and so it begins…

On Tuesday evening I went with my son Michael, daughter-in-law Melissa and grand-baby Paige to see the Christmas Train.   The Ontario Northland Railway decorates a short train,the engine, two cars and a caboose…children can have a few minutes with Santa, as well as a big white bear.  It is even possible for the children to get on board a couple of the cars, one is set up as Santa’s Workshop and the other is the engine.  Paige is not quite ten months old yet so we didn’t venture on to the train, nor did we visit with Santa as she is not sure if she likes him just yet!  The Fire Department had a truck on hand as well for the children to climb on…kids love the Fire Trucks!   Two local businesses, Cecil’s Eatery and Tim Horton’s provided free hot chocolate for all.   It was a fun event for children and parents alike!   This train stops at a number of communities in the area for about an hour and a half.    I was surprised how amazingly crowded it was as the wind was bitterly cold.

Below you see the busy side of the train…couldn’t get too close!   I’ve not done much in the way of photographs at night so this was very different for me.   Will have to do more…

christmas.train.dec.2.2014This was the opposite side of the train, it was decorated just the same but much easier to really see the train…I have to admit though my hands were frozen so I didn’t take many photos…

christmas.train.4.dec.2.2014A few decorations…

christmas.train.2.dec.2.2014A different angle of the “other side” of the train…still can’t see the caboose…there is a chain link fence on this side, which doesn’t allow me to get back far enough to see it all…

christmas.train.5.dec.2.2014This is a full view of the train as we were leaving…the train station is elevated and there is a chain link fence in front of the train…couldn’t get close to take a better shot.






13 responses

  1. All aboard the polar express Canadian style eh! 🙂

    December 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    • lol…was a fun time…the kids loved the lights, Santa etc…but darn cold! 🙂

      December 4, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      • The cold certainly adds to the theme eh! 😀

        December 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

  2. I know close to my parents town there is a christmas train that you can travel on, have a christmas meal and santa comes to visit.

    December 5, 2014 at 5:04 am

    • Sounds great…people love that kind of thing! We also have a train that children only, no parents, can travel on, they will visit with Santa, etc…but this particular one is simply a train with lots of lights, Santa and his workshop and a large white bear… it only stops for 1.5 to 2 hrs. It travels to nine other towns…up until December 16th. Was very will received…

      December 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  3. Nice night shots, you done good 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

    • lol…awe thanks…I’ve not done many night shots add people to them and I’m lost! I’ve been told practice is the key… 🙂

      December 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      • Yup. practice, practice, practice..

        December 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

      • 😉 …is difficult sometimes, will work on it though

        December 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      • Must admit I have been slacking lately..

        December 7, 2014 at 3:41 am

      • I wouldn’t say it is slacking, just that life gets in the way…how about that? Besides creativity can’t be forced… 🙂

        December 7, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      • As good an excuse for an excuse as I could wish for 😀

        December 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

      • it is all in how you look at the situation! 🙂

        December 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

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