The world is seeing a resurgence in rail transport and the Greater Toronto Area is beginning to follow the trend. For the first time in decades, rail in Canada is seeing a revival in both passenger numbers and freight haulage. Thomas Blampied explores passenger rail, freight traffic, yards, maintenance and the out of the ordinary in and around Toronto railways through over 80 photographs from the past decade.
I am a historian, author and photographer specializing in rail transportation. I have published four books on Ontario railways. My latest, Call of the Northland, was released in September 2014.