Wednesday, October 3, 2012

T/Alphabe-Thursday

 Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway train station

T is for TRAIN TRACKS

This narrow gauge railway  (42 inches) is now a museum with 3/4-mile long track in Huntsville Memorial Park, the tracks following the Muskoka River to where the river empties into Fairy Lake. Beside the station in the photo above, you can see a coach that has seats with flippable backs so passengers can always be seated looking forward.

 Looking back down the tracks

The engine - the Portage Flyer - is a remnant of the the "smallest commercial railway in the world," which carried freight such as lumber and tanbark (for tanning hides). Unfortunately the engine was in its shed when I was there  a few days ago.The Potage Flyer runs on steam, which I would have loved to have seen be fired up, travel the tracks...

 Walking further down the tracks

along the scenic Muskoka River to...

The end of the tracks - Fairy Lake Station

just beyond the Fairy Lake Station where the locomotive is turned on a manually operated turntable so it can head back to the station.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

41 comments:

Kathy said...

Look at those autumn leaves. Can't wait for them to turn here - but it will be another three to four weeks they say.

Andy said...

Wow! Thanks to you Camera Girl and your wonder photos I now have another place I want to visit.

see you there! said...

Fairy Lake? Just the name makes me want to visit. The train ride would be a bonus.

Darla

Mumsy said...

Wow..that train track leads to beautiful scenery! Gorgeous..

Buttons said...

Oh now this is truly worth the drive. Awesome. B

Sandra said...

i am a huge fan of trains and have seen many train stations, this one is just about the prettiest one ever.

Cloudy said...

Fotos wie aus dem Bilderbuch, einfach fantastisch...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I can see you're turning now, can't wait to see more color there. I love visiting train museums, there's one in Minnesota near my daughters home that we like to visit.

Neal said...

Very nice. I have always liked railroads. When we were kids we walked a railroad every school day. Of course I loved to hear the train coming so we could grab some rocks and blast the coal cars. :)

Indrani said...

Lovely shots! Loved the curved one the most.

Birdman said...

Looks like a fall day in New Hampshire or Maine. Riding the rails in autumn.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely views to be seen from the train!

TexWisGirl said...

these colors are so beautiful.

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful images

Gillian Olson said...

Such beautiful scenery, those fall colours are the best.

Paul in Powell River said...

What a set of great photos! Makes me want to go back to Huntsville, after many years, to see what I missed.

Janie said...

What a picturesque place to take a ride on a steam powered train. You'll have to go back and take a ride.

Randy said...

It's a beautiful area. Cute station too.

RedPat said...

Another thing I didn't know about! And such a setting.

VP said...

I like any kind of trains!

Ellie said...

Oh my that is such a lovely spot. It is so quaint and I love the walk along the train tracks.
Fairy Lake Station is a wonderful name. Thanks for sharing this little place of magic with us. :)

LONDONLULU said...

Oh I love old tracks and trains - hope you get a chance to spot the train in action next time! Glimpsing your pretty scenery, I wish our trees would turn color already:)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How romantic! I love the idea of the seats flipping!

Jamie said...

This looks like a fun place to visit and a beautiful place to ride the train. Good photos!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what lovely photos and a super area to visit.

Gill

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

fun photos of 'T" for train tracks ~ lovely autumn colors! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Naperville Now said...

so charming -- a number of railbeds (I read) have been converted to bike paths. yours looks quite lovely.

Valerie said...

What a delightful series of shots. That first shot just begs one to "get a ticket to ride" - I'd love to be a passenger! Thanks for sharing.

Rohrerbot said...

Your pics tell a story and I enjoy going on the journey everyday with your work. Really cool. These tracks remind me of a scene from Hachi.

Laura said...

so beautiful...wonderful colors...love this time of year...well I love every season really.

Stephanie said...

Lovely view from the tracks!

Carletta said...

My grandchildren would love this!
Hope you can go back and see the train. We rode a steam engine train last fall - really cool.

Rose said...

I wish I had the time and money to visit your world...I sure love the stuff you show. The first photo here is wonderful!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Idyllic. Terrific fall colors♫

Martha Z said...

Great images and a step back in time.

anitamombanita said...

cool tracks. cool shots! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What amazing pictures! I love the deep greens in your pictures!

Sandy said...

For some odd reason I have a great
love for rail road tracks.. not the
trains but how the tracks wind
through the country.. great shots!
Sandy

kaye said...

that first photo is so charming. I enjoyed the whole series.

Ames said...

I bet that ride is awesome during Fall!~Ames

Jenny said...

Oh.

My.

These lovely photos gave me that poignant autumn feeling...

...the wind changing...

...a scent of change in the air...

...leaves starting to drop like confetti.

This was really terrific.

Loved your post this week.

Thank you!

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