Thunder Bay 2015 Part 1: Northward Bound

This past week I traveled to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada with some model railroading friends. This is an annual event (only the second time for me, so far). We spent Thursday night through Sunday morning operating trains, eating, sharing stories, watching slides (real and digital) and railroad videos, eating some more, touring local industries, eating even more, and generally staying up way to late each night having way too much fun.

This year our gracious host Craig Symington lined up some awesome tours including the Ontario Power Generation plant, historic Brill busses, and Hood Equipment Canada (a forestry, construction and mining equipment specialist). I will give more details about those in later posts. For now I will share photos of our trip up the north shore.

The weather was just about perfect! Upper 40’s to low 50‘s, bright sunny skies, not a cloud in sight for most of the trip. Lake Superior was exceptionally calm with only ripples and no waves. No ships in sight either. Since we only stopped for lunch, gas and other necessities, I didn’t have the opportunity to carefully compose my shots, so they were all taken out the window of the truck using my iPad. With that in mind, I went crazy and took about 600 pictures over the course of the weekend. I’m pleased with how well many of them turned out and I was able to keep about 200.

Here’s a few from our trip north.