Jason Shron’s obsession with trains began back when he was just two years old. He spent it crying on a train ride from Toronto to Montreal, after feeling lost while wandering too far away from his parents. Ever since, his life was placed on the right track.
Jason Shron recalls exploring and building model trains with his own dad and brother; memories which helped shaped his passion and current career.
Shron, of Thornhill, Ont., is the owner of Rapido Trains Inc., a model train manufacturing company. He is famously known as the Guy with the Train in his Basement, but it was his father, Van Shron, who started his obsession.
VIA Rail says its service has returned to normal after a protest calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women was peacefully dispersed by police. The demonstration was held near the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in Marysville, Ont., between Belleville and Kingston.