I got up and had breakfast. After breakfast I got dressed and finished packing. I soon left the apartment. I just missed a bus on route #105, but they ran frequently. I waited for the next bus which came less than 10 minutes later.
I rode to Vendome Metro and got off. I photographed the bus and filmed it pulling away.
I then took a picture of the station because the way it was painted made it look like a VIA Hep1 coach.
I then got on the Metro and rode to Bonadventure. I filmed the train pulling out. I then went to Central station getting there at ; an hour before my train was scheduled to leave.
around the station before I joined the line for train #33 to
Boarding began around . I was seated in HEP2 coach #4117. Train #33 consisted of a P42, an LRC Business class coach, two HEP2 coaches, and HEP1 #8101; an ex CP coach which I rode in on my 2006 trip to Timmins.
left on time and backed out of Central station. The reason we backed out was
that the train had started its journey in
backed out, I filmed Amtrak’s
As we passed a yard, I photographed some retired Galley cars in the yard.
photographed VIA train #22 coming out of the wye at VIA’s
onto the bridge over the
train #22 passing. We soon headed forwards and I filmed the equipment in the yard
and an EXO train deadheading into the yard. We stopped a couple minutes later
and let a late VIA train #63 pass us. I filmed #63 passing. We were soon
underway and stopped at
later we were approaching
pulled into the station, I saw VIA train 34 lead by F40PH-2 #6434. #6434 is
significant because last year it was part of the consist of a VIA train that
was stranded in
I also photographed a couple VIA trains.
I then went
into the station. I heard an announcement for VIA train #53 which would leave
I phoned home
and let my dad know I was in
I then went to the east end of the station and photographed train #34 and filmed it departing.
I then went to the west end of the station and filmed train #53 departing. After, I went towards the future LRT station wondering if I would see some LRT cars being tested. I photographed the station building.
I then filmed a VIA train pulling into the station. It had a P42 and F40PH-2 bracketing five LRC coaches. I went inside the station and photographed the model steam locomotives on display.
the train I had filmed pulling into the station would be my train #47 back to
Boarding began at . I was seated in LRC coach #3340. The train would run with the Business Class car towards the rear instead of behind the locomotive leading.
The AC outlet at my seat wasn’t working. I wasn’t pleased as this was the second trip in a row where I wasn’t able to get power at my seat. I mentioned it to a VIA employee who said they might be able to reset it. The train left on time.
As we passed close to the Hurdman bus terminal, I photographed it.
The train stopped at Fallowfield. After leaving Fallowfield, my ticket was taken. I told the conductor about the AC outlet not working at my seat. He was able to fix it. I went online and worked on this report some more.
passed and I attempted to film it. We passed non-stop through
We passed non-stop through Cobourg. Another eastbound VIA passed without me being able to film it.
passed through Port Hope. A couple eastbound CN freight passed. We stopped in
passed the TTC’s
I then went
downstairs to the GO Transit ticket booth. There were some people meeting for
dinner at a Swiss Chalet in
I joined the line. The people in front of me were taking a lot of time, but I was able to get a ticket and get on the GO train with less than four minutes to spare.
From the GO train, I attempted to photograph train #47.
The GO train departed on time. When we got to our first stop, the crew announced the train in front of us was being held at Rutherford; two stops down the line due to a police investigation and we would hold at the next stop; York University.
When we got
and a little while later, we got to
I then boarded a YRT bus thinking it would take me to where I was going. It didn’t go there and I ended up getting a transfer and getting off and Yonge Street and catching a bus on route #96 to where I was going instead. I was able to make it to the Swiss Chalet in time and had dinner. After dinner, I caught a VIVA bus back home.
Aside from the circumstances behind this trip and the problems checking into my Airbnb, I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Everything worked out with being able to retake 100% of the photos I inadvertently deleted.
taken three trips to
As for me,
I hope to get back to
Click to go home.