Ever since I was a little boy, trains have intrigued me. The linear movement of goods from point A to point B. The raw power of the locomotives, and the majestic caboose. It is probably fitting that I ended up working in the rail transportation industry. In any case, the following are some posts, or links to photo albums that I have made over the years, regarding trains.

Dumb Ways to Die: a short cartoon about train safety.

Freight Rail

  • February 2010: Where have all the foamers gone?
  • December 2010: Dumb Ways To Die! - A Video about Rail Safety.
  • Horsepower - How Much, is Too Much?: A post about locomotive development over the years.
  • Locomotive Review - The Geeps!
  • September 2019: Trains are fun to watch (a lookback on a childhood story)
  • Canada's Highway of Steel: A transcription of a favorite National Geographic article that I love. Transcribed for educational and reference purposes, in case I ever loose the copy of the magazine which contains the article.
  • The Death of all Good Things: On the topic of why model railroading interest has wained.
  • July 2013: Lac-Megantic, Quebec Train Incident
  • Normal Law Abiding Citizen = Terror Suspect
  • Rail Infrastructure

  • March 2013: Rail Yard Basics
  • May 2013: Frost Heaves and High Speed Rail
  • March 2013: Spur Line Review - Dunkirk, NY
  • Intermodal Car
  • Boxcar
  • Model Railroading

    Model railroading is another past-time of mine. It appeals to my sense of management and my creative side. I tend to prefer a switching / operation based layout, and am currently working on a layout that I call the Scajaquada Valley Northern.

  • BPRR Model Idea Plans: Some Scrapped Plans for a BPRR Model Railroad, and the industries it could serve.
  • Model Railroading: At What Cost?
  • Model Railroading: Go Freelance? - Or Go Home?: A post about the choice for freelance over prototype.
  • Model Railway Locomotive Design - The First RWRL design Concept.
  • Compression or Realism
  • Rail Wolf - Model Railroad Planning and Club Concepts
  • 2013 Model Railroad Plans - Old Ontario Northland Plans
  • 2013 Model Railroad Plans #2 - Old Ontario Northland Plans - With Link to Ontario Northland Video!
  • Vandorf, Ontario foaming location and memories. Also featured in another post here:
  • Why N Scale: A look at why I decided to opt for N Scale over HO.
  • TAC System
  • January 2016: A Dream of Model Railroads?
  • January 2013: Layout Planning and Club Thoughts
  • SVNO Locomotive Roster (current)
  • SVNO: The Current Plan / Project
  • Control System?
  • A day in the life of a Scajaquada Valley Railway Engineer...
  • Virtual Railroading

  • Tyvan Sub (TS2009)