Showing posts with label Halton Ontario. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halton Ontario. Show all posts

Monday, December 11, 2023

Halton County-- Christmas Event

          Saturday afternoon, I took off to Halton for the Halton County Radial Museum Christmas on the Rails event and I don't think it is the proper name but was a Christmas event my dad attended this year. It was a fun experience. I know there was a problem with one of the streetcars derailing at the other loop but they resolved the issue and got the car back on the tracks and seems to have to do with the pin snapping so hopefully they repair it. 
       Now the cars that ran there was a whole pile of them. 8 car while they were fixing the car down at the loop, then 2894, 4039, 4600 and by the time we were about to leave W-30 which we didn't know that they were working on it but noticed it was powered in the barn so we knew something was truly up and it was on standby in case they needed more cars so well 4 running as they took 8 out of service as it was only temporary but nice to ride on most of them. Now they had nice hot drinks, apple cider, hot chocolate, sugar cookies, tarts, rice crispy squares and other baked good which was nice and soft and tender, practically melted in my mouth. Anyways we had a good time and big thank you to Halton for adding an additional hour to make up for the delay at the loop. They went above and beyond Saturday night. I look forward to returning in 2024. 



Monday, October 9, 2023

Halton County Radial Museum (Post # 1900)

              First of all Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all our fan base out there. Most dedicated and loving fans out there. Today also marks our 1900th blog we have done here on Wow talk about dedication from not just myself but my team both past and present that have contributed on this blog. Now onto the blog for today. As you guys know I was back at Halton for the second time this year for the annual fall colors. 

              Weather wise it wasn't too great. The occasional time we were outside, we would get rained on and seemed to be only when we were outside but we had the barn to duck into which we took a long look and a lot of progress especially on the Hamilton Street Railway car which is a lot more been done to it since our visit in June. The colors were absolutely beautiful. Same as our trip to Silent Lake last week was stunning in the colors as well. The volunteers were very knowledgeable with answering my questions especially with the 4300 streetcars that are not in the best of shape and ongoing projects they are currently working on and upcoming work too. We much appreciate the knowledge to our questions we had. Anyways that's the post for today and I will talk to you all tomorrow.


Friday, October 6, 2023

End of The Week Updates [10-06-2023]

                  Well not much of an update from us. I know this is the end of the week updates but Chris is recording the podcast for this weekend, editing and scheduling it to be post as a reminder he is not available Sunday as he will be in Halton at the Streetcar Museum. Also he is working on Power Rangers finally. No bars held this time. He is adamant on getting it done with no distractions. He wants to get it finished for November so the two of them can finally get back to recording and finishing off this epic journey they have together. 

                 In a few hours if you are reading this at 11 am, EDT, Chris is going to be interviewed by Bob who was on Chris's podcast I believe earlier this year which can be found here: @ 2 pm EDT.  Excited to hear the interview and Chris jokes this is his once a year interview. I know he's kidding but he's made a lot of great connections in the last year and a half. That's the updates for the week, minus Staff page changed from the team to "Staff," I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to our Canadian fans out there and Chris will be back blogging on Monday with a Angels Creamery Review. 


Sunday, October 9, 2022

Halton County Radial Museum 2022

              Yesterday, I got to go to the Halton County Radial Museum with my dad. It was a fun time. I really enjoyed the colours and just being out of the studio for the day. I needed to get out and about. The colours was beautiful, even as great as Silent Lake trip that I took days before, the Tuesday which was like what, 4 days prior perhaps? It is hard to do math at almost 6 in the morning writing this post so it is out at 11 am EST in this morning when you guys are actually reading this post. The Streetcars we were on were Cars 2894, a Shorter Peter Witt Streetcar, 4039 a CLRV Car, Canadian Light Rail Vehicle and 8 Car a Radial car that ran in London and Port Stanley.

            We actually did all the streetcar rides first then we walked around in the barns there where the Subway was and what not. Then we actually did one more trip and got off walked around and we took pictures as well. I also did some Instagram Stories and an Reel that actually went out to everyone after we left as the service was in and out and that's OK, as long as it goes out later that is what actually matters to you guys. I got a ton of new followers and lost some in the process but it happens. I wanna thank you all that liked my posts across all the platforms yesterday, I was overwhelmed as my phone was going off like crazy but had a big smile to see all the reaction to the pictures. I will talk to you all tomorrow!




Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Halton County Radial Museum- Fall 2021

           I know I have been to Halton recently but we returned for Streetcar rides and it was a fun day and yes I know I have been on the road a ton lately. So we got there and we have to show proof we're vaccinated so if you visit anywhere in Ontario, know you have show proof of vaccination. Anyways we had 3 choices of streetcars and not any street but 3 Generations of Streetcars, Peter Witt, PCC (Presidents Conference Car) and the CLRV. It is pretty cool there is 3 generations of Streetcars on Sunday. So we started with PCC # 4600 which was originally an 4500 numbered which recently had been repainted. Then we went into the barn to look around and noticed they are painted the Hamilton Streetcar so their progressing well with the project.

        Then we got onto the 4039 CLRV which brought back a ton of memories growing up as when I was younger these were the go to Streetcars we road around Toronto when my Dad and I went into the Big T.O. Anyways we road right back around and we got off and we grabbed the Peter Witt # 2894 which was the last car of the day and our visit. After we took some pictures around, took a picture of 4010 which is being repaired as I found out from their Instagram and glad their always making repairs to the fleet of streetcars and also I took a picture next to the colorful # 4178 which you can see a picture of me next to it. So in all, we had a great day and I hope you enjoyed today's post and I will talk to you guys tomorrow.


Monday, August 2, 2021

Halton County Radial Museum Opening Weekend!

     It has been nearly 2 years since I have been able to go to the Halton Radial Museum and the picture on the left side is a picture almost 2 years ago, this was October 13th, 2019 when we were at Halton County Radial Museum and yes I had a goatee then which right now it's just my stache at this moment of time since it is summer after all. When I got the word about Streetcar Museum was doing a Soft Opening, I was so thrilled and wanted to go in the back of my mind. My dad mentioned we can go if you want. I was hesitant with this pandemic still ongoing and cases gone up a bit recently but I realized we're masked and social distancing so really I had nothing to worry about. The way I think of it  it is an outing and got my out of the house for a several hours and was nice to be in the car and out for a ride.

            Now to this present day, there was rain on the way there and we got there to Halton County Radial Museum the rain subsided. We checked in and showed our tickets and did our COVID-19 questionnaire to ensure we're good to be there.  We then proceeded into the barn and looked around. A lot of the displays have been moved about in the main barn as they have added the CLRV's (Canadian Light Rail Vehicles) and ALRV (Articulated Light Rail Vehicle) and some are going to the States but due to our borders being closed they are being stored in at the museum and I took a picture of them. I grew up with the CLRV's and ALRV's most of my life and I know I probably have been on the PCC. It is so amazing to see so many changes to the museum over the course of the pandemic and they sure have been busy working on changes to it. Also 4040 which is the CLRV Streetcar that my toque went for a ride and my dad and I had to go chase all over the city of Toronto to get it back. Another story for another day. Either way I give a big applaud to Halton County Radial Museum and the hard work they have done during the time they closed and was very honored to return once again. I really missed going there and it was an honor to return and do another amazing post. Few more things is the progress they have made with their restoration projects and how far they have gone. Also by the barn there is a streetcar that's sadly rusted away but the vine growing on the streetcar it looks really cool actually you can see a bit of the windshield a tad. Anyways that's my post for today, hope you enjoyed it and will talk to you all tomorrow.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Halton County Radial Museum 2019

             Yesterday, I got to go all the way out to Halton Hills Ontario where I got to go back to the Halton County Radial Museum with my dad! Now I had my lynard last year but I did not apparently blog about it for some strange reason that wasn't on the list of blogs as I did a search for it and nothing came up but the 2017 so makes me wonder if we actually went last year and I am pretty much sure we did but I must of not taken any notes and I didn't post whatsoever so it has been 2 years now now. Anyways we got stuck in some major traffic jams so it took us definitely longer to get there and less to spend as I felt like there was a bit more of a rush this year at the Streetcar Museum but that could just be me honestly. Anyways we jumped on the 4600 which was under a repaint job and honestly I am excited to see it all newly repainted 4600, a PCC which was originally a 4500 when it ran for the TTC. We did switch to the 2894 a Peter Witt Streetcar that ran in 1923 to go all the way back

Then we got back grabbed some lunch and also we looked at the shop where they were repairing Car 4 a London and Port Stanley which is under repairs currently. Also 217 still being worked on in the shop along with now 4611 which had no wheels on whatsoever so it is being worked on so it is definitely nice to see vehicles being worked and and potentially going to be running along the line at the Halton County Radial Museum in the very nearby future. Then we took the 8 back down the line and back before looking in the barns and before one last trip down the line and our way back home.

       So we looked in the barns, the streetcars that are no longer in service or would have to be towed out to be used as there is no wires that is above that goes to the barn all the way to the main line as that area does not have the proper electric lines right now. This also includes 1326, 55, 7 Chicago Train, Subways 5300, 5301, Subways 5098 and 5099. Also our local work train as you guys didn't know we once here had a railway here with streetcars way back into the day. There are many other trains like the Montreal train sitting there, 23. But that was behind and there is the original part of the barn that was there before Barn 4 and it had PCC Streetcar 4000 which is definitely one of my favorites of all times along with 327 and several of them that have to be repaired but love how they are going to start fixing them up slowly but surely! Finally I also asked about the CLRV streetcars that is now slowly retiring and that they are getting some streetcars of theirs soon. Overall the day was a fun day and next weekend I am going to have ton of content for you guys so be sure to stay tuned so I will see you on tomorrow's blog post.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Halton Radial Museum 2017

              Today's blog post is a 2 in 1 blog post today and I want to first of all talk about the Halton Radial Museum. We paid for our ticket for our time at the museum and we had to wait for our lunch as they were warming up more wieners for us... So we ended up going to peak from the opening of the maintenance when one of the volunteers invited us in to take a peak. Saw a old Diesel that is being fixed up and will be static which means it will not be used for the line for rides. Also a TTC Service vehicle was in the maintenance barn and I don't think it was there for repairs, just there in case they need it as it looked in great condition.
Next it had the # 4 London and Port Stanley just like # 8 which that one was built in 1915.  One of the big projects they were working on was a TTC # 416 which was a cottage like streetcar built in 1923. We then got 2424 which is a Peter Witt built in 1921 and was in a movie, now do not ask me what movie, because I do not have a complete clue. Originally had wooden seats, wood replaced on the frame of the streetcar. This also had a coal stove at one point back in the day and now has electrical heating under the seats. The following cars I believe are able to run or close to be running, 4611 (PCC), 327 (Outdoor Streetcar), 2984 (Needs repairs) Also the plow which I know runs in the winter season, 4000 the presidents conference car , 497, a bus I think if I am correct, 23 outdoor car, 792 Ford bus and the list goes on and on, including the 2 original streetcars 1326 & 55 streetcars and I believe I was on 1326 when we first started going there way back in the mid 2000's maybe earlier then that. Also our local work car that use to run up and down the line here back in the 50's and 60's # 45 that did the wiring for streetcars was on the railway. There was 5098 - 5099 Gloucester cars from England 1953 and 5300 - 5301 Hawker Siddley built in 1962 and trust me I have and probably been on these two trains in the 90's at some point of my life growing up. 

                I had ice cream on the second trip out on the 2424 once again and was an ice cream I have never tried in my life time Peanut Butter and Chocolate which honestly was sooo good and I really did enjoy it! I actually would have it again in the future and who thought peanut butter and chocolate would really mesh together but I actually did enjoy it and think it was fairly new on the 4618 a PCC Streetcar which is now converted as a Ice Cream shop with a majority of the seats still in so you can sit down. Afterwards we went to the frog pond which there was no frogs visible but there are frogs when they are in mating season but had to take a picture of myself up on the rock with the sign behind me of course and I took a picture of myself last year at the exact same spot last fall on the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend.

We then got onto the 4600 PCC Streetcar which suddenly replaced the other Peter Witt Streetcar and went back to were we started. We got onto the # 8 Streetcar which is another London and Port Stanley Streetcar built in 1915, which this streetcar is now 102 years old and was shipped in parts just like 4618 was which was neat, it had something to do with they couldn't ship it fully built due to taxes apparently. So that was my day and I apologize for the lengthy post and I will talk about Canadian Thanksgiving on top of the South Simcoe Railway post later on and I'm sorry its 2 days late as I got home and I was really tired to do a post and I procrastinated too long to post but back up on schedule for today and the podcast is caught up so today is going to be a great day and a great day for another blog post!