Here are some great places to go and see trains.
Museum of Science and Technology
Museum of Science and Technology has a collection of steam locomotives
as well as other railway artifacts. Phone at 991-3044, Gift Shop at
993-5584. Located at 1867 St. Laurent Blvd (corner of Lancaster/Smythe
and St. Laurent). To link to the Museum's web page click
Smiths Falls Railway
The Smiths Falls Railway
Museum, located on William Street in Smiths Falls, Ontario, is housed in
the restored Canadian Northern station.The museum offers a wide variety
of displays and activities for all ages.There is an admission charge.
The museum is open daily 10 am to 4 pm, May through October. New members
are welcome. The town of Smiths Falls, about a hour drive south-west of
Ottawa, is accessible by Highways 15, 29 and 43.
de Hull, Chelsea et Wakefield
Tourist train from
Hull, Quebec to Wakefield Quebec along the shore of the picturesque
Bedell, Ontario is
just south of Kemptville, Ontario just west of Highway 416. The CP
mainline from Montreal to Toronto passes through this locoation and is
relatively easy to get to. You can sit on the hill just east of
the level crossing and see the trains easily. There is a hot box 5
miles to the east so your scanner will give you warning so that you have
enough to take a photo. Remember! Stay off the tracks.
At Couteau Junction, you can
stand at the VIA station and see plenty of action. Remember!
Stay off the tracks.
Smiths Falls it the
crew change location between the Winchester sub (Montreal to the Falls)
and the Belleville sub (The Falls to Toronto). With Ottawa Valley
RailLink (soon to be named Ottawa Valley Railway) on the scene, you can
see these brightly coloured units from time to time also.Smiths Falls
normally sees many trains each day with the bulk passing through early
in the morning and late in the evening. The station is also a VIA
Trains of the
St. Lawrence Valley
Link to the
"Trains of the St. Lawrence Valley" web site for information
on this video (also has a video on the Polar Bear Express). You can link
to their web page here at http://www.datacom.ca/~chandos/
or you can send them an email here at email@example.com.
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