20 Railway Photos to Inspire Wanderlust
From dreamy old locomotives to shiny new ones, these photos by Our Canada readers will make you want to book a train ticket immediately!
Paul Barber caught this gorgeous shot of a locomotive on the Royal Hudson Canadian Tour in Trenton, Ont. Its red hues and grain give it a lovely vintage feel.
The Battle River Railway Trestle near Wainwright, Alta., is intricate and beautifully built. The lines in Sharon Peters’ photo guide the eye to appreciate the railway’s brilliant architecture.
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The colours of autumn look so lush in this photograph of a dinner train in Mont Orford, Q.C.
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Waiting at sunset
Jackie Gartner put her photography skills to the test in Lloydminster, Alberta! Stunning!
Scenic train ride
Sandra Harvey captured this sunny day on Alberta’s Icefields Parkway perfectly!
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On a trip to Banff National Park, Donna Barker stopped for the view and got the added benefit of the train coming through for this breathtaking hot.
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The perspective and contrasts in Alexandra Fontaine’s photo of graffitied rails over Norrish Creek in Mission, B.C. are striking.
Linda Sweeney captured this charming shot of a Via Rail train coming into Newcastle.
“Constructed around 1927, this caboose was last used on CN’s Montreal-Belleville run in 1976,” writes Paula Brown. “It has been modified and painted to reflect the CNR caboose style of the 1920s. It’s on display at the Cumberland Heritage Museum in Cumberland, Ont.”
Helena Bruder’s shot of the back of a train is simply captivating.
Alan Cheng found an abandoned rail car serving as the canvas for artists in Scarborough, Ont.
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Black and white
“While crossing the tracks leading into Gull Lake, Alta., I had to stop and get this picture last winter,” writes Deb Sandau.
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The contrast of the red train against the white wintery morning of Smithers, B. C. is striking. Edith Beerda did a great job with this one!
Deer on the tracks
“Not a train in site this afternoon when we were out for a drive in Rothesay, N.B.,” writes Rena Nixon. But they did meet this adorable little guy!
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Looking for Alaska
Fred Allin took this train from Anchorage to Fairbanks while on a trip to Alaska. Its cool tones contrast with the yellow magnificently.
Lynn Mabley saw this CN 6060 steam locomotive from the 1940s in Hinton in 2001. “It was impressive to see this old engine still running,” she writes.
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George Vanderberg snapped this shot at the Marshalling yards in Kipp, Alta. The switches on the track offer choices for which rail the cars will travel down, giving the photograph a charming sense of poetry along with its symmetry.
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Joyce Stolte took this endearing photo of an Alberta Prairie Railway train getting “robbed” by bandits.
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“Canada’s only 360 degree mural can be found in Pembroke, Ont. located on the water tower from the old Canadian Pacific Railway train station,” writes Robbie Gorr. “It shows a steam train arriving in Pembroke, painted all around the old tower by artist John Ellenburger.”
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