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My goal in the summer of '18 was to capture GEXR in Daylight along the LRT route, but even when I missed daylight I was able to get some neat stuff and this is one of my favourite captures from that period. There's no mistaking where this shot was taken, only weeks before this was the lighting made operable for the LRT giving me something to work with from the Northfield station platform.
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Caption: What time is it Mr. Wolf? My goal in the summer of '18 was to capture GEXR in Daylight along the LRT route, but even when I missed daylight I was able to get some neat stuff and this is one of my favourite captures from that period. There's no mistaking where and when this shot was taken, only weeks before this was the lighting made operable for the LRT giving me something to work with from the Northfield station platform.

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1124] (more) (contact)
Date: 5/15/2018 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: LLPX 2236, GEXR 2303 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 584-15 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Northfield (search)
City/Town: Waterloo (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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10 Comments
  1. A helpful hogger!

    Very well done Steve.

  2. @ Kevin the ditchlights are LED

  3. Also note the difference between the top headlights and the ditch lights. Interesting.

  4. Yes :) A helpful hogger told me it was possible, so I tried. More to come for sure. Thank you.

  5. @Stephen someone must’ve tipped you off on those 584 run times eh ?

    Great shot there must be more!!

  6. You are a good Dad, Srephen. I also was always juggling time between family, work, cottage time and the railway photography hobby, which got the minimum in time. Yes, I agree, watching trains for me now and again, was and still is a great way to unwind, relax, and often when I did get to do it, my children were with me ! And yes, I stand guilty of taking them on train trips in order to get in some train riding. But today, all grown up and two with their own children, they tell me of the good times they had on these occasions. And good for you Stephen to do the swimming, skating and other activities with your family. It is a credit to you that you do all these activities not to mention work, and find a little time to do your wonderful and beautiful railway photography. Keep it up and I enthusiastically look forward to your future postings. Thank you !

  7. Nothing John, at that time (and until COVID) we had skating or swimming with the kids 3 nights a week, and with 584 being a Mon-Thurs job I could try once/week if everything aligned. So if the sun was out, I would go over to Kitchener after supper and watch GO and VIA trains pass by while 584 worked the yard.

    It was soothing, and relaxing, but once, they departed at 7:15 PM to go north.. after that chase, I realized two shots I had to get.. so I kept trying, and it hit in daylight one more time as they departed at 7:30 – but by then it was almost August and you lose 3 minutes of sunlight every day.. I managed to follow the train 3 times of my 6 or 7 attempts.

    by August it was no longer possible.. but persistence paid off!

  8. Stephen, such a nice picture ! To me, very interesting to see the Elmira job running beside ION. Great exposure. Now, what did your wife when you got home late at night ? Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sweet! ????

  10. Very nice Steve. Right by my former place of work too :)

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