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A series of train shots from around Winnipeg from model trains through fun trains to the big boys on the block... the freight trains. I should say that from my apartment block I have a view of the Union Station and the CN freights and the VIA trains passing east and west on their journeys across Canada.

The last time I tried to get this close up view of a freight train heading eastbound from this vantage point I was told to leave and to stop photographing the trains even though I was standing on the other side of the chain link fence to take pictures of the trains.

I just liked the overwhelming feel of the engine and the accompanying railcars as the train passed my vantage point.

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Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm
f5,6 1/1000 52mm

Taken November 1, 2018.

Posted by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/16/18 21:14
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/16/18 21:15

flocks of pigeons swarming over railcars in CP North End Yard

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/16/18 21:16

view from my apartment to ne over CN tracks

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 12/16/18 21:17

The Countess of Dufferin was the first steam locomotive to operate in the Canadian prairie provinces and is named after the Countess of Dufferin the wife of the Earl of Dufferin, a Governor General of Canada. The locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and delivered to Northern Pacific Railway in 1872. It was used in Minnesota and the Dakota Territory until 1877 when it was sold to the Canadian Pacific Railway. The locomotive, along with six flatcars and a caboose, was loaded onto barges at Fisher's Landing, Minnesota, and were shipped down the Red River to St. Boniface, now an electoral district of Winnipeg, Manitoba, arriving October 9, 1877.


Comments by Bruce Hunter on Mon, 12/17/18 03:27

Great series. you are fortunate to have such an interesting and
colorful window on the world.... That flock of birds adds a sense of
motion to the 2nd photo.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 12/19/18 20:25

A repainted dining car on the Churchill, Manitoba bound VIA train on December 2, 2018 at the Union Station in Winnipeg.

After 18 months without service, Churchill, Man., residents gathered to welcome the town's first passenger train since 2017 on a December 2nd afternoon. Via Rail Train 693 left Winnipeg on Sunday, arriving in Churchill 1,000 kilometers to the north about 36 hours later, with at least 100 people braving 20 C degree weather to see its arrival.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 12/19/18 20:27

Taken at the German Christmas Market.

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 12/19/18 20:27

looking east in the CP North End Yard

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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 12/22/18 07:49

The stage at the national historic site in Winnipeg and the grassy park around it, previously known as the Scotiabank Stage and then as Festival Park and Stage, will now be called the CN Stage and Field.

Friday's announcement was heralded by a piercing whistle and the arrival of a miniature CN diesel train on wheels.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 12/22/18 07:50

Mack Rail bus was a self propelled passenger bus built by the Mack International Motor Company in Allentown, PA and later sold in 1929 to the Winnipeg Electric Co.for company service in rural Manitoba.


Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sat, 12/22/18 14:32

a perspective I like with a westbound train framed by the signage at the rear of the Union Station in downtown Winnipeg


Comments by Art Sands on Wed, 01/16/19 19:34

Great train shots Jan !


Comments by Art Sands on Wed, 01/16/19 19:36

Repainted dining car - probably my favorite