Two hundred and seven posts later, I have reached four years with this blog. Rather than spend too much time on a victory lap, I wanted to share a few words of thanks to everyone who has happened to stop by the Beachburg Sub.
Let's be honest. Without any readers, how long can a blog last? I don't know if I would have stayed with the Beachburg Sub as long as I have if not for everyone who reads, comments and shares material with me.
This has been the biggest surprise for me. Not only are my readers as passionate as I am, they are also quite generous with their time and resources. I can't tell you how much I appreciate everyone who has contributed guest posts, shared links, sent me photos and relayed information about operations both here in Ottawa and elsewhere.
I have had a lifelong passion for railways. The industry is in my blood. I am also a fierce advocate of railways, especially here in Ottawa. I'd like to think that we have done our little bit to bring about a small revival of railway fortunes here in Ottawa. After all, we now have a solid rail future for the Prince of Wales Bridge, we are on the cusp of the Confederation Line's grand opening, the Canada Museum of Science and Technology is expanding its railway pavilion (Well done, Bytown Railway Society!) and we might possibly see the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train operate again. And it appears we have a solid lead on the Arnprior Local!
Things couldn't be better, at least for now.
In all seriousness, thanks to everyone for following along and indulging me.
More to come.
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