Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Heading Under

These are the tracks from the Up Express which is a train running from Union Station in downtown Toronto out to the Toronto Pearson International Airport. At this point in the Weston neighbourhood the tracks are first covered by these pipes and then head underground for a short distance. I'm not sure if these pipes are supposed to buffer the sound or what their purpose is.

23 comments:

Cloudia said...

Cool photo, Pat!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, that is a neat of the train tracks. Enjoy your day!

Sharon Anck said...

How interesting. I wonder what their purpose is.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnifica a perspectiva.
Gostei bastante deste trabalho.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Adam said...

Sound is the only thing that makes sense to me

Lea said...

An interesting photo! Without your explanation I would have been puzzled as to what exactly it was - all those lines and shadows!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Whatever their purpose they make for a fab shadow shot Pat ☺

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting picture, I like those shadow lines !

Tom said...

...their purpose, to make shadows.

William Kendall said...

Peculiar, but good for the photographer!

Christine said...

How very cool for shadows & lines which make a great photo!

Michelle said...

Cool patterns in this photo.

Lois said...

Interesting photo! You have me wondering why they are there too.

Lowell said...

A very nice, artsy shot...love the vertical, horizontal lines. I'd guess the pipes are there to keep the tracks from exploding into small metal pieces during the extreme cold winters. :)

Lowell said...

Oh, yes, I forgot. I'm seeing more and more Ontario license plates down here. Can you please tell your Ontarion friends that we have enough people in Florida now and the state is beginning to sink?

Lowell said...

One more thing: you are always welcome!

bill burke said...

I like the shadows they create. It makes for a wonderful photo, nice one Pat.

Revrunner said...

It's only logical to run a train from downtown to an international airport. But, of course, logic didn't enter into the decision here locally not to. :-(

Andy said...
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Andy said...

I saw my first UP train last Sunday crossing over Bloor St. It only had two coaches but I was excited to see it.

Laura. M said...

Estupendas sombrea sobre el asfalto !!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They make Fascinating patterns, whatever the real purpose.

Karen S. said...

A very interesting question.