The Last Warm Day of 2018?

Octobers in Winnipeg can be pretty cold. Season temperatures are a high of 10C (50F) and low of -2C (30F). So when it’s warm, everyone gets out and enjoys it while it lasts, before the cold winter sets in. On October 18, it reached a high of 23.6C (74.5F). Time to get out of the … Read more

Triumph and Tragedy on the Churchill Line

The Arctic Gateway group and its subcontractors have been very hard at work fixing washouts and repairing track along the rail line between Gillam and Churchill, Manitoba. It has been a tale of triumph and tragedy so far. They have made tremendous progress since the line was purchased by Arctic Gateway in early September. The … Read more

VIA Rail in a Three Way Meet

On August 7, I heard that the VIA Rail “Churchill” * train headed to Winnipeg had a 40th anniversary unit leading the train. With the current schedule, it would have come into Winnipeg at 13:45, during my working hours. After checking its forecast arrival time using the VIA Rail tracker site, I found it was … Read more

Railway Days 2018

Every year, the Winnipeg Railway Museum hosts Railway Days, with admission by donation. I dropped by on Sunday, September 16 to see Railway Days 2018 and what was new with the museum. The big news is the new locomotive simulator, “CN 9633”. CN 9633 This simulator (OSCAR-4) taught many engineers at the CN training centre … Read more

CN Car Control Manual – 1983/10 – Moncton, Saint John, Oromocto etc.

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS MONCTON, SAINT JOHN, SUSSEX, HAVELOCK, OROMOCTO, NASHWAAK & CENTREVILLE SUBS CAR CONTROL TERRITORYThis book is for the information and guidance of Yardmasters, Yardmen, Foremen, Enginemen, Conductors and Yard Office staff. It is the property of the Railway and is to be returned on request. ISSUED TO: ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ISSUED BY: General … Read more