Wednesday, March 21, 2012

R/Alphabe-Thursday

 RAILWAY: Canadian National coming from the north

As you can see, March is not the most photogenic of months in central Ontario. Luckily this REDDISH orange Canadian National RAILWAY (commonly called CN) engine entered the scene and saved the photo. CN passes through East Gwillimbury on the east side of town. During the night, if I'm awake, I sometimes hear trains every 20 or 30 minutes. Most of the time I don't hear them though.

 Track heading southwesterly

This is the same intersection looking the other way.  I took the photo last fall, but you can see a misty sunset adds a light REDDISH (aka pink) tint here.

Curve in the track

I cannot remember, but I think this track belongs to the Canadian Pacific RAILWAY (aka CPR) running parallel with the north shore of Lake Ontario. I'm always looking for a chance to take photos of CPR engines, which are RED.  Unfortunately I had no luck the day I took this photo.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

39 comments:

Tanya said...

that train makes for a very picturesque image!

Cezar and Léia said...

I also like a lot the train!Your pictures are always beautiful!
Léia

Kate said...

Trains awaken the romantic in many of us as we dream of faraway places!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love train pics!

Malyss said...

Trains and railways have always something of an attractive adventure, I like them!

see you there! said...

Thanks for feeding my love of trains. I too occasionally hear one tooting in the night.

Darla

Kathy said...

Good shot of the train. Were you out of the car?

Sandra said...

love that tree. and the train makes me want to ride one. i love the long lonely sound of a wailing train. we hear it here each morning at 4:30

Halcyon said...

I love trains!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm always interested in trains and tracks. Pictures like this bring back many memories of spending time at the tracks with my husband. He loved all things 'train'.

Jarart said...

I too am a big fan of train pictures. I like the tracks too!

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE that 2nd shot!

Lowell said...

I love trains, engines, tracks so I really enjoyed this series. Maybe you ought to put your camera on the "vivid" mode and see what happens?

ormbunke said...

Tåget gör ju hela bilden. Snyggt. Ha de gott. Anita

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well you found your R with a red engine and the tracks, but I also like the dead tree.

RedPat said...

I always enjoy a train shot!

Honest Abe said...

Patty and I lived beside a railroad - separated from it by a side ditch and a small alley. It would pass, going slowly, and make the house and dishes rattle. I like trains. Grew up with them passing the house twice each day.

☆☆Mumsy said...

You've managed to take some beautiful of the track and the train though! I kinda like the look and feel of the entire area!

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, especially that second one.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

The train adds wonderful color to an otherwise bland landscape. It's strange, but that's now how I pictured Canada in the winter. Bet it's pretty when everything greens up though.

edenhills said...

I love that first shot! Great timing for the train to come through.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Tina
Great weather we're having; don't think I've ever done spring cleanup sweating from the heat.
There's something about a red engine, whether train or fire; must come from all the books we read as kids.
I lived a short distance from RR tracks growing up and you're right, after awhile you don't even hear the trains or whistles.
Judith

Stephanie said...

I adore trains! Sadly we do not have train service on the island anymore. We have not heard any more news whether or not if it will ever run again. It all depends on the government and via Rail, re finances.

Shammickite said...

The house I lived in for 32 years had railway tracks at the end of the yard. At first it was Via passenger trains and freight trains, but the only trains that run on the track now are the GO commuter trains to and from the city. And they certainly blow their horns very loudly very early in the morning! I hope the people who live in the house now are heavy sleepers!!!!
Nice train pictures.

Randy said...

Love these.

Karen S. said...

yes, what a beautiful train! I am a fan and wish we had more for public daily use here in the USA.

Lorna said...

Sorry to have been away so long. I have such nostalgia for the trains---still get excited seeing one in the countryside

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a wonderful place to travel by train through and view the beautiful scenery!

Sue said...

Great photo with the train barreling through!

=)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love the red train!

gorgeous...

Craver Vii said...

I see that reddish-pink tint you're talking about. Photography has been an eye-opening experience for me that way. I find myself commenting on things that formerly went unnoticed. I like the boldness in the image of the red train. Good eye, CameraGirl!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Tina,

Beautiful pictures of the train and railroad tracks. I don't know if I could live near one though. I need to be able to hear the birds and bees :-)

Lola said...

Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, did enjoy your *R* post – especially the train!

Look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

VBR said...

One thing I have always wanted to do was take a train trip. There is just something about the sights and sounds of a train that makes me think of an adventure!

anitamombanita said...

Nice. Trains and tracks can make wonderful subjects...just be super super super careful if you get lost in your photography like I've been known to do. ;)

Pondside said...

I love the sound of a train, at night. When we used to visit my in-laws at the farm, we could hear the old CPR in the distance - it was a lovely night-time sound.

Viola said...

I just love your photos! I would like to go by train in your country!
Me, I like the fields before everything turn green.. :) I know what you're talking about, I do hear the trains too.. :))

Enjoy the Spring coming closer! :)

H said...

I'd love to travel across Canada by train!

Jenny said...

Trains are Really neat...

I used to live close to one and I actually enjoyed hearing them pass through...

Great post for the letter :R:.

Thanks for linking.

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