Dressed up for Christmas. With Christmas just under a month away, CP 144 is dressed up for the holidays at Exporail.
'The bug.' Built by the Montreal Park & Island Railway in 1901 for the Shawinigan Water & Power Company, this electric locomotive was affectionately known as 'the bug. Later it was sold to ... (more)
A low-slung engine. A broadside shot such as this one shows how low-slung the LRC engines are. Here VIA 6921 enjoys the afternoon sun at Exporail.
A difference in noses. While essentially identical internally when built, a GP9 and an FP9 look very different externally. Here we see AMT 1311 with its roadswitcher body and chopped nose (... (more)
An unusual wheel arrangement. At the entrance to the Canadian Railway Museum can be found a rare steam engine wheel arrangement, a 2-4-0. This steam engine was built by Baldwin in 1900 as a... (more)
Baterred VIA logo. The VIA logo on the side of VIA 6309 has seen better days. It was donated by VIA Rail to Exporail about a decade ago but has not been refurbished and has been stored outs... (more)
GMD GP9 and FP9. AMT 1311 and VIA 6309 are coupled together at Exporail. Both were built in London, Ontario by GMD and ended their careers in passenger service. AMT 1311 started life as CN ... (more)
An ex-CGR steam engine, out in the sun for once. CN 5550 is normally stored in building 5 at Exporail, which is not open during the winter months. I was happily surprised to see it out for ... (more)
Halloween at Exporail from up above. From the elevated vantage point of a balcony on the second floor of the main hall at Exporail we can see that a number of exhibits have been decorated f... (more)
Turning an engine the old fashioned way. Two volunteers push Exporail's ex-CP turntable with CP 1608 on it. Behind it is Hays Station.
Don't mess with a rotary snowplow. CN 55361 is a rotary snowplow built by MLW in 1928 and now preserved at Exporail. In time for Halloween, Exporail has seen fit to decorate the business en... (more)
An FA-1 and a 645. At left is CN 9400, MLW's first FA-1 and the first cab unit built in Canada. At right is a cutaway of a GMD-built 645 diesel engine donated by CP to Exporail. It had been... (more)
A slightly menacing CP 2850. CP 2850, the first Royal Hudson, has been given some decorations for Halloween at Exporail.
The return of Brian Mulroney? Last year in this exact spot Exporail had CN 6765 decorated for Halloween with a figure ... (more)
An old friend. I shot AMT 1311 when it was still in commuter service on the AMT (primarily on the Candiac line) many times, so I'm glad to see it preserved. Since being donated to Exporail ... (more)