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After a day of snowshoeing on Georgian Bay and grabbing beers to go at Trestle Brewing Co. (a must-visit, they've got a fantastic patio at the foot of the trestle), B and I decided to visit the hilltop museum and lookout tower before parting ways. We shot The Canadian from a trackside rock cut on the property; knowing there was a second northbound following, I decided to climb halfway up the tower to watch the freight roll by. B reluctantly followed and I explained the "golden goose" of Parry Sound shots - a genuine southbound crossing the trestle ACOT due to a detour or, as is far more common, faking the shot with an out-facing rear DPU—also a fairly lucky circumstance. As luck would have it, I heard another engine rumbling up the line (check), it was at the end of the train (check!), it was a relatively fresh rebuild (Check!) and was facing out (CHECK!). I quickly climbed to the tower's summit and fired off a shot as it continued its northwestern journey. It's pretty amazing how quickly the distant landforms across the water fade into near-nothingness with a small amount of snow in the air.
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Caption: After a day of snowshoeing on Georgian Bay and grabbing beers to go at Trestle Brewing Co. (a must-visit, they've got a fantastic patio at the foot of the trestle), B and I decided to visit the hilltop museum and lookout tower before parting ways. We shot The Canadian from a trackside rock cut on the property; knowing there was a second northbound following, I decided to climb halfway up the tower to watch the freight roll by. B reluctantly followed and I explained the "golden goose" of Parry Sound shots - a genuine southbound crossing the trestle ACOT due to a detour or, as is far more common, faking the shot with an out-facing rear DPU—also a fairly lucky circumstance.
As luck would have it, I heard another engine rumbling up the line (check), it was at the end of the train (check!), it was a relatively fresh rebuild (Check!) and was facing out (CHECK!). I quickly climbed to the tower's summit and fired off a shot as it continued its northwestern journey. It's pretty amazing how quickly the distant landforms across the water fade into near-nothingness with a small amount of snow in the air.

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8814N [19] (more) (contact)
Date: 02/06/2022 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 7046 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Parry Sound (search)
City/Town: Parry Sound (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Atta boy, that’s how its done! Great shot.

  2. I thought that tower was closed !!!

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