A Visit to the Mechanical Services of the C P Yards at Scarborough

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  1. interurban

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    7th May 2003 320 pm.
    The day I have been waiting for since January.
    5 guys met up and with 3 cameras at the ready we started our tour. Glen, Brian, Harold, Scott and myself.
    Our tour was given be Mr John Dubreuil.who is the Employee Resource Specialist. Mechanical. and has spent 25 years at these yards.
    Meet John

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    There are afew pics out of the 100 I took. And I think Scott
    aka Gibb will add some to.
    Here we go all dressed in safty gear.

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    5614 getting her wheels look after (regrind)

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    This is a shot of the other side where each wheel is checked out

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    This is a motor that turns the mechnical power into electric propulsion.
    Each wheel is powered thus;)

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    We all sqwished :D into the cab of this old girl .
    Drivers seat. A few computers are missing that`s all;)

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Needless to say, I wish I could have joined you Chris but my Wednesdays are really tied up with volunteer work.
    Thanks for posting these photos. Looks like this could be a great modelling project. Looking forward to more photos.
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    John gave us a great rundown as to what makes things tick;)
    I took a lot of pics of the works but will post them some where else if any one is intrested.

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    Pics like this:D :D :D :D :D

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    Fresh air and units.

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    Group shot, John, Glen, Brian, Harold and Scott.

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    I love this shot in the shops.

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    Ouside they store a lot of bits and bobs, but none in H O scale:(

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    8654:(
    This unit was new July last year and it cost a bomb.
    It was in the siding next to that derailment in Bellville when the tanker exploded.
    8654 was left to burn for 24Hours. Nothing they could do.:(

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    Hey A Turn Table much to our delight

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    And John had a laugh when he gave us a ride round on it.:D :D
    GREAT:p

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    We are now in the Car House where all frieght equipment is checked and repaired
    This is being retrucked and a new pull bar installed.

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    Look at the size of this baby.
    We will meet Chris in the next shot .
    Chris was telling us all about the fitment of these to the frieght.
    It`s all to do with center balance and a pin with a lot of grease:eek:

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    :D Meet Chris.
    He is standing on the equipent that retrucks the frieght:)
    The Frieght is pushed onto this portion of rail. Pistons then come up and take the weight of the frieght and the truck is disengaged.
    Then the whole rail it sits on is lowered and traversed to the right then raised up to track level the old truck is pushed of and a new one pushed on and taken down to be fitted.
    Neat :D

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    This the nerve centre, they can find a needle in a hay stack now .
    All equipment has a information chip on one side and is scaned on entering the yards and exiting.
    They can punch in the Frieght # on the Computer,
    and trace it anywhere in Canada:D ;) :p

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