Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm back!

After a two month hiatus, I'm back! On December 20th I caught NBEC 595 approching the Campbellton yard from the west, arriving from the Gaspe coast with seven loaded lumber cars. I was on my way to the mall while in Atholville, and my scanner picked up 595 calling in "One mile to Campbellton" So of course Jess and I parked by the old bakery which is trackside and waited no more than five minutes and there she was. The plan was for them to drop off the seven cars and head back to the Cascapedia Sub and head to Nouvelle as 594 east. However because of time constraints and the luck of timing (I was able to catch 595 west) I wasn't able to chase 594 back to Nouvelle. But that's ok! There is always other trains. So in the mean time I won't be able to catch any trains till sometime durring the first week of January. Jess is away on a much deserved vacation, I'm home with our Daughter and don't have a car at my disposal at this time.

Also as some of you may already know, I have a couple of new videos up on Youtube, I was lucky enough to catch the Ocean at Dalhousie Jct in the -18 sunny morning of December 20th! Yes very cold so that is why the camera was shaking pretty bad! I put in a request with Santa for a Tripod but I guess the QM was out of stock. So it looks like I'll have to invest in a good one my self. You see the issue with me and tripods is, I sometimes have to go with quanity rather quality. So I don't always get what I pay for...well in the sense of quality. I usally get crap for the small price I pay. Oh well next pay I guess. Also my camera decided to call it quits on me, I'm using my back up right now which isn't all that great when it comes to video but it is simply awesome with stills so I guess for now till I buy a new camera you'll be seeing a lot of stills from me. Yeh it's been a rough year for me you can tell hahaha. Anyhow so that's about it for me and the next post will be next year so have fun and keep chaseing those trains!

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