The view soutbound extends a good half mile or so straight and offers a nice approach shot opportunity. I'd love to catch a morning where the Via Canadian moves through on it's return from the west coast, or maybe just catch the ONR Northlander travelling northbound.
I'm not sure how the Northlander times for this area. Bala maps mark Richmond Hill at about 21 miles from Union Station. That means roughly somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes after departure. I may try getting there at 9:10 and see if I can get lucky one morning this week. If it takes more than 8 minutes I will have to bail out in order to make a regularly scheduled 9:30 meeting.