VIA engines

I took this image on December 22, 2019 as a VIA train was setting up for a trip north to Churchill, Manitoba.

Nine days later this VIA train derailed on a return trip to Winnipeg from Churchill.

Police say that seven passengers and five crew were on the train when the engine left the tracks and rolled onto its side about 27 kilometres southeast of Gladstone, Manitoba.

RCMP say that a VIA Rail passenger train derailed around 6:45 am on December 31, 2019.

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/train-with-13-people-on-board-derails-west-of-portage-la-prairie-man-1.4748604

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f8 1/250 50mm

Taken on December 22, 2019.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/15/20 21:14
[ Back to Index | Home | Previous Image | Next Image ]


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/15/20 21:15

Nik detail extractor (25,6,6,normal)
CS5 auto contrast


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/15/20 21:16

Calado Crawler Crane looms over CN Engine 3000

CS5 auto contrast
Nik detail extractor
CS5 auto tone


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 03/15/20 21:17

railcars in North End CP Yard

Nik detail extractor (25,6,6,normal)
silver efex pro2 film noir3 (36,40,36)


Comments by Gerry Vrbensky on Sun, 03/15/20 22:10

Jan I like the colors on the VIA Locomotives and thanks for the photos and sharing the
story. There haven't been many trains moving in our area as of late so hopefully this
will change and the sooner the better.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/18/20 08:42

unloading gravel in the North End Yard

Nik detail extractor
CS5 auto tone


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/18/20 08:43

pigeons on railcars picking up the grain


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/18/20 08:47

20 ton Davenport at the railroad museum

Hydro #4 (860 in latest renumbering) Built in October, 1927 by the Davenport Locomotive Works of Davenport, Iowa. Purchased new by Hydro from Mumford Medland of Winnipeg. Serial #2112; total weight 20 tons; 2 - 125HP Continental gasoline engines; 4 - 25HP traction motors (1 per axle); 12,000 lbs tractive effort; top speed 25 mph. Cummins 160HP diesel engines installed in 1966. The snowplow and wings were installed by Hydro.

The engine was used both for freight and passenger service. It could haul several hundred tons of level track. The engine was retired in 2001 due to the difficulty of finding replacement parts, and donated to the museum in 2004 by Manitoba Hydro. It was driven to the Museum from the CN Symington Yards, and was used in September 2004 to rearrange the equipment on display to make room for itself.


Comments by S Roter on Thu, 03/19/20 12:16

Interesting pics.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 03/20/20 20:26

railcar graffiti found in North End Yard


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Fri, 03/20/20 20:26

railcar graffiti found in North End Yard