We took a 30 minute drive to St. Constant in order to go to the Exporail. However, a drive through Montreal without having to detour because of road work, would be nothing short of a miracle.
Having planned our route to take us over the Mercier bridge, I thought that we would actually avoid any construction. But noooooo…..
As soon as we came upon our exit to get onto the Mercier, we saw those nasty orange cones & signs. The exit was closed!! Detour time!
A few minutes later, we were back on course. Once at our destination, we bought our tickets to enter the museum & then made it outside to ride the mini-rail. Kind of crazy in -18 degree weather! Employee of the month should go to the guy who had to stand around and wait for people to ride the thing.
Once back inside, here is what we saw. Photos shot with both the X10 & XP1.
Not sure what this (below) is.
Was able to get underneath one of the trains.
The lighting in this place was a killer. They must have had at least 3 different types of lights in here. Since the lighting changed so much, setting custom white balance was out of the question.
The trains are just massive. You truly don’t get a sense of their shear size until you are standing right next to one. Once you get up close & personal, you know why a train will always win against a car/truck/bus.
Inside of a mail room car.
Inside of a caboose.
Inside a locomotive.
This is what the inside of the new Montreal Metro is supposed to look like. When will we get them? Who knows.