Thursday, April 11, 2019

Passing Through Grimsby

I got to thinking about those 14,000,000 million people visiting Niagara Falls.  That's a lot of people on the QEW.  But then I find out from  a more authoritative-looking source that the estimate is more than 30,000,000 visit the Canadian side, along with 6 to 8 million who visit Niagara Falls, New York and don't go to the Canadian side.

How many of those come over the border to visit and how many come along the QEW to visit?  That's my question that has been lingering.  it is a personal question - how many cars on the highway passing through Grimsby each day are on their way to Niagara Falls to see the view.  Even if only half of them came from the Toronto/Hamilton direction, there would still be 45,000 a day on average, and that would likely mean about 450 every hour passing through Grimsby if we limited it to a 10 hour time span.  Now I've done my estimating for the day.  

Today's pictures were taken at Bill Scobie's Sn3 scale railroad.  He's in Ottawa.  He has modelled 66 miles of the Rio Grande Southern Railway from Ridgeway to Rico, Colorado.  Find out about the scenes along the way at this site HERE


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