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Inspired Images: An Enchanting Miniature Train Journey Through Canada

By fotosiamo on December 1st 2012

Photographer Jeff Friesen recently finished a personal photo project in which he traveled across Canada to photograph a train’s journey. The twist to this cross-country pilgrimage is that the train Jeff shot was actually a 2″ tall miniature train that fit in a shopping bag and accompanied Jeff.

In his feature on My Modern Metropolis, Jeff explained that the goal of this project was to showcase Canada “from an unseen vantage point… The model train provides a vehicle for the journey’s visual narrative, linking far places with a ribbon of tiny steel rails. The train has its own resonance, a ghost from the past, it is an exact scaled-down replica of the 1955 Streamliner that was first named ‘The Canadian,’ which traveled the route between Montreal and Vancouver.”

Whether the photos make you believe that this a real train or not, they do make you wish that you can be a passenger on board as it traversed across the picturesque Canadian landscape.





You can see more of Jeff’s work on the My Modern Metropolis and on Jeff Friesen’s website.


Joe is a rising fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs. Be sure to check out his work at and connect with him on Google Plus and on Facebook


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  1. Marco

    this is quite obvious that it is a model train..

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