Friday, November 20, 2009

Closet Canuck's Great Big Canadian Train Adventure DAY 10: Gogama, Foleyet & Hornepayne, Ontario

After traveling all night, it was time for breakfast, somewhere around the town of Gogama, Ontario. Breakfast was open seating, but there were two seatings for lunch and dinner. The food was quite delicious and very plentiful -- often times I ordered half a portion.

We arrived in Foleyet around 11:15 AM and had a few minutes to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. There didn't seem to be much happening in this Ontario town of only 216 residents. Foleyet was created during the construction of the Canadian Northern Railway in the early 1900s.

About four hours later, out next stop was Horneypayne, where we had a 30-minute layover. I stopped in the local grocery-everything store and picked up another paperback. The town has a population of 1,209 and started out as a railway town. Today the major industry is wood, as evidenced by the piles of logs and pulp and plywood plants that border the railway tracks. The sun will set soon and we are to reach the border of Manitoba in the town of Winnitoba at 5:54 AM tomorrow morning.