Sightings, photographs, and links for trains, especially in Canada. Also some discussion on photography as it relates to trains.
Monday, August 15, 2011
This is the Lehigh Heidelberg Cement Group facility in south central Winnipeg. It used to be called Inland Cement until whatever series of mergers resulted in the current owner. This is served by CN's spur off the CN Rivers sub just west of St. James Junction. The same spur also serves a local plastics company and jointly (with CP) serves the LaFarge facility. See the map below.
Inland Cement is a good CN customer and gets a lot of shunts in a week. Typically CN uses a GP9 and a slug to do the shunting in the area. Inland has a car mover to push the train cars around in its facility.
Incidentally, the new IKEA is going into the field just north of Inland Cement!