Medium: Computer-generated imaging/Giclée
Small: 8" x 10"
Large: 11" x
Edition: 250 each size
This image is one that is being used as a fundraiser for
Trails Committee of Tiny Township. The trail
used to be part of the main railway line between Georgian
Bay and Toronto, and was used to transport lumber from
farther up the shore to the southern markets.
Now the rails have been taken up and the railbed is used
as a hiking trail, where people walk, jog, ride bikes and
horses and walk their dogs. One afternoon last winter,
I was out with my cousin and his son, their dog and my
two dogs. It was my intention with this image to
create a sense of then and now, using a ghost of the train
and even a ghostly dog running alongside, superimposed
on the modern-day use of the trail.
to find an image of one of the trains that actually ran on
the Tiny tracks. I believe its last run was in 1954, almost
exactly 50 years ago, so there will be people around who still
remember it. While talking with a gentleman who had been an
engineer on "The Allandale Run", I discovered that the number
on the engine is important to train buffs, so I've made sure