Well, it's about time for this blog to pull into the station for the year. I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to me over the last few months. I must confess that I haven't been able to sit trackside for a while, but thanks to contributions from readers and friends, this blog has lots of content ready for the new year, albeit on a bi-weekly basis. It's been a fun reunion tour so far!
There's no doubt it's been a rough couple of years for everyone. I am luckier than most since I am able to work from home and not have to worry about being in stressful situations. I haven't been on Ottawa's O-Train since March 2020 and I'd like to keep it that way (for many reasons).
In the new year, I will be sharing photos from Stratford (like this one taken at twilight), Kitchener, Sarnia and a few other spots. I intend to get out into the wilds in Ottawa and maybe see what's going on here, but that will have to wait until I have a few days off from work. I am lucky to have caught our beloved west-end weekly Arnprior Turn twice this year, which made for some fun conversations. I'm hoping for a few more meets in the new year.
Also in the new year, I am hoping to venture out further afield and maybe catch some mainline action or possibly snag a shot of Via's new Siemens test train. Those are both lofty goals, but we all need resolutions.
So all the best to everyone out there. Have a safe and wonderful Christmas and happy new year.
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