Monday, August 15, 2011

Inland Cement

Inland Cement in Winnipeg
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 map

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.
Inland Cement car mover

Incidentally, the new IKEA is going into the field just north of Inland Cement!


Unknown said...

Hi Steve,
Been viewing your blog for past month or so, after I stumbled upon it, and have been meaning to comment.
Very nice, quality writing, quality photography. I am a bit of a train admirer myself since I was knee high to a grasshopper.
I have been following with interest all the places and trains you have captured.
I grew up in Charleswood and spent many hours watching CN trains in the 60's and 70's, up and down the then single main line on Wilkes, as well watching the Prairie Dog Central when it used to roll out of the Charleswood Station. Even has a ride or two on it out to Headingley. Neat stuff.
But do keep up the good work, I for one appreciate it immensely.
Glen Schattner
Sanford, Manitoba
** nowadays I watch the CEMR run through Sanford on the way to Carman. **
I carry on a small blog myself called "La Salle River Ramblings"

Canadian Train Geek said...

Hi Glen, thanks for your nice compliments and for commenting. I was just out in Charleswood this morning shooting some trains. I'm new to Winnipeg so I have a lot to learn!

I had a look at your blogs - very nice content!

How often does the CEMR come through Sanford? As far as I can tell they go south on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays but I could be wrong. I saw them waiting this morning at the end of their tracks on Wilkes at 8 AM to head back to their home.

Unknown said...

Hey Steve,

Well, if you are new to Winnipeg you hide it well.
How long have you been in Winnipeg ?

You've covered a lot of ground with all your track side photos. Well done !

As far as CEMR goes. You may well be right. Monday would be right for sure, because I was going over a grade crossing on the north outskirts of Sanford last evening bout 8:00 p.m. I saw the CEMR approx 1/4 mile from town, on their way to Carman, Mb.

I should take more mental notes of that and also grab some shots of the CEMR units. I've also been meaning to head out to Carman and see their mini yard there.

I'll keep you posted.

Unknown said...

Just by the by, what sort of camera are you using ?

I'm running a Canon G11 , but looking to upgrade to either a Canon T2i or T3i. ??? Or ???

Canadian Train Geek said...

Hi Glen, I've been in Winnipeg just over 2 years now.

I use a Canon T1i. You can do a side-by-side comparison of the T1i, T2i, T3i here. The two later camera bodies have 18 megapixels vs my 15 (not a huge deal). The T2i and T3i have full HD video, and the T3i has a flip out screen. That's it for the differences.

I like the T1i and I am glad I bought it. I'm sure the Nikon equivalent is fine too.