1. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Nice. It's too bad that these museums and historical organizations didn't realize that they ought to do something to preserve those locomotives years ago. By the time they figure it out, it's usually too late to do anything without a lot of money. It's also too bad that scumbags have nothing better to do than vandalize things so fences have to be built in. Thanks for the link to the museum. Did you work at Transcona? I looked at Google Maps of the area. Looks like a large complex.
    This one is for the Sanding Block.... About a half mile from where I live....

    https://www.transconamuseum.mb.ca/po...saving-cn-2747
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    07-31-20 08:13 AM
  2. anon(10694483)'s Avatar
    Nice. It's too bad that these museums and historical organizations didn't realize that they ought to do something to preserve those locomotives years ago. By the time they figure it out, it's usually too late to do anything without a lot of money. It's also too bad that scumbags have nothing better to do than vandalize things so fences have to be built in. Thanks for the link to the museum. Did you work at Transcona? I looked at Google Maps of the area. Looks like a large complex.
    I actually never worked at the Transcona Shops but at the Symington Yards and in particular the Diesel Shop. It made sense for the railway to build big in Winnipeg because we are at the longitudinal center of Canada. Everything comes through here eventually....
    Attached Thumbnails The CB 1M post Challenge!-capture1.jpg   The CB 1M post Challenge!-capture2.jpg  
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    07-31-20 01:10 PM
  3. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I actually never worked at the Transcona Shops but at the Symington Yards and in particular the Diesel Shop. It made sense for the railway to build big in Winnipeg because we are at the longitudinal center of Canada. Everything comes through here eventually....
    For scale reference, how big of area does each picture equal? I realize the one picture is contained in other. I just imagine this is bigger than even we comprehend
    07-31-20 03:54 PM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    Why did, in old times, they put a ventriloquist on the radio?
    07-31-20 04:24 PM
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    Friday
    07-31-20 04:27 PM
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    Trains
    07-31-20 04:27 PM
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    Possum
    Trains
    07-31-20 06:40 PM
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    Possum
    Wombat
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    Hyena
    Wombat
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    Platypossum
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  11. misterabrasive's Avatar
    The upper image is about 5 miles left to right.
    For scale reference, how big of area does each picture equal? I realize the one picture is contained in other. I just imagine this is bigger than even we comprehend
    07-31-20 07:16 PM
  12. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Those large rail yards can be around 3 miles from one end to the other.
    The upper image is about 5 miles left to right.
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    07-31-20 07:18 PM
  13. anon(10694483)'s Avatar
    The Transcona Yards at top right were built starting in 1912 by the Grand Trunk and was the center for the steam locomotives of the day. Roundhouse, car shop and such. During World War II the shops were converted to producing munitions and in fact all of the munitions used by Canada in the Pacific theatre, including the cordite was manufactured in Transcona. As the end of the steam era loomed Symington was constructed to service the new diesel locomotives. Transcona has remained in use but with different types of work, such as railcar manufacture and maintenance, traction motors rebuild, Bridges and Structures, rail welding plant, Work equipment repair and maintenance (my son works there..). It is also home to the CN training campus where all new employees from across Canada spend varying lengths of time learning their trades. Oh yeah the Transcona Yard complex is about 2 1/2 miles long. There are 6 bars within a 5 minute or less walk from the main gate.

    Symington up next....
    Those large rail yards can be around 3 miles from one end to the other.
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    07-31-20 07:55 PM
  14. anon(10694483)'s Avatar
    Symington Yards opened in 1961 and is a little over 3 1/2 miles long and is one of the largest marshalling or classification yards in the world. It has a double hump capable of handling over 2000 railcars a day. It also has a car shop, the diesel shop which also incorporates the trip pits. The diesel shop can accommodate 45 locomotives indoors.
    It also had the cleanest locomotive wash pit in the country, at least that the auditors would tell me while I worked there :-).

    CN's Intermodal Winnipeg Terminal is also on the property.

    The Transcona Yards at top right were built starting in 1912 by the Grand Trunk and was the center for the steam locomotives of the day. Roundhouse, car shop and such. During World War II the shops were converted to producing munitions and in fact all of the munitions used by Canada in the Pacific theatre, including the cordite was manufactured in Transcona. As the end of the steam era loomed Symington was constructed to service the new diesel locomotives. Transcona has remained in use but with different types of work, such as railcar manufacture and maintenance, traction motors rebuild, Bridges and Structures, rail welding plant, Work equipment repair and maintenance (my son works there..). It is also home to the CN training campus where all new employees from across Canada spend varying lengths of time learning their trades. Oh yeah the Transcona Yard complex is about 2 1/2 miles long. There are 6 bars within a 5 minute or less walk from the main gate.

    Symington up next....
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    07-31-20 08:10 PM
  15. anon(10694483)'s Avatar
    Sorry if I put anyone to sleep!
    07-31-20 08:13 PM
  16. misterabrasive's Avatar
    It's not like you to blow your own horn!
    Symington Yards opened in 1961 and is a little over 3 1/2 miles long and is one of the largest marshalling or classification yards in the world. It has a double hump capable of handling over 2000 railcars a day. It also has a car shop, the diesel shop which also incorporates the trip pits. The diesel shop can accommodate 45 locomotives indoors.
    It also had the cleanest locomotive wash pit in the country, at least that the auditors would tell me while I worked there :-).

    CN's Intermodal Winnipeg Terminal is also on the property.
    07-31-20 08:13 PM
  17. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Not me!
    Sorry if I put anyone to sleep!
    07-31-20 08:13 PM
  18. anon(10694483)'s Avatar
    I missed the steel foundry that is just up the block from the Transcona Shops (Griffin Steel) where all the wheels needed for Canadian operations are produced.
    Not me!
    07-31-20 08:19 PM
  19. grover5's Avatar
    Wow! 588 is just a short trip.
    So close.
    07-31-20 08:22 PM
  20. grover5's Avatar
    Thursday
    Friday! FOF!
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    Possum
    Wombat
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  22. grover5's Avatar
    I think the Guardian is going out tonight. I just watched her preening for 10 minutes.Attachment 449130
    Looking safe
    07-31-20 08:23 PM
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    Friday
    Now we’re on schedule
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    07-31-20 08:24 PM
  24. grover5's Avatar
    Trains
    Nothing like them. I wish they traveled north and south more in the US as opposed to East and west. I’d take them over a plane.
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    07-31-20 08:25 PM
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    Possum
    Wombat
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    07-31-20 08:25 PM
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