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VIA Rail—Sunset and Signals.

On a sub-zero evening, in February 2010, I exposed this view of an eastward Toronto-bound VIA Rail corridor train at Sunnyside in the western Toronto suburbs.

Pat Yough, Chris Guss and I were on a winter adventure in Ontario that I’ll remember for the cold as much as the photos.

Here’s a hint: extremely cold weather can produce some stunning light effects.

For this view, I used Fujichrome Velvia loaded in a Canon EOS-3 fitted with a 100-400mm Canon zoom lens (featuring image stabilization).

I like the curvature of the track and classic searchlight signals which are accentuate by the rosy glow of the setting sun.

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View from the Signal Tower at Montreal Central Station—Daily Post.

Twenty Nine Years Ago Today.

I made this view on Kodachrome 64 with my Leica 3A and Summitar lens.
I made this view on Kodachrome 64 with my Leica 3A and Summitar lens.

On May 29, 1985, I was visiting Montreal, having arrived that morning on the overnight VIA Rail train from Toronto. The signalman/tower operator was friendly, and allowed me to spend several hours photographing trains from the tower.

This was before VIA rationalized its schedules, and there was a constant parade of trains coming and going. Here, I’ve used the tower door to frame an inbound LRC train.

I didn’t think much of the modern LRC trains at the time. But I’m glad I preserved them on film.

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This week I’ll be photographing at the North Carolina Transportation Museum’s Streamliners at Spencer event. For a sneak preview see last night’s post. (CLICK HERE)

Keep an eye out for updates!

Spencer, North Carolina.
Spencer, North Carolina.

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VIA Rail, Montreal, Quebec, October 24, 2004

A Clear Autumnal Canadian Morning.

Autumn is my favorite time to make photographs. Crisp days, rich low sunlight, and bright rusty foliage make for a great combination of conditions.

In Late October 2004, Tim Doherty and I spent several days exposing photographs around Montreal. On the morning of October 24, we worked this location south of downtown which featured a shining skyline view.

VIA Rail Montreal, Canada.
I exposed this image with my Nikon N90s and 80-200 zoom lens on Fujichrome film.

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