CN photos in MacMillan Yard
in the Mid '80s

I was rummaging through some old photos recently and discovered a few CN photos I'd taken on a field trip with our NMR Club in the mid 1980s.

MacMillian Yard is the largest classification yard in Canada and is located north of downtown Toronto bordered by Highway 7, Keele Street, Rutherford Road and Creditstone Road. It is 4 miles long and 1 mile wide and handles more than a million loads and empties each year. It was originally built in the 1950s and was named after former CN president Norman John MacMillan.

Yard facilities, other than car handling and classification, include locomotive and car repair and car washing. There's an intermodal and RoadRailer operation and a CargoFlo terminal to transfer flowable products between rail cars and trucks.

We had permission to tour the repair facilities and to enter the tower of the hump yard. Here are a few CN photos I took in the shops and around the yard.

Tower at the hump.
macmillan hump tower

The pit in the locomotive repair shop.
cn shop pit

CN snowplow.
cn snowplow

I think this is a snow melter M.O.W. car.
cn snow melter

CN snow clearing M.O.W. cars.
cn wedgeplow wings

CN wedgeplow wings.
cn snow clearing cars

If you model Canadian National these photos may help you if you plan to model a snowplow or some of the other equipment used for snow clearing.

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