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I Took A Vintage Train Across Canada. You Might Notice Something Unusual About The Train…
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I Took A Vintage Train Across Canada. You Might Notice Something Unusual About The Train…

I wanted to take a coast-to-coast journey across Canada in a way that had never been seen before. To give a fresh perspective to the journey I decided to take the train. It’s not just any train, but rather the legendary 1959 passenger train that was first to be called “The Canadian.”

The train has an unexpected feature: I carry the train rather than it carrying me. The train is only 2-inches tall.

More info: jeff-friesen.com

Cape Breton Shore

Five Islands

Cathedral Grove, British Columbia

High Water

Cavendish Shore, Prince Edward Island

The Rock, Newfoundland

Lake Louise

Prairie Light

Cascade Crossing

Prairie Skyway, Saskatchewan

Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick

Driftwood, British Columbia

Water Tunnel, Nova Scotia

Badlands, Alberta

Golden Harvest

Electrical Storm

Bruce Peninsula

Algonquin Park, Ontario

Gatineau Park

Mossy Crossing

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GogatinePf
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you got me !! well done !! I really thought at first sight that it was a real train. bravo !!

MiaSmit
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This must be Sheldon Cooper's favourite post on boredpanda.

BobbyMitchley
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's amazing. The picture I post is of a guy in Stilbaai, South Africa's HO scale train set. It runs through three rooms in his house. It is very realistic. Chris-trein-11.jpg Chris-trein-11.jpg

LaurensPilger
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From the thumbnail I clicked I also thought it was a real train, after reading the intro paragraph I bursted out in laughter - this has got to be the most nerdy thing any photographer has done. The photos turned out awesome though, but I'm not sure if I this gives me any idea of what Canada is like.

Gitika
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its toy train. Correct?

NellyCruz
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm never impressed but this is one of the most creative and beautiful things I've seen in a long while.can I join next time? :P

RosemaryTurpin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Was it an HO gauge train? Looks like you had fun laying the track before you put the trains on! I like the way you made use of natural tunnel entries and things like that!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Rosemary, you're right, it is an HO scale train. Laying the track is actually the biggest challenge of these photographs. It is difficult to find a flat enough surface in nature to lay the tracks. That said, it is fun, the way that solving a puzzle is fun. Thanks for your comment!

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LanceBoil
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know what's different. The train is driving on the left side of the track because Canada is Commonwealth.

Pobin Rice
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very clever. Well conceived and expertly executed. A triumph

Jude
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Didn't fool me but then I'm Canadian and have lived and visited various places from Quebec City (in the east) to Vancouver (in the west). Traveled from Montreal to Vancouver by train too so I know the route isn't what's shown. But that doesn't mean this series isn't good. It's GREAT!

IreneMunton
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're just building a new garden and I would love to have a train - but actually working - going around in the garden for my little grandsons to watch. Now all I have to do is convince my husband to build it. By the way, an excellant idea you had there. :)

Starlight481
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You sure fooled me, well up until the Cathedral grove in British Columbia, then I'm like "waaaaaaaaaaaait"

KunapuliSreeram
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must have been an adventurous journey.

JessSion
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really creative.. Beautiful photos.

TColon
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! This was so well put together , you had me planning my next trip... Great job ! Incredible, breath taking and creative.

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best travel photography idea i have seen! Amazing idea! Such a fairy tale! Love it!

SunRise
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Astonishing :) You tricked me also only on last 2 pics I understood that it was toy train :)

ClémentFalize
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing this. For once this is not Lego or Stormtroopers :). This is brilliant and poetic. Love it. I wished I had the idea ;)

OktisaAlfida
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I carry the train". I only read it once I've done with seeing every picture. Very good!

Hippo
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing!!! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!

Littlebluekitten
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

haha at first I thought it is real :D

KarenChaddock
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well it's a well traveled train even if it is only a toy train. The scenery was lovely in all of the provinces it visited.

ItzhakSolomon
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You gave me new idea for my future photografic challenge . Thank you !!!

LetíciaTeles
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bruce peninsula, where's the...? Ah... ok found it - nice work!

DonPe
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing idea. Well done :)

AdrianNash
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is really cool! Is this a Rapido train set?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks, Adrian. It is a Rapido train. Good spotting!

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LouiseDonaldson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done. It looked real, but if it had been I would not ride on it as it looked way too dangerous.

GogatinePf
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you got me !! well done !! I really thought at first sight that it was a real train. bravo !!

MiaSmit
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This must be Sheldon Cooper's favourite post on boredpanda.

BobbyMitchley
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's amazing. The picture I post is of a guy in Stilbaai, South Africa's HO scale train set. It runs through three rooms in his house. It is very realistic. Chris-trein-11.jpg Chris-trein-11.jpg

LaurensPilger
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From the thumbnail I clicked I also thought it was a real train, after reading the intro paragraph I bursted out in laughter - this has got to be the most nerdy thing any photographer has done. The photos turned out awesome though, but I'm not sure if I this gives me any idea of what Canada is like.

Gitika
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its toy train. Correct?

NellyCruz
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm never impressed but this is one of the most creative and beautiful things I've seen in a long while.can I join next time? :P

RosemaryTurpin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Was it an HO gauge train? Looks like you had fun laying the track before you put the trains on! I like the way you made use of natural tunnel entries and things like that!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hi Rosemary, you're right, it is an HO scale train. Laying the track is actually the biggest challenge of these photographs. It is difficult to find a flat enough surface in nature to lay the tracks. That said, it is fun, the way that solving a puzzle is fun. Thanks for your comment!

Load More Replies...
LanceBoil
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know what's different. The train is driving on the left side of the track because Canada is Commonwealth.

Pobin Rice
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very clever. Well conceived and expertly executed. A triumph

Jude
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Didn't fool me but then I'm Canadian and have lived and visited various places from Quebec City (in the east) to Vancouver (in the west). Traveled from Montreal to Vancouver by train too so I know the route isn't what's shown. But that doesn't mean this series isn't good. It's GREAT!

IreneMunton
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're just building a new garden and I would love to have a train - but actually working - going around in the garden for my little grandsons to watch. Now all I have to do is convince my husband to build it. By the way, an excellant idea you had there. :)

Starlight481
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You sure fooled me, well up until the Cathedral grove in British Columbia, then I'm like "waaaaaaaaaaaait"

KunapuliSreeram
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must have been an adventurous journey.

JessSion
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really creative.. Beautiful photos.

TColon
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! This was so well put together , you had me planning my next trip... Great job ! Incredible, breath taking and creative.

SusannaVesna
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the best travel photography idea i have seen! Amazing idea! Such a fairy tale! Love it!

SunRise
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Astonishing :) You tricked me also only on last 2 pics I understood that it was toy train :)

ClémentFalize
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for sharing this. For once this is not Lego or Stormtroopers :). This is brilliant and poetic. Love it. I wished I had the idea ;)

OktisaAlfida
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I carry the train". I only read it once I've done with seeing every picture. Very good!

Hippo
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing!!! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!

Littlebluekitten
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

haha at first I thought it is real :D

KarenChaddock
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well it's a well traveled train even if it is only a toy train. The scenery was lovely in all of the provinces it visited.

ItzhakSolomon
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You gave me new idea for my future photografic challenge . Thank you !!!

LetíciaTeles
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bruce peninsula, where's the...? Ah... ok found it - nice work!

DonPe
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing idea. Well done :)

AdrianNash
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is really cool! Is this a Rapido train set?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks, Adrian. It is a Rapido train. Good spotting!

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LouiseDonaldson
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done. It looked real, but if it had been I would not ride on it as it looked way too dangerous.

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