Pioneer diesel at Exporail. CN 77 (originally CN 7700) was CN's first diesel switcher (delivered in 1930). It was built by CLC (Canadian Locomotive Company) in Kingston, Ontario to a Westin... (more)
CP 4563 out of storage. CP 4563 spent the winter and spring stored in a storage hanger that is not accessible to the public. It is now outside in front of hangar #5 and couple to CP 4237 (M... (more)
Shutting down a 70-tonner. With the recent acquisition of CN 7300, Exporail has announced that CN 30 will be retired from active duty. Up until last year, this GE 70-tonner had been one of ... (more)
On track 16. In Exporail's main hall, on track 16, you'll find the beautifully restored Dominion of Canada. To its left is CP 2850, a 4-6-4 Royal Hudson.
A pair of endcab switchers. At left is a GE 70-tonner, at right is a GK10B 'Green Kid' built by Railpower from a CP SW1200RS (CP 8139).
Not exactly prototypical. But still an interesting train! On Sundays only Exporail runs a short passenger train. Here it is running with CN 7300 and AMT 827 (ex-CP). It is stopped at Des Bo... (more)
Streamlined steam - Canadian vs. British. CP 2850 (the original Royal Hudson) and the Dominion of Canada are side by side in the center of Exporail's main building. They represent Ca... (more)
Shut down.....forever. With the recent acquisition of CN 7300, Exporail has announced that CN 30 will be retired from... (more)
Not quite a diamond! The tracks leading to Exporail's main hall do not usually connect to an outside line. So when the Dominion of Canada was to be switched in and other equipment switched ... (more)
I guess a locomotive simular doesn't need a full nose! This CN locomotive simulator has been stored at Exporail since last fall. It presents an arresting sight with its really chopped nose!
Double switching at Exporail. CP 1608 is switching a Park Car at left while a trackmobile is switching the John Molson steam engine at right.
Old school dispatching. The track panels and boards from CN Wellington tower which once controlled movements for all of central Montreal are now preserved at Hays Station at Exporail. The t... (more)
Awaiting the next switching move. An Exporail volunteer awaits the next switching move in the cab of recently donated CN 7300. They are switching cars behind the main hall hours after the <... (more)
Before its move. Until last week and its replacement by the Dominion of Canada steam engine, CN 6765 occupied a central place in the main hall, beside CP 2850. Now it has been moved to a fa... (more)
Ready to take a spin! CN 7300, built in 1960 by GMD, sits outside at Exporail. Beside it, you can also see ONR 1400 (MLW RS10), POM 1002 (MLW S3), CN 6734 (Canadian Car and Foundries... (more)