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Old 06-27-2009, 11:43 AM   #6
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Day 3 - Cochrane to Kapuskasing - June 22, 2009

We're ready at the station at 8:00 am so we can be loaded and the train can leave by 9:00 am.

The trains are shunting back and forth.

Passenger ticket.

Bike ticket.

Here's the car. We get the ramps out.

The 525 goes first.

One 640.

The 450.

Second 640.

Unfortunately there is nothing but flat wood and metal on the inside of the box car. Nothing to tie to. We brought some sacrificial tie downs and some very heavy staples that we banged in. And we used the old boxes that previous people had left in the car. It was not optimal.

Ok, we're ready, let's go!


The seating was quite comfortable.

Local wildlife.

We were ready at 8:45 am and sat in the train until 10:00 am, when it finally left, an hour late.

The traditional butter tart tasting.

We get to Otter Rapids at 1:45 pm.

Unloading went smoothly.

Notice the canoe car at the back of the train.

The dam in the background.

Someone had loaded a couple of ATV's and a big box of melting ice cream part way along. It was about 90F outside and much hotter in the boxcar.

Looking North towards James Bay. The roads stop here.

We head back south on a private gravel OPG road towards Abitibi Canyon.

We arrive at Abitibi Falls Generating Station.

Any oil in there?

Abitibi Canyon.

We do some exploring below the dam.

Back on the road. Flat Jack Rabbit.

Do Bears shit in the woods? No, they shit on the road. A lot.

We arrive at Little Long Generating Station.

We stop for lunch.

After taking the low road we had to climb the bank. Twist my rubber arm.

Driftwood from the reservoir.

After Little Long we headed north to check out the Smokey Falls dam.

Smokey Falls was locked up.

Then further north to see Harmon.
Harmon Generating Station.

On the way back south to Kapuskasing we decide to try an abandoned railway line.

Gee, I wonder why my camera is now full of dust particles?

Unfortunately the bridge was out.

Maybe we can do it.

Unfortunately we can't cross, so we go back to the road.

The Joker gets cleaned up. Nice do!

Casey's for dinner in Kapuskasing. Recommended.

Forgot to photograph the summary screen.

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