Lyon Valley Northern

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Thursday, August 06, 2009

Railfan day in Montreal

Lela and I visited Montreal for the day and did a little railfanning as part of the activities. Our first stop was Dorion Station.

On the west end of Montreal, this station is now a commuter stop on the CPR Mainline. This westbound was taken after having lunch at the station. The restaurant is unique and is called the Red Zebra. It is run by Mental Health Out Patients. The food is great and the price is very reasonable. The money made goes right into their charity coffers.

Here is an eastbound approaching Dorion.

In the west end there is an interlocking tower which has been replaced by ctc. The main activity on this 2 track mainline is commuter service.

It is open to the public 2 days a week.

Plow and Spreader in the CPR yard

Dorval Station sees this east bound VIA departing for the city.

Here is a picture of Beaconsfield Station. All in all it was nice to see these locations and I will definitely be back.


Blogger Eric said...

Nice photos, Chris. Our family took a car trip to Montreal - we stayed in Dorval and took the commuter train downtown. This was a civilized and convenient way to explore downtown, and the train ride showed us some interesting sights, as did your photos. Thanks for posting, Eric

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Blogger Chris Lyon said...

I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Montreal Eric. I am going baack this weekend for the rail expo at Delson.

4:12 AM  

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