Canadian Railway Yards,
Water Towers, Round Houses,
Control Towers and Freight Sheds

What I am trying to do is sepperate all these various
structures from the Station pages
This section like the station pages is devided into provinces or areas



 
 

Quebec

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba

 
 

 
 
Atlantic Canada
Ontario
Saskatchewan

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Helicopter view of the CN Chauvigny  Yard at Jonquiere, in the Saguenay region, about 140 miles north of Quebec City in the late 70s. 
Notice the roundhouse to the left and several diesel engines in the middle as well as a large crane with its service train, a bit more to the right.
A 2013 Google Earth view of "Chauvigny, Saguenay, QC G7X, Canada", reveals that while the turntable pit is still there, the roundhouse is gone 
and so are most of the tracks.
CN 6770 is on the turntable at the yard at Chicoutimi 
QC in the mid-70s after arriving from Montreal. 
The FPA-4 was eventually absorbed into the VIA
Rail roster.

When VIA no longer served Chicoutimi, the turntable
was filled-in, buildings demolished, fuel tanks removed 
and the entire area was redeveloped into a park 
overlooking the Saguenay River.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
There was still some action within in the Chicoutimi
yard in the late 70s. The CN Chicoutimi station can 
still be seen between the two locomotives and the one 
on the left appears to be CN 3110. Today, nothing is 
left of the yard of the area turned into a riverside park.
This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
CN 3105 and CN 6510 in the Chicoutimi yard for an overnight stay.

The 3105 was built by MLW in 1959 (Ser# 82536), 
while 6510 was built by GMD in 1957 (Ser# A 1050). 
This portion of the yard was eventually turned into a
parking lot, shown on my Quebec Stations page.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The passenger yard at Canadian Pacific Railway Windsor Station in Montreal taken through an adjacent building window in the late 1960s. 

Notice a train with a dome in the foreground, very 
possibly the Montreal Section of The Canadian, which
will join the Toronto section, later on. 

A train composed of first generation of double decker commuter cars destined for the West Island sits on the
far track. There are also a couple of RDC cars, used in commuter service to Ottawa via the North Shore and 
Mont Laurier, that left in late-afternoon.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
The Turcot Round House, 1943
This roundhouse was used until the mid 1960ís
This picture was submitted by Norman Baker, Kingston ON and is part of the
Canada Science and Technology Museum Collection
A number of CN Steam locomotives at the
The Turcot Round House, 1943
This picture was submitted by Norman Baker, Kingston ON and is part of the
Canada Science and Technology Museum Collection
CNR #49 at a repair shop, mid 1920s, Pt. St. Charles Shops
This picture was submitted by Norman Baker, Kingston ON and is part of the
Canada Science and Technology Museum Collection
Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) CN Station and yard,
Danville QC Picture taken the 1920's
Picture credited to Group Traq~JG
The Roberval Saguenay yard in Arvida, QC in the late
1970s.

Arvida was founded as a company town to establish an
aluminum plant near a lot of nearby hydroelectric power
in the Saguenay region, about 140 miles north of Quebec. 
ARVIDA, is named for Arthur Vining Davis (1867-1962) 
the general manager of the Aluminum Company of
America (ALCOA) for more than half a century. 
The plant, built by the Aluminum Company of Canada 
(ALCAN) in the 1950s is now operated by Rio Tinto.

The purpose of the Roberval Saguenay Railway is to
transport bauxite ore from ships at La Baie to their
plant in Arvida where it is made into alumina and ingots ,
which are then transported to nearby satellite plants for
processing.

Up to the early-90s, RSR power was composed entirely 
of rebuilt ALCO locomotives from various sources,
except for 2 new locomotives purchased from Montreal 
Locomotive Works (An ALCO subsidiary). The entire 
fleet was replaced by rebuilt GM, including a few CN 
locomotives. The RSR  fleet was always kept in excellent 
shape, including their many gondolas and cabooses.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
Earmarked for internal preservation by the Canadian 
Pacific Railway, CP 8905 and CP 8000 stand in a portion
of the Côte St-Luc Yard (known simply as "St-Luc"),
around 1974.

The preservation failed to come about, as the Corporate
Archivist passed away in 1992. After sitting outside, both 
locomotives found a home; the 8905 at Exporail, south of
Montreal and the 8000 in the WCRA Museum in 
Squamish BC. It is covered in these pages.

St. Luc Yard officially opened in 1950 and replaced two
older CPR yards in Montreal. Located in the southwest
part of the city, it is the Montreal freight terminal for 
CP and also where the two Holiday Trains originate;
one for Canada and one for the US.

St. Luc (hyphenated in French) is located on 700 acres 
and, in addition to being a classification and hump yard,
has a full diesel shop and in the days of steam, boasted 
a 37-stall roundhouse.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
A couple of Expo Express cars languish at the CN Pointe 
St-Charles Shops awaiting their fate  around 1978, after
being withdrawn from service for a few years. They were
subsequently stored at Les Cèdres (called Cedars in 
English) near Vaudreuil QC, on Montreal's West Island 
and
subsequently scrapped as no buyer could be found.

Pointe St-Charles (hyphenated in French and affectionally 
called by locals: "La Pointe" and "The Point") is situated 
in the "toe" of the Island of Montreal southwest and in fact,
one of Canada's first industrial slums. Today, much of the
area has since been gentrified and boasts a strong community 
spirit. http://montrealmosaic.com/attraction/griffintown-and-
point-st-charles-heritage-trail

 Originally built in the 1850s by the Grand Trunk Railway Company and closely linked to Victoria Bridge and the Lachine Canal at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution,, the shops were rebuilt in the 1920s and constituted the 
major presence for Canadian National in the Montreal 
area but operations have since been moved to Taschereau Yard, further north.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones
In another view of the CN Pointe St-Charles Shops, 
we see CN 1311 with a string of passenger cars, some already painted in early blue and gold VIA livery and
beside it, a car of the Expo Express, which would date
the photo to around 1978. Pointe St-Charles was very
busy in its days, overhauling as well as servicing steam locomotives and later remanufacturing diesels, most specifically the GP-9. In the back, we see chimneys of 
some of the complex, built at the turn of the 20th
Century and added on bit by bit as needed.

After the PSC shops closed around 2009, a film studio
was proposed for the site but didn't materialize and
there is now a movement afoot to preserve some of
the buildings. The counterpart to the CN Pointe 
St-Charles shops for the Canadian Pacific was the 
Angus Shops, located in north-centre Montreal. 
Only 4 of the 60 buildings there were recycled into
something else and a heritage group hopes that 
some will remain.

This picture was taken and submitted by Massey F. Jones

Links to other Canadian Railway Pages


The Steam Engines of the CNR
Canadian Railway Artifacts
The Steam Engines of the CPR
     
Canadian Railiners/Dayliners
 Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Freight Cars
Old Canadian Rolling Stock
 Passenger Cars
     
Canadian Train Stations
Canadian Cabooses
 Canadian Cabooses
   
This page now contains some pictures of 
the interior of a restored 1940's caboose
The Grain Elevators of Western Canada
MOW (Railway Maintenance Equipment)
Train Bridges and Trestles
     
Untimely End
Canadian Railway Tunnels
with a detailed look at the
CPR Spiral Tunnels
Canadian Old Logging and Mining
Equipment and Steam and Diesel Locomotives
     
The Scrap Yard
Old Canadian Diesels
CPR Train Orders
     
CN Locomotives
VIA Rail Locomotives
CP Locomotives
     
Industrial Locomotives, and
on Site Diesel
Robot Cars
Others Locomotives
     
Calgary's Heritage Park
The Halifax & South-Western Museum
Electric Locomotives and Street Cars
     
 
The Newfoundland Railway
 
Old Tractor Pictures

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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