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.
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