Benny is my dog. He's a good little pup and he's very smart. Benny loves trains almost as much as I do. Every time we walk him we go to the bridge where we can see the subway trains. He always jumps up to look through the railing until the train goes by. These are TTC trains, not freight trains. But he also LOVES CP trains. When we go to the cottage he barks with joy at the trains and every time there's a train coming he jumps up into thin air.
I love my dog. He's a great guy and he's the best.
On Saturday we went to the UP Express opening. There was a ribbon cutting and I was on tv! And my sister too, of course. Here is a photo of me being interviewed:
There were lots of people and there was a huge cake of a UP train.
The UP is the Union Pearson Express. It goes from Union Station in downtown Toronto to Pearson airport. And the ride takes 25 minutes. I got to ride on the train in both directions.
There were lots of sites to see and we went over very high bridges. One of them was a bridge with just train tracks on it, close to the end of the journey to the airport. Here's a picture:
On the train we rode with Chris Drew who also loves trains a lot and he gave me this amazing train hat. Thanks Chris! Here's a photo of me with Chris and Anne Marie who is very nice and works at Metrolinx.
We also met William. He is also a train fan and he likes high speed train.
When we got to the airport there was another UP train cake and we ate some and then we got on the train for the ride back.
When we got back we got to go in the cab of the train. Here's me sitting in the cab:
I liked being at the opening of the UP Express. Thanks for inviting me. I think it's a great way to get to the airport!
Nathan is a 13 year-old boy who loves ALL trains. Especially freight trains. And especially CP Rail.