Saturday, May 10, 2008

Apple Express

The narrow gauge Apple Express still runs every Saturday from Humewood to Thornhill and is a great family excursion. The train makes frequent stops along the way to allow trippers to get off and enjoy the scenery.

The practicality and efficiency of a diesel powered engine has replaced steam. This is such a pity, because Granny Smith and her "sisters" had a charm of their own and exuded the romance of a by-gone era.


  1. I remember the Granny Smith well, and waving to the train driver when we had to stop for the train at level crossings as kids. The biggest thrill was when he waved back!

  2. This is so sad. What a pity they replaced the old engine.