CN Engineer Is Not Afraid Of Heights On The Parry Sound Trestle
The Parry Sound Trestle is the longest rail trestle east of the Rocky Mountains!
Located 105 feet in the air, the engineer gives us a birds eye view from the cab as his freight goes over the trestle in the dead of winter. With a maximum freight speed of 45 mph, it does not take long for the cab to traverse the entire 1695 feet of the trestle.
Located in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, the Canadian Pacific Railroad trestle has been in continuous use since if was first built in 1907 by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The first scheduled train passed over the span in 1908. The bridge crosses the Seguin River. All Canadian Pacific and Canadian National southbound traffic runs over the Canadian National line in this area.
Everyone shares the bridge as a way of alleviating congestion in Ontario.
Railroad trestles always catch our imagination and admiration for the engineering involved to make sure they are safe to use.
Let us know if you live in the area and have seen all of the trains going across this bridge. We would love to hear from you!