So with this biggest storm of the last 4 1/2 years upon us, I thought a quick jaunt over the Main Avenue timed for a couple of scheduled passes would be in order and chance to get some footage in nasty conditions. It's not far away, less than 15 minutes. I had my trail shoes outfitted with hex screws for traction and my full winter wear on. Camera in a carry bag, in a plastic bag and all wrapped up nice and tight.
Made it with a minute to spare as the eastbound VIA tandem of 52 and 50 headed for Montreal/Ottawa came peeking through the blizzard like conditions at speed. 6442 was in lead for Montreal bound #52 up front but the unit leading #50 in tow lacked number lighting and I didn't catch what was on the side as it passed.
An Oshawa bound GO train would be next. It would normally arrive just before the VIA but I'm guessing was a bit late on it's Union Station arrival and took a few more minutes to reach Main Ave. In the meantime I taped a TTC streetcar climbing the hill on Main on it's way to the station. No slipping here, the tracks were clear from plenty of traffic. I think the vehicles with tires fared a bit worse in the city today. This is tacked onto the end of the clip. After that, the GO unit finally arrived. Autofocus took a bit to kick in with the snow flying about, and again I couldn't catch the lead unit number in the poor lighting.
Sunshine promised for tomorrow. Down into the valley for me, camera in hand, and see what I can come up with.