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new auto unload for CP in south edmonton
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new auto unload for CP in south edmonton
 
« on: Dec 5th, 2013, 1:51pm »
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They have built a new auto unloading area opposite Gateway Park (the visitor information place) in south Edmonton.  They have put in a second track along side the main from Black Mud Creek north to the unload.  It is at 90 degrees from the main and there are a lot of auto racks in the area right now.  Once the white stuff goes it could be an interesting watch from the ground.

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Re: new auto unload for CP in south edmonton
 
« Reply #1 on: Dec 5th, 2013, 11:31pm »
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Good info.  One time, while I was riding behind some nice old first generation diesels on my way to the West Coast, I overheard a guy telling a story about the Hyundai ship pulling into Vancouver with a few hundred new autos.  Several guys spent considerable time unloading these cars and parking them in a big lot.  When they were done, one clown brings a big box of keys and plunks it down.  They were supposed to leave the keys in the cars and a detail was to come along and record the key for each car and lock it.  Imagine trying to mate keys to cars when there are several hundred.....

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 23rd, 2014, 1:09pm »
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there are days you can't see into the new yard for all the racks sitting on the siding outside of it.  I saw a full train headed south the other day of nothing but racks.  Im amazed at how many cars CP is hauling into Edmonton considering CN has the yard out at Clover Bar as well.   For a few days an SD60 was sitting on the tracks at the yard throat which I guess they were using as a switcher.  Have been trying for a shot but with traffic its a bit hard.

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 7th, 2014, 11:09am »
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a shot from the highway of the new yard.  sorry about the slight blur but at least you get the idea anyway. winter highways and rigs don't give a smooth ride.


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