MOUNT VERNON
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Photo Scrapbook
New York NY - Toronto ON- Montreal QC - Senneterre QC - Montreal QC - New York NY, September 2005

Our early autumn foliage trip from New York City to the northern woods of Quebec and return. We traveled on the joint Amtrak/Via "Maple Leaf", Via's unnamed train 68, Via's "Abitibi" and Amtrak's "Adirondack" trains.


 


It is about 10:42 PM on Thursday night September 22nd, as Canadian photographer Gerry Gaugl captures MOUNT VERNON during Via train 68's stop at the station in Cornwall, Ontario, enroute from Toronto to Montreal.
[Photo by Gerry Gaugl]

 


Via train 603, The Abitibi, makes its stop at Hervey Junction. Train 601, The Saguenay, has already departed Hervey Junction for Jonquiere. The Saguenay and The Abitibi run combined between Montreal and Hervey Junction, with The Abitibi's equipment at the rear of the consist.
[Photo by Tom Coughlin]

 

The consist of The Abitibi was parked in the Canadian National Railway yard at Senneterre
between Friday night's arrival and Sunday morning's departure.

[Photo by Tom Coughlin]

 


Meg Coughlin poses in a small park in Senneterre. The air search antenna is from a Canadian Forces base in Senneterre, now closed, which was part of the North American air defense system during the Cold War.
[Photo by Tom Coughlin]

 


It is Saturday afternoon in Val d'or, Quebec, a larger community about an hour from Senneterre.
Luis, our youngest passenger, gets a close look at a moose recently taken by a local hunter.

After returning home, his report on his international rail adventure will make him the envy of many of his classmates.
[Photo by Jack Deasy]

 


Cinema MOUNT VERNON: Its Saturday night in Senneterre and we are watching "Union Station",
a 1950 film noir classic with a railroad theme, from the collection of Joe Maloney.

[Photo by Jack Deasy]

 


Via train 606, The Abitibi, is ready for its Sunday morning 10:45 AM departure from Senneterre enroute to Montreal.
[Photo by Jack Deasy]

 


Via train 606, The Abitibi, is ready for its Sunday morning 0:45 AM departure from Senneterre enroute to Montreal.
[Photo by Jack Deasy]



Tom Coughlin consults Via Rail Canada's timetable and his wife Meg
as he plans his suggested itinerary for a MOUNT VERNON trip to Canada in 2006.

[Photo by Jack Deasy]

 


Lakes and forests ... Quebec's northern woods ...
as viewed from MOUNT VERNON on a rainy autumn afternoon.

[Photo by Jack Deasy]


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