Our big “spoil us” meal of the trip was late lunch (early bird dinner) at Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. Yes, I’m getting more and more pleased with the investment in the passport. The revolving restaurant has wonderful food and great views of the Canadian and American Fall, with a view of Toronto in the distance as it turns. Totally cool way to spend an afternoon that had gotten a bit too cloudy for train photos.
Speaking of trains, I have to show you my trains!
This is the NS Business Special from the first week of the trip.
The Norfolk Southern F-Units are just gorgeous engines! That train just oozes class as it glides down the track.
It was cool to meet up with some friends while chasing this trip. The business train in New York is rare and it attracted a lot of railfans. So it was kinda like a cross between a steam train chase and a sunny Summerail Sunday, with a gang of people participating in their favorite hobby together – much fun!
We chased the Livonia, Avon and Lakeville around town a couple of times.
This is my favorite shot of the LA &L. It combines the train with another one of my favorite things, commercial advertising and logos. Barilla is my store-pasta of choice anyway. One afternoon they were making pasta at the plant and the air smelled so good it just cried for spaghetti sauce!
While the Barilla Pasta plant appeals to my interests outside of the trains, the Aces train was definitely David’s on more than one level!
My poker-loving man would SO take the train to go play poker if there was one closer to our home! Can you imagine a train from Toledo to the casinos in Detroit or Windsor? I can’t imagine there will be more than a bus once they get the Toledo casino up.
I was so happy to get this one!
In a past Photoblog I showed Starrucca Viaduct in Pennsylvania. On September 2 we caught the fairly rare shot of a train going over it! This was taken from the back of a soccer field.
My favorite shot of the trip from my camera was this early morning shot of a Buffalo and Pittsburgh train. I love the lighting and the fog in the back. This is definitely my best train of the trip!