Converging Train Lines

While in Toronto to watch a baseball game–Go Jays!! I came across a Via Train and the UPX….or is that UP express.

I suppose it is supposed to stand for Union to Pearson express:  Union obviously being a train station and Pearson being the name of the International Airport in Toronto.

 

Either way, based on the reaction in previous posts, I thought you might like these pictures.  I am sorry I didn`t shoot any video.

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Found

Let’s talk about life’s frustrations.  Here is one that hobbyists can relate to–especially if you do jigsaw puzzles.  You know how when you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle, you come down to the end and you discover that there’s a piece missing.  It is pretty frustrating and makes you doubt everything.  Those are terrible days.

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Fear not for I offer important news.  While walking to the library, I found it.  Contact me and I will send it to you.  If you find my other sock from the dryer, I hope you will be as kind.****

***I wrote a very similar piece for my other blog.  I apologize to anyone who is kind enough to subscribe to both of them.

 

Rail Maintenance

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Hey train enthusiasts. A short time ago, early April. there was a news article about a train hitting a backhoe.  My mother, having heard this on the CBC radio news, wondered how this was possible.  Not to belittle the tragedy but rather to explain to my mother rather than Googling, I wanted to give her some ideas–if only in a smaller scale.

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I came across this construction crew today. They were doing work on the train line with interestingly modified vehicles.  Also, since a number of people checked out this blog when I posted the Aurora train station, I thought you might like this tool

 

 

Revisiting Puzzle Agony

Though I swore to myself I would not do another jigsaw puzzle, that’s exactly what I did

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What cruel circumstances led to this? Well, it is a combination of forgetful ambition and the words of a parent who seemed eager to do the puzzle.

The forgetful optimism allowed me to forget the agony of the last puzzle and think “Hey! A puzzle would be fun!” The words of my Mom made me think that she would like to do a puzzle together to, in her words, “keep me sharp.”  Well, she took one look at the pieces and said, “There really small.”  I guess that is what I get by buying the puzzle at the Dollar Tree.  I certainly wasn’t expecting perfection, I just hoped it wouldn’t be as bad as the last one.

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In the end, it wasn’t terrible and I finished it rather quickly. Despite not containing trains or train tracks or similar stuff, it was a pretty nice picture.  Now all I have to do is find somebody who wants it.

Aurora’s Trains

Trains are awesome.  Trains are great.  My town has a renovated, yet classic train station, yet only commuter trains run on it.  That doesn’t bother me, but it isn’t the same as seeing freight trains every day.

I went out for a walk today and took some photos.  Anyone interested in trains might appreciate them.

 

 

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I should also include the heritage sign for those who would like to see it.

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