West at Banff, I drove on the Trans-Canada Highway to Lake Louise, then took highway 1A back a few kilometres to famous Morant's Curve. It wa...

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 2 - Morant's Curve to Field
I was in the Banff area in early June chasing trains. Part 1 is here . After photographing the potash train CP 8646 West at Banff, I drove on the Trans-Canada Highway to Lake Louise, then took highway 1A back a few kilometres to famous Morant's Curve. It wa...___

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2016-06-26 11:00:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 1 - CP 8646 West
I spent a morning chasing trains through Banff National Park (and a bit of Yoho National Park) earlier this month, and it was fun! The consensus among experienced Alberta railfans was that the best way to railfan the area was to pick up an eastbound train i...

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 1 - CP 8646 West
I spent a morning chasing trains through Banff National Park (and a bit of Yoho National Park) earlier this month, and it was fun! The consensus among experienced Alberta railfans was that the best way to railfan the area was to pick up an eastbound train i...___

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2016-06-24 12:30:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

A Prairie Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post) - Part 2/2
Local railfan Jack Hykaway shared this great railfan adventure. Follow Jack on YouTube ! He included so much content and so many photos that I have broken it into two parts ( Link to part 1 ) VIA 2 Arrives A backlit VIA 2 rolls into Melville six hours behin...

A Prairie Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post) - Part 2/2
Local railfan Jack Hykaway shared this great railfan adventure. Follow Jack on YouTube ! He included so much content and so many photos that I have broken it into two parts ( Link to part 1 ) VIA 2 Arrives A backlit VIA 2 rolls into Melville six hours behin...___

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2016-06-23 02:19:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

A Prairie Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post) - Part 1/2
Local railfan Jack Hykaway shared this great railfan adventure. Follow Jack on YouTube ! He included so much content and so many photos that I have broken it into two parts. A Prairie Railfanning Adventure My family and I headed west through the prairies th...

A Prairie Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post) - Part 1/2
Local railfan Jack Hykaway shared this great railfan adventure. Follow Jack on YouTube ! He included so much content and so many photos that I have broken it into two parts. A Prairie Railfanning Adventure My family and I headed west through the prairies th...___

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2016-06-20 12:31:45 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Return to the Island
View of the Confederation Bridge I was back on Prince Edward Island earlier this month for work. I decided to combine that with a quick visit to see my mom in New Brunswick. My plan was to land in Moncton (YQM), drive to Oromocto to stay overnight with her,...

Return to the Island
View of the Confederation Bridge I was back on Prince Edward Island earlier this month for work. I decided to combine that with a quick visit to see my mom in New Brunswick. My plan was to land in Moncton (YQM), drive to Oromocto to stay overnight with her,...___

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2016-06-14 11:00:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Cape Tormentine
Railway facilities at Cape Tormentine The village of Cape Tormentine was once a very important location, being one terminus of the ferry between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The Cape hosted the ferries that carried people, vehicles and rail cars ...

Cape Tormentine
Railway facilities at Cape Tormentine The village of Cape Tormentine was once a very important location, being one terminus of the ferry between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The Cape hosted the ferries that carried people, vehicles and rail cars ...___

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2016-06-12 10:00:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Potential VIA Rail Strike
VIA Rail's employees may strike on June 13 There is a possibility that VIA Rail's employees will be on strike as of 12:01 AM (Eastern) Monday morning, June 13th. The majority of VIA's administrative, maintenance and station workers are members of the Unifor...

Potential VIA Rail Strike
VIA Rail's employees may strike on June 13 There is a possibility that VIA Rail's employees will be on strike as of 12:01 AM (Eastern) Monday morning, June 13th. The majority of VIA's administrative, maintenance and station workers are members of the Unifor...___

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2016-06-07 14:00:16 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

A Vested Interest?
A recent Trains.com blog post asked the question " to vest, or not to vest? " This was in reference to a plea about a recent steam chase of Norfolk and Western 611 for railfans to not wear bright safety vests while chasing #611. The reason given was that ra...

A Vested Interest?
A recent Trains.com blog post asked the question " to vest, or not to vest? " This was in reference to a plea about a recent steam chase of Norfolk and Western 611 for railfans to not wear bright safety vests while chasing #611. The reason given was that ra...___

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2016-06-06 03:31:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

CN train 406 rolled through Salisbury, NB en route to Saint John with CN 8003 and CN 2326 on the head end.

CN train 406 rolled through Salisbury, NB en route to Saint John with CN 8003 and CN 2326 on the head end.___

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2016-06-05 13:00:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The Greater Winnipeg Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post)
Local railfan Taylor Woolston provided this narrative of a recent railfan adventure he had in the greater Winnipeg area... via bicycle! Railfanning can sometimes be boring, with a lack of good or interesting power, and sometimes a lack of trains in general....

The Greater Winnipeg Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post)
Local railfan Taylor Woolston provided this narrative of a recent railfan adventure he had in the greater Winnipeg area... via bicycle! Railfanning can sometimes be boring, with a lack of good or interesting power, and sometimes a lack of trains in general....___

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2016-06-03 13:21:43 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Follow Friday: CP Rail Manitoba and Minnesota Subdivision
On some forms of social media, Follow Friday is a tradition where people recommend that their readers go check out someone else's stuff. It usually has the hashtag #ff. I'm trying out the same idea here but for web sites and blogs. I really encourage you to...

Follow Friday: CP Rail Manitoba and Minnesota Subdivision
On some forms of social media, Follow Friday is a tradition where people recommend that their readers go check out someone else's stuff. It usually has the hashtag #ff. I'm trying out the same idea here but for web sites and blogs. I really encourage you to...___

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2016-06-02 12:00:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Finishing the Job - Summary
This is the last post of a series. That was a long day, but after shooting the Cromer grain elevator, I still had to drive three and a half hours home! The Road Home I stopped in Virden and had a late supper at the A&W there. I elected to eat in as I wanted...

Finishing the Job - Summary
This is the last post of a series. That was a long day, but after shooting the Cromer grain elevator, I still had to drive three and a half hours home! The Road Home I stopped in Virden and had a late supper at the A&W there. I elected to eat in as I wanted...___

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2016-05-31 11:00:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Finishing the Job: Part 5 - To Sunset and Beyond
This is part 5 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba ( part 1 , part 2 , part 3 , part 4 ). Leaving Rivers, I headed toward the former CP Lenore subdivision . This subdivision was one of those prairie branch lines that didn't make a lot of s...

Finishing the Job: Part 5 - To Sunset and Beyond
This is part 5 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba ( part 1 , part 2 , part 3 , part 4 ). Leaving Rivers, I headed toward the former CP Lenore subdivision . This subdivision was one of those prairie branch lines that didn't make a lot of s...___

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2016-05-31 04:41:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

CN 111 rolling through Dugald, Manitoba this past Saturday.

CN 111 rolling through Dugald, Manitoba this past Saturday.___

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2016-05-31 01:00:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Noisy birds and a grain elevator.

Noisy birds and a grain elevator.___

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2016-05-29 15:12:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Finishing the Job: Part 4 - The Rivers Subdivision
This is part 4 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba. ( Back to the start ,  part 2 , part 3 ) After the two elevators of McConnell, I was abruptly returned to the present with the modern grain elevator at Oakner . Oakner Three tracks serve ...

Finishing the Job: Part 4 - The Rivers Subdivision
This is part 4 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba. ( Back to the start ,  part 2 , part 3 ) After the two elevators of McConnell, I was abruptly returned to the present with the modern grain elevator at Oakner . Oakner Three tracks serve ...___

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2016-05-28 19:40:37 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

In this short operations session, Extra 3665 West heads to Georgetown to pick up some ballast hoppers after the recent track work there.

In this short operations session, Extra 3665 West heads to Georgetown to pick up some ballast hoppers after the recent track work there.___

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2016-05-28 04:44:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

A pair of SOO engines pull a train out of Kipp yard near Lethbridge, Alberta. SOO units are getting pretty rare these days!

A pair of SOO engines pull a train out of Kipp yard near Lethbridge, Alberta. SOO units are getting pretty rare these days!___

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2016-05-25 11:00:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Finishing the Job: Part 3 - Grain Elevators of the CN Rapid City Subdivision
This is part 3 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba. ( Back to the start , part 2 ) After visiting a few grain elevators on the CP Bredenbury subdivision, I switched over to some older elevators on the former CN Rapid City subdivision . The...

Finishing the Job: Part 3 - Grain Elevators of the CN Rapid City Subdivision
This is part 3 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba. ( Back to the start , part 2 ) After visiting a few grain elevators on the CP Bredenbury subdivision, I switched over to some older elevators on the former CN Rapid City subdivision . The...___

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2016-05-22 14:41:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Finishing the Job: Part 2 - CP's Turn
This is part 2 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba. ( Back to the start ) Binscarth After I finished photographing the grain elevators of the former CN Rossburn subdivision, I carried on to Binscarth, mile 76.6 on the CP Bredenbury subdivi...

Finishing the Job: Part 2 - CP's Turn
This is part 2 of a series photographing grain elevators in Manitoba. ( Back to the start ) Binscarth After I finished photographing the grain elevators of the former CN Rossburn subdivision, I carried on to Binscarth, mile 76.6 on the CP Bredenbury subdivi...___

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2016-05-15 10:00:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Finishing the Job: Part 1 - Grain Elevators of the CN Rossburn Subdivision
On April 30th I set out on my last marathon Manitoba grain elevator trip. I had about two dozen elevators left to photograph, and this trip would get all but one of them. I did my planning and on the evening of April 29th, I was ready to go. My camera was c...

Finishing the Job: Part 1 - Grain Elevators of the CN Rossburn Subdivision
On April 30th I set out on my last marathon Manitoba grain elevator trip. I had about two dozen elevators left to photograph, and this trip would get all but one of them. I did my planning and on the evening of April 29th, I was ready to go. My camera was c...___

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2016-05-14 10:00:08 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Derailment Week
There were three derailments in the news this week. Quite an unfortunate run. QNSL The Quebec, North Shore and Labrador (QNSL) railway derailed 14 cars (and perhaps the locomotive?) between Sept-Îles and Schefferville, Quebec on May 11. Nobody was injured a...

Derailment Week
There were three derailments in the news this week. Quite an unfortunate run. QNSL The Quebec, North Shore and Labrador (QNSL) railway derailed 14 cars (and perhaps the locomotive?) between Sept-Îles and Schefferville, Quebec on May 11. Nobody was injured a...___

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2016-05-13 11:00:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Follow Friday: Yukon Yeti
On some forms of social media, Follow Friday is a tradition where people recommend that their readers go check out someone else's stuff. It usually has the hashtag #ff. I'm trying out the same idea here but for web sites and blogs. This Friday I wanted to f...

Follow Friday: Yukon Yeti
On some forms of social media, Follow Friday is a tradition where people recommend that their readers go check out someone else's stuff. It usually has the hashtag #ff. I'm trying out the same idea here but for web sites and blogs. This Friday I wanted to f...___

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2016-05-12 21:10:10 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Diesels on Prince Edward Island eBook Now Available
I wrote an eBook! Diesels on Prince Edward Island is my first eBook. This 18-page PDF describes every diesel-electric locomotive type known to have operated on PEI. The book has 15 photographs, including a few never published before. Check it out! Diesels o...

Diesels on Prince Edward Island eBook Now Available
I wrote an eBook! Diesels on Prince Edward Island is my first eBook. This 18-page PDF describes every diesel-electric locomotive type known to have operated on PEI. The book has 15 photographs, including a few never published before. Check it out! Diesels o...___

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2016-05-12 10:00:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

RIP Peter Lacey
I heard today that Peter Lacey passed away. Peter was a noted railway historian in Manitoba, known for his work with the Midwestern Rail Assocation / Winnipeg Railway Museum and as an author. The Muskeg Limited, by Peter Lacey Peter wrote two books that I k...

RIP Peter Lacey
I heard today that Peter Lacey passed away. Peter was a noted railway historian in Manitoba, known for his work with the Midwestern Rail Assocation / Winnipeg Railway Museum and as an author. The Muskeg Limited, by Peter Lacey Peter wrote two books that I k...___

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