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« on: May 10th, 2008, 11:49am »
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Please post photos and comments about the Alyth shops and yards here!

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« Reply #1 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:50am »
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A view looking south......

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« Reply #2 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:51am »
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A view looking south......

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« Reply #3 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:52am »
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A view looking south......

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« Reply #4 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:53am »
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Something unique getting repaired?

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« Reply #5 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:54am »
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New Paint!

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« Reply #6 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:55am »
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Count the locos!

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« Reply #7 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:56am »
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Hello, gorgeous!

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« Reply #8 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:57am »
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Another panorama view!

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« Reply #9 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:57am »
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A couple of chopped noses.....

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Ouch!

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« Reply #11 on: May 10th, 2008, 11:59am »
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Hey missthealcos!   Look what has returned!

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« Reply #12 on: May 10th, 2008, 12:00pm »
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A test car......    
 
Thats all for now folks!


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From Google.....

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Boy do those pics spark some memories as a 16 yo in the mid-1980's scrounging around Alyth at all hours of the day (and night!) no matter what time of the year.  I can remember when the roundhouse and turntable were there in '85 and getting a tour of it during a shift change and seeing the wheel grinding machine that was used at Nelson during the CLC days; when they used to store old wooden caboose on a storage track near the brewerys just next to the mainline.. back then Canada Malting and 2 other grain elevators were the largest buildings, the large white ones didn't exist then; trips to "Twelfth Street East" (12st E interlocking tower); the old Burns Meats yards and packing plant were still there; and exploring the old abandoned spurs that used to litter the industrial area around Alyth.  Watching trains come and go south, north, or west... exploring the south and north wye...
 
During hot summer days and evenings, i'd grab a slurpee and start my exploration by starting at IYO and walking all the way down to Alyth and go stand on that overpass.  I have quite literally spent a thousand hours watching the goings-on in that yard from that bridge.  I remember the one night when the hostlers coupled up over 20 SD40-2's and then revved them up to notch-8.. the sound was incredible!!  I was there when the remains of the last fatal Dayliner was brought down into the yard under the cover of the night.  Getting invited on a few cab rides to Field from there.  So much has changed now.
 
Somewhere I have a pamphlet of Alyth that was put out by the Public Relations Dept in the early 1980's.  It has a few arial pics and a yard map.
 
I was there last September on another hot sunny day and snagged a few pictures.  #1100 was down at Ogden when I saw it and as shown here:


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Yes, 1100(or 4236 for those who respect it's real identity!) has been kicking around Ogden for some time, last I saw it was right where CLC fan shot it...strange to see it hauled over to Alyth, wonder why..as the last surving MLW on the property, one can only hope it will find a good home...still has it's block(did a few years ago, does in the picture), who knows what else is missing though(from these photos, and ones of my own, I'd say radiators, turbo, and Main generator, at least). 2 of it's kin that became control cabs were eventually sold and restored to working locomotives, so who knows...they were done after failures, but also after the $30,000 MLW repair ceiling had come into effect..so maybe the failures weren't major, by St. Luc , who loved their MLW's dearly, so perhaps they were all converted with an eye to reverting back one day...As long as it's over at the diesel shop for a positive reason(followed hopefully by new action red paint and a donation perhaps!)
 
Alyth and Ogden are always great places to hang around, moreso in years gone by.


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Great pics, Guys!!

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the 1100 has been sitting in Alyth for probably over a month now. The only reason i could see CP keeping it is for historical purposes.  
 
Here are a few shots of the Alyth Class Yard from the Pulldown Tower, sorry for the reflection:


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I know its not exactly in the yard but I would guess its headed there.  On the siding below Airport Trail there is a 9000 sitting dead and its been slowly moving south from where I saw it first up by the elevator just north of Crossfield.  I figured any photo hounds in Calgary might like to get a good shot of it  as its only go about 3 grain hoppers tied to it.

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