Friday, April 23, 2010

Lumber Cars/ Weekend Reflections

Empty lumber cars crossing over a railway bridge

This train looks like it's stopped, but it was moving northwesterly to North Bay, Ontario and then to points west. The lumber cars are returning to pick up a new load.

The Canadian National Railway passes through East Gwillimbury many times every day heading west to Prince Rupert, British Columbia on the Pacific Ocean...or east to Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Atlantic Ocean...or to three U.S. ports (Mobile, Alabama, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi) on the Gulf of Mexico.


You can see a map here.



To enjoy reflections from around the world, click HERE! 

23 comments:

RuneE said...

One more case of being at the tight place at the right time. Excellent!

Cezar and Léia said...

Those lines reflections are perfect, wonderful shot EG, congrats!
Léia

Becky and Gary said...

How did I miss this one. Such a fantastic shot EG! We see the CN coming through Conneaut, Ohio here in the states occasionally and quite often going between Chicago, Illinois, and Buffalo, New York where we watch trains. Love the reflection of the cars.
Super choice!
B.

Jacob said...

Super reflection job! Interesting that the cars are not stopped but continue lumbering along.

And re your comment on Stone Creek, I don't know where you'd get flag seeds in Canada. I think they grow only in Stone Creek. Alas! ;-)

Rebecca said...

Oh that is a very nice capture. Perfect timing too.

Lorna said...

My grandparents lived next to a CN track, and I can never see a train, even a modern one, without thinking of them, and of how it felt to be standing on the quaking ground, hands to ears, while the engineer waved.

Shelle said...

you know i've never seen a lumber car...there you go...great reflection...mine is on my photo blog.

http://thisisjustalovesong.wordpress.com/

Jarart said...

Wow, you had to be quick to get that red reflection so perfectly. Great shot.
Love the sky from yesterday too.

Carolyn Ford said...

This is superb! You were in the right place at the right time...and, you had your camera ready for the shot! Really a GREAT one!

cieldequimper said...

Perfect, red water rails. Love it!

Clytie said...

Fantastic shot! Most people would have missed this Reflection shot - the red rails in the water ... Love it!

Paulie said...

I always wondered what those were for -- often see them traveling through Vancouver, WA. I have taken some photos of them before showing the environment and find it kinda neat, as I do yours.

Matty said...

Great shot, and it looks like you were in the right place at the right time.

Al said...

Wonderful shot! The ripples make the reflection much more interesting.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a fantastic picture of a moving train. I love it. Such great colors. Perfect reflection!

kaye said...

I didn't that's what they were for. I see them all the time.

Ann said...

Lots of pine trees in Canada? When I was in Windsor, I marvelled at those "Car" cars. They transport them and anf rom Detroit. I could see them from my 10 storey floor of my university hostel. I always wonder why send them over and back again.

Anzac day is tomorrow, the weather is beautiful today. I hope it remains the same tomorrow. I remember you Canadian celebrate Rememberance or Liberty day, may be I remember wrongly.

Honey Mommy said...

That is a lovely photo! What a great capture!

Ebie said...

It is a fantastic shot! I love the parallel reflections. The reds stand out!

Reader Wil said...

A perfect reflection!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent photo for both ruby tuesday and Reflections. What a perfect reflections. Love it. MB

Lorac said...

Cool info! Love the reflection. Well done!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific reflection! Love the moving train! And how fun it is to just happen to be in the right place at the right time!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia

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