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  1. Scrap 'em

    Scrap 'em

    The fate of the mechanical refers is piled high in the foreground as their worth on the rails is less than scrap value.
  2. Strongfield Deadline

    Strongfield Deadline

    The CP has several old and unusual cars out for storage on the northern tip of the Outlook Subdivision.
  3. The last cut

    The last cut

    This EMD block has been stripped of all usable parts and what remains is being cut up.
  4. GN boxcar!

    GN boxcar!

    Last time I was @ IPSCO (major scrapper) I spotted an old NP mail coach, so I knew there was treasre to be found. On my last trip to Regina I made sure I didn't miss any of it, by driving around every block of the compound. I got lots of strange looks from buldozer operators, but look what I...
  5. CP coil car

    CP coil car

    While very rare in Sutherland, these coil cars are a fixture of the Regina scene. I won't be suprised if there are 100 in the city at any given time, always in long-cuts of at least a dozen! The steel they carry is the by-product of all those cars being scrapped @ IPSCO.
  6. Tanker warehousing

    Tanker warehousing

    Ever wonder, what Railroads do when they run out of room in the yard? They stack them! One on top the other, sometimes they roll on their sides, hopefully nothing leaks. I wonder how long IPSCO stores them like this? Maybe they're sheds of some sort... Possible a junk yard part depo. Let's...
  7. Epic waistland?

    Epic waistland?

    It looks like a scene of a derailment, yet all the trucks are missing. Possibly a hundred (at least 30) tankers side by side in multiple piles. I'm guessing IPSCO doesn't have enough rail sidings to store all their junk, so they simply take retired cars off the rails and stack them, just like...
  8. So long IMS!

    So long IMS!

    IMS has seen massive traffic growth in the last decade, yet CN is scrapping theirs! These aren't old ones either, all of 1992 vintage. While CP continues to use 'ancient' in comparison flats of 1970 BLT, I believe I've also seen a couple '68's in the mix. Note that they're all wearing safety...
  9. NP baggage shed

    NP baggage shed

    IPSCO doesn't scrap everything they receive - this old baggage car for instance is used as a storage shed, right next to: BMS 307 Berlin Mills Railway 50 boxcar WPEX 67100 Golden WP reefer 50 CP 203118 50 red boxcar Not to mention a BN 40 boxcar and two CN 40s, all with roofwalks...
  10. It's all over

    It's all over

    CNWX 106418, your typical Prarie hopper of yesterday, lies on its aside, atop a pile of PS-2 hoppers, incluidng a GCCX ex-SOO. Note the wrecking crane in the background.
  11. RIP CN cabooses

    RIP CN cabooses

    CN 79837 (still on roster in '05) and CN 78108 (International Service) await to be cut-up into cans. Right behind them is a string of UP PS-2 hoppers, including CNW 753145, still with ROCK reporting marks stenciled underneath!
  12. Van convention?

    Van convention?

    How unusual is it to see 5 cabooses all together outside of a museum or a tourist RR setting. As you can probably guess by the couch in the foreground, this isn't the best setting by far - a converted landfill, i.e. garbage hill. These cabooses along with various work equipement, mostly bunk...
  13. Rockford


    A GE 44 tonner shoves gons of scrap at the Behr West Yard in Rockford, Illinois.
  14. Scrap train

    Scrap train

    Take a good look at this train, as you'll never see the cars it's hauling again. This is the end of the line! CP 1127 & 3027 (GP35 Slug & GP38-2) are the switcher set regularly assigned to this job. Note open hopper #120 at the side, its of many open hoppers owned by Mandak for...
  15. CBNS 2000

    CBNS 2000

    A typical neglected CN caboose, bought from a junk yard. All it has is a small patch that says CBNS 2000... Wonder when its going to get painted?
  16. Caboose in the rough

    Caboose in the rough

    Bought by CBNS shortline from a scrap yard in 1997, this old rusty car is part of its 3 caboose fleet (all ex-CN). The other two have been painted, and look much more better though. Caught in their main yard coupled next to a flanger and a platform, all ex-CN as well.
  17. A survivor form 1946!

    A survivor form 1946!

    Build in 1946, went into service in 1947, most of the fleet retired in 1973. Looking at how well it is preserved, I'm guessing it spend the last 30 years in a sliding somewhere. Now it's at the scrapyard, waiting to be scrapped. I've seen a lot of relics there, but this has to be the best!
  18. Retirement


    This old SD40-2, CP 5601, is waiting to be scrapped, sitting at the yard, freezing in the snow one last time.
  19. CP 5507 - SD40

    CP 5507 - SD40

    This old SD40 rests on the dead line next to SOO 755 (SD40), CP 5580 (SD40-2), St L&H 5448 (SD40-2) in the backround and CP 5689 (SD40-2). They're all in Winnipeg to be scrapped. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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