This is Engine 6593 which happily pulls passenger cars full of tourists and train enthusiasts between Waterloo, St. Jacobs and Elmira.
I took this shot at the train yard in St. Jacobs. Built in 1957, it has been lovingly restored by the members of the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS).
Check this link for the history of engine 6593
The Waterloo Central Railway run this diesel train as well as a steam train between Waterloo and St. Jacobs. They also run up to Elmira for special occasions. This was taken in St. Jacobs crossing the Conestogo River.
A couple more shots from the World Wide Photowalk in St. Jacobs. Both ends of the Waterloo Central Railway Engine #9 and the Caboose.
The stream train was heading back from Elmira to St. Jacobs and was about to cross Hwy 85. Dozens of cars were stopped and people were out taking pictures. I like the nostalgic look of the Black and White effect. The Waterloo Central Railway did a great job restoring this engine. If you are ever in St. Jacobs come and check it out!
The Waterloo Central Railway Steam Train was running between St. Jacobs and Waterloo this weekend. I happened to be driving by this trestle bridge as the train was approaching. Despite the rain I got this shot. A little work in Photoshop and a few filters yielded these results.
The Waterloo Central Railway is restoring this Essex Terminal Railway Alco 0-6-0 Switcher Number 9 to active steam. The restoration shed is located in the village of St. Jacobs and along with my friend Anthony I was able to get some shots of this Steam Train . We challenged each other to do something creative with the shots so these are a few of them. All the photo’s in the compilation shots are photo’s I have taken over the past year.
This is the next stop on our mini tour of Waterloo. This station is the Waterloo stop for the Waterloo Central Railway which runs restored trains between Waterloo, St. Jacobs and during the Maple Syrup Festival up to Elmira. This station is behind the Clay and Glass Gallery and beside the Perimeter Institute. Tomorrow will be the last in this series and I think the most recently built.
This is a 3 exposure HDR in Photomatix, processed in Photoshop and Topaz.