Following my visit to Carman Junction on February 17, I was heading back along Sterling Lyon Boulevard when I saw a really different sight.
This is a Herzog Multi-Purpose Machine. This is a self-propelled track unit designed for general maintenance of way (MOW) work like tie pickup and drop-off, ditching, grading and so forth. The Komatsu crane on the top of the cars rolls back and forth, and has changeable "grabbers" for various tasks.
The unit was on the former Winnipeg Intermodal Terminal spur near where IKEA is being built.
The front end of the machine is HZGX 185, the power unit.
The unit is designed to be operated by one person. The operator in the crane cab can roll the entire train back and forth as required.
There are a few stencils on the train: "REAR END OF TRAIN MOVEMENT ONLY", "DO NOT HUMP", and "WARNING: REMOTE CONTROL EQUIPMENT".
I took one shot of the rear of the unit before heading out.