My son and I made a quick visit to the McPhillips Athletic Grounds just south of the CP Winnipeg shops on June 25. From there you can view the shops, provided there aren't any trains in the way. Unfortunately there were trains in the way, so I didn't get great shots. I did log the 23 locomotives I saw there.
CP 1553 and CP 5863 were shunting. I've seen GP9 1553 before, but SD40-2 CP 5863 was new to me. SD40-2 units are still fairly common on CP, but what makes 5863 interesting is that it is one of the only two CP units remaining with a full size multimark.
Other interesting units were CP/SOO 6023 (in white) and "red barn" SD40-2F CP 9002. I saw leased CEFX 3125 moving around, and there was another (bigger) leased unit there but I could not get the number.
I did see some interesting graffiti on NAHX 57283.
I'm torn about graffiti on train cars. Obviously I think it's wrong because it's vandalism. However, some graffiti is very artistic and I think this is a good example of that. These days it is hard to find a train car without some form of graffiti on it.
How you feel about graffiti on train cars?