Two yanks in Montreal (in 2017) in pictures

Posted by Steve Sweeney
on Friday, July 3, 2020

Your humble correspondent once had high-minded aspirations and sincere intentions of saying something appropriately meaningful about a 2017 visit to Montreal as a part-work trip part-vacation visit coinciding with the annual Wheel-Rail Interaction conference. 

Having spent three years waiting for an inspiring muse, I gave up. 

Here are fun pictures and some captions.

Trains contributor Tyler Trahan agrees to strike a pose in front of a locomotive exhibit at Montreal's Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum. TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

Here's Tyler Trahan, again, inside the tender tunnel of U.K.-built A4-class 4-6-2 Dominion of Canada. TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

Here's a view of the Exporail yard from a child-friendly 'yard tower' at the museum. TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

A sharp looking Canadian National No. 1382. According to Internet research this is a SW1200RS. TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

A re-creation of a street scene to display historic streetcars at the Exporail museum. TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

LEMOYNE This is the location on a Canadian National line leading to downtown Montreal. Thanks to an supremely generous host, and volunteer at Exporail 'Alain' Tyler and I were given a private tour of much of the museum and grounds. And this photo of a Norfolk Southern-led train was one we got while Alain drove us to a subway stop. (We didn't realize there really isn't a straight-forward public transportation option to and from the museum from downtown Montreal.) TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

Another shot at LEMOYNE. This time of an appropriately led CN-train. TRAINS: Steve Sweeney

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