Trains across my Trail
I wasn’t expecting to encounter a long train in Northern Ontario but I was mistaken. We were in a bit of a hurray when the lights started flashing at the crossing.
After doing our morning bird count,Singe Lake BBS route, we were in a bit of a hurry to return to our camping spot to pack up and get on our way to our next stop. We didn’t bargain on being stopped by a freight train that went on and on and on! Lots of different way to stack a container. Even one on the bottom that clearly says keep on top!
As it turns out, it was a long CN freight train so I got out of my car and photographed car after car as the train moved by with it’s load of intermodal containers.
I first heard about the concept of intermodal traffic in 1970 when we rented some office space to two fellows from Livingstone Forwarding and they were going out, day after day, trying to convince people that containerized freight shipping was the thing of the future. At the same time, I was going out, day after day, trying to convince people, other than doctors, that pagers were the way of the future (at the time only doctors used pagers and usually only in affiliation with a hospital).
Finally got to the end and we were able to continue on our way.